Hxw raptor vs atd 12 grouper fishing

AKSalmon

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Sold my Parker. You can find me on the Red Rooster.
The HXW is a great reel, but you really don't need the W version for grouper. Get the regular width HX Raptor.
 
Oct 20, 2020
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I love the atd-12 but need that lower gear. I am Fishing for trains(grouper over 30 pounds) in depths up to 900 ft .....Can a avet hx/hxw handle 130 pound test?
 
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F.I.S.H.Y

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I love the atd-12 but need that lower gear. I am Fishing for trains(grouper over 30 pounds) in depths up to 900 ft .....Can a avet hx/hxw handle 130 pound test?
no. For 130lb you need a VISX 20 or Makaira 20. I dont see why your limiting yourself to 2 reels... If you need extreme low gearing get a Makaira, the makairas torque is unmatched. If it was me i would get a visx 16 or makaira 16.
 

AKSalmon

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Sold my Parker. You can find me on the Red Rooster.
I fish 100# on my HX Raptor. Last spring I caught a 53# grouper on it while fishing the dropper loop for yellowtail. The reel has plenty of guts for a sizable grouper. And in my opinion, I'd consider thinner line so it won't catch as much current at 900 feet. I doubt you could break 80# spectra on a grouper -- but you might want to splice in 20 feet or so of 130# as abrasion resistance.
 
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Oct 20, 2020
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Florida
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Timothy Eastburn
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Yellowfin
I fish 100# on my HX Raptor. Last spring I caught a 53# grouper on it while fishing the dropper loop for yellowtail. The reel has plenty of guts for a sizable grouper. And in my opinion, I'd consider thinner line so it won't catch as much current at 900 feet. I doubt you could break 80# spectra on a grouper -- but you might want to splice in 20 feet or so of 130# as abrasion resistance.
Great advice and great fish. Plz show us a picture if you have time.
 

AKSalmon

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Jul 15, 2006
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Sold my Parker. You can find me on the Red Rooster.
I posted a picture in a story I did on the March 2020 Red Rooster15 Day trip:

 

Texas Tuna

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My HXW 3 speed does good on big cubera snapper and warsaws. I dont know if it is offered in left hand though. The 3 speed is really nice for getting those fish off the bottom and blowing them.
 
Oct 20, 2020
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Timothy Eastburn
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So ended up with the hxw raptor, ?Super atd -12 and now the ex50/2 sds
Purchased from the very kind fellows at charkBait. Heading out next week out of jax 60 plus and with post some pictures. Actually going with up and coming you tube legend big daddy Joe-V.
 
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