Albacore Trolling Reel

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  1. openclass

    openclass Member

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    After being out of the game for a few years I'm jumping back in running. Picked up a Parker 2820 and I'm in the process of outfitting it for Nor Cal. I need enough rigs to troll for Albacore and I'm looking at the Dauntless DX2 600. Not being familiar with the reel I'm looking for opinions on using it for a troller.....80# braid, 50# Ts ?
     
  2. stank

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    I’d go 65 braid with 50#
     
  3. heatsource

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    I agree with Dave, 65 to 50 mono
    But I think the 500 is better for albacore
    Either way great reels
    Good luck, ft Bragg has been good the last few years
     
  4. jer dog

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    For Trolling for Albacore, you don't need anything fancy,
    A Pen 113 HLW or 114, is plenty Good for them,
    and they hold up well, that what most SD open Party
    have been using for Decades .
    spend the money on a good live
    Bait Setup.
     
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    Dude just bought a Parker 2820, he should have the dough for a number of nice bait-sticks...
     
  6. pastdue

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    A good single speed reel like the pen with a good Clicker or even a used old Daiwa 450h with a good clicker also less maintenance and you can hear the fish when they hit you don't want to go back to your rod with an empty spool because you can't hear the fancy two-speed reels
     
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  7. swami 805

    swami 805 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I always trolled for them with 100lb,thought being to get them to the boat quick to get a bait stop going. Don't want that thing running all over creation. If it's strictly trolling that would be different
     
  8. fujirose

    fujirose Well-Known "Member"

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    There is no live bait for albacore in NorCal. It is strictly a troll, jig, swimbait show unless you are good with a cast net and come across a school of anchovies or sardines (unlikely) on the way out. Some trollers use the umbrella style or spreader bar for a trolling rig. Those present more resistance through the water compared to a single jigs or deep runners. So you want a loud clicker. And you want to be able to bring a fish to the boat, to turn the school to the boat and other jigs.

    And you also want to use rigs big enough for the elusive big BFT, or a school of bigger ablies.
     
  9. jer dog

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    when there was Albies out of Morro Bay, back in the
    Day, the 6/0 with straight 80 LB,
    winding them Straight in with no pumping
    did the trick.
     
  10. heatsource

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    nor cal is basically a troll game, darn few places to get bait and theyre pretty far from the grounds lately
    some guys got bait in sf last year, brought it north in big tanks and killed it out of Bragg and eureka
     
  11. swami 805

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    We had a couple years at Morro bay and did ok with chunks. We'd get a block of frozen sardines,cut them into chunks and use them for chum and bait. Used a 6/0 with a wide newell kit and 100lb. Leave the troll fish hanging and fish the chunks and bring in the troll fish when the bite shut off. Boat lines would work good too. Wish those things would show up again down here.
     
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    I put 450yrds of 80lb Maxquatro on a valiant 600n there are no trolling lugs tho
     
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    The 2 speed seems like overkill, I use simple old avet Lx 6.0 single speeds on the troll and winch them in. Never had an Albert I wanted to down shift on. 300 yards of 80# braid then filled to the brim with 60# mono.
    The valiant vp600(6:1) of vp600p look ideal (4:1)
    Depending on your style
     
  14. openclass

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    I agree that the 2 speed is an overkill in most cases. I'm 235 lbs and I could probably catch them on a pole and line but the wife is a petite 99lbs and just doesn't have the strength for the high gear on anything other than small fish. As far as suggestions on other brands I appreciate it but I already have several other accurates and have a lot of respect for them....they have earned my loyalty.
     
  15. PezGallo21

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    Hi Rich, thanks for the support! The Dauntless series is top of the line, you will not be disappointed. Typically, for Albacore, the 400 and 500 sizes are most popular, but like mentioned before if you would want the setup to double for fish like bluefin, you will be happy with the 600. We rate the 600 size for 65# braid, but we have folks use both 50 and 80 as well, so it is really personal preference. If you have more Accurate specific questions, shoot me a PM I would be happy to help you out!
     
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    I agree it’s an awesome real I would double check the clickers loud enough to hear over your motor running
    I have a bunch of accurate reels but troll with torium 16hgs because of the loud clickers
     
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    The Dauntless (DX2-600) is an excellent choice. Any of our 600 class reels will get the job done. If you are looking for light weight but just as strong, I would suggest the BV (Valiant) line of our reels.
     
  18. openclass

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    Accurate reps
    Can the Dauntless be ordered in all silver ie no black accents on the spool, handle, and drag lever? The traditional Accurate silver is more my thing.
     
  19. PezGallo21

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    Hi Rich,

    Sorry for the late response. It can be ordered that way, but will carry a custom color charge as well as a 3-4 week build time.
     

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