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Old 05-30-2018, 11:11 AM
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Finally the reel came in! Man let me tell you. This thing doesn’t feel like a Daiwa Reel. This this feels strong and the body is aluminum. No plastic here.. I’m going to test this things balls that’s for sure... hopefully she lives up to her “same class motor”. If she does. I don’t see why this wouldn’t be the best wahoo, dee drop, kite, dredge reel there is out. With the drag it has , if the motor has the balls they say it does. It should be able to do that stuff like the mp3000
lp’s will take a side seat for Atleast one drop
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I brought mine out last week and caught a 50# AJ and a 60# shark with it. The 1200MJ handled them with great ease. I am quite sure it will handle 150 lbers just fine. It's perfect for these AJ, Warsaw and the likes. But fishing wahoo with it?? Dont really need something like the 1200MJ. Just a good high speed lure casting reel or mid size trolling setup will do for these wahoo.

BTW, the Tanacom 1000 struggled mightily with a 30 lb AJ.....
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lol i dont know what wahoo with a midsize casting reel. i fish the bahamas mostly and they can get big. its moreso the high speed trolling pressure from the 24-32-48-64 oz leads we are pulling.
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Old 05-30-2018, 03:00 PM
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If you do some testing with it, let us know what you find out. Also, what line are you loading on it. I am trying to figure out if it would hold enough 65lb braid for where I fish.
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If you do some testing with it, let us know what you find out. Also, what line are you loading on it. I am trying to figure out if it would hold enough 65lb braid for where I fish.
mine is loaded with 120# braid. And it took more than 700 yards of it.
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Old 05-30-2018, 05:41 PM
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Originally Posted by cp10415 View Post
mine is loaded with 120# braid. And it took more than 700 yards of it.
Thanks. Hmmmm... I wonder what that would translate to for 65lb. braid? A couple of the spots I fish for swords have real good structure that is almost 2000 feet deep. I am thinking I need to be able to fit at least 3000 feet of braid along with some heavy mono wind on.
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Originally Posted by Capt. Fred View Post
Thanks. Hmmmm... I wonder what that would translate to for 65lb. braid? A couple of the spots I fish for swords have real good structure that is almost 2000 feet deep. I am thinking I need to be able to fit at least 3000 feet of braid along with some heavy mono wind on.
the specs say that it holds 1100 yards of 80lb braid. That's 3300 feet of 80. So figure you'll get more than 3300' with 65. Subtract some for the windon.
I fish in 1700-1800 feet with my Beastmaster with 65lb braid and a windon. The Beastmaster is listed as 1150 yards of 80lb, for comparison, and 1650 of 65.
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My 800 SJ says it will hold 660 of 80 J Braid. It held 850 of 65 J Braid
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Old 05-30-2018, 10:08 PM
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Just picked up a new SeaBorg 1200MJ today, and taking it to Bahamas this weekend.

My experience with the Tanacom TB1000 is what led me to upgrade. Pulling up 2 or 3 decent fish from even as shallow as 300' on 100lb braid, the Tanacom would sometimes struggle, and a 25lb reef donkey would almost stop the reel. After donating enough rigs to the sea gods from sharks, it's time to get a reel that can crank up from the bottom in a hurry.

Especially interested to see if the high speed setting will pull an 8lb lead up from 1100' in less time - that'd be a game changer.

Will let y'all know how it goes with the new 'IronMan' setup. (anyone else notice the colors are the same as a certain Marvel character?)
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Old 05-31-2018, 02:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Capt. Fred View Post
Thanks. Hmmmm... I wonder what that would translate to for 65lb. braid? A couple of the spots I fish for swords have real good structure that is almost 2000 feet deep. I am thinking I need to be able to fit at least 3000 feet of braid along with some heavy mono wind on.
i got 2500 ft of 65 lb braid onto mine with enough room for a 239' topshot of 150lb mono. No problem getting at least 3000 ft of straight 65 braid.
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Thanks guys on the numbers for the 65 lb braid. I saw the website specs and was not sure how accurate they would be. It sounds like they are pretty straight with it.

Super curious to hear about it hauling up an 8lb weight from that deep, FLAdiverfisher. This would be great if these reels turn out to be a reasonable compromise for those of us unwilling or unable to cough up $3000-$5000 for a reel to catch a few swords a year.
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Originally Posted by coores14 View Post
the specs say that it holds 1100 yards of 80lb braid. That's 3300 feet of 80. So figure you'll get more than 3300' with 65. Subtract some for the windon.
I fish in 1700-1800 feet with my Beastmaster with 65lb braid and a windon. The Beastmaster is listed as 1150 yards of 80lb, for comparison, and 1650 of 65.
Coores - Do you remember how much 65lb you squeezed onto the Beastmaster with your windon? Also, have you hauled up any heavy weights from way down?

Thanks again everyone!
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Old 05-31-2018, 11:17 PM
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Originally Posted by cp10415 View Post
congrats!

I brought mine out last week and caught a 50# AJ and a 60# shark with it. The 1200MJ handled them with great ease. I am quite sure it will handle 150 lbers just fine. It's perfect for these AJ, Warsaw and the likes. But fishing wahoo with it?? Dont really need something like the 1200MJ. Just a good high speed lure casting reel or mid size trolling setup will do for these wahoo.

BTW, the Tanacom 1000 struggled mightily with a 30 lb AJ.....
Tanacom 1000 struggled mightili with 30lb AJ?
I caught a few AJ up to 26lb and a 40lb grouper with my Tanacom 1000 having no issues.
But I'm considering getting a 1200MJ/1200J just in case I hook a big one.
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Old 06-01-2018, 05:20 AM
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I was able to get 1650 yards of 65lb J-Braid on my Daiwa 1200J. I have not had a chance to use it and I did have to pull some off to get a 150 ft 250 wind-on to fit.
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Excellent. Thanks LB.
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Old 06-01-2018, 03:09 PM
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Finally got to test my Seaborg 1200j daytiming today. Fished from 1250-1310 and the Seaborg didn't miss a beat! No fish but did 4 drops. Zero issues cranking up 13 lb. lead. I am sure now that this reel will serve the purpose perfectly for what I need it for. Only issue I found was that the dept on the reel wasn't in sync with what my depthfinder was telling me (+ some). Not an issue since once I find bottom I only use the number on the screen as a baseline. Most line out shown on the screen was 1520 and I had plenty of line left on the spool. 65lb braid (2500')
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Originally Posted by on deck View Post
Finally got to test my Seaborg 1200j daytiming today. Fished from 1250-1310 and the Seaborg didn't miss a beat! No fish but did 4 drops. Zero issues cranking up 13 lb. lead. I am sure now that this reel will serve the purpose perfectly for what I need it for. Only issue I found was that the dept on the reel wasn't in sync with what my depthfinder was telling me (+ some). Not an issue since once I find bottom I only use the number on the screen as a baseline. Most line out shown on the screen was 1520 and I had plenty of line left on the spool. 65lb braid (2500')

Good report thanks.
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Ok it can crank up lead . Let us know how it does with a sword fish on thanks
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Ok it can crank up lead . Let us know how it does with a sword fish on thanks
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Originally Posted by Capt. Fred View Post
Coores - Do you remember how much 65lb you squeezed onto the Beastmaster with your windon? Also, have you hauled up any heavy weights from way down?

Thanks again everyone!
i'm pretty sure it was about 1500 yards. When daytiming we use a minimum of 10lbs. No issues at all.
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Thanks Coores. 1500 yds is plenty for what I want to do.
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