|02-07-2009 11:56 AM|
|02-02-2009 10:36 AM|
The bonefish in Belize are small as are the tarpon so I would not worry too much about the capacity of the reel as you will probably not get into the backing.
However as nmbrowncom states you need a saltwater reel as saltwater is extremely corrosive and will destroy a reel that is not up to it.
I don't know the normal Battenkill but I know a few people who use the Mid and large arbour reels in the salt with success.
|02-01-2009 03:13 PM|
i would think for tarpon you'd want the largest arbor possible relative to the rod. you'll appreciate it when you're reeling it in. that said, you'll want 250 yards of backing-maybe more depending on whether or not you're on a boat.
as for the battenkill reel, i'm not sure that that's the way to go. i think you'll need a heavy duty salt water reeland if my memory serves me right the battenkill is a fresh water reel. anyway, there are plenty of moderately priced reels around that are made for salt water conditions. i'd check out nautilus or danielson..
|02-01-2009 11:58 AM|
mid arbor vs. large arbor
Which is best for inshore saltwater fishing, Also would the Orvis Battenkill reel work for bones and small tarpon? I am looking for a back up outfit for an up coming trip to Belize. Any help woul be appreciated.