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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.
 

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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:)
 

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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:
 

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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:
 

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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
 

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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?
 

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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.
 

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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
 

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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.:)
 
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