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    Lexa HD... 300 better than 400 for high drag settings?

    Thanks for that heads up FISHY, will try to check one out
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    Daiwa Anybody seen or fished these yet

    X2 on the saltwater question? Any chance you can show size comparision side by side with Tranx 400 or lexa 400?
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    Lexa HD... 300 better than 400 for high drag settings?

    I have a 1st gen Lexa 400 type HD I wanted to use to replace a Tranx 500 a few years back. The application is fishing around bridges for big snook throwing jigs and swimbaits... so gotta have alot of drag to prevent fish getting into structure. Fished the Lexa for part of a season and on 2...
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    Fathom Low profile 400... confusion

    Thank you Sir. Really appreciate the clarification and info!
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    Fathom Low profile 400... confusion

    So Im hoping Penn made the perfect LP reel and eliminated the cons Ive experienced with my Lexas and Tranx. So Im looking to try one but there seems to be some conflicting info out there on the levelwind. Some threads Ive researched on here I saw someone post the LW is disengaging on...
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    Question on modding a divers lip

    I need to make a lure run shallower, Ive done this on baits that the lip is straight and I know that works however this lures lip is different as you can see in the pic. Will shortening the bottom tip of this lip make it run shallower? Thanks for any helpful info
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    Tranx 400 help with constant water intrusion?

    No thats what its reffering to ... fogot to link the thread https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/service-of-new-tranx.652642/
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    Tranx 400 help with constant water intrusion?

    ssrm- are you refferring to the core protect seals? I just found a thread on this topic from back in the shimano section days... interesting was the friction ring grease for the side plate, 1st Ive heard of it. dwayne- thanks for posting I wasnt aware of that new reel. May hold some...
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    Tranx 400 help with constant water intrusion?

    Ive only tried the Lexa as mentioned... I, as you ruled out the Okuma.... whats left the Revo beast? Ive been thinking about trying the new Lexa in a 300.... they narrowed the spool and I assume it was narrower than the 400 to begin with so in theory the spool shaft is shorter and can take...
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    Tranx 400 help with constant water intrusion?

    Pitchin- Im not aware of said "sealed reel" at least thats comparable to the T400.... cards on the table Im a shimano guy but if there a better product Ill use it but Im looking to stay in the baitcaster with a power handle. Oddly enough my T500 has been pretty stellar and can easily get 12-18...
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    Tranx 400 help with constant water intrusion?

    Is it just me or anyone else deal with this?? Had it for several years now found out in the 1st 6 months it was high maintenance type (pinion bearing got rusty) and thats happened several more times as well as the outter spool bushing a few times. I have gone to extreme lengths to coddle this...
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    Tranx 500 / 400 bearing or handle mods?

    Thanks Streetnfish
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    Tranx 500 / 400 bearing / knob mods

    Thanks Huck.... is that knob an EVA style? Id really like to go round EVA
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    Tranx 500 / 400 bearing / knob mods

    I posted this in fishing chit chit as I didnt even see this forum at the time..... re posting here to hopefully to some more info I mean come on is no one modding any of these shimanos? Searched high and low and cant seem to find the info I need. 1st On my tranx 500 the right spool bearing (the...
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    Tranx 500 / 400 bearing or handle mods?

    Thanks... Ill measure it to confirm
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    Tranx 500 / 400 bearing or handle mods?

    Thanks for the reply... I do have the proper tools and had already removed the bearing to see if it was the problem.
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    Tranx 500 / 400 bearing or handle mods?

    Searched high and low and cant seem to find the info I need. 1st On my tranx 500 the right spool bearing (the one under the pin) needs replaced and Shimano doesnt sell it as they want there techs to only service it.... so looking for anyone out there whos done this that can provide info on the...
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    Shimano More drag from a Trini 12a?

    Bantam- im not seeing any chrome plating on the pinion gear? Mecalli- thanks for the explanation
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    Shimano More drag from a Trini 12a?

