Avet sx raptor or Talica ii 12?

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  1. rusn007
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    I'm thinking of getting a new reel, something that can handle anything up to a 3 day trip. I was thinking of either avet sx raptor or talica ii 12. This would be my first lever drag reel. Probably will pair it up to a Phenix 700h.

    Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Maybe I should go for talica 16 instead of 12, for the larger line capacity?

    thanks
  2. yellowklr
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    What pound spectra-Leader do you plan on fishing on it
  3. Slater
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    I have a Phenix 700h paired with the sx Raptor & love the match, light & easy to fish with lots of killing power!
    A sx raptor though which is close to the smaller Talica 10 size which I also have which would match the 700H also.
    A talica 16 would be a bit large, dont forsee it feeling well balanced on a 700h, just to confuse you some more...
    I just spooled a Talica 16 full with over 400yards of 80lb spectra & 30ft 50 mono to give you an idea of how large the reel actually is.
    The talica's are smoother than then the Avets but look at pricing & make a decision to see whats more important to you.


    Maybe browse through this post;
    http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/fishing-reels/196200-avet-sx-raptor-shimano-talica-10-ii.html
  4. rusn007
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    I was thinking of using 65# spectra. Should I go higher?
  5. PCH
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    I vote for the Talica.
  6. rusn007
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    I realize there is a price difference, with avet being a little bit cheaper. Ultimately, I want something that can handle anything on a 3 day trip, and could splurge a little more for a better reel.

    i can also get a heavier rod, if needs to be, calstar 700h?
  7. yellowklr
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    Talica 10 or 12 with the 700H
    65 pound Braid
  8. dunku
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    the tallica 12 is on the big side. like everyone said the 10 would be better. or you can look at a mxj raptor
  9. Rhatical
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    Go with the Talica 12II, much smoother drag and casts better in my opinion. The more comparable Avet would be the JX vs the SX. Perfect rod for a 40# topshot on the Talica 12 is the Phenix 700xh.
  10. ripped
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    It would help to know what application your looking for, bait / iron ? I have a Calstar GF700H I use with 50 lb for yoyo and is a killer. It doesn't have a very soft tip for lobbing bait with out some practice. For bait in that line class I like a Calstar GF765L. This is not a typical year and you may need 50 lb on a 3 day, but be prepaired for that rig spending most of it's time in the rack.
  11. qtrracer
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    I wouldn't use a 700h for bait but if I did i'd use a Talica 12. I too use my 700h for yo yo.
  12. rusn007
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    Thank you everyone for the feedback. I'm narrowing it down between talica 10 and 12.
    On a side note, which rod would you pair up talica 16?

    Thanks again
  13. tightlinemike
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    Hi Stan, I have a Talica 10, 12 and 16. The 10 is a ideal 30# and light 40#. I paired it up with a Black Diamond 700H as you were also thinking. It's one of my favorite set ups. For anything that you run into on a 3 day the Talica 12 is what I would recomend. I have mine spooled with 65# solid JB and paired it up with a Calstar Gftr 700H and has a plenty soft enough tip to bait fish but don't take my word, for pull on one for yourself. My Calstar 700H is my go to 40# bait stick. The Talica 16 is really a 60#. I also put 80# spectra on it. Hope this helps........Mike
  14. qtrracer
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    I have my 16 on a GFGR 7400H spooled with 60 hollow with just enough room for 50lb/60lb flouro 25' wind ons.
  15. tunafishing69
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    both reels are really good but i would use the avet raptor are really powerful.
  16. saltwaterfish
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    Sx raptor 300 yards 65 spectra
  17. HermosaJoe
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    "Anything" on a 3-day could conceivably include some VWs. Even a Talica 12 II w/50lb would be under-gunned. Just saying.
  18. tightlinemike
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    True. I always take a Talica 16 spooled with 80# spectra just in case. Never needed to use it on the short range trips but sooner or later my turn will come.
  19. dennykrb
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    Also.....Check out the Okuma Andros 5 ll and Makaira 10SEa ll....Both really nice reels and casts smoother that both the Avets and Shimano....and lots of drag.
  20. tightlinemike
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    Yep, Those Maks Se reels do IMO cast smoother than the Talicas. Dident think that would be the case when I read the reports but Okuma did there homework. And a 5 year warrenty. I am not sure but I think they are the only ones to offer 5 years.