Go Back  The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum > BOATING FORUMS > SportFishing and Charters Forum
Reload this Page >

Can someone bring me up to speed on electric reels?

Notices

Can someone bring me up to speed on electric reels?

Old 03-01-2011, 07:01 PM
  #1  
Senior MemberCaptains Club MemberPLEDGERPLEDGER
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Maui and SoCal
Posts: 7,103
Default 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.
kerno is offline  
Old 03-02-2011, 04:03 AM
  #2  
Admirals ClubCaptains Club Member Admiral's Club Member
THT sponsor
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Greenville, SC
Posts: 2,751
Default

Diawa Tacoma Bull 1000. Got 2 very pleased with them
Scoutin 4 Goodies is offline  
Old 03-02-2011, 04:46 AM
  #3  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Big Pine Key
Posts: 499
Default

Originally Posted by Scoutin 4 Goodies View Post
Diawa Tacoma Bull 1000.
2x
hare2 is offline  
Old 03-02-2011, 07:41 AM
  #4  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Dulcecita Lures's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Tempe, AZ
Posts: 16,760
Default

x3 - 2 Tanacom Bulls here. Love 'em!
Dulcecita Lures is offline  
Old 03-02-2011, 09:56 AM
  #5  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Rocky Point FL
Posts: 8,427
Default

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
r.waddill is offline  
Old 03-02-2011, 01:55 PM
  #6  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 1,342
Default

Originally Posted by Scoutin 4 Goodies View Post
Diawa Tacoma Bull 1000.
Tunadevil is offline  
Old 03-03-2011, 11:40 AM
  #7  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 615
Default

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.
TunaTeaser1 is offline  
Old 03-03-2011, 11:52 AM
  #8  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Gulf of Maine
Posts: 2,940
Default

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!

Last edited by Codfisher; 03-03-2011 at 12:04 PM.
Codfisher is offline  
Old 03-04-2011, 07:51 AM
  #9  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 27
Default

we use the Daiwa 3000...but its expensive...but has good level-wind...have caught 70lb Grouper in 800ft...no problem
lhnewman is offline  
Old 03-04-2011, 01:57 PM
  #10  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 254
Default

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.
tunaluvr is offline  
Old 03-04-2011, 03:07 PM
  #11  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: FL
Posts: 18,761
Default

Originally Posted by tunaluvr View Post
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.
First Light is offline  
Old 03-04-2011, 08:05 PM
  #12  
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Pensacola, Fl
Posts: 40
Default

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.
LOSTTEXAN is offline  
Old 03-07-2011, 07:11 PM
  #13  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 2
Default

Do all of the Daiwa TB1000s have the menu in Japanese? Looking into buying one off of eBay
chappy33 is offline  
Old 03-08-2011, 12:38 PM
  #14  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Sarasota, FL
Posts: 298
Default

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.
islandbum001 is offline  
Old 03-08-2011, 02:50 PM
  #15  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location:
Posts: 227
Default

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
markw4321 is offline  
Old 03-08-2011, 04:23 PM
  #16  
Admirals ClubCaptains Club Member Admiral's Club Member
THT sponsor
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location:
Posts: 4,609
Default

Originally Posted by markw4321 View Post
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.
go fish is offline  
Old 03-08-2011, 11:24 PM
  #17  
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Pensacola, Fl
Posts: 40
Default

Originally Posted by chappy33 View Post
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.
LOSTTEXAN is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread