Shimano Tyrnos II - Anybody like, dislike?

Old 02-22-2011, 06:27 AM
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Default Shimano Tyrnos II - Anybody like, dislike?

I'm in the market for a couple of new light trolling rigs. Considering the Tyrnos 16 IIs spooled with 80lb Power Pro and a 50lb mono topshot of 100yds or so. Reels certainly seem to be great "bang for the buck." Anybody have any first hand with experience with these?? Will be used primarily for dolphin, kings, BFT, small YFT, wahoo and hopefully a sailfish or two. No plans to be trolling the marlin grounds heavily.

Thanks a ton for any info.
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Old 02-22-2011, 06:53 AM
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i got a 16 and 2 10 all 2 speeds love them i got the 16 spooled with 100lb daiwa braid and is my bottom fishing winch and the 10's i got filled with 55lb used for light bottom fishing and jigging. great reels for the money
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Old 02-22-2011, 07:56 AM
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i have 2 30 II's and l really like them. good drag, good retrieve ratio and great price.
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Old 02-22-2011, 09:32 AM
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great reels.......great specs...... 45 inches per crank....better than a TLD. And whats not to like about 700yard capacity of 20lb mono? Alot of drag too.
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Old 02-22-2011, 04:59 PM
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If your fishing a 50# leader your going to probably want more strike drsag than 13#. I would fish 50# with 17lbs of strike drag. I'd look into the Talica 16II which has more drag.
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Old 02-23-2011, 11:29 PM
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I have 2 x 20 II's and 2 x 30 II's and love them!
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Old 02-24-2011, 06:52 AM
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I have both the Tyrnos 20 II and Tyrnos 30 II reels and I love them as well. I have used the 20's for sails with 20 lb. mono and also spooled them with braid for deep jogging. I have used the 30II's with 30 lb and 50 lb line, caught everything form grouper to marlin with them and no complaints. Smooth drags, great line capacity, durable clickers. I have no complaints and highly recommend them. Great bang for the buck!
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Old 02-24-2011, 08:31 AM
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J&H has them really cheap right now. I ordered 2 a few months ago.
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Old 02-25-2011, 07:08 AM
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here are some reviews. my opinion is that they are GREAT reels but have a few issues.
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Old 02-25-2011, 07:28 AM
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Default great reels

i have a 10, 12, 16, and 3 20's. They are great reels for jigging, bottom fishin and trolling. My only complaint is that when you are fishing with a high amount of drag the free spool has some tension. It takes little longer to get to the bottom when fishing from 150-200ft. I have also broken the cam inside the drag several times, I make sure I keep it lubed and also a couple of extras in the tackle bag.
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