Reel recommendations please

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Reel recommendations please

Post by Knotsure » Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:29 pm

Good evening friends , sorry if this is has been done to death I'm new here so go easy .
I recently bought myself a samurai osprey 15-25 over head and of course have aboslutly no clue about overhead reels .
It's probraly a bit of over kill but will mainly be used in both bays ,primarily bouncing baits off the bottom for snapper and gummies and jigging now and then . I've been looking at torium and the talicas but unsure what sizes would suit the rod ratings any advice appreciated :cheers: thanks

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Post by Sinsemilla » Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:38 am

Nice choice mate. I have a Talica 8 single speed on a Nitro Gulf Stream. I use it for the kind of stuff you've mentioned, live baiting for kings and trolling skirts for school tuna. I have it loaded with 45lb braid.

It's a beautiful reel to use all day. Fits nice in the hand and is really light. I don't think you'd go wrong with either a Talica or Torium, the only thing to think about would be if you like using a lever drag or a star drag reel and if you want to spend $300 odd or $600 odd..

With sizing, the 8 is small enough to thumb the spool and hold it all day. It holds around 300m of 45lb braid, plenty of line for pretty much anything that swims in our waters.

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Post by Seb85 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:33 am

What about TranX ? I heard it's good. But it's a star drag.
Personally I like lever drag more, easier to turn/set the drag from zero to whatever is needed.
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Post by cobby » Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:34 am

And on the other end from Anth I've got an older Torium 16 on an almost identically rated 8-12kg KingMack with a touch over 400m of 55lb braid with some mono backing. It handles kings and small tuna perfectly fine so it'll easily account for Snapper and Gummies

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Re: Reel recommendations please

Post by smile0784 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:32 pm

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