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recommend a setup for blueline tile

Old 02-17-2019, 06:41 AM
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Default recommend a setup for blueline tile

Now that others have stated an electric reel is not necessary what reel and pole would you recommend for blueline tile? Also what pound braid and generally weights needed to catch the tiles in about 300-350 feet. Electric reels are not an option as they are out of my budget range. Thanks for your help.
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Trevala H/XH and a Torium 20, Versatile and fairly cheap.

options are endless, but that’s going to be the best bang for your buck.


20/30 lb Berkley Crystal braid and the lightest weight you can fish on the bottom vertically. with the #20 you can probably get away with 6-12oz most days.
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Old 02-17-2019, 04:12 PM
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I use 20 torums with 30lb braid .
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Old 02-17-2019, 06:25 PM
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We found some big ones this summer and quickly felt outgunned with my Avet SX Raptor, so I upgraded to an Accurate Boss 500 two speed and kept my Terez 6’6MH rod.

I use the combo for a lot of other things and am anticipating good results. I use a little heavier braid than mentioned, but I don’t use the setup for just tilefish. I do also use metered braid for tilefish, but it’s just a preference.
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I use a torium 20 and 30 on ugly stick jigging rods with 60 lb braid. Weights vary by depth but range from 3lbs to 15lbs depending on current running.
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Any of the reels above, add Saltist, and Penn 330's or 345's. You will want a rod with a stiff tip like a jigging rod to help with the hook set. I have used 50# braid with 16oz. to 20 oz. and have never had a problem.
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Old 02-18-2019, 06:43 AM
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For blue lines anything from 12oz to 2 pound is best for hand cranking, torium reels work great I was using a torium 16 a week ago fishing Golden's at 900-1000' of water and it worked fine but the weak link in the torium is the anti reverse system. The maxel ocean max reels are about the best bang for your buck for deep dropping the ratio is good and won't wear you out as the are like a 4-1 or 4.5-1
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Old 02-18-2019, 06:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Finfever21 View Post
I use a torium 20 and 30 on ugly stick jigging rods with 60 lb braid. Weights vary by depth but range from 3lbs to 15lbs depending on current running.
you put 15lbs of weight on your line??
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15# is crazy weight never needed more then 5# for anything in have done
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Originally Posted by coastalfiberglass View Post


you put 15lbs of weight on your line??
Not for blulines but dropping for groupers yes, in deeper waters we have used up to 15 lbs on electric reels not hand cranking. Again, all depends on current. Simple PVC pipe with cap, eyelet and concrete like someone mentioned on here before. I should of specified.
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I'll second the Torium 16PGA. It has a lower ratio and a big handle to help crank all day without wearing you out. The ugly stick XH jigging rod will work without issue for up to 32oz.

If you are on a tight budget, look for a used Fin nor OFC 16L. They stopped making them, but they were a solid reel and ~$100

40lb braid will give you all the line capacity you need.

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Daiwa Tancoms are surprisingly affordable and a great tile reel. You may want to look for someone selling a used one. Once you start dropping in 300’ you’ll want to go to 750+ for the big Golden’s.
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my new poor mans golden tile and grouper setup ,a little over kill for blue lines ,
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Lol....that battery will not last very long at all. You will be hand cranking quickly
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Mainly for checking bait ,But after I switch to lithium-ion batteries I'll get more battery life .
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