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Old 03-16-2017, 06:02 PM   #1
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I'm looking to buy a couple new reels for yellow fin tuna fishing. I'm thinking there's no need for 50 wides when I can get the narrower 50's and still load them with 700+ yards of 130# braid with 100# top shot. The 3 I'm considering are Avet EX 50/2, Penn 50VSX, Okuma Makaira 50II SEA. Their all similar in price but I'm wondering if I would have trouble finding someone to work on the Okuma or Avets locally. Any suggestions would be appreciated...
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Okuma Makaira for sure. I have 4 of them in different sizes.

And yes I have worked on them also. They are way overbuilt reels.
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Thanks for the advice. Anywhere you would recommend buying them from? I don't know of any local Okuma dealers.
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The Avets are bad to the bone. No need for even the 50, the 30s are perfect


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