best wahoo reel

Discussion in 'San Diego Long Range fishing Reports' started by MurderInc., Aug 7, 2006.

  1. Newportlocal

    Newportlocal Newbie

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    avets are great reels jx,lx,hx, love the two speeds. Still like Newell 533 4.6 and 5.5 deck hand specials on the long rod. Trinidad 20 or 40N with the little white anti backlash gear razor bladed out. The best cast for the least money are the diawa sealines.
     
  2. Bill W

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    Hi Lee,
    Avets cast great for a lever drag, every thing is give and take. I like to crank the drag up more than most. I find pushing the lever up just off the freespool spot gives me what I need until I hang a fish. In low gear it's no problem. P.S. I really like my Avets anyway. Scott made the first 10 day last year on the Rooster. Great to fish with both of You guys last year.
     
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    U 2 Bill
     
  4. riceman1011

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    avet Hx two speed its not called the Hoo reel for nuthing...
     
  5. Big Skin

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    Only if you like to change your drag washers on a daily basis. Been there. Jigmaster 500 will also catch Wahoo.
     
  6. Newportlocal

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    cheapest diawa sealine, or newell
    more $ avet 2 speed or trinidad
    Personally for the money I like the avet it is nice to have two speeds it is a big ocean, you never know what you will hook up just because you are throwing for wahoo. I like spectra with a long top shot; I want the back up, but I hate casting into my spectra.
     
  7. wahoo.ch

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    Brandon, I’m trying to figure out the spectra capacity and allow room for a 75 to 100yd top of 50lb. I would prefer the 80 but think I need to go with 60 JBH. How much spectra will the 665NN hold and still have plenty of room for a TS?

    Thanks
     
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    I would imagine the 6/3 would get the job done. Ive never caught a hoo, but im a fan of the reel.

    Thanks for the read guys.
     
  9. fishboy15473

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    I like the newell 533 5.5 its the only reel for me to use when fishing for wahoo.. because of the high gear ratio.. plus it casts the yoyo iron very well.. just make sure you service
    you reel alot but for the most part if I didn't have that reel I wouldn't have caught my 87 pound wahoo on the iron.
     
  10. trandc9

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    Sorry to bring this topic up again. With all the new reels like Trinidad A, Daiwa Hyper Speed, Accurate BX series .etc
    What do you think?
     
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    My new one is an accurate 665 narrow high speed 6:1 ratio
     
  12. backlashjack

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    Accurate BX600NN. extra narrow, just wind like hell
     
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    yellowklr My Best Catch!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Avet LX 6/3
     
  14. FishAcquisition

    FishAcquisition I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    What would you say about the 349?
     
  15. Bill W

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    My secret weapon long time ago. Take off the heavy spool and put on a Newell spool. 9/0 drag and tall as a 6/0 double bar braced 3.2 to 1 but tall means lotta line per crank. I used it for yo-yo and lay the flat reel on my wrist with a fish on. Only negetive is it had bushing bearings. Penn stopped making them a long time ago.
     
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    Rodless_Jim I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Interesting to see this thread reappear. I've been using Daiwas for wahoo all along...Saltist 2-speeds, and then later on Saltiga 2-speeds. Now I have nine total Daiwa 2-speeds, but they are also "older" technology.

    I am not looking to switch, but is there a new reel or reel class that is superior for wahoo? If so, why?
     
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  17. FishAcquisition

    FishAcquisition I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Thanks for the reply, why the Newell spool? Where would I find the Newell spool, what would I ask for?
     
  18. Bill W

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    There was a Newell upgrade that widened the 349H and then Newell made a spool for the standard narrow width. I have 3 reels but they are dinosaurs. The bushing bearing have frozen up on me. They are at least 40 years old...
     
  19. King Halibut

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    An Avet MXL loaded with 40!
    Kills em.
     
  20. apogee

    apogee My name is Apogee and I am a Squidaholic

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    Okay, I will chime in here and give you the real reel to use on one of these glorified cattle boats. I have many reels, but if you want to be top stick, use either a Shimano Thunnus or a Shimano Stella SW 20000 PG with a Tuna Sniper or an OTI and you will be always hooked up while everybody else is wondering why? There you have it..It is not even fair.......Ap
     

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