Best big fish winch in a small package

jigstrike

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Going on an 8 day in October and looking to upgrade my quiver and add something for fishing 100 or 120 braid with a short 100lb topshot/leader. Something of an absolute fishing winch for the big big boys or the unlucky medium size fish.

But since I like to "have my cake and eatbit too," i want to keep it smaller and lighter if possible. Most importantly, it has to be available under the current supply chain scheme.

I have been suggested a Mak 20sea with a 2x4 rail rod. Would likebto spend under 700 but 1000 is probably more in line.
 
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CI_SeaWolf

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    You are pretty well heeled with the setup you mentioned. You might think about a UC or Rainshadow comparable to the Seeker.
     
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    Sailing La Reina

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    Reel: Avet HXW Raptor. Rod: Okuma PCH XXXH Rail Rod. That should keep you around $1000 and meet your other specifications. I regularly use this set up. It works well for me.
     
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    lasparky11

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    X-wife she's so fat she floats
    Penn 16 or 20 VISX paired with a Calstar 775XH/XXH.
     
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    hucklongfin

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    I use a Mak 20/Viper 76 and a HXW Raptor/pch-c-74xxxh as my 100# rigs. I use the HXW for jigs and the Mak for flyline and sinker rigs.
     
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    Bill W

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    Bill Walsh
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    Going on an 8 day in October and looking to upgrade my quiver and add something for fishing 100 or 120 braid with a short 100lb topshot/leader. Something of an absolute fishing winch for the big big boys or the unlucky medium size fish.

    But since I like to "have my cake and eatbit too," i want to keep it smaller and lighter if possible. Most importantly, it has to be available under the current supply chain scheme.

    I have been suggested a Mak 20sea with a 2x4 rail rod. Would likebto spend under 700 but 1000 is probably more in line.
    That works… Mak. 20 and 2 by 4
     
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    Steve K

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    Jan 2, 2005
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    18' Bayrunner, but I like the American Angler and the Red Rooster III
    Makaira 20SEa on a 2x4 or a Viper is anything but a small package

    Mak16SEa on a Centaur, 100#, now you’re getting stealthy. ;)
     
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    Steve K

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    18' Bayrunner, but I like the American Angler and the Red Rooster III
    I have the Mak 20 with 2x4.

    But I really like my Avet HXW 3 speed and Graftec 76XXXH.
    Min, the generous giveaway on last year’s 16 day trip?
     
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