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Old 10-06-2018, 07:38 AM
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Let's just say that you could only pick and have 6 - 50 class trolling reels in your arsenal and no 25's or 30's. What would you get as an all around set up for the central east coast of Florida. I'm talking about trolling for Mahi, Kings, HST Wahoo, and otherside Tuna. I currently have Talica 25's and like them, but contemplating selling all 7 and going with something like Talica 50's or similar. I have had Tiagras and like them, but they are just too big and bulky. I know Talica 50's are overkill for anything except Wahoo and Tuna. I simply don't want to have 4 or more 50's and a million 25's. Trying to condense. Sooooooo.... What would you get and why????
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Talica 50ís because of the light weight nature of them. Tyrnos 50ís are another option. I only break out the tiagra 50ís for HST these days and Iíve been considering replacing them with talica 50ís
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Honestly it sounds like youíre already there. The biggest I run are Talica 25ís with 65# braid and use a top shot heavy enough for whatever Iím targeting. How much drag do you plan on putting on the fish? Will the 25ís accommodate it without being stressed?

The only bigger reel reel I run is a Tiagra 50w for the dredge/spreader if Iím pulling that.

HST for Wahoo will need the 50ís but you donít really need more than 2-3 of those rigs. If you already have the Tiagras then you are already set.
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Talica 50ís because of the light weight nature of them. Tyrnos 50ís are another option. I only break out the tiagra 50ís for HST these days and Iíve been considering replacing them with talica 50ís
I pretty much have my mind made up. Just want to see if there are any other comparable and maybe cheaper options.
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Tiagra 50W if your gonna pull leads/big lures.
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Honestly it sounds like youíre already there. The biggest I run are Talica 25ís with 65# braid and use a top shot heavy enough for whatever Iím targeting. How much drag do you plan on putting on the fish? Will the 25ís accommodate it without being stressed?

The only bigger reel reel I run is a Tiagra 50w for the dredge/spreader if Iím pulling that.

HST for Wahoo will need the 50ís but you donít really need more than 2-3 of those rigs. If you already have the Tiagras then you are already set.
I have JB 80 hollow with 200 yds of clear 60 Momoi. I thing HST wahoo would be too much for them. I don't have Tiagras any more and don't want the heavy 50's. A typical offshore day would start with HST and then migrate into pulling ballyhoo. I am trying to eliminate bringing a boat load of rods on the boat for each designated category. Talica 50 weighs the same as a Tiagra 30. My biggest question would be can the Talica 50's hold up to HST and pulling 16, 24, 32, and 48 oz weights with heavy lures for long periods and multiple trips?
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I use the TLD's 50, they are lighter?
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Take a long look at the new Penn VISX 50's Very similar in size to the Talica 50's, better clickers, silent anti-reverse, lots of drag and excellent gear ratios. Best of all $700.00 price point... spooled with 130# hollow core and mono topshot
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Originally Posted by PelagicOutfitters View Post
Take a long look at the new Penn VISX 50's Very similar in size to the Talica 50's, better clickers, silent anti-reverse, lots of drag and excellent gear ratios. Best of all $700.00 price point... spooled with 130# hollow core and mono topshot
I'll take a look at them. Do they make other colors besides Gold? Sick of gold reals.
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I can get the Talica 50's new for under $900 out the door.
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I'll take a look at them. Do they make other colors besides Gold? Sick of gold reals.
I have a silver penn.
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Originally Posted by PelagicOutfitters View Post
Take a long look at the new Penn VISX 50's Very similar in size to the Talica 50's, better clickers, silent anti-reverse, lots of drag and excellent gear ratios. Best of all $700.00 price point... spooled with 130# hollow core and mono topshot
Wow!!! Just watched a First Look video of this reel and it looks very impressive. Does anyone have any hands on experience with it. Also, It looks baddass in silver.
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We have about 200 pcs of the new VI series in service for almost a year now. They have been excellent performers. And yes, the silver is bad ass...
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Wow!!! Just watched a First Look video of this reel and it looks very impressive. Does anyone have any hands on experience with it. Also, It looks baddass in silver.
I haven't had a chance to use mine yet. Keeping it for a pitch bait rod/reel.
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PENN & Don't LQQK back !
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Ok makaira SEA's or Penn VISX.
my Maks have performed very very well and have required surprising minimal maintenance.
Avets are good but higher maintenance and not as smooth as the new Penns or Maks.

FYI, Maks can be had in gold,silver n black, silver n blue, gunmetal grey, and some limited ed. Colors depending on availability.
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i'll take a look at them. Do they make other colors besides gold? Sick of gold reals.
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Here's my 2 cents.

Compare a Talica 50ii on paper to an Avet TRX Quad 30 and tell me the Talica is a better reel? Impossible.

Avet = better Aluminum, stronger reel foot, better drag components that will dissipate heat better, lighter by 3oz, better clicker, made in America.

Some guys have what I call "Talica Fever" and have not done the due diligence to research that they are nowhere near worth the money.

I fish the Avet HXW Raptors over Talica 25s and they are superior to them in almost every category.
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Originally Posted by swellhunter View Post
Here's my 2 cents.

Compare a Talica 50ii on paper to an Avet TRX Quad 30 and tell me the Talica is a better reel? Impossible.

Avet = better Aluminum, stronger reel foot, better drag components that will dissipate heat better, lighter by 3oz, better clicker, made in America.

Some guys have what I call "Talica Fever" and have not done the due diligence to research that they are nowhere near worth the money.

I fish the Avet HXW Raptors over Talica 25s and they are superior to them in almost every category.
I looked into Avet reels. They no longer make the TRX Quad 30. Only the 50 and 80. I think Avet makes a good reel at a good price point. Through research ( local tackle shops and internet) , I've heard of some of the issues that people have had with Avet and the extra maintenance needed to keep them in top condition. I don't have the time and energy for that. I am a rinse and put away guy. Before starting this thread I was unaware of Penn's new VISX reels that came out last year. I've always thought of Penn as a company that is proven but behind everyone else in technology. Kind of like " if it ain't broke, don't fix it" mentality. So, I never gave them a look. But, I was wrong. They seem to be pushing hard to get back on top.
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Choose whatever manufacturer you want, but give an equal amount of consideration to wide/narrow. The mfgr’s listed weights are for the bare reels. The weight difference between wide/narrow is small until you start adding the hundreds of yards of extra line. A narrow reel fishes much better for me.

The wides were the status quo in the days of all mono fishing. If you’re using hollow core braid with a mono topshot spliced in there’s little reason to use a wide reel. If a standard 50 running braid with a topshot doesn’t have enough line capacity for the fish might catch you should prolly consider stepping up a class.
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