“Hey Coleman! Which should I get? The 15LD2 or the 15XNLD2?”Although I personally prefer the 15LD2 due to the lighter spool, in lengthy discussions, I have found that veteran captain Mike Lackey of the Vagabond definitely prefers the 15XNLD2 for his passengers using 30-pound topshots.
He feels there is a nice advantage to the larger gears, larger drag surface, and stiffer frame, even with 30-pound lines.
For island and kelp patty fishing I use:This is how I prefer fishing my Fathoms. I’m considering getting a 15LD2 soon for 30# for bait fishing yellowfin soon. Last year I hooked up to a nice size BFT while fishing YFT on a single speed reel and I couldn’t bring him up once he started doing circles, it ended up sawing me off. Loss a fish but gain an important lesson.
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