Need help !!!

Discussion in 'Reels' started by trotski, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. trotski

    trotski Guest

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    I need to get one reel for jigging, and another for baiting for tuna fishing.
    Please recommend me your choices.
    I would spend $400 or more for each one.

    Thank you. :)
     
  2. Snagged

    Snagged Senior Member

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    Tiagra 30 WLRS
    Accurate 665 Narrow
     

  3. DeepBlueGulf

    DeepBlueGulf Senior Member

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    What kind of boat will you be fishing from? Private or head boats? Also, when you say "baiting", do you mean live baiting or chunking? Tell us more about how and where
    you intend to fish.

    DBG
     
  4. trotski

    trotski Guest

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    Thank you for your reply.
    I meant chunk bait.
    I plan to go out on head boat.
     
  5. bunile

    bunile Senior Member

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    I reccomend, 1st.) DRAG POWER= Line tests & type of fish, big/small etc.
    2nd) Line capacity, well do you want a big spool or lite weight, NARROW is best if it holds long enorh yards. then price, durability, looks.
     
  6. Sea Crappie

    Sea Crappie Senior Member

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    All of my recommendations are for Texas head boats:

    For chunking, I'd chose from the following:

    Shimano Tiagra 16A
    Shimano Tiagra 30A
    Penn 16VSX
    Penn 30VSX
    Alutecnos 30 2spd
    Accurate ATD 12

    You can't go wrong with any of these, and the 30 size (+ the accurate) can also bottom fish for large AJ's and Grouper.

    For Jigging:

    Shimano Trini 40N
    Accurate 665N
    Accurate 665NN
    Shimano Stella 8k
    Shimano Stella 20k
    Diawa Saltiga 6500EXP
    Alutecnos Gorilla 12

    I'd say as a general rule, if you want a conventional for speed jigging, get a narrow spool.

    This will depend on your preference for conventionals vs. spinners.

    Honestly, we're lucky to have the choices we do. There are so many good reel manufacturers out there, that if you spend the money, it's hard to go terribly off course. Hell, I didn't even mention Avets, and they make a very usable reel.

    If I had to recommend just 2, I'd say a Shimano Tiagra 30A for chunk and bottom (16A for just chunk) and an Accurate 665NN for jigging.
     
  7. d-a

    d-a Senior Member

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    I am getting a accurate 665w 2 speed for both. filled with 80 or 100lb JB solid it should do both well and be less than the 2 rods and reels you will have to buy.

    d-a