Just purchased a 10 ft. St. Croix. Was thinking of going with the 6500ss or the 7500ss. Rod is rated for 6-20lb test. I plan on using mostly bait with it but will toss poppers once in a while. Wasnt sure if the 7500 was too big. Thanks guys.
SORRY I'm kind of a novice at surf fishing,but I was going to get the 560 Penn Slammer with probably a St.Croix or a Lamiglas.. Heard the Slammer is great from a few guys.How's that St. Croix Don't know how it will match up with the slammer.Where and how much was that rod? I'm so mad I didn't pick them up at one of the shows I went to.
Well good luck,I'll be shopping around.
The 7500 is a bit heavier, and priced higher, but the larger spool will provide some extra casting distance. Both are quality reels that are up to the job. I would dry cast or at least, mount each reel to see which balances better on the rod.
Thanks for the replies guys, I'm going to mount it on the rod and see how it balances out.
The rod was listed at $160 but I bought it at the Suffern show in the beginning of March. I saved about 15%. I havent had the opportunity to use it but after using a 10 ft. U.Stik last season this thing feels like its going to be awesome. I'm also new to surf fishing and after having fun with it last season I decided to upgrade a little.
Last year I used a 6500 on my 10ft
st. croix and it worked great.
Nice balanced rod & reel.
plenty of power to reel in any striper.
This year changing things around only becuase I picked up a new rod.
704z on the 10ft and 6500 on my 9.6ft