Shimano Trinidad TN20

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  1. CURRY

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    What kind of setup would be best use for my Gold Trinidad TN20?

    Thank you
     
  2. FishShimano

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    CURRY- Let me ask you a few follow up questions to better answer you. What type of fishing do you do, like trolling, jigging, etc.? What species do you normally fish for? What kind of depths? Do you use mono or PowerPro line?
     
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    I mostly fish 1.5 or 2 days trip out of SD going after Tuna or YT. I mostly fish live bait but I did start using FF and popper.

    Here's my list of reels:
    -avet sx 25lbs setup live bait
    -avet mxj 30lbs setup live bait
    -shimano talica 12ii 40lbs live bait/FF
    -shimano tld 30 Tiburon 60lbs live bait
    -shimano saragosa 10000 40lbs top water popper

    Thank you
     
  4. Mocruz1200

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    get the tmcj90hb jig stick and you have yourself a baaaaad surface iron setup ;)

    :jig:
     
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    Thank you.. Sounds like a great setup Moises. My biggest worries is, I'm not very good at casting lol..
     
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    get out on the bay and start practicing
     
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    Love that reel! Consider upgrading with carbontex drags, a Cal's drag plate, and the mechanical dog and spring that Alan Tani helped develop. That TN20 works great on an Ulua with 50# or a 90J with 40#. Tie on a 7X and you're in business.
     
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    Thank you for the suggestions. Do you have any idea how much Alan charge for upgrades?
     
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    Alan is very generous and his prices are modest. I bought several springs and think I reused the dogs. I be you can upgrade the reel with drag washers and and a mechanical dog spring for $30-$40. Go to his site and send an email--he'll respond the same day.
     
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    Thank you.. I will definitely look into it
     
  12. steelfish

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    this is the best upgrades you can do to a gold trini 16 to 40.

    I have my gold trini16 the same way, carbontex, cals plate, clicking dog and magged, damn .. sweet little reel, its a keeper for sure.
     
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    Does Cal's still make the drag plate? What do you mean by magged?
     
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    I found the Cals plate on ebay, still new in bag, I think I was lucky.

    magged = with static magnets glued to the left plate.

    now you can cast with confidence and forget about over runs/wind knots/rtc...., some would say you will lost some yards with the magnets but I can live with that.

    actually a plastic piece is glued to the left side plate, then, I glued a metal sheet, and the magnets are sticking on it by themself, so, if you ever want to take one out just open the reel and take it up easily.


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    Son, that is a clean reel!
     
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    I like to have all my reels in the Best shape possible, glad you like it.
    I Actually offer reel service and repairs in my town, in San Felipe, Baja, as a side job.

    It began as hobby and as favor to friends but soon there was a big list of friends who wanted a favor for 3-4 reels, so I started to charge a bit and got me better tools and better lubricants.
     
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    That's a killer idea. Loss of yardage I think would be minimal.....
     

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