Tesoro vs Trinidad

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  1. joshc1024

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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
     
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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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    Tesoro vs Trinidad, sounds like a welter weight fight card
     
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    The 12 seems like a perfect fit for that rod
     
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    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 80# does the Tesoro 12 hold?
     
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    About 350 yds of Izor. Add another 80-90 for Pro Spec.
     
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    How much does the 10 hold of 60#
     
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    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
     
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    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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    Yea I am also do they sell pro spec in 60-65 lb
     
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    Yep, 65#. Similar in diameter to other companies 50#.
     
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    Pro-Spec ABS [solid]:
    65=92
    80=122
     
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    On point as always Steve..!! See you on the AA 8 day. Look forward to fishing with you.
     
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    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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    Trinidad 16a on that uc
     
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    80lb Pro Spec = 117lbs abs
     

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