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Old 10-27-2020, 12:06 PM
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Do any of you guys use Talica 25 in a Scotty Powerlock holders .
I was surprised to find that once Talica rod clamp is fitted , rod won’t fit in holder . Clamp is about 3mm wider then rod holder opening . While my old Tyronos 30 fits .
Would like to know if maybe newer Scotty’s are wider as mine are 11 years old .
Was also thinking to somehow grind two channels to allow clamp to pass , but it may not be a good idea as it may get stuck once you trying to pull it out .
I am in South Africa and most of our small cats are fitted with 4 Scotties on top of two plastic plates just before outboards .
Any suggestions ?
Old 10-27-2020, 06:05 PM
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Not sure if this answers your question. I had a custom rod built on a #4 Winthrop bent butt. Planning on putting a LP (electric reel) on it. Put a talica 25ii on it in the mean time. Talica 25ii will not fit on a #4 bent butt. A minimum of a 30 class reel is needed to fit on it. Unless you have some handy fabrication/machinest friends who make it look factory or better. My talica 25ii now fits.
Old 10-28-2020, 09:41 AM
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I haven't had much luck with rod clamps and plastic rod holders. Even when they fit they often sit weird.

I also don't much trust plastic rod holders with the kind of drag numbers that would require a rod clamp. I would hesitate to troll for albacore out of my Scotty Orcas, but they are fine for salmon.

As far as solutions go, you might look at different rod clamps to find one that is lower profile. I run Penn clamps (the ones with the leash tab) on Okuma reels just fine. Sometimes you have to drill out the holes in the clamp to fit the binding bolt from the reel, and sometimes you have to use the hardware that comes with the clamp. Just have to mix and match. Maybe Tyrnos clamps would work.
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Originally Posted by hoverducky View Post
I haven't had much luck with rod clamps and plastic rod holders. Even when they fit they often sit weird.

I also don't much trust plastic rod holders with the kind of drag numbers that would require a rod clamp. I would hesitate to troll for albacore out of my Scotty Orcas, but they are fine for salmon.

As far as solutions go, you might look at different rod clamps to find one that is lower profile. I run Penn clamps (the ones with the leash tab) on Okuma reels just fine. Sometimes you have to drill out the holes in the clamp to fit the binding bolt from the reel, and sometimes you have to use the hardware that comes with the clamp. Just have to mix and match. Maybe Tyrnos clamps would work.
In my case it’s 4 talicas 25 on 4 XH Talvaleras.
Talicas has nice aluminum anodized clamps . Modifying them means oxidation. It’s hard to find clamp that fits reel but to be narrower so it fits in Scotties . At the moment as is, reel does not fit straight sits angled as clamp prevents reel dropping deeper enough . Will take photos tomorrow and post them .
I don’t HST, so no worries , Scotties are plenty strong and all reels are on a leash .

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Holder opening is 50mm , clamp is 53mm wide
I am tempted to do some sanding to broaden the holder but not sure with which tools to make a neat job
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