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Suggestions for a 2 speed reels

Discussion in 'Fishing Chit Chat' started by maurice escobedo, Mar 31, 2017.

  1. maurice escobedo

    maurice escobedo Counselor

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    Good morning folks, looking for suggestions for a two speed reel that can handle 100lb class bluefin.
    I'm currently running the new progear line of reels and I've yet to hook a big bluefin on one so I don't know how well they're gonna do.
    Any suggestions would be helpful. I've always fished star drag, and have caught and landed some really noce fish, but I'm looking for a two speed to give a try.
    Thanks
     
  2. arenpilav41

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    Avet JX Raptor, LX Raptor, HX Raptor(i would personally pick the HX).
    Penn Torque 40NLD2
     
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    Penn fathom 25n II speed.
     
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    dockrat88 no fish pulling against me shall prosper

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    Fathom 40n II
     
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    Let em eat 74 Well-Known "Member"

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    Just ordered my Fathom 40NLD2. They're highly recommended by the guys here on the forum. Already own a 30LD2 so I said why not get the next one up. But it all comes down to what you choose is right for your needs, so many brands out there well capable of getting the job done.
     
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    Avet HX very reliable and easy to bring fish in 100 pound range.
     
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    hucklongfin Deep release specialist

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    JX Raptor, Talica 12II, Saltiga 40LD2 are all the same capacity/capabilities.
     
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    Thanks guys.
    Looks like the penn is best bang for the buck.
    The shop I bought the V52 from said I could handle a fish in the 100 lb class with it. So I bought it and a V55.
    I want a 2 speed in case I get my ass handed to me with them.
    Thanks for the input.
     
  10. fishdoggary

    fishdoggary I do what I want Bitch!

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    Okuma Andros 12 or 16 IIA
     
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    Not for Tuna, but I really like the Penn Fathom. My Fathom SD has cast control. And the LD has two speeds. The Low speed might be good for Tuna, but it seems too slow for inshore fish. IMO
     
  12. hawkplayer32

    hawkplayer32 I'd rather be fishing.

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    HX Raptor.
     
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    hawkplayer32 I'd rather be fishing.

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    HX Raptor.
     
  14. hooksetter6

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    For me it depends on the application, for trolling, kite, or long soak... love my Tiburon's. Once you use these you'll never see a 2 speed the same way again. BUT...... I can not cast them for shit...... too bulky for me. Now granted, I am not the greatest caster anyway and if doing so generally use spinning gear. If conventional and casting, my go to would probably be a Mak 12 or 16.
     
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