Spinning reel setup for tarpon fishing.

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by joeeth, Apr 14, 2014.

  1. joeeth

    joeeth I am a land locked saltwater fisherman

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    I am heading down to my property in PCB in a few weeks and I want to do a little tarpon fishing.

    The only reel setups i have right now are for redfish and trout.

    i am currently running a Penn Battle 4000 with 15lb powerpro braided line and a medium Shimano rod.

    My backups are a penn 430ssq on custom rod and a Penn 55ssg on custom rod.

    My question is what size spin reel do i need to go with? what is the best line to use? what kind of rod?

    I know where the tarpon are, i just don't know how to catch them yet.
     
  2. iMacattack

    iMacattack busy, too busy

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  3. topnative2

    topnative2 Well-Known Member

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    You can use what u have .But, if u are live baiting the big boys u will want more heft.

    Where is PCB?
     
  4. Capt. Eli Whidden

    Capt. Eli Whidden Sight Fishing South Florida

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    For live baiting the big boys, the quantum Boca 60 pt's are a great start. Or something comparable in size. Drag and gear ratio is always the most important factor. I always have 2 rigged with enough 20lb power pro to stretch from homestead to PBC. These same reels are fantastic for other large species too...

    If your throwing plugs, then downsize.
     
  5. joeeth

    joeeth I am a land locked saltwater fisherman

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    Panama City beach.
     
  6. topnative2

    topnative2 Well-Known Member

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  7. devrep

    devrep Well-Known Member

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    He said PBC not PCB.
     
  8. joeeth

    joeeth I am a land locked saltwater fisherman

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    No I didn't.
     
  9. Alex4188

    Alex4188 I Love microskiff.com!

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    Time tested- if not catching on the bigger combo use the smaller ones that you have, Murphy’s Law the largest fish will always unexpectedly bite on the smallest rod! :D
     
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