Rod/Reel Advise

Discussion in 'Washington Saltwater Fishing Reports' started by oceansport17, Dec 29, 2017.

  1. Tiderunner85

    Tiderunner85 Member

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    For pulling divers a mooching reel is your friend. Get a Daiwa moocher reel for $80 and put it on a BC style 10'6 rod. The reel is pretty much indestructible and I think a lot more fun. Makes for quick work bring gear up for checks and getting it back down.
     
  2. silver slayer

    silver slayer I've posted enough I should'nt have to edit this

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    Ya but I have green rods n reels and red rods n reels that way we know which side of the boat they run on. And yes they are all custom built and fish way better then any production rod out there. Even with divers there is a difference. You can catch tuna on a Barbie rod to but why when you can fish with good gear
     
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  3. oceansport17

    oceansport17 Newbie

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    Thank You everyone for chiming in. The advise is much appreciated.
     
  4. undone

    undone Member

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    Well there you go, you can go buy good working off the shelf stuff, or custom made special order color coded rods and reels.
     
  5. escapee

    escapee Newbie

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    barak rabel
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    I love mooching reels, but challenge the "indestructible " aspect you speak of.

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  6. FishPimpII

    FishPimpII Dreaming about the next boat...

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    Jeff Nelson
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    Good grief did you run it over with your truck to prove him wrong?
    Have you tried that with an islander?
     
  7. escapee

    escapee Newbie

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    barak rabel
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    If I did that to my islander I might cry. No I didn't run it over, just put the line on too tight. Fished it 2 days while the islander went back to factory for rebuild, then the shimano sat in the boat for 2 weeks. Next time I saw it , it was broke.
     
  8. kallitype

    kallitype big liar

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    TER ROTH
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    My fishing buddy and I both bought left-hand retrieve Okuma Coldwater reels, loved them until they both failed within a year---the lever that makes freespool stopped working on both our reels. We replaced them with Daiwa Lexa line-counters, which seem to be MUCH better made, smoother and more robust. Have caught a number of kings with the reel, very very smooth drag and fit the hand very nicely. Holds plenty of 30# braid. As for rod---we pretty much run downriggers 90% of the time, so have gotten a couple cheap 10 1/2 ft Shimano TDR rods ($40 at Sportco) that are heavy but seem to do the job just fine. I also use the 10 1/2 foot Lamiglas G1312T rod with good result---swapped a Kenai Killer for it, there are no 50-60# kings around here, so the Killer was superfluous.
     
  9. Chtucker

    Chtucker Lowe boat denter

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    Some guy I know went off the deep end and is doing 4 of these.... EB30F524-3EBA-4350-8001-809C1CDF5BCA.jpeg 804E83D0-0BE3-421F-9089-8E77BECFF724.jpeg DB506F1F-7AA9-4AEA-9CF6-B0493A9C1125.jpeg
     
  10. Team Sency

    Team Sency Unleash the hounds!!

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    Hooooooooooward???????? Please say it is you?????
     
  11. Chtucker

    Chtucker Lowe boat denter

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    Um yep.
     
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  12. Team Sency

    Team Sency Unleash the hounds!!

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    Congrats!!! You are going to love the MR3! Who making the rod and what stick is it?
     
  13. fishing fanatic

    fishing fanatic Well-Known "Member"

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    MR3s are killer
     
  14. Chtucker

    Chtucker Lowe boat denter

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  15. LJB

    LJB Down Fur-Lined Avenue

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    The KK I paid $50.00 for LOL
     
  16. Tiderunner85

    Tiderunner85 Member

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    Well yeah, that's a Shimano. I was talking about the Diawa's :finger:
    I gotta know though, how did that happen?
     
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  17. Tiderunner85

    Tiderunner85 Member

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    Saw that on their fb the other day and started drooling...
     
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  18. Chtucker

    Chtucker Lowe boat denter

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    I just told my wife they were lifetime rod/reels for my kids. Don’t tell her otherwise!
     
  19. Team Sency

    Team Sency Unleash the hounds!!

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    They really are something special to be had for a very long time.

    My only concern on the rods....and not much we can do since cork has gotten extremely expensive...but those Winn grips will wear out, where cork would last forever(obviously if take care of).

    I keep searching and researching best options for cork and alternatives and is just amazing how perfect cork is for a fishing rod. I still use it on my builds, but the extra fine cork handles end up adding a ton to the cost of these rods!
     
  20. escapee

    escapee Newbie

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    I put the line on, fished it a couple days, then parked the boat for 2 weeks. Next time I got in it ,the reel was broke, I put the line on too tight apparently
     

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