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Old 09-24-2020, 09:46 AM
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Iím buying a couple offshore spinning outfits and had my mind made up on the new Gosa 10k. Then I started doing research and am going back and forth on the Twin Powers. The price difference isnít an issue, itís a question of whether or not the Twin Power is that much better. Iíd hate to buy the Gosa only to regret that I didnít spend more on the TP.

For those of you whoíve fished both, what would you spend your money on? BTW... the wife will be the main user of these reels.


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Old 09-24-2020, 11:11 AM
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I would go with the Twin Power. I have one and really like it. The Twin Power is a lighter weight reel and a strong drag system. I think at the end of the day, it depends on how it is being used to and what fish you are targeting. If casting poppers to YFT all day, you want the lightest and strongest reel possible.
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That's not to say the Twin Power SW is a bad reel. Not at all. Just that it's nowhere near the premium Stella SW. To me the Twin Power SW is virtually a Saragosa SW with a metal rotor, and the Saragosa SW and Spheros SW even have some advantages over the Twin Power SW because of their tough locomotive oscillation and Alumite coating on the drive gear. As you know both the Saragosa and Spheros have the same full sealing of the Twin Power SW. Is the Twin Power SW worth more than twice the price of the Saragosa and three times the price of a Spheros? No, not by any stretch of imagination.
I think Alan Hawk has some of the best reviews out there and it is worth reading his opinion on a reel before a purchase.

https://www.alanhawk.com/blog/wr17.html

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Originally Posted by MTSkibum View Post
I think Alan Hawk has some of the best reviews out there and it is worth reading his opinion on a reel before a purchase.

https://www.alanhawk.com/blog/wr17.html
I went gosa!
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Go with the Gosa and use the money saved to buy the best rod.

What is the main purpose of the reel?
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Thanks for all of the feedback. You all rock! Iíve spent an hour of my day reading Alanís site.

In regards to usage.... one will be dedicated to vertical jigging and the other will serve as a pitch bait set up.

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Would a Saragosa do the job for jigging for 50-80 lb yft?
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I have both. I mainly use 8-10k saragoosas for tarpon and grouper. If money is not a concern go with 14k twin power. They are beast of reels. Awesome drag way stronger then a goosa which is my only complaint. After jumping tarpon all day and long runs my saragoosas are maxed out on drag at times. With a twin power you will not even come close to maxing out the drag. It is a lot smoother and almost double the $. Best of luck.
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Availability may sway you in a particular direction
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opted for the twin power-it was a good decision
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Originally Posted by cp10415 View Post
Would a Saragosa do the job for jigging for 50-80 lb yft?
I need 1-2 setups for this next year can anyone please comment?
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Originally Posted by captpepin View Post
I need 1-2 setups for this next year can anyone please comment?
I did hear a report of the former Saragosaís drag cap mushrooming on a 130lb Bluefin. Apparently the heat melted it and caused the drag to lock down, snapping the 100lb braid.

Aside from that one example, others have great things to say about them. Maybe some of the FL guys can give their experience on some monster AJs or when a big shark eats their catch. That should give you an idea of their capabilities for bigger fish.
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Would a Saragosa do the job for jigging for 50-80 lb yft?

Yep, no problem. This was on a 10k.


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My vote goes for the NEW Saragosa! Best reel for the buck! I believe it's strong for fast Vertical jigging. I have owned several saragosa except the 2020 version, very happy, zero problems.... I don't own a TWIN P but my fishing buddy uses one on the VJ rod...it sounds better...it feels lighter...but it also feels not as strong compare to the saragosa.... my other fishing buddy uses a BIG SUSTAIN for VJ .. he just keeps breaking the handle....beautiful reel.. but NOT for that application.

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I would love to move up to a new twin power...I just need my old Sustain FI's to crap out first....

The guts of the Twin Power is impressive. The quality of the gearset and bearings is as good as a Stella as far as I am concerned. At half the price.
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We do totally different types of fishing, but I have a Saragosa 6000 SWA on order. If I was targeting Huge fish that can turn drags into mush, I may have gone a different route.
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2 Saragosa setups for the price one TP...easy decision.
And yeah, my two 20K Sara's have pulled up 150# YFT and double nicely as ARS snatchers and fair nicely on big reef donkeys too.
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I like my Cobo 80 Alan Liked them too.
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I went twin power no regrets and I use mine primarily for YFT

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