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i'm debating here

do i want to get a :

1. shimano speedmaster IV OR
2. penn 555 gs

have both available to me at a decent price . which should i go with
 

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I have the Penn GS555 and like it alot. But the reel question is what are you going to do with it? Both are great reels.
 

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gonna use it as a king rod........... or am i barking up the wrong tree here?
 

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i'd go with the gs just for the extra line capacity, especially at Topsail where you like to fish tarpon are always a possibility so the more line the better
 

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On a fighting rod. Star drag on both the GS555 with it's 5.3 retrieve ratio will work just fine. The line capasity will win, since both have good drags.
 
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