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skipjackrobert

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Apr 2, 2013
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The Constitution or Tomahawk with Stan
700h seems a bit undergunned for this application...
 

skipjackrobert

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Apr 2, 2013
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Rob
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The Constitution or Tomahawk with Stan
I have two 700h's and love them but would never fish 80lb on them. I top out at 50lb on mine and 60lb on my two 700xh's But each to their own especially if it works
Yea I have fished the 700XH and it was under gunned for the grade that week at The Lupe! Watched a guy on 40lb topshot with a nine foot rod and a trini 20A. These fish were kicking his ass for 2 hours at time... Sure it can be done, but why?
 
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terryc.

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Mar 12, 2006
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Terry
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20 ft. Marlin cc
Ok to clarify maybe they are not all 700h rods as I didn't look at them all the boat rod I did look at was. Regardless those 40's are the best value out there.
 
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Roadrunner

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Oct 3, 2004
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John Gleaves
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20 foot, Westcoaster, Roadrunner
Did you guys measure the sunset and full numbers on the fathom 40 when strike is at 23lbs?
late reply as I missed this part. We ignored all the numbers on the reel and ignored Sunset. We used a scale to set the drag and just marked each drag setting with a simple line using a sharpie
 
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von_smozel

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I loved reading about the Fathom 40NLD2, can't wait to go out and buy one in left hand! Oh, wait... :(
 

No Cal Lou

No Cal Lou
Oct 1, 2009
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Lou Salatich
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Just received this e-mail from Captain Mike Lackey of the Vagabond.


Hi Steve,
Just wanted to let you know how well the Fathom 40's loaded with 80 lb
pro spec and a short (50 yds) topshot of 80 lb big game on these 120 -
175 lb Yft are working incredible!
We are having guys come to us asking to borrow our gear after watching
the other passengers using them.
Must admit I thought I was asking to much of the reel, but its been
solid.
Love my International 20VISX, I do believe the 12's and 16's are the right reel for this
after seeing them in action.
Thank you,
Mike Lackey
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Why the Top Shot so long on the 40N ?