New Wahoo Reel

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  1. Bearaz

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    Need Some of your thoughts. Putting together a new setup for Wahoo Jigs/bombs. I have several Phenix rods including a psw 809xhj . Thinking of mounting an Avet HXJ reel. What are your thoughts and how would set up as to line type, lb test, etc.
     
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  2. hucklongfin

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    I use a TranX 500 HG on my psw809xhj for Wahoo bombs. The HXJ is nice. I'd go with 400 yds of 65# spectra with a 50# leader for bombs and jigs. That's how I have my JX Raptor set up.
     
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    I like my old gold Shimano Trinindad 40. It is loaded up with 100# spectra and a topshot of 50# mono that is roughly a cast and a half long. It is very reliable, requires minimal maintenance, easy to cast, and has a very high inches per crank so you can fish your jigs/bombs really fast. You can still find them used for a great price. I found the one I have for $200 on the BD classifieds.
     
  4. Baller

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    My HXJ Raptor is setup with Berkley Pro Spec 80# (Same as most 65# diameter wise) to a short (4') 50# mono leader. Button down that drag to 20-22# and reel the skinnies right in to the boat. Many sub 10 second fish with biters right by the boat...
    It is a great reel for that application btw.
     
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    The Okuma Andros 12NSII is a nice small reel that has a high retreive.
     
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    jx raptor
     
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  7. ripped

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    I’m with Baller. Don’t have ProSpec but 80 hollow for smoothness when guiding. It’ll hold 300 yards with a 5’ leader of either 50 or 60. Come to poppa.
     
  8. Shon

    Shon Fish til I can't fish no more

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    I used a gold Trinidad 20 and a Okuma Andros 12slla, I put the hammer to the wahoo last October. I’d also use my tranx 500hg. I used straight 65# spectra to 50 yards of 40# ande and a three foot 130# floro leader to the bomb. Worked like a champ!
     
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  9. dh515

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    I’d fill it with 80 lb. Threadlock (smooth line, strong) and tie that to 3’ of 130 fluoro with an FG knot. My Penn Fathom 40LDHS and Mak 30000 spinner are both rigged that way.
     
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    I use a ocea 4000 which is a little more narrow than a 40n and longer handle and t bar
     
  11. mtracy12

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    Trini 30
     
  12. back-breaker

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    I prefer star drags for wahoo jigs and bombs. Trinidad 40 is my go to. I wish they still made the 40 narrow. I also prefer handles shaped like knobs rather than t bars as theyre easier to situate for instantaneous cranking
     
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    Everybody has a favorite. If you are like me it was not until I purchased my third reel for Wahoo that I finally found what suits me.
     
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    And the reason I use the 80# Pro Spec is I got over 400 yds on the spool so it keeps my IPT near maximum. That counts in the wahoo game.
     
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  15. Workplacesafety

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    I use these. I too like a star drag for this. Hammered down 50 or 60 mono. Point that rod right at them and wind um in.

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    My HXJ is loaded with 80# solid spectra and 25-yards 50# Izor topshot.
     
  17. Yellowtail Dan

    Yellowtail Dan I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Penn Torque 25n load it with 65lb solid with 100yd top shot of 50lb mono and you're set. Out of the box it's ready to go
     
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  18. Bearaz

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    Lou, after 3 you should be an expert. Would you please share with me you favorite.
     
  19. jiggyn

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    I like the Trinidad 40 and 40N Ez to work on and proven hoo killer

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  20. No Cal Lou

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    Makaira 30000 with a Cal Star GF765XH. This is my go to combo for throwing bombs and jigs. That reel has the fastest retrieve of ANY reel and the rod is stiff so the hook sets when when a Wahoo takes the bomb or jig.
     
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