I have just bought new rods - Daiwa Amorphous Whisker 129PM
Can anyone give me advice on which reels to buy to go with them. Budget up to £100 each
Most of my fishing is on clean ground,
Any suggestions welcomed.
I'm with Bigfish. I don't rate Penn gear very highly at all (although many do). For clean ground try Abu 6500 Mag Elite, rough ground Daiwa SL20SH or SL30SH (the boys at Torbay Angling are knocking out the new SLX versions at £80!). For the ultimate ask Garry about his Trinidads, very nice but well over your budget.
If you intend to use the reel for smuts then I would suggest you go for something with a line out alarm - penn 525 (mag or GS) or daiwa slosh20.
Penn reels seem to be loved and hated in equal measure. All I can say is that I have 2 525mags, and think they are fantastic. One word that sums them up is versatile. I have used them over a variety of ground from clean to fairly rough, and with lines from 15-25lb. They handled a couple of tope from the shore last week without any trouble at all
Abu's are fine for general fishing over clean ground, but I would go for slosh or penn for heavier ground.
I have 6500, 7000 nice precision reels. I also have a slosh 20, 30 and penn 525, 535 and 25 LD all of which are proper robust reels, they just need a bit of tuning to make them nice and smooth.
bought the super mag saturday and it's spot on, i could not fault it to be honest it's what ive been looking for in a reel, if your looking for a new reel try malcolm abc beumaris got it for £90. plenty of bargain's there.