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Reel for Belize

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I'm headed to Belize. Fishing will not be the primary activity, but will go out with guide a day or two. Also plan to walk the beaches and see how I can do.

Neither of my two reels are ideal for saltwater, but I would love to get an opion on which of the two to take. Also if someone is in B'ham area and needing to unload a reel that would be better for the trip let me know (360-224-7021).

I'll be taking an 8# setup and I own two reels.
I have two reels: 1) Teton Tioga, and 2) Lampson Radius

Thoughts which of these reels to take?

Also if anyone has any advice for Caye Caulker (guides, spots, flies, ect) please share! Flying out sunday and looking forward to some sun!!


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Either of those reels will be fine. I’m assuming they are appropriately sized for your eight weight rod?
The Radius shares the same drag (if not the cool and light machining) of more expensive Lamson reels. The Tioga is a perfectly serviceable Bonefish reel as well. I would invest in a warm saltwater line before I spent my limited budget on a new reel. Bonefish lines are not a gimmick, and you will wish you brought one after you use a coldwater line in hot weather.
Good Luck,
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