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      02-06-2017, 05:03 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by ccdre View Post
Avet JX 2 speed and Penn 16VSX are both great reels in that range. I've done some fishing out of SD on long range boats, plenty of fishing up here in Northern California as well as Mexico and South Florida.

It's good to see another forum member with similar addictions .
I have been eyeing for a reel in the 50-60 lb range and Avet seems to be good, but I have not been able to pull a trigger on one yet as there seem to be unlimited choices between $300-600. Then there are these single vs 2-speed reels in the mix.

Are all the Penn's made in China now?

Currently have a Shimano Torium with 30 line. Want to use this for local rock and yellows.

Next set will be this 50-60 range rod and reel. Any suggestion? Will want to fish in the Mexico water after a few local trips for yellow/tuna.

I heard 50 lb is not necessary for local yellow/tuna. Is that right?