    I dont have the bearing (pieces) I threw it way. Maybe I mis spoke... it is the bearing under the cast control knob that blew reading what you are saying maybe its not the xship bearing but I figured it was part of the system. The one that rides in the inner (base) of the pinon gear is...
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    Shimano More drag from a Trini 12a?

    Im going to check the Talicas out.... not sure I can get used to using a LD for bottom fishing but may have to give it a shot
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    Shimano More drag from a Trini 12a?

    I appreciate those of you actually trying to offer helpful advice. This is kinda branching off subject as of late.... im not willing to go to a larger reel and hate spinners for all but a few fishing apps. Just thought Id ask a question on something that I know has been accomplished on other...
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    Shimano More drag from a Trini 12a?

    Ride- no nothing scientific I just tighten it till I can take a wrap of the braid in my hand and it will be very difficult to pull any off. I really prefer Stars but have never actually used a LD either but know many bottom guys who do. Maybe I should consider it
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    Shimano More drag from a Trini 12a?

    Awsum- thanks for the suggestion unfortunately for whatever reason daiwa is almost never in any stores around here, I know there sizing is way diff than shimano
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    Shimano More drag from a Trini 12a?

    Thanks for the smart ass remark if you have nothing constructive to offer maybe you should keep it to yourself TIA
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    Shimano More drag from a Trini 12a?

    Meccalli- can you be more specific on what you are refferring to? What type of washer and I assume you are speaking of the drag stack R8- no thats not an acceptable alternative Ride- because its neccessary for what I want to do with it, use will be snapper fishing and snook around structure...
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    Shimano More drag from a Trini 12a?

    Considering purchasing one but would really prefer it be capable of a few more pounds.... How accurate is the 17lb rating hoping its on the conservative side? If it is accurate has anyone found a way to get some more out of it?
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    Shimano Trini a series clicker Q

    Ill try that thanks
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    Shimano Trini a series clicker Q

    I noticed that a brand new Trinidad 20a's clicker is much stiffer and one Ive had for quite some time.... I had 2 and this new one replaced one I lost and both those clickers were the same as far as tension. Did Shimano change something to make it stiffer? Id like my older one to be like the...
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    Shimano Tranx 400 what a bad design.

    I have to agree with OP..... I bought the 400 with great excitement only to be let down the within 6mos as it was hanging up going into gear and sounded raspy. Found rust on the pinion bearing... hoped it was a fluke but its not about every 6 months it comes back (may as well go back to fishing...
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    Shimano Trini 20a's not available?

    Was thinking of ordering another.... tackle shop said they arent available right now and no projected available date.... any insight on if its going to be a while before they are?
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    Shimano Size difference trini 20a vs 16a?

    I already have 20s and considering going down to 16s if the size difference is worth it. Anyone know if its a change in width only or is the diameter smaller as well? Shops that carry them are at least 45 min away so have no quick way to get this info myself right now... Thanks in advance
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    Shimano Saragosa sw 8000 clicking noise

    I had this happen to both my SW's.... drove me nuts. I found on mine it emanated from the bail trip lever pn 16335. Pulled the cover and put some grease on it and the channel it resides on and it went away.
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    Shimano quick help on Tranx 500

    Anyone know which direction the roller clutch bearing is removed from the right side side plate? The one on mine doesn't seem to want to budge but haven't put much force on it yet in case it direction dependant. The parts diag seems to show it coming out from the inside of the plate and all...
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    Shimano Understanding drag on Lever drags Q

    Thanks for the info Bantam. Princefredo- I am considering that going to get my hands on each and decide
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    Shimano New Terez Guide Issue

    I believe they are all out of warranty. Its stupid expensive to ship them in, have done so more times than I can count having owned them since they came out I sent many back due o the colors fading the guide rust issues etc. Shimano has always done great at taking care of the issue / replacing...
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    Shimano Understanding drag on Lever drags Q

    I am considering replacing my trini 20A's with Talicas.... anymore they are mostly used for trolling or live baiting so I see no point not converting to levers. I'm looking at the 8 or 10 size and I see the drag rating with freespool is 13lb @ strike with a max drag of 20lb. Does this mean if...
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    Shimano New Terez Guide Issue

