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Old 03-26-2018, 12:47 AM
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hey guys I'm in the market for a new reel and recently came across a really good deal on a new vsx200 i just wanted to know if that'll be unbalanced on a 9 footer and if i should go with the 150 instead.

rod is a 9' TFO rated 1-5 oz. thanks guys
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Old 03-26-2018, 07:45 AM
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hey guys I'm in the market for a new reel and recently came across a really good deal on a new vsx200 i just wanted to know if that'll be unbalanced on a 9 footer and if i should go with the 150 instead.

rod is a 9' TFO rated 1-5 oz. thanks guys
Depends on how good of a deal...but, a bit to much, IMO, for that rod.
I believe on the 9' you have it would match much better up with the 150

Great reel and it is what I have on my 9 ft 1-4
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Old 03-26-2018, 09:40 AM
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hey guys I'm in the market for a new reel and recently came across a really good deal on a new vsx200 i just wanted to know if that'll be unbalanced on a 9 footer and if i should go with the 150 instead.

rod is a 9' TFO rated 1-5 oz. thanks guys
A 150 is perfect for a 9' rod

The 200 is almost twice as heavy and will feel unbalanced IMO
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Old 03-26-2018, 10:22 AM
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A 150 is perfect for a 9' rod

The 200 is almost twice as heavy and will feel unbalanced IMO
Agreed.
A 150 is 13 oz and the 200 is 21 /2 ounces. Does not sound like much until its in your hands for a few hours.
The spool is slightly larger on the 200 and holds about 100 foot more line and a slightly faster retrieve.
I'd stick with the 150 to match that rod.
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Old 03-26-2018, 11:12 AM
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thanks guys, another question. will the 150 be able to handle pretty much any surf application (throwing big pikies and stuff)
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thanks guys, another question. will the 150 be able to handle pretty much any surf application (throwing big pikies and stuff)
The 150 will handle it, although not ideal for throwing that heavier stuff.

I personally see the vs150 as a great all around NJ reel for the fishing we normally do here; I have 3 all loaded up with 30# braid as I don't do much fishing around rocks/crowds.

I've even used my 150 to jig 20-50# yellowfin tuna.

If you plan to throw big plugs a majority of the time I would get a bigger 10-11' rod and a VS200 or VS250 with 50# braid (easier on fingers).

My biggest complaint about the 150 is the slow retrieve rate because of the smaller spool.

If your around Keyport on the weekends and want to test cast one of mine on the weekend PM me your cell #
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I would be more concerned about how your rod will handle it.
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I would be more concerned about how your rod will handle it.
the rod can take it no problem. it loads up really well on 3.5 to like 4 and a quarter oz
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The 150 will handle it, although not ideal for throwing that heavier stuff.

I personally see the vs150 as a great all around NJ reel for the fishing we normally do here; I have 3 all loaded up with 30# braid as I don't do much fishing around rocks/crowds.

I've even used my 150 to jig 20-50# yellowfin tuna.

If you plan to throw big plugs a majority of the time I would get a bigger 10-11' rod and a VS200 or VS250 with 50# braid (easier on fingers).

My biggest complaint about the 150 is the slow retrieve rate because of the smaller spool.

If your around Keyport on the weekends and want to test cast one of mine on the weekend PM me your cell #
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Like others here have said that rod isn't really suited for big wood like that. If its a good deal pick up the reel and find a 10+' rod for it and get a 4000-5000 or vs150 for the 9'.
In the end i think you'll be much happier.
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