BH 450g conventional reel match

Discussion in 'Tackle and Rigging' started by duntonsdragons, Nov 29, 2020.

  1. duntonsdragons

    duntonsdragons Well-Known Member

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    I'm a spinning guy, conventional is all new to me. Ideally I would like a reel that I can strap into a harness.
    I recently got a spiral wrapped Black Hole 450g from a 360 member, now I need to figure out which reel to match it with.
    It will be used for Cape Cod bluefin, mostly jigging RonZ (slow jigging) and the occasional butterfly jig. Fish can be 50 inches or 100 inches.
    For spinning reels we look for something that can hold 400+ yards of 80lb and 30+ lbs of drag, so I'm assuming that's the standard for conventional as well.
    Recommendations? From what I've been reading Talica 25 seems like a good choice, then another thread will contradict that saying talicas are terrible jigging reels. Any advice is appreciated!
     
  2. ReelMe

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    Talica 16-25II
     
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  3. redgarvey

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    Accurate BX2-30NBLS narrow

    Shimano Ocea Jigger 4000/5000 non-harness lugs
     
  4. bnz

    bnz Just a guy who likes to fish

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    Maxel Ocean Max 12 or 16. Goose Hummock had some in stock last time I was up there. Drop by and handle it for yourself. They were designed for jigging and about half the price of the Alutecnos Gorilla 20. :)
     
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  5. duntonsdragons

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    Bill, the Maxel is perfect except for no harness lugs!
     
  6. bnz

    bnz Just a guy who likes to fish

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    If you get it I’ve got an adapter for harness you can have. J and H used to sell them for like $20. Fits on the reel seat clamp.
     
  7. duntonsdragons

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    Just saw that, thanks. I think I'm going with the 12
     
  8. Reel Stamas

    Reel Stamas Senior Member

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    I'll sell you a sweet Torsa 40 for $1K
     
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  10. duntonsdragons

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    Ended up with a maxel ocean max 12, thanks everybody
     
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  11. Colton Weber

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    You know thats a single speed reel right? Not knocking it. Just asking
     
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  12. duntonsdragons

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    Yes, honestly speed jigging wears me out. I'll slow jig a RonZ and that's about it. I landed a 80" on spinning, at least I can strap in this time!
     
  13. Colton Weber

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    I just don't like reeling my bait/jig up from the depths with a single speed haha
    looks like a sweet reel tho!
     
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  15. Colton Weber

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    If you ever need an extra for a trip let me know! I live over in NY but head out and try and do a few trips a year. I get out on uncles boat and we head to stellwagen and around ptown area, and we do 1 or 2 helen H charter trips each year.
     
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  16. duntonsdragons

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    Let me know next time you're in the area. I only have a 20 foot center console (for now) but I go for tuna every chance I get!
     
  17. Colton Weber

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    I can run out any weekend you want to go! We come out end of may for a week usually to yarmouth. Go out of barnstable harbor for stripers. Then in fall we will do a week for BFT on uncles boat then the Helen H canyon trips.

     
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  18. duntonsdragons

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    Deal. Can go for black sea bass or stripers out of yarmouth in may, tuna or albies in the fall
     
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