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Banax 1000 question on max sinker weight

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Old 11-23-2018, 04:15 PM
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Default Banax 1000 question on max sinker weight

I have been ising 32 oz sinkers and wonder if I can go a liitle heavier in 700 feet?I also wonder what transducer you guys find best to see em 1000-1200 feet deep?
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Old 11-23-2018, 09:24 PM
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While I have not yet used my Daiwa Megatwin, some guys who have the Daiwa Tanacom 1000, which I believe to be a less beefed up version of the one I got, use up to a 6lb weight. From what some of those with the Banax say, its a beefed up Megatwin, so going on a bunch of second hand, my vote goes for 6lb. I would buy up to that and see how it goes on a day the currents not ripping and see how it goes with some experimenting on what works best.
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I have been ising 32 oz sinkers and wonder if I can go a liitle heavier in 700 feet?I also wonder what transducer you guys find best to see em 1000-1200 feet deep?


BANAX: Do so with confidence. It's a non-issue to 5lbs. Think of it in relation to catching fish. Why would you be hesitant to use use 5lb plus?

DUCER: My opinion is to think about boat configuration and placement,(in-hull vs thru-hull potential), electronics (existing chirp potential vs add-on black box), potential use in future fishing beyond 1200ft, budget constraints? If you consider it even a possibility to use other gear, drop for swords in future, the gap between seeing targets (fish/structure/composition) in 1200 vs 2000ft can be significant.






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I use up to 4 lbs when I deep drop. (so far)
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I have dropped a 6 lb lead in 850 feet off the Keys....and it winched it up just fine...

Disappointed I didn't have a fish on!
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I run up to 10lbs with my Tanacom 1000 in 900' plus with no issues. It pulls up the weight along with a 50lb snowy and never skips a beat. The reel is over six years old and still humming.
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10lbs is max in my opinion.
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Question is about a banax not a Tanacom. James at frigate sales is the one to ask if you want first hand knowledge. I recently asked the same question of him. 5lbs no problem and 8 to 10 recommended max. I have been using 3's and was curious about 5 lb weights.

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I've run up to 8# with hundreds of drops 700'+ on 65# braid. Never a hiccup.
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8lb on my Banax in the gulf stream in 800ft. No problem at all.
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!0lb on my Banax in the Bahamas for Queens in 1200' with usually 2 or 3 at a time .No issues.
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Thanks a lot!!!
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We will use between 6-10lb, possibly more because they're homemade weights and I haven't put one on a scale. Mostly fishing in decent current in 600-800' and haven't had any issues bringing up the weight
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The matching rod is pretty sweet as well.
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