Tesoro vs Trinidad

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I’m looking for a reel to pair up with UC Del Mar 1000 for surface iron.
Looking for input from someone with hands on experience with the Tesoro. How does it compare to the Trinidads?
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I would put a 12 s on it. That is how I have mine setup. I prefer these to the Trinis, just personal choice. I don't think the Trinis are worth $500.
 

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The 12 seems like a perfect fit for that rod
It is imho. I have it filled to the brim with 80# spectra. Perfect surface iron outfit in my opinion. In fact, I have 2 of them..
 

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How much does the 10 hold of 60#
I get 350# of 80# Pro Spec on the 10 so that should be similar to most companies standard 65#. To the top full.
 

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What is the actual breaking strength of pro spec
I don't remember off hand what the abs numbers were but it is very strong and the numbers were good. It is the solid braid I use and I am a 33% drag setting kinda guy.
 

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Pro-Spec ABS [solid]:
65=92
80=122
 

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I’m looking for a reel to pair up with UC Del Mar 1000 for surface iron.
Looking for input from someone with hands on experience with the Tesoro. How does it compare to the Trinidads?
Thanks in advance
Used it for yellows last week. I’ve never used a Trinidad but outcast the guys using it on boat. Only complaint about the Tesoro is the star drag is sensitive. But free spool is dangerously fast !! Took me plenty of cast into wind to adjust
 
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