Tiagra Question????????

Discussion in 'Tackle and Rigging' started by fonz, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. fonz

    fonz Member

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    http://fish.shimano.com/catalog/fis...D=1203048953480

    Am I missing something, the TI12 is smaller than the TI16, and is a little bit better reel? "Max drag"
    Other than line capacity "but with spectra w/topshot".
    what would make the TI16 the better reel?

    Thanks for you guys input....
    Fonz,
     
  2. Snagged

    Snagged Senior Member

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    The 16 has been tested and passed.
     

  3. SkeeterRonnie

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  4. MrBill

    MrBill Senior Member

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    :confused:
    http://fish.shimano.com/catalog/fis...D=1203048953480

    Other than line capacity "but with spectra w/topshot".
    what would make the TI16 the better reel?

    Fonz,

    Nothing. The 12 is a great little reel. If you don't need the 16 size, then buy the 12. I think I own a Tiagra 12. If I find it, I'll post some pics next to other reels around the same size.
     
  5. SpecialK

    SpecialK Super Moderator

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    . I think I own a Tiagra 12. If I find it, .
    Can I say, this is beyond tackle ho!!!...Is that allowed?
    I wish reel hid from me:)
     
  6. Snagged

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    Nothing. The 12 is a great little reel. If you don't need the 16 size, then buy the 12. I think I own a Tiagra 12. If I find it, I'll post some pics next to other reels around the same size.

    Only one? :rolleyes:
     
  7. jt2hunt

    jt2hunt Senior Member

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    alfonso, get the 16, that is the one Stan fought that big tuna with on slow troll in venice
     
  8. ganni

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    Would a tiagra 20 be able to tame +150lb BFTs. If yes how many metres of line you think it will take before slowing down say at 30lb drag?

    The problem is that ill be fishing near structures!! usually if the fish takes over 150m its game over :mad:
     
  9. ganni

    ganni Senior Member

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    ...and should 100lb braid with a 100lb topshot be enough for 30lb drag?
     
  10. jsr

    jsr Senior Member

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    only the tiagra 16 and 130 have the twin disk
    and yes, the drag is sufficient
    use 100 hollow, splice in 130 and short topsh0t flouro
     
  11. ganni

    ganni Senior Member

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    ill give it a try... and should i be able to stop them within a 150m range or the BFTs will take more line at that drag?
     
  12. parrothead

    parrothead Senior Member

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    Shimano designed the Tiagra 16 with a LRS drag curve. This is the reel everyone was looking for that would fish 60lb out of the box. The Tiagra 12 was designed as a true light tackle reel.
     
  13. jsr

    jsr Senior Member

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    ton of capacity w/80 or 100 hollow
     
  14. d-a

    d-a Senior Member

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    ton of capacity w/80 or 100 hollow

    I have 500 yards of 80lb hollow on 3 of mine

    d-a
     
  15. 2kneefishman

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    only the tiagra 16 and 130 have the twin disk
    and yes, the drag is sufficient
    use 100 hollow, splice in 130 and short topsh0t flouro


    Bingo! we have a winner, you hit it right on the head.
    twin disk and a lrs drag curve, I have 2 and just bought a 30 fin-nor Santiago
    for under $400,with a 45 lb strike drag and a 70 lb full lock down you can't beat it, this will be my biggest reel , I got rid of all my 80's and 50's.
    I have caught BFT up to 300lbs on the Tiagra T16, spooled with 500 yrds of JB 100 hollow and 100' of 130 lb jinkia topshot ,with a liitle work from Cal's
    I get 30lbs at strike and over 40lbs full.
    definitely go for the 16.:)