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Old 02-01-2009, 11:11 AM
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Question Mid arbor vs. Large arbor

I,am going to Belize in the spring on a limited budget. I looking for a back up reel and rod. Is a large Arbor that much superior to a Mid arbor?
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any reel will work as long as it has salt water corrosion, and enough backing..A good disc brake is imperative..
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Old 02-01-2009, 11:43 AM
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Mid will hold more backing.
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As long as you can hold 100 to 150 yards your fine, never had a bone go over 80 yards. off shore is different. its a back up, no need to go over board..
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A Pflueger Trion is a great reel for the money.
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Hi yimmj,

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.

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Use "Gel-spun" backing on a Large Arbor, to reap it's full benefit.
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