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Old 02-09-2014, 07:16 PM   #1
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Hey what kind of rod/reel do you guys use normally for trolling for kings?
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Old 02-09-2014, 07:22 PM   #2
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I love my TLDs anything from a 15 20 or 25 should be perfect for kings
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Old 02-09-2014, 07:32 PM   #3
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I use anything from a Penn 550 to 750
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Hooking a king with an old 706z is a must. Match rod accordingly.
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Hey what kind of rod/reel do you guys use normally for trolling for kings?
Shimano Speedmasters. I have 4 on 7' strike zone live bait rods and 6 on 7' custom live bait rods which are ugly stick blanks. Spooled with 20lb suffix hi vis, they hold right around 500 yards. I use those strictly for live baiting not for pulling plugs. In my opinion there is not a better reel for the money for live baiting kings.
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Shimano Speedmasters..
Back in our early days of attempting to compete in the SKA (LOL) this is all we used, they are fine reels, I still have a pair of them and they havent missed a lick !
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Sniper, what do you use to pull plugs?
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Sniper, what do you use to pull plugs?

I rarely pull plugs, when I do I use my 4/0's on slammer rods just because they can take the drag of the lipped plugs much better than the speedmasters. If I am king fishing, 99% of the time I'm dragging live baits.
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I use penn 330's when trolling close to shore. Good all around combos from Walmart ....inexpensive.... $100 combo
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I'm just a poor boy, from Navy Point still using my dad's 302' and 402" from 1964. old school, LOL mike
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