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Old 01-14-2020, 07:08 PM
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Default Shimano Talica 20 BFC

Im thinking about switching over to these from my old faithful speedmasters. Does anyone have experience with these and can give first hand info? looking for a super smooth drag and high retrieve for kingfishing. Thanks for the input!

Old 01-14-2020, 07:58 PM
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Tyrnos? Speedmaster to Talica? Baby steps bro. Light to heavy....go in between and get the Tyrnos. Best reel in it's class $$$wise.
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agree with the trynos 20ii- also, look at the new speedmaster- I think you were referring to the old speedmaster-the talica is very cool, but expensive for what you are using it for
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Tyrnos? Speedmaster to Talica? Baby steps bro. Light to heavy....go in between and get the Tyrnos. Best reel in it's class $$$wise.

I guess I should add that my speed masters have caught a significant amount of Mahi, several wahoo and even 2 sailfish (both sailfish on the same day). Not that they’re the idea reel it’s just what I had! Looking for something significantly better for all around and something I will keep just as long as the old speedmasters

ill check out the tyrnos though I appreciate it.
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Love my Talica's but the Tyrnos are nice.....
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Are you doing more than circle hook fishing? That is what the BFCs were designed and built for. They are the best reel made for that application but no way I would spend that kind of coin for pulling J hooks or lures.

We fish Tyrnos for dink fishing as the BFC’s were more than we wanted to spend and they work great. Other than that, we fish Tiagra or TLDs.
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I have 2 tyrno's and we like them both, Upgrades from TLD days for me. But if money is not a driving factor, Some ppl got more than they need. Then I would say look at the next level up.
Talica, or Okuma Makaira.

I have a Makaira and I really like it. But it certainly is not in the same budget as the tyrno's

Any of these reels properly spooled and fished are going to catch big fish with little trouble. for most of my fishing I am liking the 20 sized reels, Plenty of braid backing to catch most of what swims near me, with the exception of some of the Big sharks, which will bite off anyways.
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Any reason you're looking for a lever drag? Lots of the tournament guys I know are running the newer Trinidads, but they're star drag like your old speedmasters.

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