penn YTS VS. 4/0 VS. BAJA SPECIAL

Discussion in 'World Of PENN' started by bradmaralbacore, Jan 10, 2007.

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Which reel for overnight to 3 days

  1. YTS

    66 vote(s)
    12.3%
  2. BAJA SPECIAL

    384 vote(s)
    71.6%
  3. 4/0 WITH TIBURON UPGRADES

    86 vote(s)
    16.0%
  1. bradmaralbacore
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    alright so im thinking of getting a new penn reel. i hear the new baja specials are real sweet, but would i rather have a YTS? ive heard they match pretty well, or am i better off with the 4/0 and a tiburon frame?...im lookin to use it for some jigging and for swimmin the bigger baits.
  2. 1:11
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    Considering the price, Id buy a used YTS (good condition). There are plenty around and they do NOT command top dollar. Bet you can find one with frame and gears for $100 or so.
  3. SLINGIN-IRON
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    i have a yts and like it but i fished a baja on my 5 day and im gonna buy one....they are sweet yoyo reels!
  4. hucklongfin
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    The Baja Special is a better reel than a YTS. But you look like you've been around for a while if you use a YTS! I prefer my PG 540's to my YTS. My YTS started with an old maroon sideplated 113H, a matching Tiburon maroon topless frame, Pro Gear handle, Newell 4:1 gears, smoothie SS yoke and abec 5 bearings. I sold my 113H w/Tiburon frame and 4:1 gears.

    You can do fine with a Torium 20 or Saltist 40 w/300 yds of 65# spectra topped with 40-50# mono. My 540's are the width of a Tor 20 but with the capacity of the Tor 30 due to the deeper spool and slightly greater diameter.
  5. SpecialK
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    I was at Bob Sand's in San Fernando Valley today and they have a Newell YTS for $100. Just an FYI in case you want it.

    John
  6. Dusty
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    I recommend a Baja Special, great reel. Right out of the box 40, 50 ,or 60# mono with no upgrades needed. I use one on my Ulua, and another on my 665h. 100# yft no problem. I am one of those guys that neglects the hell out of my gear and just serviced two of mine a couple of weeks ago, and when I opened them up there was very little corrosion. The drags have never been changed and are still in great condition after being a hook and hand reel on my boat. Both reels have caught hundreds of fish. The only draw back is the wieght, which in my opinion dosen't matter.
    I think charkbait had them on sell for $169 or $159 not sure.
  7. Weazel
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    The only downside of the baja special is the "star" drag adjust breaks and a friend of mine had his pinion gear strip. It was an older model so maybe the new ones are better.
  8. screaming_spool
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    newer ones have a metal star drag wheel and a stainless pinion
  9. Blender02
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    Brad:
    Do you go to Rancho or Vista? If you go to Rancho you can come by my classroom and I'll bring both of mine in and you can compare the two. I'm in room 603.
  10. WreckinBall
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    Baja Special. Lighter, topless, better drag, smoother. Really good reel for yo-yo fishing. I love my YTS's, but since I got the 113HN they don't get used much anymore.

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