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Old 01-18-2019, 09:11 AM
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Looking to try a little tuna/shark fishing this year, maybe coxes ledge, the mud hole or southwest ledge off Nomans. Any recomendations on reels?
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Grab some older Penns or Tiagra 80w reels and sone cheaper used rods... see if you like it and then upgrade if you do. Lots of stuff comes available on Craigslist and on here... although CL has potential to be stolen haha
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Old 01-18-2019, 09:46 AM
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I'd recommend grabbing some Shimano TLD 50's or 30's if you want to save some money. The 50s will cover about anything you would run into in those areas as long as the Giants don't show up again next year in coxes...
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Originally Posted by sammythetuna View Post
Grab some older Penns or Tiagra 80w reels and sone cheaper used rods... see if you like it and then upgrade if you do. Lots of stuff comes available on Craigslist and on here... although CL has potential to be stolen haha
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I did not want to rush things
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I did not want to rush things
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Originally Posted by resolute5 View Post
I'd recommend grabbing some Shimano TLD 50's or 30's if you want to save some money. The 50s will cover about anything you would run into in those areas as long as the Giants don't show up again next year in coxes...
What he said.
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6/0 and 9/0 senators have served many for decades. You can get into them for new for under $200 With 30-80 rods and 80# braid under a 100 yd topshot you can shark and chase school tuna with more than enough money leftover for another tank of fuel
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Watch craigslist. I have had some tremendous deals on good gear at this time of year.
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New England fishing Expo @ the Rhode Island Convention Center ( March 22-24) will have a ton of new and used equipment
Depending on what you are looking for, deals are always ready to be made there
You can pick up Shimano TLD30IIA $250 or TLD50IIA $300 on Ebay for reference. Don't spend a ton on rods until your ready
I have been using these for years around block island and have served me well.
Unless your running out to the canyons, this should do the trick
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Thanks for the reply, I am out of town that weekend but I think there is something going on in Wareham in the spring.
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Ive got a couple 50wlrsa ready to rip in the classifieds on here & cl
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I have a couple of Shimano trolling rods that I would like to sell.
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Old 01-24-2019, 09:36 AM
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grab some 50 PENN squalls, I use them for tuna, sword, and giant bft, they are 2 speed, 40lbs drag if needed, love them
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Old 01-25-2019, 10:43 AM
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Your not fishing deep enough water IMO to fish 80's. Theres no deep channels like up North around tilles and the bank for the fish to scream deep on. Plus your on a boat and can chase em down. Most 30-50 class reels will handle everything you'll see in the waters you mentioned. If your fishing stand-up you wont be able to handle the big drags of 80 classes anyways. Your at a good time to shop around and find some deals. Not sure of your budget but theres a set of (4) 50 class on pinnacles on this website in the for sale forums up for grabs now for $2k.
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There's only one reel on the market that will work for that application. Only $999 each, the Shimano Talica 50.

Of course, I'm joking. You can start with Penn Senator's. A lot of shark and tuna have been caught on those, but I think you're better off buying used Shimano Tiagras, or Penn 50's. You can get some great deals on those and they will cover your needs, for many years to come.
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Originally Posted by sshill View Post
Looking to try a little tuna/shark fishing this year, maybe coxes ledge, the mud hole or southwest ledge off Nomans. Any recomendations on reels?
So those are my primary areas. Penn 9/0s and 6/0s on the cheap end. Penn Squall 2 speed 30s and 50s in the mid range and Shimmano TLD 30s... maybe 50s at the top. That is all you need for the areas you identified... EXCEPT, this past spring/summer, some giants showed up at Coxes Ledge. I wasn't there, but many were. So you ever know. But I wasn't going to go out and buy 70s and bigger because of those reports.
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