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VanW 04-05-2019 01:48 PM

One on the left looks like my next reel if it has positive reviews.

Frigate Sales 04-05-2019 02:17 PM


Originally Posted by fly186 (Post 12406735)
Is that the new Banax reel on the left? If so, it looks bigger than the SB1200MJ.
What were the tug-of-war results?

Yup, it is a functional prototype of the new reel.
The results were spectacular. (Do you think I would have brought it up otherwise? LOL)
I did a little Banax to Banax torture testing to see what the reels could handle and was pleasantly surprised by the durability.
Set one reel at 45# of drag, let the other one pull the line from full to empty spool.
Switch the other reel to 45# and repeat.
I did this quite a few times back and forth until I thought the reels were going to melt. The Banax never thermal-ed out, and never stopped. Drag washers even survived in good condition.
The Daiwa did not survive round 1... Did you know that the brushes on a motor can weld themselves to the armature? True story....

Give me 2 more weeks for the final announcements on the reel. If you want to be on the "list" shoot me an email or keep an eye out for posts on here. I'm pretty excited by the results, I think we've got a winner here!


VanW 04-05-2019 02:25 PM

Put me on the list .

Capt. Fred 04-06-2019 01:10 PM

Good news on the new Banax. Is there a price on them yet?

Coral Head 04-06-2019 02:41 PM


Originally Posted by Frigate Sales (Post 12407074)
Yup, it is a functional prototype of the new reel.
The results were spectacular. (Do you think I would have brought it up otherwise? LOL)
I did a little Banax to Banax torture testing to see what the reels could handle and was pleasantly surprised by the durability.
Set one reel at 45# of drag, let the other one pull the line from full to empty spool.
Switch the other reel to 45# and repeat.
I did this quite a few times back and forth until I thought the reels were going to melt. The Banax never thermal-ed out, and never stopped. Drag washers even survived in good condition.
The Daiwa did not survive round 1... Did you know that the brushes on a motor can weld themselves to the armature? True story....

Give me 2 more weeks for the final announcements on the reel. If you want to be on the "list" shoot me an email or keep an eye out for posts on here. I'm pretty excited by the results, I think we've got a winner here!


A true unbiased assessment from the sole US distributor of Banix reels :o

Eyes wide open guys!




Frigate Sales 04-06-2019 04:56 PM


Originally Posted by Coral Head (Post 12409350)
A true unbiased assessment from the sole US distributor of Banix reels :o

Eyes wide open guys!


Fair enough Eric. I'll bow out of this thread from here.

I have a lot riding on this new reel. I want it to be the best option in this segment / price range. And darn it, I'm just fired up about my test results and can't help myself but to stick my nose in here.

Maybe I'm a little too aggressive? I guess I can't argue that.

I'll back off - but I'm the underdog by a long shot and am willing to take the guerrilla marketing approach if needed.






VanW 04-06-2019 05:11 PM


Originally Posted by Frigate Sales (Post 12409626)
Fair enough Eric. I'll bow out of this thread from here.

I have a lot riding on this new reel. I want it to be the best option in this segment / price range. And darn it, I'm just fired up about my test results and can't help myself but to stick my nose in here.

Maybe I'm a little too aggressive? I guess I can't argue that.

I'll back off - but I'm the underdog by a long shot and am willing to take the guerrilla marketing approach if needed.

Don't mind that guy, pretty sure there were people in here preaching about the LP too. Which isn't even in the realm of these reels.

VanW 04-06-2019 05:20 PM

Also, I don't know about the rest of the people reading this but if there was a better (TBD) more affordable option I'd want to know about it.

Capt. Fred 04-06-2019 05:26 PM


Originally Posted by VanW (Post 12409659)
Don't mind that guy, pretty sure there were people in here preaching about the LP too. Which isn't even in the realm of these reels.

Yup, most of us around here know what Frigate Sales does. I am glad to hear about this new reel's prototype. He had mentioned one was in the works and I had been wondering about it lately.

I generally don't buy stuff until it has been around for a while, and I am hoping that the new Banax will fill the niche between the "little" electrics, and the LP. For now, I am going to be counting on my 1200 MJ, but will be keeping an eye on any reports about this new reel.

tkhudgens 06-12-2019 04:57 AM

I've read a lot of this thread and it has been very interesting. I just got my first 1200MJ and am getting it spooled this week. I plan to use it to deep drop, swordfish fish and also to pull a dredge off of me new Marsh Tacky fixed outriggers. I have a few options for spooling and would love any thoughts:
- 65 braid with a longer topshot of ~150# mono
- 80 braid with a shorter topshot of ~200# mono
- 80 braid with a loop to loop topshot of 300-400# mono for the dredge only, which I would just take off for swords or DDs

Any thoughts or advice? I don't really plan to deep drop deeper than 800-1,000 feet but would likely swordfish fish in deeper water.

Frigate Sales 06-12-2019 05:00 AM


Originally Posted by tkhudgens (Post 12617629)
I've read a lot of this thread and it has been very interesting. I just got my first 1200MJ and am getting it spooled this week. I plan to use it to deep drop, swordfish fish and also to pull a dredge off of me new Marsh Tacky fixed outriggers. I have a few options for spooling and would love any thoughts:
- 65 braid with a longer topshot of ~150# mono
- 80 braid with a shorter topshot of ~200# mono
- 80 braid with a loop to loop topshot of 300-400# mono for the dredge only, which I would just take off for swords or DDs

Any thoughts or advice? I don't really plan to deep drop deeper than 800-1,000 feet but would likely swordfish fish in deeper water.


If you are going to swordfish -
3000' of 65# braid and a 100' 250# wind on will fit.
Hope that helps.

aoksales 06-12-2019 05:19 AM

No topshot it creates drag - 80# maxcuatro
Swordfish set up normally has a wind on leader
which will be a problem for bottom fishing when you have current over 2kts
I have made it work but not ideal
I now have two seaborgs one with 150' 250# wind on for swords
and straight braid for bottom fishing

on deck 06-12-2019 06:32 AM

After several different attempts I have settled on 1000 yds of 50 lb Jbraid and 175' of 150 lb wind on for swording with my Seaborg 1200. I take off the wind on for deep dropping. No failures yet but haven't landed anything over 150 yet.

tkhudgens 06-12-2019 07:31 AM

Thanks for the feedback. One more question, why would you put 100' or more of a wind-on for swords? to get some stretch in the line maybe? I think what I might do is have two wind-ons for it, one for sword fishing and one for pulling a dredge. Then when I am deep dropping I will not use a wind-on.

ksc 06-13-2019 02:42 AM

Finally I got change to try daiwa 1200 mj on big sharks. Here they are the videos of 2 different big sharks!



Daiwa had very hard time to pull them from 750 ft bottom but it achieved! Daiwa is the real beast!
we set the daiwa to metric unit, so it s counting meters.

And we got this grouper same day, daiwa pulled this fish very easy from bottom!
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.the...1ef46b778.jpeg

PINER_WAHOO 06-13-2019 12:33 PM

got it , luv it, no probs yet.


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