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Old 03-11-2017, 12:45 PM   #1
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Just starting over with a 330 grady, friend of mine recommends penn 16vsr over 50w for trolling and chunking, any suggestions?
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I'm no pro but I'd imagine that 16 with hc/braid would stop 95% of fish you'll likely encounter in a day trip around here with a good crew and good boat handling.

Question is, how much does that other 5% mean to you?
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Nope , not enough line capacity and to slow of a retrieve
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You can absolutely catch Tunas, Billfish and Wahoo with a 16VSX and I have with mine......but I also have 30s and 50s that I'd rather have for general purpose trolling.

For chunking and live-baiting Tunas? The 16VSX is perfect. I spool them with 65lb braid and top with a short topshot of 60-80lb mono.
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Like Jason said, the 16VSX with braid will handle most fish you encounter but I'd rather use a 30 or 50 and know I can handle the situation.
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Old 03-20-2017, 12:31 PM   #6
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also any suggestions for trolling rods, casting reels and rods for poppers, can I use same rods for jigging? maybe deep dropping? going with the shimono tiara 2 series
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