Re: Mid arbor vs. Large arbor
Way to go, always nice to fish hot spots.
It has a lot to do with which hand you wind with and if you can still wind like a young person. If you are winding with your off hand, that is a right hander winding with his left hand, a wide arbor may be better for you. If you are winding with your strong hand and still wind fast, then a mid-arbor may be fine. Some of the wide-arbor reels bring in a bunch of line in one revolution. Obviously the wide arbor will bring in line faster than a mid arbor. It is according to how fast you can wind. Both of the reels are better than a standard arbor reel.
Fish like Bonefish can make a run away from you and take you down into your backing. Then turn and run back at you. This is where you need to be able to wind the line back on your reel taking up the slack. If you are wading then striping the line is not the best way to go. A good drag won't help you much if the fish is not on the reel.