Thinking about a new reel for wahoo.

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  1. hagridfish

    hagridfish I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I'm toying with the idea of a new reel for throwing wahoo bombs. There is nothing wrong with what I have now, (Pro-Gear 454, and a Tiburon autoshift sst8, might be a 16, I don't remember. But it is used for 50 lb. line). I'm just thinking about it. So what is the best bang for the buck????
     
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    best bang for the buck???? Avet HXJ (not the raptor model -it is more money and the regular one can fish up to 60# line)

    Lots of choices out there. An Accurate 600NN is totally bad ass for this style of jig fishing, but Accurates are never "the best bang for your buck"

    I use a Shimano TN40N... Good luck on finding one now
     
  3. irob2

    irob2 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Hx raptor
     
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    I waiting for the Okuma 12s 2 speed to come out. If they ever come out!!! I would like a new wahoo reel also but one that can be used for tuna at the rocks also.

    Jerry
     
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    Soda Pop I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    HXJ Raptor is what I use, it is more money, but has a narrow spool design that makes it easier to guide the line back on the spool on a fast retrieve. The extra money includes more drag and a two speed design. It is so versatile that you can use it for many different species that you won't be locked into only wahoo.
     
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    Regular old Trinidad 40 works just fine, can handle up to 60lb (that's what I use on mine) and can be found all day for around $300.00 used in good condition, with the drag up-grades. Now the narrow version, not so much. Here's one in action Dec. 2014 on the Bird.

    Wahoo.jpg
     
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    Yep not necessary to have a lever drag for wahoo I like both the TN40N and the regular TN 40…….


    patience boys the Andros 12 IIs will be here very soon. If you are on the Jarvis 8 day you can try out mine.

    Kevin I love my Stella 8000…..
     
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    Anglewood Up to no good...

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    I'm hoping to have mine by the Jarvis 8 Day, I have a United Composites US 80 Tilefish wrapped and ready to go for it and would love to see the pair come together. That would definitely make a good wahoo combo.

    -Connor
     
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    Kevin...remember when we were at Clarion last trip and a tuna ate my Burns bomb? Not fun and it took forever on my TN40. Kevin is strictly a 14-day guy, buffer zone, Hurricane and Clarion. Think 2-speed. I've ordered an Andros 12IIS. See you in February! Don
     
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    I saw the Penn Fathom LD40N2 recently in action and was impressed for a 3 bill reel.
     
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    Ha! Now that is the kind of pain that I like. Big fish, tight drag on a TN40, and the heavy rod of your choice!:D
     
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    On the same discussion am I okay with a Calstar 700-h with an Avet HXJ raptor?
     
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    Steve K Hey, I'm gettin' bit...

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    Yep, that'll work. And if a tuna eats your jig, you'll be glad for the 2 speed.
     
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    Cool, thank you.
     
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    IMO your Tib SST 8 is an awesome Hoo reel and it truly holds its own when that YFT eats your shinny Hoo jig... 100lb class YFT are NO problem on the SST 8 and the SST 16 makes easy work of them with good fighting technique and 80lb string. I like the SST 16 for the heavy 5-6 oz Hoo bombs and the heavy 200g Raider jigs... rods I use are 700XH and 7465M... can cast those heavy bombs and jigs pretty far (lets say, far enough) with those stout tip rods that really enhance jig/bomb hook sets on that rock hard Hoo jaw. I have switched out the T-bar handle knob with an Accurate rubber knob for easier fast cranking on all of my smaller size Tib SST reels, I now have mostly the Okuma made versions as they are smoother and less noisy with the helical cut gears rather than the straight cut gears (a bit stronger too when that 150lb YFT eats your shinny Hoo jig ;)).

    Tight lines and blue skies!
     
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    What do you guys think about an Accurate Dauntless DX2-600N on a Phenix Axis 720X2H 40-100LBS for Wahoo?
    Is that too heavy of a rod for that? Any line recommendation for that setup?
     
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    skipjackrobert I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Rather have the 700xh with that reel...
     
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    The Okuma Cedros 15 is a great Wahoo reel. Casts a mile, plenty of drag, and less than $300. I believe you could also use the 12 size reel if you have small hands. Pair it with a 700H and you are good to go. I don't feel the need for a lever drag or a 2 speed for this application.
     
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