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Old 11-24-2018, 08:01 AM
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Default Tanacom or Beastmaster??

Im looking to make my first electric reel purchase and looking for some advice. Im looking for the most versatility as I can get for south florida (boca inlet).

I know both reels can easy handle the deep drop tiles and can easily be flipped onto a kite rod for the winter sailfish bites.

my question is can the beastmaster handle day time
swordfishing the 2-3 times a year I would make time for it? I simply canít justify an LP setup for the amount of times Iíll swordfish in a year.

if not, I might as well save the 1,000 bucks and just get the tanacom
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Old 11-24-2018, 09:35 AM
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We fish both the Tanacom 1000 and beastmaster 9000 for deep drop. The beastmaster has never stalled out on me as long as the battery is fully charged. Itís pulled up multiple amberjack, grouper, snapper, barrelfish, sharks on same drop with ease. The Tanacom has stalled when there was more than 2 barrels on the line. Both do what they are designed to do. I may be wrong but I believe the beastmaster holds more line also. My reel service guy squeezed 1300 yards of 100 lb diamond on my BM.
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Old 11-24-2018, 09:46 AM
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Beast Master is capable of recreational daytime drops, a handful a year and can handle those typical 60-150# swords. It is not a big fish reel...

We offer spooled specials on all of the above mentioned. Tanacom, BeastMaster, LP, Hooker...
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Old 11-25-2018, 08:48 AM
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For what it is worth we did our first deep drop for daytime swords up here in the NE canyons. We have a custom built rod with the beastmaster. Well we got bit on our 5th drop and 3 hours later he fried up our reel and completely destroyed the drag. We will be purchasing an LP on Hooker this offseason.
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Old 11-25-2018, 09:38 AM
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Seen the beast master drag in many swords with out worry. I would go for the beast master over tanacom.
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Old 11-25-2018, 10:28 AM
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Beastmaster or the new Daiwa 1200MJ will be ok for your occasional swording.
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Old 11-25-2018, 06:23 PM
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Here we go again. I would not even try swordfish with a tanacom. Beast master has caught swords nick stanzick in the keys used them that being said it not his go to reel and he get them from schamino so they can say they catch swords. That being said if you hook a smaller fish 50 to 75 lb I think almost any reel will worked. At least once. But if you hook a 300 + that's a different story. Were I fish you can get all size fish you just don't know. Most people don't realize how much stuff you need to do swordfish Wright unless you research it. The reel is a important part .but just a part.
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Banax Kaigen 1000 for the price cannot be beat Check out Frigatesales.com James is a member here
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Old 12-02-2018, 01:37 PM
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For the occasional use just use any 50w. More than enough reel and wonít break the bank. We have used all the previously mentioned reels including the lp and our go to is definitely the 50. You can also use a cordless drill to aid in bringing up empty baits. All the others will work, just need to be real careful with the motors and drags of the lighter reels. FWIW Iíve seen plenty of swords caught on the tanacom up to 300# with no problems, I imagine they were being very careful.
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where does the Tanacom Bull fair in this mix?
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Originally Posted by keezdisease View Post
where does the Tanacom Bull fair in this mix?
only the beastmaster and the Seaborg 1200MJ have the line capacity to daytime sword with some semblance of a safety factor.

All of the other reels will be great for deep dropping, but fishing for swords in 1500' of water will have you wanting just a bit more line on the reel.
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