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Old 09-02-2020, 05:21 PM
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Hi all, i just joined this forum, I have been snooping it for a bit...and have learned alot...Thank You...

I have this question and im sorry if its been asked:

I fish offshore in south florida, my current setup is i troll 3 TLD 25's with 40lb mono, i run 1 tLD50llLRSA with 80lb braid on a #6 planer.......i wanted to add another planer to the mix probably a #4 and was looking and getting another TLD50 used on offer up for like $400 with a rod......but after reading so many posts i started getting interested in Avet. Now i became a part of their captains program where i get a great deal on Avet reels...so i was thinking instead of getting another TLD50...getting the EXW30......can the EXW handle planers as well as tld50? i think the EXW50 may be over kill......can you guys tell me your thoughts please


Old 09-02-2020, 05:39 PM
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The Avets and Shimanos are great. Personally I would buy the TLD 50 but an Avet 30 is plenty adequate for a #4 planer.
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Shimanos are more dough and they are better reels that require less maintenance.
I would stick with what you have, so that all the rods react the same.
I owned Avet 50 wides 2 speeds, A Jx 2 speed, and some 30W's. As said, the 30 wide will catch anything in the sea, but Shimano or Makiras are better reels.



Old 09-02-2020, 05:52 PM
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I’m in South Florida and troll a #4 and #6 old salty off a pair of of 30 EXWs and they handle both just fine.

Great reels. But for the planer duty, they’re probably overkill for down here.

Make sure your rods are stout.

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