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Old 07-10-2019, 12:50 PM
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Originally Posted by caseyrf View Post
ok perfect. thanks for the input. what other gear might you recommend?
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Old 07-11-2019, 10:41 AM
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I like the TLDs except over time the graphite fades and looks bad and more importantly the handle is horrible from an ergonomics stand point. The good news is there are some aftermarket handles available.
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Old 07-11-2019, 12:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Y&R View Post
I like the TLDs except over time the graphite fades and looks bad and more importantly the handle is horrible from an ergonomics stand point. The good news is there are some aftermarket handles available.
yea i have definitley noticed how they do not last appearance wise. maybe if i keep reel covers on, it might help with the fading.
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Old 07-11-2019, 12:51 PM
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yikes. those are insanely expensive. if i get swallowed by a whale, i get swallowed by a whale.
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Old 07-11-2019, 02:08 PM
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Originally Posted by caseyrf View Post
yikes. those are insanely expensive. if i get swallowed by a whale, i get swallowed by a whale.
You can get an ACR resqlink (PLB) for less than your rod/reel budget..... no reason every boat venturing offshore shouldn't have one IMO. I value my life and the life of my crew at slightly more than the price of a rod/reel combo........ which is why I own both an ebirp and a plb. To each his own......
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Old 07-11-2019, 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by mdees88 View Post
You can get an ACR resqlink (PLB) for less than your rod/reel budget..... no reason every boat venturing offshore shouldn't have one IMO. I value my life and the life of my crew at slightly more than the price of a rod/reel combo........ which is why I own both an ebirp and a plb. To each his own......
oh thats not too bad. Most I seen were $500+. Thanks again bud
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Old 07-12-2019, 07:45 AM
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Originally Posted by caseyrf View Post
yea i have definitley noticed how they do not last appearance wise. maybe if i keep reel covers on, it might help with the fading.
Won't help. But still love my TLD.
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Old 07-15-2019, 03:39 AM
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Went to neuse sport shop yesterday. they had the penn squall 60 combo with andre rod and 40# line for $199. They also had the Shimano TLD 25 similar setup for same price. just wanted to let yall know
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Old 07-21-2019, 03:08 PM
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Is there any reason not to just run say 4 of the PENN 60 like posted in the link and have enough reel for most anything that will hit the lure offshore? Spool it with 70-80lb braid to a swivel and run Fluor leader of appropriate size if your targeting skitish critters? I guess Im asking why not go big? Im assuming Id be hard pressed to find a fisherman that would say he wished hed had smaller lighter gear when he hooked that monster but plenty that wished theyd had bigger
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Old 07-21-2019, 03:14 PM
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Originally Posted by rbmedic75 View Post
Is there any reason not to just run say 4 of the PENN 60 like posted in the link and have enough reel for most anything that will hit the lure offshore? Spool it with 70-80lb braid to a swivel and run Fluor leader of appropriate size if your targeting skitish critters? I guess Im asking why not go big? Im assuming Id be hard pressed to find a fisherman that would say he wished hed had smaller lighter gear when he hooked that monster but plenty that wished theyd had bigger
I have the same thought process. I ended up with the penn 60s. They make a combo with ande rod and 40# mono for $199. Hard to beat imo
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Old 07-21-2019, 07:09 PM
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Shimano TLDs hard to beat for the money
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