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Old 04-29-2019, 10:23 AM
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Default Banax 1000 vs Electramate 920xp on 12/0

Assuming both could be had for the same ballpark price with rods and line (electramate ~$100 cheaper), which would be your go to for longevity, reliability and fish hauling power?

Mainly targeting queens, yelloweye and the random grouper in 300-1500’

I understand the Electramate doesn’t have ​​​all of the bells and whistles of the Banax (line counter, levelwind, etc) and I can do without those, but how about the power and durability?

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Old 04-29-2019, 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Rapchizzle View Post
Assuming both could be had for the same ballpark price with rods and line (electramate ~$100 cheaper), which would be your go to for longevity, reliability and fish hauling power?

Mainly targeting queens, yelloweye and the random grouper in 300-1500’

I understand the Electramate doesn’t have ​​​all of the bells and whistles of the Banax (line counter, levelwind, etc) and I can do without those, but how about the power and durability?
i don’t think you’re going to have a problem with reliability with either of them, but having fished both I can assure you that once you fish a reel with all those bells and whistles you won’t even consider one without again.
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Old 04-29-2019, 11:18 AM
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I wouldn't want to be manually leveling 1500 feet of line.
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Old 04-29-2019, 01:12 PM
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Banax for sure. Never a second thought............
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Old 04-30-2019, 03:45 AM
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Banal.

Would not even consider something else.

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Banax!
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If you plan on trying for swords they have a new reel coming out soon....
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Old 05-22-2019, 04:58 AM
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Banax has the new reel out. Pulls 40 lbs of drag all day.
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I ended up getting the banax and am a big fan. Charter guests prefer the banax combo to the LP we have when running them side by side.
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Old 05-23-2019, 01:11 PM
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Banax for sure
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Originally Posted by Cosgrove View Post
Banax has the new reel out. Pulls 40 lbs of drag all day.
any detail on this? When will it be available?
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Like this next week or something, I have one. Looks nice.
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Question - for the Banax do you have to "thumb" the spool when dropping? Or does it control the rate of the drop so the spool doesn't backlash?
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Question - for the Banax do you have to "thumb" the spool when dropping? Or does it control the rate of the drop so the spool doesn't backlash?
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adjustable tension and I think the motor does something too.. anyway I don't think you have to watch it very carefully
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Originally Posted by nb1214 View Post


any detail on this? When will it be available?
As of a few weeks ago. Since James hasn't posted (i don't think) the specs, shoot me a pm if you want some info.




1500 vs 1000

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Originally Posted by Southern Hooker View Post
As of a few weeks ago. Since James hasn't posted (i don't think) the specs, shoot me a pm if you want some info.




1500 vs 1000
What's the difference in line capacity if you know. I use my brother's 1000's enough to know I would like the 1500 for what I want to do with it.
For the other poster that wanted to know about freespooling line. Once the reel starts to drop line the motor will start in a line out capacity that prevents backlash. It is a neat feature and no you will not need to keep your thumb on the spool for the whole ride to the bottom. Once it hits it stops like a mag brake on a baitcaster

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There are some specs in a post somewhere, I think it's 1100 yards of 80
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Thanks for the help Van
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