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I read this a few times before joining.

I'll contribute some hook notes/details for reference. I also made a new thread with the same info.


Halco 130 OEM, Owner ST66 4x 2/0, Mustad 9430 5x 2/0 hooks

Weight and wire diameter near bend.

Thanks to everyone for sharing information.

Basically the hooks that came in the lure are trash, but i found that if you put on heavy hooks the lure dont swim as well, I like more the BKK vipers trebles the raptors are good but the are to heavy they are similar to the OWNER, other solid option is use inline single hooks i have a few lures whit singles and so far i have not see difference when fighting the fish,I never use those Mustad hooks before so i cant comment on those but fighting big fish and cheap hooks dont mix well believe me i know $4 plus a hook sound crazy but you only lose one tuna to a cheap hook and you understand, also i think the most important thing is that the lure swim correctly you can tell that whit big heavy hooks the lure have lest action more like just being dragged to the water, just go to a place whit clear water and experiment whit different size hooks and you be surprised how much the lure action change depending on the hook.
 

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Hi guys, what do you think of the Daiwa Tanacom 1000? Which rod would you pair with it for GOM partyboat?

Also, any advice on batteries?

Thanks in advance!
I wouldn't go whit the tanacom 1000 the banax 1000 is much better reel and better support for it , daiwa just released a new version of the tanacom now is 1200 but is pretty much a copy between the banax 1000 and the 1500 , i own a daiwa tanacom 1000 and two banax a 1000 and a 1500 and the daiwa is just for backup, daiwa knew they under gun the tanacom 1000 and they try to get it in pair whit the banax 1000 but their new 1200 model looks to cheap made, from the plastic to the lever which is just a crappy piece of stamped metal it make the reel look cheap, plus tanacom are notorious to have problems whit their cables they just crap and if you don't have a replacement cable well that #2 weight will feel like #10 馃槀
 

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I have a Tanacom 1200 and it is not a copy of any Banax and is made mostly of aluminum with some plastic in places it doesn't matter. Yes the stamped steel lever looks a little weird but it does the job. Just an FYI, the Tanacom 1000 and the Banax 1000 use basically the same cables. I've never had a cable problem but I always carry a spare anyway. Just common sense. I also have a Tanacom 1000 and and the only complaint I've had is with the drags. I replaced them with Carbontex and all is well. The Banax 1000 has a following and seems to be a good reel. The Banax 1500 is positioned as a swordfish reel is over twice the price of the Banax/Tanacom 1000. The Tanacom 1200 is just over half the 1500 price.

As for rods, I'm partial to bent butts and Pinnacle Marine Outfitters rods (I have three). I just received one of their Deep Drop 1000 rods and like it a lot. You can view them on The Hull Truth and they are made in San Antonio.

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The cables are very similar but definitely not the same even if you try to make them fit they are not interchangeable the ends are different the daiwa are a little shorter , but the main difference is the quality of the cables inside, i run the tanacom cable almost a year and it was fine then in one trip just carp out whit out me pulling or twisting it, i replaced it and that one only last me a couple of trips so i don't trust their cables, as for the banax so far i have not changing it in either reel maybe is just luck but now i carry spares any ways, the way they try to copy the banax reel is in how is made inside the gear and motor not how it look outside, i don't think the tanacom 1200 is a bad reel is just that in my opinion that the outside of the reel looks cheaply made even if you're to compared to the tanacom 1000, i am not a fan boy of banax in fact i was about to get a Daiwa Seaborg but i got a good deal on the Banax 1500, but i can really say if it have more power than the B1000 because every time i go out i keep hooking the big fish on the B1000 馃槀 hope this year i finally get to try it whit a big fish!
 
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