Shimano trinidad 14a

dg714tuna

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Aug 24, 2012
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daniel
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reckless.
I have a question just got my self a brand new shiny toy Trinidad 14a. So my question is what rod will pair up nicely for local tuna? Or is this reel to small for tuna?
 
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S&W686:-)

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Mar 30, 2012
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Rick
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Any quality fishing rod from a variety of manufactures. Line rating from 15-30. Possibly 7 1/2 to 8ft with medium to medium heavy action. Preferences have a lot to do with what you will end up with.. So have fun. Head over to your local shop and see what fits you best.
 
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princefredo

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alfredo
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13” Whaler, 6DEUCE (my first ship CV-62)
I have mine on either a PSW-808MH or 809H. It can handle the big Yellowtail so I'm sure local schoolie tuna would have been no problem.
 
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Get_Hooked

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The 14a is a great reel and perfect for your intended application. I caught a 40+ lb yellowfin on it last season with more than enough line capacity. I had it paired with a Cousins CLB 80L, it's my go to 25lb set up for local yellows to offshore yellowfin
 
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Juan23

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Terez waxwing 80mh, UC 80 mega/monster, Phenix BD 808/809, calstar 800L/800m, cousins 80m
And those are just 8 footers
 
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flyliner

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Jonathan
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31' Cabo Express
I have the Trinidad 10A, 12A, and 14A. I have caught lots of tuna on all of these up to 60 pounds.

I really like the new Teramar rods. Big fan of the Terez rods as well.

Terez 70MH, 70H. Or Teramar 76MH, or 80H. Those would be my choices.

On a private boat, I very much like fishing bait with a Trevala 66M or 66MH jigging rod. Although they are only 6'6" in lengh, and "designed" for jigging, I LOVE using them for live bait fishing for tuna.
 
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Jeremiah Lubas

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Aug 10, 2017
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Jeremiah
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Jackson Cuda HD
I just got a 14A and was considering using it on a United Composites RCE 900 Monster as a dedicated surface iron setup. Was going to load 65lb j-braid with a 30-40lb flouro leader since the reel is rated at 17lbs max drag. Initially I was thinking to get a 16A, but I'm kinda liking the smaller size reel in my hand. Any reason(s) this won't work well or is not a good recipe for a surface iron setup? I invite everyone's opinion as I am new to saltwater fishing and know I have a lot to learn. Thx.
 
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jeffc7

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Just like flyliner, I've used the 12a on school sized tuna, but only up to 30#. No issues at all. I have 50# power pro and a short 20# flouro leader. Sometimes I use 15 and go up to 25, but I mainly use as my 20# rig on a Calstar 800XLH.
 
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45user

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'15 Hobie Outback
I use mine with calstar 800L and it's capable of pulling in some big fish
Schoolie tuna is no problem
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7raptor

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yup
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I fish straight 50# braid on my 14A. I use it for yellows and tuna up to 30#, lings/rockfish, halibut and WSB, with 15-30# topshots in the 3-10’ length.

I’ve been using the 14 for years. It’s my favorite. Ive fished it on nearly every rod in my quiver - The best rod I’ve found for the reel is the Phenix Axis 82ML. Casts a sardine nicely, plenty of backbone, soft tip to match the lighter line. Buy one off the rack or have Tommy @ Performance Tackle wrap you a beauty.
 
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