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    Cabin fever is killing me...........

    Looking for a conventional fluke reel to most likely pair up with a Ghost Hunter jigging rod and have a budget of around $200 +/-. I want to use it mainly for jigging fluke out on the reef. We back troll the rubble on the reefs outside OC NJ. Mostly drop 2-3oz jigs so we go light (8-10 lbs braid) and I need something that drops the light jig quickly but can handle a fatty fluke from 60-90' feet.

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    You can never go wrong with an Avet SX. Nice light reel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eagle aye View Post
    You can never go wrong with an Avet SX. Nice light reel.

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    I use a 2 shimano stellas, 1 - 4000 series and 1 - 5000 series loaded up with 15lb on the 4000 and 20 on the 5000. Have used them to jig CM, site 11 and old grounds with weights up to 6 ounces. Stellas a little expensive but you can easily use a stradic or similar. I was strictly conventional but find the spinners to be faster with less headaches. open bail drop jig close bail catch fish repeat. I used to use an avet SX and shimano calcutta 400 both great reels but imo the spinners blow them both away for as far as fluke are concerned.

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    Check out the Daiwa Lexa 300. Love Avets too but Lexa is a bit lighter if that's a priority.

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    check out the new shimano tranx 300 with the power handle...will definitley be picking one up for bucktailing this year

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    Lexa is nice and light and is a good reel but it is used by my buddy and has been relegated to back up status as it doesn't drop the 2oz jig quick enough. Appreciate the recomendations
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    Quote Originally Posted by Triple_Play View Post
    check out the new shimano tranx 300 with the power handle...will definitley be picking one up for bucktailing this year
    I am actually eyeballing the 401 hi speed..... I will own one as soon as it comes in, but would not recommend it until I get some salt on it. Looks mighty good on paper and it's big brother is a monster.


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    My buddy suggested the Tranx 300 as it looks like it would do the trick - $280 just a little out of price range compared to some of the less than $200 options out there. Ardent elite at less than $140 is my leader at this point. Light, fits the bill and drops quick - friends got them last year at the Sportsman's expo in Oaks and used all year without issue - only one year of use so the durability issues is still in question but for less than a buck-fifty, it is a good deal.
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    Just a thing to ponder..I'm a righty, but fishing with a normal right handed baitcaster for fluke while trying to work the rod correctly is a chore so I started fishing a left handed bait caster. Much easier to work the rod with the right hand and take up the slack with the left, especially since I like to cast ahead of the drift and work it back.

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    Lexa HD 300 XSL may be the ticket for you. I have used mine from 40-120 feet with 1 oz -6 oz bucktails and up to 14 oz of lead.
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    I like my Avets also i find it easier and faster to drop back when i feel a hit using the lever drag JMO
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    I like the Penn Fathom 12 star and 15 lever drag. I use the 12 mostly in the back, but could be used outside with a heavier rod and the 15 is one of my go to ocean fluke reels fishing up to 130 ft.
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    I have two of these, love em. Perfect for bucktailing fluke with 15 pound braid and a light action rod.
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    Shimano Curado has been suggested..............$149 at Bass Pro.
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