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Budget tile fishing setup

Old 05-25-2019, 08:34 PM
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Default Budget tile fishing setup

I'm looking for a budget tile fishing setup to fish on party boats in the northeast. Not looking for electric reels only hand crank plz
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Old 05-26-2019, 04:15 AM
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I used to use a Daiwa Sealine 900h/910h with 80 lb braid which is the Daiwa equivalent of a Penn Senator 9/0. Better constructed and can be had for a good deal on eBay.
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Old 05-26-2019, 04:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Rapchizzle View Post
I used to use a Daiwa Sealine 900h/910h with 80 lb braid which is the Daiwa equivalent of a Penn Senator 9/0. Better constructed and can be had for a good deal on eBay.
I think a 9/0 would be really heavy to fish all day
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Old 05-26-2019, 08:35 PM
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Shimano Torium or Penn Fathom... size dependent on depth you'll be fishing
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Old 05-26-2019, 11:40 PM
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Iíve used everything from spinners to penn 30wides. Any reel will get the job done. But you will end up miserable in the process and not want to hook up again, especially to a bigger golden. That being said, look for a reel with about a 4-1 ratio. A lot of the two speed conventional reels these days have a low gear below 4-1 and that will get the job done. I use a penn fathom 25 and a canyon hs-18 2 speed. The canyon is amazing. Low gear Iím tile fishing. High gear Iím jigging for tuna. Good luck.
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Old 05-28-2019, 08:58 AM
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Penn Baja Special with 60 lb solid core braid on a Connely live bait kingfish rod, 7'. I think all in you're probably $350. I don't think it gets cheaper than that to be honest.

I've caught tiles up to 50 lbs on that.
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Old 05-28-2019, 09:26 AM
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shimano 50A
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Old 05-28-2019, 09:53 AM
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I use an Accurate BX 500 2 speed. Works great for deep water Tiles.
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Old 05-28-2019, 06:28 PM
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Thanks for the suggestions
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Old 05-29-2019, 02:37 AM
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All tackle is having an avet blem sale. The HX 2speed with 80# saltiga braid or even the HXJ w 55# saltiga braid will work well. I'd get the MC version so you don't need to put your thumb on the spool to drop. They have good speed plus reel grunt in low. The other smaller 2 speed raptors with MC will work but even the 6/3 gearing won't be as fast as the larger diameter HX at 5/2 A good spiral wrapped rod will make it much less tiring when your reeling up a toad.
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Old 05-29-2019, 05:40 AM
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I've probably said this at least 10x before to people but I've said it again.

Do not get a single speed reel that has any more than a 4:1 retrieve or 2 speed reel with at least the low gear somewhere in that range. Everyone thinks high speed is better until they are pumping and reeling for 10 minutes with a 50 lb tile on the other end of the line. Or their forearms are cramping up from cranking 2 lbs of lead up from 600' + all day at high speed.

I love the retrieve of 4.3:1 and the drag of 27 lbs on the Baja Special.
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My favorite tile setup is my cheapest. Avet LX 4.6 with a Kolekar offest handle from ALan Tani - 8ft XH Ugly Stick.

Handle i on the right what a differnece cranking!

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Old 05-31-2019, 03:26 PM
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Penn baja special
Fin nor ofl 16 or 20 < discontinued but a solid reel
Add a $20 handle similar to the ones above.

ugly stik tiger jigging 5'8" xxh
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Originally Posted by HookMeUpII View Post
I've probably said this at least 10x before to people but I've said it again.

Do not get a single speed reel that has any more than a 4:1 retrieve or 2 speed reel with at least the low gear somewhere in that range. Everyone thinks high speed is better until they are pumping and reeling for 10 minutes with a 50 lb tile on the other end of the line. Or their forearms are cramping up from cranking 2 lbs of lead up from 600' + all day at high speed.

I love the retrieve of 4.3:1 and the drag of 27 lbs on the Baja Special.
This guy gets it.
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