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Old 06-25-2012, 02:49 PM   #1
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Just got a new custom pole made and all of my gear is for bottom fishing. Should i just throw one of my penn 4/0s on this? I dont mind getting a new reel if its worth it, just wanted some opinions. Nothing to expensive though.

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Old 06-25-2012, 03:10 PM   #2
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I don't think it would hurt anything to start with the 4/0 and move up when the funds are available, i've brought in plenty of fish with the 4/0, but it won't bring in the blue water fish if that is your goal?? Just make sure your drag system is up to par and your reel is all greased up, that help alot.
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I want to use it like 5-15 miles off shore. I dont plan on marlin fishing with it lol.
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I wanted to try a different type of penn reel instead of the senators. I was looking at the Fathoms and Squalls. I kind of just like the way they look but i dont know anyone who has actually fished with them.
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Ya i've heard of a few wahoo/tuna that have made their way within that range, you don't want to be unprepared and get spooled...my experience is only with the 4/0 for now...hope you find what you're looking for!

Edit: There is a guy selling a pair of TLD 20's on trolling rods, the price alone is great for the pair of reels alone but it does include the rods as well! https://www.pensacolafishingforum.com...g-rods-122727/ I don't know much about them but I was considering checking them out...
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I think ill get myself another 4/0 for the collection lol. I like them alot! I just was curious if any of the other penns (not the internationals, to expensive) would be good.
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If you can break away from Penn, the shimano TLD is a great trolling reel and not too expensive.
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I just looked those up. I like them. Which model do you recommend?
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I just looked those up. I like them. Which model do you recommend?
TLD is definitely the way to go for a light tackle trolling reel. Size depends on how big your rod is, but a TLD 20 should be fine for anything inside of 15 miles.
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Old 06-25-2012, 04:30 PM   #10
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With a small boat you can easily catch just about anything with the smaller trolling reels. If you can get a 2 speed TLD you will be fine. Use the boat to catch the fish. The smallest I use is a 30 wide but you can start out with the TLD's. I can let you borrow one of my TLD's if you want to see how you like it. I have 2 single speeds that have only been used 2 times in the last 5 years.
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