During my last trip to Pulau Sembilan, I came to realize that the reel that I was using was not suitable for a light jigging trip. The reel which I was using was a Penn 7000 Series. Can't really remember the model though. With that in mind, I found the perfect excuse for getting a new reel. Hehehe...
I asked around and the feedback that I received was quite good. Many recommended Daiwa and Shimano. Shimano is out of my budget, I decided to looked around for a Daiwa reel. There a a few in the market at the moment, Daiwa Caldia Kix, Daiwa Freams Kix, Daiwa Capricorn and Daiwa Freams J just to name a few. After hunting high and low. I decided to get a Daiwa Freams J. Why Daiwa Freams J? Simple.... Because it is CHEAP..!!
Here are some specs that I managed to find from the internet.
Japanese domestic model, saltwater spinning reel. Super lightweight and strong metal body, airbail, anti-backlash system, infinite anti-reverse II, aluminum machine cut handle & power knob, 4 corrosion resistant ball bearings and water proof carbon drag.
Line Retrieved Per Handle Turn: 93cm
Gear Ratio: 4.9:1
Maximum Drag Power: 9kg
Line Capacity PE: PE3(30lb)-400m, PE4(40lb)-300m
Line Capacity Mono: 14lb-250m, 17lb-185m, 20lb-140m