Rigging a 12 VISX

PENN

alantani

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Jul 24, 2005
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alan tani
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had a choice between 600 yards of 60 pound jb hollow or 400 yards of 80 pound jb hollow. i went with the 80 pound. plus a 25 yard topshot of 60 pound mono for now. we'll likely change it out to fluorocarbon later. the drag profile was nice. the advantage of the new penn visx line is that you can set the drag at full, then work backwards and set strike anywhere you want. i set the drag to 30 pounds at full. the throw is a little short to get to strike, but it's perfectly manageable. the numbers tell you exactly where you are. being able to move the strike stopper, and even install a second stopper, is a very nice feature.

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for 60 pound bait, this is my favorite reel.
 

IronMikeAC

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Mike
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Vagabond
had a choice between 600 yards of 60 pound jb hollow or 400 yards of 80 pound jb hollow. i went with the 80 pound. plus a 25 yard topshot of 60 pound mono for now. we'll likely change it out to fluorocarbon later. the drag profile was nice. the advantage of the new penn visx line is that you can set the drag at full, then work backwards and set strike anywhere you want. i set the drag to 30 pounds at full. the throw is a little short to get to strike, but it's perfectly manageable. the numbers tell you exactly where you are. being able to move the strike stopper, and even install a second stopper, is a very nice feature.

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for 60 pound bait, this is my favorite reel.
Alan, one trick I use is to superglue two small strips of electrical tape at first stop, second stop before strike. That way I can feel them in the dark with my thumb
 
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tunanorth

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Dec 4, 2005
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Great stuff, thanks Alan!
I'm going to "pin" this.
 
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Jsnake4444

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May 19, 2019
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Jacob Roser
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The I wish
had a choice between 600 yards of 60 pound jb hollow or 400 yards of 80 pound jb hollow. i went with the 80 pound. plus a 25 yard topshot of 60 pound mono for now. we'll likely change it out to fluorocarbon later. the drag profile was nice. the advantage of the new penn visx line is that you can set the drag at full, then work backwards and set strike anywhere you want. i set the drag to 30 pounds at full. the throw is a little short to get to strike, but it's perfectly manageable. the numbers tell you exactly where you are. being able to move the strike stopper, and even install a second stopper, is a very nice feature.

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1_28_11_20_2_46_43_33994562.jpeg


1_28_11_20_2_47_03_339952005.jpeg


1_28_11_20_2_47_26_339951862.jpeg


for 60 pound bait, this is my favorite reel.
Where did you get the stickers for the drag numbers?
 
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