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  Inshore saltwater
  Posted by: goobs on Dec-09-11 10:26 PM (EST)
 

Dear eufala,

Any quality medium to medium heavy freshwater spinning or baitcasting rod and reel will work in saltwater for inshore fishing.

A rod and reel combo that can handle 200 yards of 12# test line and cast a 5/8 to 3/4 ounce lure will work, so you don't have to worry about spending a lot of money.

As far as reels go, I fished for reds and speckled trout in the Florida Panhandle armed with nothing but a Mitchell 300 for 4 years and the reel never once failed. I'm still using the reel and I left Florida 30 years ago!

Find a rod that can handle that line weight and lure weight and you'll be all set. Just be sure to wash your rod and reel after using it in saltwater and make sure you clean the reel and re-lube it when you get back from your trip and your gear will last a long time.

Regards,

Goobs AKA Tim Murphy

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