    I have 8 Terez rods and quite a few of mine are the same as that. Seems to happen after a year or 2. What seems to happen 1st is after the rods are rinsed and dry I find a light colored powder substance on the clear coat finish right above the guide feet.... like salt or corrosion bleeding up...
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    Shimano Any real world reviews on the new Tranx 400

    Mine had the same issue you are describing. Just pulled it apart and found quite a bit of rust on the pinion gear bearing and on the pinion where it rides inside the bearing. I also had difficulty getting the main gear off, come to find out somehow one of the metal plates in the drag stack has...
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    Shimano Terez Rods!! What do you really think!!??

    I have 8.... started buying them as soon as the came out. I really like them but same as some others it drives me insane about the guide rust it even gets under the wrapping. Some of the ones ive had the longest actually have a white powder residue exude thru the wrapping (right above the...
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    Shimano Tranx 500 Handle Choices?

    Ride- thanks for that info on the knob. Do you happen to know the diameter of the larger knob you have on the 400?
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    Shimano ISO Terez Waxwing TZSW 70MHblk

    Thanks... yeah aware of that, hoping to find one in a store somewhere... no luck online
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    Shimano ISO Terez Waxwing TZSW 70MHblk

    Cant seem to locate one here in Florida yet, going to widen the search Monday. Was hoping out west they are more popular and some shops might have some onhand, any suggestions or better yet anyone see them routinely at places out there?
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    Shimano Teremar West coast rod help / info

    Thank you Sir. I assume they would translate well into snook and tarpon fishing around structure?
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    Shimano Teremar West coast rod help / info

    I plan on adding a Tranx 400 to my collection soon so Ive been considering rod options. Looking at the Teremars ... don't really care for the Southeast Teremar blue color so Ive been eyeing the West coast models and it seems they have a bit more selection anyhow. Problem is I cant find any...
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    Shimano Tranx 300/400/301/401

    Is the reel foot long enough to fit on a terez rod (non waxwing)?
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    Shimano What is "winding shape"?

    Adding or removing washers will change the shape of the line as it stacks on the spool...it can either be level from top to bottom or more line at top or bottom of spool. I prefer it to be level
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    Shimano Have to buy a $80 handle to replace knob / bushings!!?

    I have considered the aftermarket knobs but prefer to keep the mounting option same as stock... kind a sketched out about having the screw on stud design, seems it cold come loose under hard use? Thanks for the Stella knob info... have to see if shimano parts with it separate... cali is a long...
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    Shimano Have to buy a $80 handle to replace knob / bushings!!?

    As die hard a fan I am of Shimano this is getting a bit much..... So I have 2 trini 20a's and a Tranx... Youll never keep the white knobs clean which I hate, the bearings in the knobs (lower especially) always ends up corroding making it hard to turn the knob, all issues I'm sure most are...
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    Shimano Ideas on cause of driveshaft play (Tranx & trinidad)

    Thanks for the info... Bantam. I just checked the other reel and it does have the same play... Spool was under tension when I checked it. Also appears there is play in the knobs as you described, when I wiggle it makes a slight sound.
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    less "grippy" braid for spinning reels?

    I didn't care for the PP slick, seems to do exactly what you are referring to and it doesn't seem as durable either. Had quite a bit of Spiderwire invisibraid and it definitely sticks. Recently purchased a reel with Suffux 832 on it and so far I havent found it sticking at all so I just bought...
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    Tranx / Trinidad driveshaft play

    Hey Guys....While using my Tranx the other day every now and then Id feel a slight clunk when reeling.. I did some investigating today and found that there is some play (in and out) in the driveshaft. I disassembled it and inspected the parts that are involved keeping it retained and all appears...
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    Shimano Ideas on cause of driveshaft play (Tranx & trinidad)

    Hey Guys....While using my Tranx the other day every now and then Id feel a slight clunk when reeling.. I did some investigating today and found that there is some play (in and out) in the driveshaft. I disassembled it and inspected the parts that are involved keeping it retained and all...
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    Shimano Tranx Setup

