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Saltwater reel on freshwater
Sep 14, 2021 19:15:32   #
FS Digest
 
Hello everybody, I'm new to fishing and plan on buying all the gear I'm gonna need at the end of the month. I'm wondering if a saltwater reel will not get damaged on freshwater. The reel I'm looking at is this(Daiwa Sweepfire 2500 Spinning Reel). Thanks in advance

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Sep 14, 2021 20:01:10   #
Rutinbuck Loc: Haysville, Kansas
 
Hi GFA I would think using a fresh water reel on saltwater could be an issue but saltwater reel on fresh shouldn’t be an issue at all. Just make sure you maintain your saltwater reel or you will have problems with it.

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Sep 14, 2021 20:19:36   #
flyguy Loc: So. Padre Island, TX. 1 & 2, & S.E. MN. 3-12
 
Rutinbuck wrote:
Hi GFA I would think using a fresh water reel on saltwater could be an issue but saltwater reel on fresh shouldn’t be an issue at all. Just make sure you maintain your saltwater reel or you will have problems with it.


You should not have a problem.

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Sep 15, 2021 14:34:38   #
Phantom Loc: South Eastern Pennsylvania
 
It will be fine. I had the same thought process when I was getting into fishing: Buy a saltwater reel for freshwater so when I decide to use it in the salt multiple times a year, there won’t be any problems. After 2 years of using it, I’ve realized the salt water reels are slightly heavier due to the higher grade the metal used. The salt water reel I’m talking about is the Penn Battle 2 3000. The lighter reel is the Shimano Ultegra 3000.

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Sep 15, 2021 15:03:31   #
Captt Loc: Florida
 
Rutinbuck wrote:
Hi GFA I would think using a fresh water reel on saltwater could be an issue but saltwater reel on fresh shouldn’t be an issue at all. Just make sure you maintain your saltwater reel or you will have problems with it.


It actually depends on the reel I have found that Abu Garcia reels withstand both salt and fresh water extremely well I use my bass rods for red fish and flounder even more then for bass fishing

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Sep 15, 2021 16:29:16   #
4DaFryer Loc: Romeoville, IL
 
Whoa Hoss ! I hate misinformation ! If somebody said the Daiwa Sweepfire 2500 Spinning Reel was for saltwater...they were full of beans.

Of course any saltwater reel can be used in freshwater as well. The Daiwa Sweepfire series is a low-cost entry spinning reel. To prevent any confusion Daiwa SALTWATER certified spinning reels start at about $99.00. These come in 2500 and other sizes. These are Daiwa Eliminator, Daiwa Fuego LT and the Daiwa EMCASTBRLT. I have a bunch of Daiwa reels and my favorite is the the Daiwa EMCASTBRLT 2500. It features dual drag settings which has a "bait-runner" setting. Daiwa saltwater reels are more rugged and great for both fresh and saltwater.





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