Talica 2speed or trinidad a reels

Sep 14, 2014
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Talica 2speed or trinidad a reel for my rod phenix psw 809h 20-50. Wath reel and size recommended for live vait i use full power pro 50 or 65 and short fc 30-40
 

Baller

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What is the intended target fish?

If it is YT or YFT or Seabass (I am assuming based on line wt) in our local waters a 2 speed is not a necessity. Having said that, it is nice to have the lower gear with stubborn/large fish.

The Trini will cast baits better and be easier to flyline (Which MAY result in more bites..??) but the Tac has a better drag. You need to decide which is more important to you.

You will ultimately be the one to decide. Either way you go, both reels will serve you nicely...
 

ldizzle910

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Oct 4, 2010
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Can I fish on yours
i had that rod and paired up a talica 8ii. felt nice and still casted great and flylined bait well
 

princefredo

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Have the Abyss 809 w/ a 16NA and I like it more than the sx raptor I had. It's kind of like a tac8II. I think I like the star drag. Plus depending on size the trini 16 has more drag than the smaller Talicas
 

CHUBACA6

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If you're fishing primarily 30# on it I'd get the Trinidad. There is no need for 2 speed for 30# test.
 

wieisme

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Having both a trin 14a&20a and talica 10&12ii I prefer the talica for live bait tuna fishing... I'm just a fan of the level drag, along with the smoothness and drag. It's nice to get a nice bait out on a circle hook and apply the drag pressure when hit to set the hook.

My opinion take it for what it's worth
 

Bantam1

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It will depend on the bait as well. Casting a 'chovy with the Talica will be tough if/when we see them again. I prefer the Trinidad for 30-40# line. I will use the Talica 2 speed for 50+. To me that is when you can take advantage of the 2 speed. Plus I like the reduced weight when casting all day. Both reels will cast sardines very well and will work for our local fishery. I just prefer the Triniad for most of my fishing.
 
Sep 14, 2014
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Thank you dan for your suggestion. I bought the 16a. What fishing line do you reccomend 50 or 65 power pro and 30 and 40fc. For fishing bluefin tuna and yellow tail
 

Lipripper007

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50lb PP...30 or 40 top shot. No need to go to 65 if you will only be fishing line up to 40. 50 pp will give you a more line on reel which gives you a little more confidence in case you hook into a bigger model.
 

Cigarboy

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I fish the talica 16 2 speed 40-60 top shot and going to a 12 or a metaloid 12 for 30# for the price savings. I have back issues and love the 2 speeds for Tuna. Everything else singles will work
 

Bantam1

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I would go with 50# Power Pro for your 16. If you want a little more capacity go with the 50# Maxcuatro.