    I just recently purchased a like new Tranx that was loaded with 80lb suffux 832 and it casts amazing. I originally planned and going with 50-65lb but after whaling some impressive casts I'm not going to change a thing
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    Shimano Black handle knob for TranX

    Great info thanks for posting. Were there no option to keep it same size as OEM? Ive been considering options and was leaning toward a round EVA type.
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    Shimano Black handle knob for TranX

    Great info thanks for posting. Was there no option in smaller sized reels to keep it same size as OEM? Ive been considering options and was leaning toward a round EVA type.
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    Shimano Tranx opinions

    Thanks for the info again and appreciate Bantam chiming in. I'm going to pull the trigger on it... its a little big for my intended preference / use but I'm sure I can deal with it. Sure do wish Shimano would hurry up with a smaller version though
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    Shimano Tranx opinions

    Thanks. I'm no stranger to maintain my reels so that will not be a problem
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    Shimano Tranx opinions

    Ive found alike new Tranx hg for a decent price..... could use some input from those who have used them pros / cons and whether or not they are holding up well to use. 1st one I held in the store quite some time ago I felt it was just a bit big for my liking.... recently picked up a Lexa type...
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    Shimano TEREZ OWNERS CAN YOU HELP

    Never weigh my drags... but Id guess Im running around 10-15lbs on my conventional gear and 8-12 on my spinners. 1st and 3rd pic rod is a TZCX70mh. 1st pic was a 35-40lb jack crevalle, 3rd pic was a 50lb Amberjack. 2nd pic rod is a TZSW70M. about a 7' nurse shark on there and drag was pretty...
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    Conventional reel issues with braid

    Wils- its the braid breaking... it is not bad, it simply cannot hold up to the sudden strain when the spool suddenly stops Tuner- Ill check the line on the spool but pretty sure its tight Still appreciating all the advice guys thanks
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    Conventional reel issues with braid

    Jigslinger- heavy lure 1.5oz mag set at 5 and cast control set enough to slightly slow lures descent under its own weight. Matt- no running 3' leader Well I guess the answer seems to be more practice so Ill find something cheap to tie on it that is similar in weight to the lure but cheap!
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    Conventional reel issues with braid

    Thanks for the advice so far. I have played with the cast control and it does help but decreases distance somewhat. How much thumb are you guys using during the cast start to finish? It seems mine is always in use when using the braid.. maybe im not using ti quick enough at the start of a...
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    Conventional reel issues with braid

    Hey guys hoping to get some advice on this issue... I know using conventional / baitcasters in the salt is way more prevelant out west so this should be the ideal forum for the help. Ive used baitcasters all my life and am very adept at using them... with mono. When I transtioned over to salt...
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    Shimano Corrosion on the new A series

    I have had 2 Trini 20 A series since they were introduced....what 4-5 years now I think and they have been bullet proof, depsite getting receiving well above average use, pretty routine salt spray while running on the boat. Didnt even need to take them apart after till they were 2 years old...
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    Shimano Terez - Guides - Rust

    I have 4 and all have had the rust on the guide legs and under the serving. I have had 3 replaced 5 times (the 4th I have only had for several months) over the last few years... sux to have to pay 80bucks to ship them off everytime plus be without them for up to 2 weeks. I originally had pearl...
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    Shimano Terez - Guides - Rust

    I have 4 and all have had the rust on the guide legs and under the serving. I have had 3 replaced 5 times (the 4th I have only had for several months) over the last few years... sux to have to pay 80bucks to ship them off everytime plus be without them for up to 2 weeks. I originally had pearl...
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    Shimano Terez Pearl White

    I have been thru 5 replacements of 3 rods due to this issue it starts immediately you just dont see it till it gets bad or you compare it to a new one.
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    Pouring Lead Can't fill the mold properly all the time

    I'm no expert but have been looking into pouring some stuff and found out your supposed to pre heat the mold before pouring... I would think a cold mold could cause that but again not an expert
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    suggestions for smoker

