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kerno 03-01-2011 07:01 PM

Can someone bring me up to speed on electric reels?
 
I'd like to start doing some bottom fishing in the area of 400 to 900 feet. Most of the fish I'll be looking for will be in the 4-8 pound range, but here is always the chance of hooking something much larger. There seem to be several models out there with prices ranging from $500 to $3000.

Any preferences on brands or models? I am perfectly happy with used if there is a classic model out there.

Scoutin 4 Goodies 03-02-2011 04:03 AM

Diawa Tacoma Bull 1000. Got 2 very pleased with them

hare2 03-02-2011 04:46 AM


Originally Posted by Scoutin 4 Goodies (Post 3572354)
Diawa Tacoma Bull 1000.

2x :thumbsup:

Dulcecita Lures 03-02-2011 07:41 AM

x3 - 2 Tanacom Bulls here. Love 'em!

r.waddill 03-02-2011 09:56 AM

I use the Kristal 651 with 200lb jeery brown hollow core I highly recomend the unit for those depths. If you want to go up from there the Linghram Pittman (sp) is the one I hope to win the lotto to buy one.

BTW if my Kristal was broke I woun't leave the dock

Tunadevil 03-02-2011 01:55 PM


Originally Posted by Scoutin 4 Goodies (Post 3572354)
Diawa Tacoma Bull 1000.

:thumbsup:

TunaTeaser1 03-03-2011 11:40 AM

Lindgren-Pitman S-1200 is the real deal, and is also a 12v model if you have a center console.

I am in the process of helping my buddy get a used LP 24v setup on his regulator which has to have a slave battery. We'll be using ours for dredges though.

Codfisher 03-03-2011 11:52 AM

I have a friend who a couple years ago and bought a couple Shimano Beastmasters. I have to admit they are pretty amazing reels in what they will do. You can even connect them to a Furuno sounder and they will drop to depth on fish displayed on the machine.

The only problem he had was the manual and LED on the reel is written in Japanese but being an engineer he was able to figure it out and has had great luck with them.

I dont own any as I have enough trouble operating my old fashioned 2 speeds ;), but I sure would like one on my kite rod!

lhnewman 03-04-2011 07:51 AM

we use the Daiwa 3000...but its expensive...but has good level-wind...have caught 70lb Grouper in 800ft...no problem

tunaluvr 03-04-2011 01:57 PM

I had an electramate until it recently broke and had the hardest time getting any answers from the company. Then after over a month I finally find out that they cant fix it. Gave up and ordered two daiwa reels. Tried to give the american company the benefit and support but hard to do when they don't support the consumer.

First Light 03-04-2011 03:07 PM


Originally Posted by tunaluvr (Post 3579290)
I had an electramate until it recently broke and had the hardest time getting any answers from the company. Then after over a month I finally find out that they cant fix it. Gave up and ordered two daiwa reels. Tried to give the american company the benefit and support but hard to do when they don't support the consumer.

I had the same problem with my electramates several years ago and swore I'd never buy from them again. As mentioned above, we now use the Diawa Tacoma Bulls for bottom fishing and have been very pleased with them.

LOSTTEXAN 03-04-2011 08:05 PM

I have used several brands on other people's boats and went with the Daiwas. I have two sb500's and two tb1000's and have been very pleased.

chappy33 03-07-2011 07:11 PM

Do all of the Daiwa TB1000s have the menu in Japanese? Looking into buying one off of eBay

islandbum001 03-08-2011 12:38 PM

Bummer about the bad luck with the electramates. I've owned a couple, all second hand, 2 are going on ~15 years of service with no real problems.

One even made the jump from mono to wire, then wire to braid over its lifetime. They are impressively simple but you dont get the neat features.

Hands down its the cheapest way to get into the DD game and stay a while.

PS. The Diawa Bulls and MP's really put the beer drinking back into deep dropping. Those who own them agree.

I also owned a Kryistal 651, enough torque to pull the ocean floor up to the boat but a stupid belt can render you dead in the water.

markw4321 03-08-2011 02:50 PM

I have been using a precision reel down here in the Gulf for a couple of years now. Love it! for its basic functionality and it is a relatively inexpensive option compared to some of the other options...

http://precisionautoreels.com/gallery/main.php

go fish 03-08-2011 04:23 PM


Originally Posted by markw4321 (Post 3589489)
I have been using a precision reel down here in the Gulf for a couple of years now. Love it! for its basic functionality and it is a relatively inexpensive option compared to some of the other options...

http://precisionautoreels.com/gallery/main.php

Thanks for the kind words. If you have any questions about the Precisions, please let me know as we are the manufacturer. Office number is 252-353-8777.

LOSTTEXAN 03-08-2011 11:24 PM


Originally Posted by chappy33 (Post 3587599)
Do all of the Daiwa TB1000s have the menu in Japanese? Looking into buying one off of eBay

There's an english version out there somewhere. A friend gave me a copy.


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