what is a good reel to go with this rod (shark fishing)?

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10151&catalogId=10001&langId=-1&partNumber=10204560&cmCat=WISHLIST im going shark fishing and cant use a kayak so i wanted to know a good reel thats strong and holds plenty of line also i need it so be spinning reel… under 60$… also how much 20lb line should a reel be able to hold for surf fishing not that im using 20 lb thats just the way that they usually tell you ive heard 300 yards is that about right. under

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  1. Fishing Duuude Post author

    When you said under $60 for a large Spinning reel I thought of the Bass Pro Shops CatMaxx Spinning reel, in the larger “CM80” model. This reel holds 290-yards of 25lb monofilament, and around 350-yards of 20lb mono. Plenty enough line.

    Although it was made for BIG freshwater Catfish, it’d be a great Shark reel. You HAVE to make sure you rinse it off after each trip, because it’s a freshwater reel and is going to corrode and rust if you don’t rinse it off because of the harsh saltwater. The reel is $39.99 retail. Here is the link — http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_74038____SearchResults

    There’s so more “saltwater friendly” choices out there as well. The Offshore Angler Sea Lion Spinning reels are $44.99 and the “SL80” model would be an excellent inexpensive Shark reel. The Daiwa DF100A Giant Spinning reels for $32.99 would also be a good choice, although IMO it’s a little too big for what you’d like. You can still check it out. Here’s the Sea Lion reel — http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_71821____SearchResults and here is the Daiwa DF100A Giant — http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_88924_151001002_151000000_151001000_151-1-2

    Another great option, if you’d like to have the “baitrunner” feature on your reel, is the Okuma Avenger Baitfeeder, 65-size. Here is the link to this reel — http://cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/links/link.jsp?id=0037000120732a&type=product&cmCat=SEARCH_all&returnPage=search-results1.jsp&Ntk=Products&QueryText=okuma+avenger+baitfeeder&sort=all&Go.y=0&N=0&Nty=1&hasJS=true&_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1&_DARGS=%2Fcabelas%2Fen%2Fcommon%2Fsearch%2Fsearch-box.jsp.form23&Go.x=0

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