Part three - Reels
To your right is Julien LaJournade, editor for Voyages de Peches. Pictured here during the summer of 2003 at the tidal race in Wexford, Julien was and continues to be of great help to SEAi. It was though his inspiration and support via his magazine and the many lure fishing techniques that he gave me, which helped SEAi develop in its early days. Now even today, six years later on, he is still very interested.
I distinctly remember the first day we fished on the boat, it was the first time I had seen a Shimano Stella. It was also the first time I had held a fixed spool reel of such high quality and state of the art engineering. Today I can see why its still the main choice of the worlds top sportfishermen.
Out here, the fixed spool rules for advanced lure fishing and only quality will survive. I'm not saying you need to rush out and spend 800 euros on a FS spinning reel but some time spent and invested wisely before your choice is made will pay off in the long run.
Recommended Reels: Shimano Twin Power, Daiwa Certate, Shimano Stradic.