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Old 07-15-2014, 02:12 PM
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Default Thinking of trading my Int 30 w's for TLD's?

Been thinking about this for a while, they are lighter and have great drags also and seem to be tough as nails.

Currently I have two 30 tw's and two 30 sw's, kinda want TLD 30 II's

why not??
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Old 07-15-2014, 03:47 PM
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Do it. You will not regret it. The TLD 30a will catch everything just as well if not better than you gold ones. Spool them with braid and a mono top shot and you are set.
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Old 07-15-2014, 04:28 PM
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You won't regret it.

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You won't regret it.

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... If you don't overtighten the reel clamps and crack the graphite frame.
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Depends on below:

If you are fishing straight 30 or 40lb mono now that is a great option. Load the TLD 30 with 500yds of 50lb braid and topshot with 200yds of 30lb diamond mono and you have the same line capacity of the heavy golds.

If you are fishing the golds now as a 50 or 60 class outfit do not switch over to the TLD 30.
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Originally Posted by DreamCatcher14 View Post
Depends on below:

If you are fishing straight 30 or 40lb mono now that is a great option. Load the TLD 30 with 500yds of 50lb braid and topshot with 200yds of 30lb diamond mono and you have the same line capacity of the heavy golds.

If you are fishing the golds now as a 50 or 60 class outfit do not switch over to the TLD 30.
Good point about 50lb line. Maybe TLD 50II would be a better option. Not sure what the weight difference is.
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Old 07-16-2014, 10:41 AM
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The newer TLD 30II's have sufficient drag to fish 50lb line, but there isn't a lot of reason to do it, imo.

See here for drag specs: http://www.tackledirect.com/shimano-tld30iia-reel.html

And here to confirm: http://www.meltontackle.com/products...iia-reels.html

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Arrow Check-Out the AVET HXW....

Originally Posted by reel trick View Post
Been thinking about this for a while, they are lighter and have great drags also and seem to be tough as nails.

Currently I have two 30 tw's and two 30 sw's, kinda want TLD 30 II's

why not??
take a Look at the AVET HXW 4.2, $300, Weight only 25oz ... 490yds of #40 mono....
the AVET HXW 5/2 (2 speed) $380, Weight 27oz, 490yds of #40 mono....
Avet has a GREAT Reel-Tune-up policy... $44 Flat Rate, 7-10 day turn around....
IMO, the BEST of ALL REEL Companies...
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I run all TLD's because it's what i can afford. I have 4 50 LRSA's and 4 30 II's. I have the 30's on pinnacle stand ups and they are great work horses. I'm not a huge fan of the stock handles on the 30's but they get the job done.

Going from internationals, i think i would look at the Avet's especially if price isn't so much of a concern. Talk about light weight and plenty of power..............
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Old 07-19-2014, 06:31 AM
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Keep what you got! I don't disagree that the TLD's are sweet for the $$.. BUT, the aluminum framed internationals are more rigid, and durable.. yes, they are a little heavier, but unless you are holding the outfits in your hands all day while fishing, who cares? the rod holder won't complain, and when you pick it up with a fish on the end, the few ounces of extra weight will make zero difference.. trading down to save a few ounces on this type of reel makes no sense at all to me..
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Old 07-19-2014, 06:40 AM
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Trading from 30 Internationals to TLD's is trading UP!

Much smoother drag, more reliable, smoother, lighter drop back. A clicker that won't make a billfish drop the bait...

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While the TLD's aren't state the art by any means they will be a huge improvement over those ancient internationals in every way. Go with the 50lrsa if you are going to be fishing line over 50lb, if not the 30s are perfect.


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reel trick,
Other than lighter weight, I see no advantage to TLD's over your old Internationals. And, I have never seen a few ounces of weight being very important in a trolling reel. I have used International "T"s hard for more than 25 years, and during that time have had two TLD's and also 2 Penn GLS 40's. Actually, the TLD's were very good reels, but once the soft gears and pinions of the GLS's were replaced with stainless (by Penn at no charge), I thought that they were better than the TLD's.

Weekend warriors may well heap praise on the graphite reels, but those who use trolling reels very hard will usually use some brand of aluminum reels.
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If you are set on making the move from metal reels to graphite, well-known reel guru Alan Tani has called the Penn Squall series "the most advanced graphite lever drag reel on the market".
http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/thr...squall.438418/
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Old 07-20-2014, 01:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Keyshunter View Post
reel trick,
Other than lighter weight, I see no advantage to TLD's over your old Internationals. And, I have never seen a few ounces of weight being very important in a trolling reel. I have used International "T"s hard for more than 25 years, and during that time have had two TLD's and also 2 Penn GLS 40's. Actually, the TLD's were very good reels, but once the soft gears and pinions of the GLS's were replaced with stainless (by Penn at no charge), I thought that they were better than the TLD's.

Weekend warriors may well heap praise on the graphite reels, but those who use trolling reels very hard will usually use some brand of aluminum reels.
About post three I advocated switching. My boat is a charter boat. Head down to Oregon Inlet during the later summer and every charter boat will have a chair and rocket launcher filled with TLD's, usually 25's. Earlier in the year, when the tuna are abundant you will see cockpits full of Tiagras.

We use some TLD 50's in charter service too, as do a number of other boats, though the Tiagrs are better suited for the typical tuna charter.

One thing that is rare on any charter boat is a Penn reel, unless it is an 80 or 130.

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