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Shimano Tiagra 30W
I haven't use or own a Shimano Tiagra reel before so I have no comments on the quality.
My friend plan to buy a Shimano Tiagra 30W for offshore fishing - King Mackerels/Sharks/ maybe Tuna/Grouper
I think the Shimano Tiagra is overkill for him
Your comments & replies are highly appreciated
 

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Lets see, one of the better drag systems offered as shimano is a gear company by trait with 25#'s at strike and over 35# at full, great handle, good capacity especially if you use 80 or 130lb spectra spliced into a mono topshot or 500 yards of straight 50# mono. Its light and extremely durable

I agree that it is way overkill for king macs but if you are doing any serious trolling or bottom fishing its a great lighter reel. There are others in that class that will give you more drag, capacity and such like the avet TREX 30 but then you are paying $$$$$ dollars.

Choices are Penn, Shimano, Avet, Accurate and Alutecnos the Tiagra is a workhorse and is very reasonable and the resell value is very high
 

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Thanks! My friend bought it new for $419 +sales tax
I look at it this morning & is really nice reel.
 

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Its a sweet REEL......

Got mine spooled with 130 Hollow spliced with 60lb miomi

YFT and Grouper with the occasional monster shark have been landed
 
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