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Old 08-09-2018, 10:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Flymost1 View Post



How did you manage to fight a 50# Warsaw for 15 minuets? Iíve caught them to 250# and even that one didnít take 15 minutes.

well it did. I guess you are a better fisherman than I am.
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Old 08-16-2018, 05:52 PM
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Someone needs to do the old tug of war test between a beast master and the 1200mj Seaborg. Curious to see just how much better one is then the other and then how much better it is compared to the smaller banax 1000 which is a very strong reel in my experience
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Old 08-16-2018, 05:57 PM
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Originally Posted by tailin strange View Post
Someone needs to do the old tug of war test between a beast master and the 1200mj Seaborg. Curious to see just how much better one is then the other and then how much better it is compared to the smaller banax 1000 which is a very strong reel in my experience
the banax is a good reel, too, but I don't think it has the capacity to even be an option for light duty swords. Could be wrong.
You get the Seaborg and then next time you're down I'll bring my beastmaster and we can do the test.
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Old 08-17-2018, 06:12 AM
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Originally Posted by coores14 View Post
the banax is a good reel, too, but I don't think it has the capacity to even be an option for light duty swords. Could be wrong.
You get the Seaborg and then next time you're down I'll bring my beastmaster and we can do the test.
This. Although the Banax may carry enough 65lb. to get a sword there would be zero room for a wind on. The Banax is a direct competitor of the Tanacom..which won't work for the same reason. The Beastmaster and the Seaborg 1200 are very similar. They both have enough capacity to fit both 3000' and a wind on. I have scaled my wind on down from 250' to 150' and from 250 lb to 150 lb on my Seaborg. Two weeks ago I hooked what I believe was a Thresher with the Seaborg. Came up from 1700' pretty easily but settled in about 150' below the boat and would not budge! Broke it off after 1.5 hrs. I have caught two Threshers and this fight was the the same...only seemed bigger. The reel performed as it should, just hooked the wrong fish. I have used many S1200's and I don't believe that had I used one with this fish it wouldn't have made a difference.
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Old 08-17-2018, 06:32 AM
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Originally Posted by on deck View Post
This. Although the Banax may carry enough 65lb. to get a sword there would be zero room for a wind on. The Banax is a direct competitor of the Tanacom..which won't work for the same reason. The Beastmaster and the Seaborg 1200 are very similar. They both have enough capacity to fit both 3000' and a wind on. I have scaled my wind on down from 250' to 150' and from 250 lb to 150 lb on my Seaborg. Two weeks ago I hooked what I believe was a Thresher with the Seaborg. Came up from 1700' pretty easily but settled in about 150' below the boat and would not budge! Broke it off after 1.5 hrs. I have caught two Threshers and this fight was the the same...only seemed bigger. The reel performed as it should, just hooked the wrong fish. I have used many S1200's and I don't believe that had I used one with this fish it wouldn't have made a difference.
pretty much the same wind on setup on my Beastmaster. Might even be 100ft. Can't remember.
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good work on deck. you can have the two reels pull side by side. the difference 100% will be the low speed torque setting. The reel doesnt heat up easily and just keeps plugging away. It is a super low speed lol. awesome in my opinion for moving those stubborn fish up the water column.
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Old 08-28-2018, 04:22 PM
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No big test yet - the swords will come in Sept
did bring up this nice snowy
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pulled up a snowy w/ 2 days ago
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I am thinking about getting two Daiwa MJ 1200s for Dredge reels instead of LPs. What do you think? I had considered getting Kristals but am now thinking Daiwas are the way to go? Anyone use these for dredges yet?
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skeptical...? just got the bridge hook up a 500# shark and see how it goze...
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Just ordered one of eBay. Cost shipped to my door for 1213,99. US Daiwa authorized dealer and in the states. So don’t have to worry about the warranty.
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Originally Posted by tkruse View Post
Just ordered one of eBay. Cost shipped to my door for 1213,99. US Daiwa authorized dealer and in the states. So donít have to worry about the warranty.
Excellent! Someone PLEASE catch a 150 - 200 lb sword on one of these. All I've managed to crank up with it are tilefish. The way my luck has been going on getting out there to fish lately, it might be a while till I manage to find a sword!

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Old 09-05-2018, 08:58 AM
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Let me start off saying I sure the reel can bring in a nice sword.
That being said this thread been going on for a while. I guessing guys that do a lot of swordfish would use a different reel even if they have that reel on the boat. That's why it taking a while for someone to report they landed a bigger fish on that reel. I too would like to here someone first hand experience with a bigger sword
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Old 09-05-2018, 09:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Nickdee View Post
Let me start off saying I sure the reel can bring in a nice sword.
That being said this thread been going on for a while. I guessing guys that do a lot of swordfish would use a different reel even if they have that reel on the boat. That's why it taking a while for someone to report they landed a bigger fish on that reel. I too would like to here someone first hand experience with a bigger sword
Hooking up to a trophy sized sword doesnt happen often and, for most of us, may take a year or two worth of long drive out to sea to get one. Would I try my luck at landing this elusive trophy sword with somewhat of a marginally adequate reel (or any other equipment, line, hook, etc for that matter)? I personally would not. I fish sword with my LP. I burned so much fuel already so why try to save on a reel?
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Old 09-05-2018, 10:33 AM
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That's the point I trying to make . I no expert just learning. I will only use the best of everything. When the day comes for me to get the fish of a lifetime I want the best stuff for the job. I blessed and can get what I want. You can not tell if the next bite will be a pup or the fish were all looking for . I wish everyone the best of luck with these fish .
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I blessed and can get what I want.
that's an important part to remember when telling everyone else that they should only use the most expensive reel on the market.
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I am blessed and worked hard to get what I have . There's nothing wrong with that. I never said what I used. I use what I considered the best for me.. Anyone can use what they like . I still like to here other people opinion .and things that work for them
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I said it earlier in the thread but I'll repeat it again. I could care less about trying to catch a huge sword. I know lots of people who do all they can to get that fish of a lifetime and I really respect how passionate they are about it. Not me at all. LOL. I've never cared about getting big deer either. I've got a few big deer, and I've got a few big fish, but only by chance. My goal is a decent fish - say 150 - 200lbs, something like that and I'd be peachy.
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I sure your reel will have no problem with that size fish . I wish you nothing but the best and can't wate to here you got one .
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Originally Posted by Nickdee View Post
I just glad I have a l.p.. not wondering if it will do what I want .
I spend lots of money to do this and want to stack the odds in my favor when that once in a lifetime fish comes along
I buy the best of everything in this game swivels hooks all of it . I might loose a fish if I don't do everything right but it would not because I tried to save money by buying something that is not what I consider the best
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I am blessed and worked hard to get what I have . There's nothing wrong with that. I never said what I used. I use what I considered the best for me.. Anyone can use what they like . I still like to here other people opinion .and things that work for them
Well, yeah you did say what you use. It's the LP. And that's totally fine. There's absolutely nothing wrong with working hard and enjoying the fruits of your labor.

My point is merely that this thread sort of originated around those of us who either can't afford the LP or, more likely, don't want to spend the money on the LP. It is pointless for anyone, at this point in the thread, to tell us that buying anything other than the LP is a bad decision. Most of us realize the shortcomings of other reels. We accept that. We've acknowledged that.
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