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Old 12-01-2008, 05:46 PM   #1
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What is the best reel for grouper and amberjack fishing as well as trolling for wahoo and dolphin. I was thinking about a Shimano TLD 25 let me know if there is something that would be better.
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Yeah, I'd say the TLD 25 would be a good choice. I'd check out the shimano tynos reels also. I've got a couple of tyrnos 30sand they are really sweet.
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Old 12-01-2008, 06:09 PM   #3
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true-king (12/1/2008)Yeah, I'd say the TLD 25 would be a good choice. I'd check out the shimano tynos reels also. I've got a couple of tyrnos 30sand they are really sweet.
Ditto...TLD's are great reels!!!!!!!!!!!
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What price range are you trying to stay in?
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Old 12-01-2008, 06:37 PM   #5
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I would like to stay under 200 my parents were wondering what I wanted for Christmas and I decided i wanted a good offshore reel, also is there a specific rod that you combine yours with?
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My opinion is a Shimano Torium 30 they are light weight so you wont get tired of holding it and wear yourself out with the weight of it while waiting on a bite. Easy to jig with for the AJ and they have the fastest gear ratio on the market. I have 8 Penn 114s I hardly use anymore after I got my first Torium. If you get anything else and try a Torium you will have 2 reels. You will always use the Torium and your guest will get the other. I LOVE my Torium. They are a bit pricy but well worth it in my opinion.
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TLD 25. We have caught pretty much everything that swims offshore on these reels.

Do toriums have a lever drag?
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sniper (12/1/2008)My opinion is a Shimano Torium 30 they are light weight so you wont get tired of holding it and wear yourself out with the weight of it while waiting on a bite. Easy to jig with for the AJ and they have the fastest gear ratio on the market. I have 8 Penn 114s I hardly use anymore after I got my first Torium. If you get anything else and try a Torium you will have 2 reels. You will always use the Torium and your guest will get the other. I LOVE my Torium. They are a bit pricy but well worth it in my opinion.
sniper hit the nail on the head! can not go wrong with a torium. ilove mine as well
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No they dont have a lever drag they have a star drag but I have done plenty of trolling with star drags. I think if I was going to have just one reel for bottom bumping, jigging and trolling it would NOT be a lever drag. Star is the way to go. Only advantage to the lever drag is trolling. TORIUM all the way!
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sniper (12/2/2008)No they dont have a lever drag they have a star drag but I have done plenty of trolling with star drags. I think if I was going to have just one reel for bottom bumping, jigging and trolling it would NOT be a lever drag. Star is the way to go. Only advantage to the lever drag is trolling. TORIUM all the way!
I agree and disagree. I troll all the time with star drags along with lever drag reels and there is nothing wrong with them. But as far as the advantages of a lever drag it can't really be summed up by saying they're better for trolling. The preset mechanism on a lever drag is by far the biggest advantage on the reel no matter what type of fishing your doing. On a star drag reel, setting the drag is a matter of pulling until you've reached the desired tension. Should you need to change the setting during a fight you have no clue what drag pressure you're putting on the fish. If you back the drag off after the trip like you should do, the next trip you'll have to set the drag again. With a lever drag you can set the drag where you like it or what is appropriate with the line size you're using. If you have to make an "on the fly" change to the drag, you not only know exactly what pressure you're exerting, but you can return to the original setting by just pushing the lever back to the corresponding point. My favorite thing about a lever is that when I back my drag off at the end of the day, allI have to do the next trip is slide it back where I want it and I'm ready to go.I haven't really found any advantage or disadvantage casting, I think the reel make is more important than whether its star or lever for that department. Either way I'll always use both. I'll definitely agree that a star is a better all around reel ifI had to pick just one, but it would take a little while to pick it out.

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