Shimano Tiagra??

Discussion in 'Tackle and Rigging' started by SSFIREMSN, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. SSFIREMSN

    SSFIREMSN Senior Member

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    I am looking at getting a Tiagra as a heavy reel? Has anyone used one of these the 50w? How would you rate it and what kind of drag can I expect from it? Thanks Steve
     
  2. Eastern Tackle

    Eastern Tackle Senior Member

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    I prefer them over Penn. Everyone is different, but I am all Tiagras when it comes to trolling. Good strength and very smooth. You can get 50lbs + out of a 50wlrs easy, but 35 at strike was the most I ever used. Although at times I would put it all the way over.

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  3. MrBill

    MrBill Senior Member

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    I have four of the 50WLRSA's. Nothing out there better except the ATD's. The tiagra's are on 70% of the tournament boats. That should tell you something. Go for it.
     
  4. dmax_fisher

    dmax_fisher Member

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    What would you guys recommend? The 50W or the 50W LRSA?
     
  5. captdeej

    captdeej Senior Member

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    I have 4 50lrs and 4 wlrs, no problems. The 50 lrs is more balanced on the rod.
     
  6. jig

    jig Senior Member

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    I have the 50w (not lrs). It is a great reel, but I never use it anymore. It is way too heavy for me (I believe it is over 5lbs), and is not balanced so I got a lot of wobble (I am a 'rail' fisherman). I fished it at over 30# drag with 80 mono no problems. Don't know if it would get more as I never tried.