    I built my own from a 55gal drum. I was not satisfied with what was available out there as they were cheap and flimsy.. most required beefing up especially seals on doors etc. I basically cut a hole in the bottom of the drum bolted a small electrical box under it and mounted the burner in it...
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    Shimano Talica handle knobs

    k...no rush thanks
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    Shimano Talica handle knobs

    Thanks... yeah thought I may have to buy the whole thing. Funny thing is it shows up on the parts blowup (handle with knob) and has a number assigned to it but the number isnt listed in the parts listing / description.
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    Shimano Talica handle knobs

    Hey Bantam... will the knobs off a Talica fit a trinidad A? Can I purchase just the knobs?
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    Shimano Shimano Trini A Service Tutorial

    I looked for one recently and never found one, so I just opened them up. Very simple and straight forward
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    Info on making assist hooks

    I'm going to give this a try and was hoping for some info from those in the know so I don't order some stuff that won't work. Thought I would try both methods.. splicing an eye loop and the double line way using kevlar cord. My first concern is what size cord to use... I was looking at the tuf...
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    Trinidad 20A Replacement Handle

    Thanks for the info and the pics you sent Christian. Man does it look strange to see them without the white handles after being used to seeing the white! Diggin the black ones though... shoulda been that way from the start. Heres the pics so others can see.
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    Trinidad 20A Replacement Handle

    More info on those knobs.. please?? The store you reference does not seem to have a web site. What reel(s) did the knobs you bought fit?
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    Shimano Talica II / Trinidad A handle mod

    Thanks for the info. My 20's look to have the identical parts your 30 does so I'll mic the bearings to see if they are the same size.
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    Shimano Talica II / Trinidad A handle mod

    Wow those look sharp! I'd like to put the round JM handles on my TN20A's, like you have on your talicas, do you know if I'd need the same parts as what you used for the Talica or if not, do you have the Talica shaft measurements so I could compare to mine? I'd appreciate any help / info you...
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    Talk me out of a Trinidad/Terez 7 ft with 80lb braid...

    I think the heavy will do what you want... I have the 7' MH, X fast with trini 20A & 80lb braid...it's a beast. I was using it the other day on 50-60lb AJ's and it took care of them very well..I could tell the setup would've handled even larger fish. The heavy should do well for bottom...
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    Replacement for the White Trinidad A Knob?

    I had asked someone from shimano awhile back and they said the knob from the old trini will fit... only issue is you can't buy the knob itself, you have to buy the whole handle, so thats going to get pricey. try using a Mr clean magic eraser and see if that cleans them up, havent tried it yet...
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    Trinidad 16NA perfection in a box

    I need a size comparison... trying to decide if I'm going to buy the 16 or 20...could you post some pics of it, maybe on the rod while you're holding it or next to some other reel??
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    Trini A size comparison

    Thanks for tryin... can anyone post a pic of an MXL & MXJ together. Never seen an MXJ, Avets are'nt real common in tackle stores down here. From what I'm reading about it, is'nt it the same size as the MXL except Narrower?
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    Trini A size comparison

    Thanks for all the help everyone...Readyfortheyellow, that would be great if you could post the pics
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    Trini A size comparison

    Hoping someone can help me out here... I'm interested in buying a Trinidad A... but before I can commit I really need a visual reference as to their size (no stores here have them in stock & it may be a while a guess so I'll have to order sight unseen) So does anyone have the means to take &...
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    MXL Raptor....when?

    Thanks for the update
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    August 2010 Avet Reels Photo Contest

    whoops...meant to post this one
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    August 2010 Avet Reels Photo Contest

    Name: Daren Location: Jupiter, Fl Gear: Avet MXL 5.8 on offshore angler rod 30lb mono Date: 8/12/10 Taking the next few days to get some fishing in due to the good weather. Got a late start today so we did'nt get out until 3pm but the King macks did not dissapoint. It was an epic bite out...
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    MXL Raptor....when?

