2 speed for yo-yo reel?

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  1. AWilliams

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    Is a 2speed better for yo-yo? Hi speed for retrieve and low for winding in the fish? Looking at the Penn 40ld2 for braid backer and switching out 40-60# top shots dependent on need..thanks
     
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    I use 2-speeds for yoyo.

    Most of the sub-cow sized 2-speeds have a jig gear and a bait gear. The low gear on them isn't a just winch them in gear. The Avet MXL 6/4 gets 41 inches in high and 25 in low. The JX 6/3 gets 46 ipt in high and 22 in low. A Jigmaster with 4:1 gears gets 25 ipt and it was the go to reel for years. The classic YTS got 30 ipt, the newer 113n with 4.3:1 gears gets 34'!
     
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    I like the jx raptor for yoyo. Perfect reel, i wouldnt mind using a star drag nonetheless
     
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    The 40NLD2 is my Yo Yo reel.
    Good choice.
     
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    SouthBayKiller I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Its not required at all, but doesn't hurt either. Far and away the most yoyo fish I have personally caught was on my Baja special, that being said since all this bluefin has been on the menu I've mostly traded out my dedicated yoyo setup for a 60lb 2 speed setup on any trip that has a shot at tuna.
     
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    I love my Avet MXJ raptor for yo-yo!
     
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    hawkplayer32 I'd rather be fishing.

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    JX is a better yoyo reel IMO
     
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    Here we go, lol : )

    Sure it can be better depending on the size fish that are around. My Avets are all Raptors, so drag has never been in issue.

    Colonet yellows 10lbs-30lbs MXJ has been great! I haven't needed the JX for this size yellows.

    The line retrieve per inch. on MX is 41'...JX 46'...if you want faster JX.

    Yo-yo fishing for BFT, again all depends on weight class.

    Long range trips, different story.

    Have fun!
     
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    I got an accurate valiant 600N and it has close to 51" per turn so when your burning a jig you don't have to reel as fast. I made the mistake of reeling like i was on my MXL. I was reeling to fast I slowed down and got 10x more bites.
     
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    I like the HXJ for yo-yo due to the extra narrow spool.
     
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    It depends on where and how heavy you’re jigging.

    If you’re in an area where you would fish bait with a two-speed, jig with a 2-speed.

    I generally yo-yo 50# with a TRQ30LD2 on a 700H, and I’ve got a ton of yellow over 30 and quite a few over 40.
     
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    Tiburon SST auto shifting reels best ever for yoyo and wahoo. High gear when retrieving, instant low gear when bit, auto shift back and forth as needed.....
     
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    Like Adam said, sometimes you can reel too fast (except for wahoo) if the reel has too high of a gear. I use 2-speed reels because I like a high retrieve without winding like a maniac, and then the lower gear to move the fish as necessary.

    I use both an Avet HX (47") and a Penn TRQ40NLD2 (42") for yo-yo lures because you wind an easy twenty times in ten seconds and MOVE the lure fast enough to entice a strike without wearing yourself out, then drop down into the zone again. And my Penn 113HN Baja Special at 34" is an easy retrieve on surface lures for proper lure action. (But there have been fish that made me wish for a second gear on it!)
     
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    Thank you
     
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    in the winter when yellowtail are at 40 fathoms a two speed helps when yo-yo fishing
     
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    The Andros A-12SII fast and has a 2.1:1 low gear. Very versatile.
     
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    I have had great luck with the Newell 533 because I use it. I just got a Fathom 40 LD2 and I really like it. I’m sure it will be great for 40lb to 60lb. I used it with 80lb with Flatfalls but some say no.
     

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