Fly line Fathom 15SD / LD / LD2 ??

eDUBz

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    Cant decide what 15 size reel I want for fly lining. I have a squall II 15SD and love this reel, but want this size with the
    Metal frame. SD, LD or LD 2 for 30/40#?
     
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    Mike D.

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    Id say if you do mostly islands and inshore the star drag will cast and free spool better. If you need the lower gear for a larger fish (over 30#) then the LD2. I wouldn't want to put any big fish on a 15 size fathom though, if I had the choice.
     
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    eDUBz

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    Id say if you do mostly islands and inshore the star drag will cast and free spool better. If you need the lower gear for a larger fish (over 30#) then the LD2. I wouldn't want to put any big fish on a 15 size fathom though, if I had the choice.
    Basically just island and inshore. SD was my first choice
     
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    Big_Tuna_

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    If you're doing putting a 30 or 40# leader on it then you'd want 50lb braid which means youd need the capacity of a 25N. If this is your sole 30/40 reel then 25nld2 (2 speed) it is because you'll want it for bft.

    I also use my 25N reels for 20-
     
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    stuman

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    The gen2 Fathom 15 star drag has a nice cast control.
     
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    This is how I like to fish my Fathoms.
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