EX 50/2 SDS For High Speed Trolling (Wahoo)

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  1. HavasuSun

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    Howdy. I have an EX 50/2 SDS that I want to use on my boat for high speed wahoo fishing. Because it is a topless reel, I am a little concerned about the stress of high speed trolling. What are your thoughts? Will I run the risk of damaging the reel or will it work? Thanks!
     
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    You will have no problems with that reel. I have 2 of them that have caught many tuna over 200 pounds.
     
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    It's overkill for wahoo but would certainly do the job without any ill effects.
     
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    Nothing to be concerned about IMHO.
     
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    It’s hard to beat on old Penn Senator 114 with its jerky drag for getting the hook set your looking for. A smooth drag won’t work the same.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback. I already have one. Now I am looking to add another. It takes a ton of drag to pull a 36oz wieght followed by a 16oz lure at 13-18 knots. I agree the reel may be overkill for he wahoo itself, it is the hours of high speed trolling that I was worried about.
    I have two Penn international 50SW’s that I used last year. This year I want to run 4 lines. Looking forward to winter wahoo fishing in the bahamas!!
     
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    Photos from last winter

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    Use it with confidence!
     
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    I love the OG mentality. I have used 114 and 113 senators for years. Once I added more modern reels, I sold my OG stuff. It was a hit to my bank account but I don’t think I will ever go back.

    I honestly never tried high speed trolling with a senator but I don’t think they would be up for the task. Even with HT100 drags, the bearings in a 114 and the plastic sides don’t seem like they would handle the stress of repeated use.
     

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