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.
i have two YTS, that ive had for years. Now that I have newer Avet and Shimano reels, the YTS are for nostalgia. Cant get much for them so why sell it. Thats why the YTS is a good buy. The baja Special is surely a better real hence the price, but for that price, id rather fish a torium 20 or 30. Similar drag, nice ratio, lots o power. Dependable. Cheap.
Ive used my YTS on plenty of long range trip. Caught tuna to 80# and wahoo to 70+#. Also got a 9lb calico on a mack on my YTS. If you go with a YTS, I suggest Newell bars and base (if you can find) in conjunction with a Tib spool (nice lip for your thumb). I prefer this one over my totally tibbed YTS.
Baja there new, reverse the harness knobs, remove the right side plate and rotate c-clockwise to put the handle away from the but this gives you more comfort, feel the difference in drag strength... Long Beach Fisherman's hardware has them on sale for 125.00 get spectra/ or dacron to fill it up, sink it with a short top shot of flouro 50 lb. on 65 spectra.
Long Beach Fisherman's Hardware has them for $149 as of Wednesday of this week. You can't beat that price. I don't even need one and I plan on picking one up.
Wow, thats a smokin price. I thought the Baja Special was like $225-250. Yeah, at that price between the two Id go with the Baja. Shoot, i dont need one either but for that price im thinking, why not, im a ho.
Baja there new, reverse the harness knobs, remove the right side plate and rotate c-clockwise to put the handle away from the but this gives you more comfort
How do you rotate the sideplate without the hole for the harness lug being in the wrong place?
It is flat on the side plate side and notched in at the main(middle) frame. I pointed mine back down inside so they don't stick up, since I doubt that I'll need to strap up to them anyways. They are out of the way, there are no gaps. They are made to either stick up or you can turn them with the knobs turned to the inside(down inside). You only see the chrome strip that fills the gap, it is smooth and really enhances the look and feel of having an open top reel. You know to wind up the slack if the bait swims back towards you or the current etc. to keep the line from getting slack? 28 pounds of drag (less if you want to tweak the washer stack sequence) that, with an open top spool, and then again, it's made in the U.S.A. from a reputable mfgr. A lot of positive aspects that add up to making a satisified customer like me. The reason to rotate the side plate is to put the crank gear/shaft towards the front or away from the butt side of the reel. It is something the tackle shop dude told me about, so I did it. Penn advertises that it is mfgr'd. with anti-wobble high speed winding something or other, I guess that's why they (the crank position) are positioned towards the back. I compared this to alot of other reels and the crank is always toward the front part of the side plate vs. being towards the rear. Do you suppose that all these others are wrong or not as good, and only penn could actually discover that by putting it towards the back would stop wobble? Yeah right, marketing gimmick or whatever. look at your reels or try some pic's in the magazines, even the advertised penns have the crank towards the front in the ads. they have a really nice handle/grip too.