Okuma Tesoro 10S - Real World Test

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  1. Baller

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    Hi guys,

    Was lucky enough to acquire a 10s prior to my recent 9 day trip. Spooled it up with 65# Berkeley Pro Spec which is my favorite braid by far.
    Here are my "Real world" thoughts of the reel:
    1. Casts great! - Freespool was very good and easy to master - even full of braid which is how I fished it. Backlashes were minimal for a new reel that I was unfamiliar with.
    2. Great torque given its high gear ratio - Especially when a big wahoo attacks it and you gotta keep cranking through the bite. Was very pleasantly surprised..!
    3. Ergonomics are well thought out - Very comfy to fish - especially 3 days of solid casting - hands did not get rubbed raw anywhere which is a big plus for me.
    4. Drag was very solid - Fished it on the tight side mostly (17-18#) since the wahoo were around and everyone knows how hard they are to hook and boat. Still very silky smooth at the higher settings.

    I fished this reel hard for about 3 days as I mentioned before. I caught surface iron wahoo, yellowtail, black skipjack and yellowfin tuna all on the same rod and reel. Was a real pleasure to fish this new reel. I think Okuma did a very good job with this reel. Looking forward to try the 12 out.

    BTW, I am not affiliated with Okuma, just figured I would post a non biased opinion of the reel for those of you that have been waiting to get it and try it out. If anyone has any questions fire away..!!

    I might even be the first retail consumer to get a wahoo on it? That would be cool..

    Bill
     
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    Paired with what rod?
     
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    SouthBayKiller I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Line capacity more similar to a TN16 or 20?
     
  4. Baller

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    The line capacity is almost identical to the Trini 16a. Size wise also very, very similar.
    I had it on 3 different rods on this trip:
    UC US100 Monster
    UC CE1000 Wahoo
    UC CE1000 Del Mar
    Prior to the trip had it on my UC US90 Monster and a UC CE1000 Monster to cast it one session at the lake. Equally good on all the rods but would probably get a 12 for the Del Mar and Wahoo so I could use 80# Pro Spec for the larger jigs on those heavier rods (Can you tell I am a HUGE UC fan..??!!).

    Used 50# leader with a tight drag as stated. Also used various weight and mfg of surface irons with the different rods.
     
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    Thanks for the sharing!
     
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    How much spectra (65#) did you get on it? Is the base riveted on?
     
  7. Baller

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    I believe it was 350 yds of Pro Spec 65#. I will double check but I believe the base is screwed on but from the top down, not from under the bottom of the seat up (If that makes sense..??)
     
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    Welcome TESORO....the TRINIDAD Killer...:-)
     
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    I always thought the 10 would hold as much as a trini 20, doesn't it weight more than trini 16?
     
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    No, the 10 is almost identical to the 16, the 12 will be the size of the 20.
     
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    Thanks for the report bud! Nice work
     
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    Any more real world input on the Tesoro? Problems, etc...
     
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    Probably will not find too much info since very few people have them in the real world yet. Still no issues with mine. Love it.
     
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    2 weeks...supposedly.
     

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