Wahoo Reel.

Discussion in 'San Diego Long Range fishing Reports' started by hagridfish, Apr 13, 2016.

  1. Pangamaster

    Pangamaster Cow Town Here I come!

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    X2. Caught just as many if not more wahoo on my last 2 trips using the 440 than the average angler.... When it dies I'm gonna cry! There is no substitute! I bought my 440 used in 1994..... Rebuilt and lovingly cared for ever since!
     
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  2. D.J.

    D.J. PapaSquid

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    I'm not sure what your budget is, but I really like my Shimano Torium 16HG. I got a #68lb. Wahoo on it last season, fishing the Catchy Tackle Wahoo Bomb, and it worked great. they are about $229MSRP.
     
  3. Elitetv1958

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    Nothing like the old reliable. Newell 533.
     
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    Workplacesafety Reducing workplace injuries and illnesses

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    Listen to Jerr. All I use for heavy small jigs and bombs is a Trinidad 40 narrow, or straight Trinidad 40. For the very few that want to try the surface iron here any quality long rod and reel will do, patience, 7X of your choice and a sloooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow wind.

    Watch out for the air show
     
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  5. Bill W

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  6. ripped

    ripped I've posted enough I should edit this section

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  7. mischief1

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    Penn Baja Special 113 HN. I like this reel because it has two anti reverse dogs. I use 50 LB mono and a Cal Star 700H rod. Turn the handle and don't stop till the gaff is in the fish.
     
  8. salty brain

    salty brain Nothing but salt between the ears

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    Used the fathom 40N 2 speed in February on the intrepid 14 day trip throwing bombs, It worked for me with no problems just grinding them in, never thought of going to low never had a problem turning the handle, I liked it.
     
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  9. Bill W

    Bill W tunaholic

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    FTH40NLD2 came today... Same dimensions as a TN-40 narrow. Looks like it will work, at least ergonomically. Can't wait for June.
     
  10. Tom Honaker

    Tom Honaker Well-Known "Member"

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    For me personally , I think spending more on a quality 2 speed like the hoo x raptor is actually cheaper in the long run. Fantastic wahoo bomb/ jig reel, plus it is much more versatile in the long run , as opposed to buying a high speed reel suited for only one purpose. Gives my aresonal more bang for the buck!
     

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