Re: Novice Seeks Advice for Warm water Reel
When I go out for bass and panfish, I bring two rods. A good 8wt, and a low end 5 or 6wt for the panfish.
I use $25 Medalist reels on both rigs.
I have never had my drag tested by a bass or even a pike. And the Medalist could handle it even if the situation presented itself
A expensive reel with a fancy drag is not warranted for the type of fishing you have planned
The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements.” --- Horace Kephart