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Hi,

My first post ever, sorry it had to be this way...

Joined this forum a while ago to learn about and get ready to fish my first ever deepwater tuna trip. Researched a lot on the forum on the reel type for Texas YFT and read some rad reviews on the Saragosa. So tried my luck during the Thanksgiving sale and could not find a single one. If someone is willing to rid themselves off a 14000 size 2020 Gosa, please let me know. I am located in Houston, TX.

Thanks in advance....
 

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I could be wrong, but I don’t think the 2020 SWA model are available yet in 14k. I have only seen the SWA in 6k available. I have a 14k on pre-order and it has not come in yet.
 

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@Quint, you could very well be right. I have pre-ordered a 14K as well but I was not aware that it was released into the market yet. I thought they were all sold-out and hence the reason for all of the delays.

I have a party boat trip coming up Dec-19 and wanted to put my best foot forward since this is my first tuna trip ever. If I don't hear anything back from the seller by 12/14, I think I will have to go with another Penn Slammer III 6500, unless someone makes me an offer here.

Fingers crossed...
 

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My local shop said that Rona has been screwing up the distribution of the 2020 reels. I’m waiting on a new Stella as well. Hopefully he gets them before spring.
 

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I have ~9/10 (Used 1X) 'gosa 10kSW w/box & full of hi-vis braid for $300-Shipped if interested...
I won't need a big Spinner until Spring, so I can wait...
 

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I have ~9/10 (Used 1X) 'gosa 10kSW w/box & full of hi-vis braid for $300-Shipped if interested...
I won't need a big Spinner until Spring, so I can wait...
Thanks a bunch for the offer bud, still open to any offers for newer models if I am to shell out close to $300 or thereabouts.

Cheers...
 

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Read that the 'new model' has not been shipped to most retailers in anything but 5K ? & due to covid nobody knows when to expect them...
 

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Bump.

Would love to hear from local H-town folks on intel regarding their availability in local tackle stores. I appreciate it...
 

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I hear ya man, I've been getting reports that some of the local shops have been getting saragosa shipments. Just being hopeful that's all, if a kind soul finds out and spreads the word, I'd be very appreciative of it.

Cheers....
 

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@duntonsdragons, I think I was the second person to get 1 out of the 2 on sale at Amazon that day. May be they had listed it for less than hour and it was sold out. After that I promptly cancelled my pre-order at TD, and J&H.

I would rather have bought it from a mom-n-pop store and not on Amazon, but I was out of options. I found a couple of places in Australia carrying this reel at a fair price despite shipping costs to the US, but they could not ship due to restrictions from Shimano! Go figure...

I will spool her up tonight and check for line lay, I was thoroughly disappointed with the Penn SL-3 6500HS. I hope they start selling them soon everywhere in the US, such a sweet, smooth reel with some great specs.

I hope you get them quick from J&H. Cheers...
 

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where did you get your 14k from? I pre-ordered from J&H and haven't heard anything yet.
A couple of sellers have been offloading them from Australia on eBay. Have to be fairly quick though. I saw 3 come up this week all sold within an hour or two. 14k and 18k no 20's as of yet. I'm checking pretty frequently. The shipping is a killer though. Still no word on delivery for the bigger gosas at the local shops...
 
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