Shimano Tiagra 30W opinions

Discussion in 'Reels' started by hstsw, Aug 7, 2007.

  1. hstsw

    hstsw Senior Member

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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
     
  2. Snagged

    Snagged Senior Member

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    it is overkill for kings, but for serious fishing it's hard to beat.
     

  3. STx Fisherman

    STx Fisherman Senior Member

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    The Tiagra 30W LRS is a great reel....you can drift a line out, troll, or bottom fish with it. It's a good all around reel.
     
  4. gman

    gman Senior Member

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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
     
  5. hstsw

    hstsw Senior Member

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

    Muddskipper Senior Member

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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