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Old 01-22-2014, 03:02 PM   #1
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Anyone troll with these? How do they hold up against wahoo and other big stuff? I like the size but not sure if they'd be out gunned around the edge out to 40 miles. I've used the 50's and they're nice, wondering if I can get away with the 40's and handle typical edge encounters. Can't find much user info on them.

I imagine roughly 400y of 50 braid + mono top shot would handle anything out that far but my trolling experience is limited.
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With braid backing, you should be able to handle most Wahoo and smaller billfish. If you hook a good Blue, you will definitely have to do some chasing!

I troll with the Squall 60LDs and they have been more than enough
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Old 01-22-2014, 05:20 PM   #3
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I catch wahoo on the 40s in the Keys. Straight 30lb mono. As Chris said, with braid backing they'll be good enough for 90% of what you run into.
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I troll with the Squall 60LDs and they have been more than enough
Which rod do you use with that?
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They are on custom rods at the moment, but just about any 30-50lb standup rod will work great for the SQL60LD. The 40s would be better on something a little lighter
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thanks for the info. the 40's should be fine for what i want to do.
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X , i like the Squall line penn's got.
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I'll be trying out a 50 this summer for hi-speed Wahoo trolling. I'm going to see if I can tear one up, then I'll do a review on how it did- or if I did. Chris has been saying he's rather impressed with the new penn lineup. We'll find out-
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they should be perfect for the edge for the edge and a little further dont know about the quality not saying they are bad just never fished 1 the gls were good and unless u are tournament fishing i dont see the need for anything much bigger not to say u wont be in a mess if u hook a 800 lb blue but i know of plenty of 300 to 400 lb blues caught on 30s
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...not to say u wont be in a mess if u hook a 800 lb blue but i know of plenty of 300 to 400 lb blues caught on 30s
The SQL40LD is a good bit smaller than a 30, but they should be OK on most of the fish around the 50 fathom line and inside
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