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Old 02-06-2021, 12:43 PM
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Default Deep drop reel recommendations.

After holding back for years I'm jumping on the deep drop wagon. From your experience what reels do you recommend. I'm not out for swordfish, but if I do hook up I'll take it. Just mainly deep bottom fishing.
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Look in commercial seller section. Can't recall seller or name but is a Diawa look alike but better. 650 or so.
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I have a forcemaster 9000 combo for sale if interested
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See James for a Banax.
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How deep and what will you be fishing for?
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Shimano beast master-more expensive than banax or daiwa, but has more power for the random sword you might encounter

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Seaborg .. for that random sword or yo'mama grouper
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Banax
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Banax 1000
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Originally Posted by marlinlane View Post
Shimano beast master-more expensive than banax or daiwa, but has more power for the random sword you might encounter
Yes to the above
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Hooker Electric

they are incredible reels. Buy once cry once
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We have a few different ones:

LP
Tanacom (both the 1000 and 750)
Daiwa seaborg1200MJ

our go to reel for deep dropping and planer fishing is the Seaborg. Now for swords- LP all day long
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Any of reels here will work for deep droping. If you want to try swordfish then your limited. Lp best hooker good .
I dont understand the random swordfish. I not saying it impossible to hook a swordfish fish deep dropling . I think it is .Swordfish is such a difference type of fishing in so many ways . I my opinion there no random swordfish. You eather go deep droping or swordfish. I might be wrong if any caught a swordfish deep driping I like to here about it
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Agreed ..no swordfish as by-catch...more like random opportunities to target them
Have an LP...but several times the speed of a handle takingup slack etc. on Seaborg (or others)
has saved a fish that might have otherwise been lost
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Have 2 LP’s, guy I boat them for was for sword fishing. Haven’t had a chance to use yet because of weather.
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I had one Hooker 80 Standard and love the setup so much that I bought a second Hooker 80 with line counter autostop and line winder. I like having the hand crank option. They are just great reels.
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For most "deep" dropping for the bottom fish species you cant go wrong with a Shimano Beastmaster 9000.
The price point is doable for most and its a quality reel,.
I final blew mine up after 5 years but it caught over 40 swords,8 big eyes, and some other odd ball fish in its time.
It didn't owe me anything, but its current getting fixed.

If money (or space on your boat) is not a concern go with a LP the original 1200 is all you need.

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