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Old 07-12-2014, 10:44 AM
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Hi, I am Giuseppe from Palermo. I'm writing this message because i like very much fishing from my boat.I want to ask you some informations... I usually fish bluefin tuna up to 180 kg using avet reels (one exw 50/2 and two hxw 5/2 raptor) with rods with a calstar blank; some days ago i bought a calstar rod 50/80 with winthrop rollers and now i want to buy an alutecnos reel 50 wide two speed, but there is a problem: its max drag is 33 lbs and i want use a 80 lbs nylon. So i contacted alutecnos and they told me that it's possible to apply the modify called "free spool" to emproove the drag. Do you know this modify? How many lbs can I earn? Excuse me for my english and thank you for the attention
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Old 07-12-2014, 03:37 PM
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You would have to get a modified cam or stiffer drag springs. Have you looked at Okuma Makaira reels in the 50W class? If you are intent upon an Italian made reel, look at Everol or Duel too. Why change from the Avet reels if they are working out for you...
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Old 07-13-2014, 01:02 AM
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Alutecnos is putting in my reel stiffer drag springs but i don't know if the result is good... I want to buy an italian reel and all people suggest me alutecnos, they say: alutecnos is a piece of art. I don't buy duel because here in Italy they had lots of problems of drag; and i don't considerer the everol because it's antiquated and they can't modify the color in fact alutecnos is changing the color of my reel from silver to red and silver . I have a dubt: alutecnos gages the max drag with the spool full of nylon, and the shimano the avet too?
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Old 07-13-2014, 02:09 AM
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Good question. As far as I know, they are calibrated with full spools. You would have much higher numbers if they had been calibrated half filled. I have two Duel 802s reels, 1 Everol 50W, and 2 Alutecnos 50W2s. All bought second hand so they might have been worn a bit and off factory specifications. The Everol is a Waterproof model, so it is not quite a fair comparison since it is only single speed and not the company's flagship reel. The drag on the Everol and the Alutecnos is seriously smooth, but max out, as you say, not much more than 30 lbs. Non molto buona. The Duels are beasts, they can probably put out 40 lbs at strike, but they are big and heavy. Bear in mind that you are looking for a reel to fish on an 80 (top end) stick. The rod is probably only designed to handle a maximum of 35 pounds of drag for sustained periods, so you might end up breaking the rod if you are trying to fish 50 lbs of drag. Perhaps you should be thinking about 80lb class tackle? And maybe giving more thought to the Avet/Okuma/Penn VSX reels? The Penn and Avet can be customized. Try the Alutecnos, the worst that can happen is you can sell it to me second hand!!
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Old 07-13-2014, 03:23 AM
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Ok .
When it arrives I'll gages the max drag with this modify and I'll tell you. I will put it on a calstar 50/80 with winthrop rollers... How many yards of 80 lbs can I put on the reel?
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Old 07-13-2014, 03:47 AM
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Probably over 600yds of 80 mono if you spool straight mono. If you backed a monofilament top shot with hollow core braid - for the strength and seamless-ness of the connection - you could have over 1000 yards of line on that reel. Did you speak to Alutecnos about the Long Range Cam? It heats up the drag a good bit more and might be what you need, although I suspect that is more of a USA thing but then again, having a 50 class reel that cranks out 100lbs of drag top end is a result of Long Range fishing on the West Coast of California where the most passionate stand up anglers who require the best of the best tackle fish. I personally like an Italian reel, which is why I own them as opposed to the Avet trxs or penn vsxs, but then again, I am fishing for much small fish than you! By the way, greetings from Ortigia!
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