Penn 3130RS paired with 12T.

Mark Bingham

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Sep 5, 2016
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StormFishing
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Wet Dream
I have a 3130 im thinking of using for a trolling and light dropper loop/small flatfall set up and found a used 12T near me for 250$
Would this reel pair up well? The rod is rated 20-40 but is pretty stiff, i think it will handle 40 well.
I may upgrade the rod in the future if the style produces for me. But for now Id like to try to keep the costs down.
What do you guys think??
Could get a new 113HN in for that??
 
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gecsr1

28' Aquasport "Reel Adventure II"
Jul 15, 2005
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Poway Ca
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Gary
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28' Aquasport "Reel Adventure II" / PlainJaneRods
use the 12T , has it been 2 speeded or any mods ?
 

tunanorth

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Dec 4, 2005
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Tunanorth
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Bass Tracker 16
I think its stock

If it is indeed "straight stock", then bear in mind that the drag curve is designed for 12-20 pound lines.
If you set the drag any higher, it will tend to lose freespool capability.
Over the years, 12T's were highly modified in different ways, os it may or may not be stock.
Assuming zero modifications, a US113N would probably be the better choice for the uses you mention.
 
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