1. tunanorth

    tunanorth I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Should add, 20VISX is 41/14 IPT; same with 30VISX and 30VISW [all three share the same sideplate size].
    Spec capacity:
    20VISX= 750/100
    30VISX= 750/130
    30VISW= 1015/130
    Above based on Berkley Pro-Spec Braid solid, other brands will vary.
     
  2. reelconcerned

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    John ; you should be a reel salesman I just pulled the trigger on a visx 20 from pelagic outfitters, one penny spooling of 100lb JB hollow, should have it within a month , just in time for my trip on the big X:drool:
     
  3. Steve K

    Steve K Hey, I'm gettin' bit...

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    Paul, you might want to check out the TFT part of John's username. It stands for Tuna Fish Tackle, a very nice, well stocked tackle shop, where he sells reels, takes them apart, and spools them up.
     
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  4. Steve K

    Steve K Hey, I'm gettin' bit...

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    Ever make a mistake? I think I did.
     
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  5. reelconcerned

    reelconcerned Member

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    thanks steve I wasn't aware of that, the 20 visx is already a done deal with pelagic outfitters, ill check with john when I get that need again , which I'm sure it will:D
     
  6. Steve K

    Steve K Hey, I'm gettin' bit...

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    You're right about that need. It does pop up from time to time:)
     
  7. ifish42na

    ifish42na No Bad Days

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    Steve, please post a translation of your comments in a complete sentence and plain English. What points are you trying to make here?
     
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  8. Steve K

    Steve K Hey, I'm gettin' bit...

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    Twice
     
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  9. ifish42na

    ifish42na No Bad Days

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    Yeah I thought so. Leave me out of your rambling thoughts. If I want to speak up I will.
     
  10. tunanorth

    tunanorth I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Basil,
    Will be very interested in hearing the capacity results you get with all of the various line brands.
     
  11. ifish42na

    ifish42na No Bad Days

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    Send me a set of reels! JohnTFT has the inside track on this right now. I'm sure he will be a go-to source for anyone interested in adding these new reels to their arsenal.
     
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  12. Steve K

    Steve K Hey, I'm gettin' bit...

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    How about I just delete that and you can do the same.
     
  13. JohnTFT

    JohnTFT Insomniac

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    12 VISX came in yesterday - Filled it with 80# Berkley Pro Spec - 725yds!! with a 25' Topshot.

    40lbs of drag, 32oz. Like all the rest of the VISX the free spool is best in class.

    12visx.jpg
     
  14. stephen campbell

    stephen campbell aka "Soup"

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    When will I be able to order a 20?
     
  15. tunanorth

    tunanorth I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Should be available now from your favorite store/site.
     
  16. tjohnson619

    tjohnson619 Member

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    John do you think they free spool better then the mak sea?
     
  17. Squid Sammich

    Squid Sammich Well-Known "Member"

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    Count me in. Heck of a reel salesman, thanks Professor.
     
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  18. JohnTFT

    JohnTFT Insomniac

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    IMO they do - but on some models they are heavier and have less overall line capacity.
     
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  19. dtf

    dtf Well-Known "Member"

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    I don't know if they make them in blue?? LOLLOLLOL
     
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  20. ReelDealAngler-

    ReelDealAngler- Born To Fish

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    IMO, true free spool as it relates to fishing reels is all about the actual weight of the spool and the quality of the bearings and the lubrication of those spool bearings as well as the balance as it pertains to its shaft. Some folks think that when a heavy spool spins well for a longer period of time it's got "best in class" free spool where as it is actually taking advantage of the fly wheel effect: that once you get something rotating that's heavy its harder to slow it down and it spins longer. MUCH harder to get something lighter in weight and keep it rotating over a longer period of time. Its also more conducive for our style of live bait fishing to have a lighter weight spool that spins well... it aids in casting (less start up weight to get the spool rolling and it aids in bait presentation as line comes off the reel easier so there is less drag on the bait and less drag when a fish initially picks up your bait and runs with before you put it into gear).

    Penn traditionally has ALWAYS had heavier spools in their International Big Game reels as they where designed for heavy duty use and primarily used as trolling reels. That's why west coast reel customizing gurus like Cal would shave down Penn spools for our type of west coast live bait fishing. I got the first production Penn 16VSX that came to the west coast (I believe it was in 2005) as Penn had finally come around and made a Big Game reel for our style of live bait fishing (and it would cast a pen cured fly line sardine well).

    So my question to Penn (Steve Carson) is: what if anything did Penn do to the new International reel series to lighten the spool weight? I know that the overall weight is lighter on this new reel or so it has been stated. And what type of spool bearings are used (ABEC?), and what are the spool bearings lubricated with. Spool shaft and arbor diameter is the same as before?

    G
     
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