Hx raptor, Dx2-600, or Penn trq40 nld2

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  1. shooter21

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    Looking at all 3 of these, but they seem to overlap or basically in the same line class. Looking for recommendations if they are identical or do they have different applications. Thanks
     
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    Great question as I was thinking about a true 50- 60# reel..
     
  3. JohnnieB

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    Just thought I'd comment on the HX Raptor spooled with 80lb, Performed flawlessly on 130 class BF, so well I bought one. So to me it's more than a 50-60lb choice.
     
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    I purchased a dx2-600 and put 550 yd of 80 lb hollow on it. havent fished it yet but plan on fishing 60-80 top shot. Good luck all three are great reels!
     
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    skipjackrobert I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    3 speed hx...
     
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    So the Raptors especially the 3 speed are in a higher class line rating wise than the other 2? Raptor 80# spectra w/ 80-100# floro, others 80# specta w/ 60- 80# floro
     
  7. hucklongfin

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    I'd say they can all handle the same line and fish. I have an HX Raptor with 500 yds of 80# and use a 60# topshot. I've used it for 50# as well but now use a JX Raptor for 50#. Personally, I'd take the HX Raptor over the 40n over the dx2-600.
     
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    skipjackrobert I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    U can get them in a 3 speed. Fish 50 or 60 or a stealthy 80 LB...
     
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    I ordered a hx 3speed yesterday, but also bought a torque 40 from Woodbury. Should I keep them both or dump the torque?
     
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    skipjackrobert I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    That's your call but both are awesome reels. What's nice about the HX is that you can fish jigs or bait or dropper loop and it works well for all applications including 50 or 60 or stealth 80. Your call on selling the 40 but that is a great reel too...
     
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    skipjackrobert I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    if you ever fish Guadalupe, I would want both reels...I just HATE GOLD REELS! :)
     
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    I know that thing would be slick in silver or black, get the hint Penn lol
     
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    I have both the HX and the Torque 40NLD2. The Penn is prettier, and holds a bit less line. Both kill fish with quiet effectiveness. It NEVER hurts to have two solid reels holding 80# braid that you can equip with different topshots as the conditions require. Both will whip anything less than cow-class fish, and that is a whole bunch of what you will run across. And they give you a fighting chance at a biggie if one catches you by surprise.
     
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    I'd keep 'em both. How are you going to be a tackle 'ho if you don't have more than you absolutely need?
     
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    Very true, but I will say all the Makarias are my sons. I do have a problem with this tackle hoeness. Hx raptor, bv2-800, dx2-600, visx 12, trq 40nld2, jigging master pe8 all have 80# spectra.
     
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    It is real nice to have two of those class setups available on a trip. Now you will have a back up in case something breaks or fails, and also if you catch a nice one. You won't have to re-rig it, just use the other setup. Rack the one you caught the fish on, and tie fresh fluro and hook later when things slow down. Sure hope this season comes together like the last one, looks like it could. Aloha
     
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