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Old 07-02-2012, 10:00 AM   #1
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Anyone use a Makaira 15 for bottom fishing? Thinking about getting one for med/hvy bottom fishing for grouper. Currently I use a 113HN and a Avet MXL for bottom duty. Would like to get something to take the place of both.

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Old 07-02-2012, 10:23 AM   #2
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Unfortunately I've never used one, but haven't heard a single bad thing about them. From what I hear from others, you can't go wrong by getting one.
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Old 07-02-2012, 04:29 PM   #3
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I agree with 1st Catch, can't wrong with that reel I wish I had one I'm currently using a Penn 16vsx for that application.

2 speed will be an instant hit go for it, alantani has written reviews on the Makaira and the 80w have been tested on giant bft up north.
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Old 07-02-2012, 11:27 PM   #4
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I have 1 and also work on them. They are great but a 10 is the same reel with a more narrow spool. Massive drag double dog anti reverse and a great handle. One of the best reels on the market IMO.
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Old 07-03-2012, 08:54 AM   #5
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Thanks for the info. On paper, the Mak 15 is more of a fit for what I need. For bottom fishing past the edge I will need the capacity. I'll probably use #80 braid. Would be nice to actually see one in person though. None of the stores near me in Gulf Shores carries them. I have the reels I stated above along with a Talica 16 and Avet LX for comparison if someone can comment on that.

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Old 07-04-2012, 10:45 AM   #6
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2 Mak 15's on the way!
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Old 07-04-2012, 11:11 AM   #7
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Sweeeeet!!!
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Old 07-12-2012, 10:58 AM   #8
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Got my Mak 15's yesterday. Took them apart last night and added a little grease to a few spots but for the most part it was good to go out the box. Great looking reel, looks very well made. Cant wait to test trolling and grouper fishing!
Charkbait spooled them with braid for free and threw in a bunch of knife jigs too. Great company to deal with!
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give us a report on the reel after putting it through the paces
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Old 07-16-2012, 08:42 AM   #10
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will do. hopefully this weekend
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