16VISX vr MAK16SEa

Discussion in 'San Diego Long Range fishing Reports' started by Olddog8, Oct 8, 2017.

  1. af dreamer

    af dreamer I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    With braid the diameter changes with the type like solid or hollow and the amount of carriers and dynema or spectra.I can give tinkers damn about braid as What ever I use is always way more than needed on any of my reels.Myself I prefer hollow braid as I like the feel of it over solid.Tom
     
  2. freegaff2

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    some of y'all better take a long drink...looks like the pissin' match aint' over ;)
     
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  3. jiggyn

    jiggyn Do you even fish?

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    I checked out the 20 VISX and OMGEEEE sick sick sick
     
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  4. Let em eat 74

    Let em eat 74 Well-Known "Member"

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    image.jpeg For those who have been curious I spooled my 16visx yesterday. Although I originally planned on 100# Berkely pro spec solid, the current difficulty in finding it (or many others) lead me to use regular old Izorline solid. Stuffed full I got 660yds.
     
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  5. Let em eat 74

    Let em eat 74 Well-Known "Member"

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    Considering how thick Izorline is and it's typical breaking strength as posted by Paulus, I'm very happy with the result. It was loaded with plenty of tension, but not enough to cause problems.
     
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  6. dh515

    dh515 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I think you made a good choice. The Pro Spec 100 solid I have measures .56 mm with an abs of 180. Capacity wise you would of been about the same.
     
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  7. Statistico

    Statistico Statistition

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    My Christmas present has arrived. Just bought the 20 VISX to go with my recently purchased 16 VISX. I spooled it with 100 solid (460 yds) and topped it with 130 hollow (150 yds). I’m excited about letting A friend use it when I take my naps, hi, hi.

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  8. Let em eat 74

    Let em eat 74 Well-Known "Member"

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    I figured this would be relevant to the discussion and good for a baseline apples to apples comparison of the capacity of both reels on a common line with typical winding techniques. Just so you all know, at a little over the half way mark on the spool itself we were barely to 300 and I was getting nervous it wouldn't make even 600. This proved to be nothing of concern as it easily exceeded the number I was hoping for. There is about 3/16" left for topshot as a reference.
     
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  9. TUNAHAKUNA

    TUNAHAKUNA Newbie

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    Don’t have any experience with the Penn.
    Here is my experience with the Mac 16 SEa.I just got back today on the Intrepid. While at the Bank I was using my midday stealth setup- - (Mac 16 on a Calstar 7465 XH w/guides filled with 100lb JB hollow with 15 ft of 100# premier) hooked a nicer fish and after 2 hours lost 5ft from gaff when my topshot broke at the spot where the fluro stopped inside the spectra. Totally my mistake I didn’t Point my rod at the fish as the fluro entered my rod tip.
    As for the performance of the reel, set it at 28 lbs drag and checked it after and still had 28 lbs. Reel worked flawlessly, but oh did I wish I was on my 20 SEa.
    We got a good look at the fish and our guess was between 225 and 250. Never came close to seeing the bottom of my spool. Only other challenge was the 25 times around the anchor rope- I’m not kidding

    For what it’s worth, this is asking way to much of a 16 sized reel.

    Basil, this was not one of your top shots. I used the ones you sent my on short notice and as usual they worked perfect!

    Brian
     
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  10. dh515

    dh515 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Tough loss there. Was that top shot secured with nail knots, crimps or served?
     
  11. surfaceslinger

    surfaceslinger Newbie

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    Joe what boat are you on l have a trip that leaves jan 10 as well
     
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  12. TUNAHAKUNA

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    Was crimped, which held fine
    Failure was between end of fluro and start of loop
     
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  13. dh515

    dh515 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Thanks!
     
  14. Steve K

    Steve K Hey, I'm gettin' bit...

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    Kevin, both Joe and I are on the Accurate 14 day on the Angler.

    What about your trip? Just checked schedules, thought we were the only boat departing on the 10th.
    We gotta be on the same trip. Good news is that with the way the schedules run on the other boats, only Intrepid will be there to share it with us and they depart on the 12th. If it's the bank, we'll have the Alpha spot for sure! All other boats are coming or going.
     
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  15. mberggre

    mberggre Well-Known "Member"

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    Did you sand all of the rough edges off of the leading edge of floro? I’m paranoid that I’m going to have a windon fail and then I’ll ibsessively rebuild my collection.
     
  16. ifish42na

    ifish42na No Bad Days

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    Sorry for your lost fish Brian! This is where double wall wind-ons have the edge; pretty sure that fish would be on the deck. Was your fluoro square cut or tapered?
     
  17. ReelDealAngler-

    ReelDealAngler- Born To Fish

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    Look into the FG knot... simple, strong, very thin profile connection that works well with solid or hollow braid... and no need for tools, crimps, nail knots, etc. It flies through your guides on the cast and no bump (even under heavy load coming back in). Less hassle and less cost than premade windons with leader inserted into braid (be it your own or the expensive dealer built versions).

    G
     
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  18. Olddog8

    Olddog8 Well-Known "Member"

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    Now that anglers have used the new VISX International reels and they have great reviews, I refer to my original question; has anyone used both the VISX and the MAK (of similar size)? A real world comparison would be helpful before I pull the trigger on a new 16 size reel.
     
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