    That is great news....I have been waiting with great anticipation. Thanks for posting!!!
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    July Avet Reel Contest

    Name: Daren Fiedler Location: Ft Pierce, Florida Gear: Avet MXL 5.8, Shimano Trevala rod & Ande 30lb mono Date: 7/29/10 The Story: It's been a couple weeks since I've been able to get outside due to a tropical system moving through had the wind & seas up, but it finally laid down enough for...
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    AVET MXJ5.8

    Wow pretty cool, had no idea. Thanks JB!
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    July Avet Reel Contest

    Thanks for the answer Marcus
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    Way to increase tension on line out clicker??

    I slow troll livebaits alot... I can adjust the drag so that at "bait" position it provides just the right amount of tension to keep the line from going out but is light enough to minimize fish dropping the baits after the hit from feeling the tension on the line, however at this setting the...
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    Way to increase tension on line out clicker??

    There are 2 springs on each side of the pawl which I assume applies the tension...so is I were to replace them with heavier one it should increase it I'm guessing. The trick would be to find the right length spring in a heavier version.. anyone fooled around with this or know where to look...
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    AVET MXJ5.8

    I magged my MXL and it works. Anyone care to explain just why it works? The spools are aluminum right... which is a non ferrous metal and thereby has no attraction to a magnet.... so what gives?
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    SX raptor drag settings

    I won't run into many scenarios where I'll be running that much drag. I just want a reel that I can fish a wide range of drag settings without having to deal with the loading on the handle. I have an MXL and if I set the drag where I really need it there is quite a bit of pressure on the...
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    SX raptor drag settings

    Anyone have an answer for question 1? Old & in the way- Just to clarify.... reference my question & your answer on sideload... that is what causes the increase in pressure when you turn the handle right? So I should be able to fish this reel at the drag ratings you specified without an increase...
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    July Avet Reel Contest

    Question on the rules.... does the fish have to be caught this month between the 1st and 31st.... or is that simply the time frame to submit the photo?
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    SX raptor drag settings

    :notworthy
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    SX raptor drag settings

    Thanks for the info....BTW if I may ask, how did you come by the release time for the MX Raptor from my other post?
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    SX raptor drag settings

    So I am eagerly anticipating the MX raptor and I am figuring it should have a similair drag range to the SX, so I have a few questions for those who are using an SX Raptor. 1- It's advertised max drag is 17 @ strike 26 @ full a difference of 9lbs, am I correct in the assumption that this 9lb...
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    Solution for using line out clicker

    Cool.. thanks for the info, i'll try both and see what works best for me.
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    Solution for using line out clicker

    When livebaiting (conventional lever / star drag gear) and the bite is not exactly on fire or the fish are spread out, I throw the rods in a holder, out of gear with the line out clicker on and slow troll. My problem is finding a way to maintain enough tension to prevent line going out under...
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    Topshotting Q's

    Nesse thanks for the response...looks like no one else wants to add anything though
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    MXL Raptor....when?

    I've looked at the JX.... just a little larger than I'm willing to settle for,the MXL raptor will fit the bill perfectly for me, even if it has the same drag rating as the SX, which I'm sure it'll be slightly more. X-Star- depends on what I'm fishing for and how...it'll range from 30-50...
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    Talica 10 input

    Note.. that the post title refers to the TAC 10... not TAC 10II. The TAC 10 is single speed. For my use of the reel I don't need it to cast real far,however I'd gladly consider a star drag.... but there are'nt any out there this size with similair drag rating.
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    Topshotting Q's

    What determines the length of the mono top shot? Is it personal preference or does it vary according to species or fishing method used (drifting / trolling etc)? I've always used mono for offshore stuff, so what if anything would I have to overcome or get used to going with a braid / topshot...
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    Talica 10 input

    Looking at buying this reel and would like to hear from those who are using them. What setup are you using for braid / topshot (lb test & how many yds ea)? Any problems? What kind / size of fish are you catching ont them?
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    MXL Raptor....when?

    Hello all...new to this site, been lurking for a while gleening information. I'm probably gonna have numerous questions on Avets & topshotting as neither of these have really become real prevalent down my way yet. So I am in the market for 3 reels and I currently have an MXL 5.8 and after I...