Discussion in 'Fishing Reels' started by steelfish, May 19, 2015.
TLD 20 II, or HXW.
I am a fan of aftermarket power handles for the Shimano.
I don't think the 20II frame has lugs for trolling straps ' as long as you don't fish more then 60 pound you don't have to worry 'I have mine on a 30-80
stick with no problems
Mine has lugs!
I was looking for a frame for mine' and did not find one so I pick up a 2 speed 16 for 50 LB or 60 LB for my bait stick
Daiwa sealine 400h. Like the penn 113 h but already has a full aluminum frame and has a stronger drags and a Stronger more robust gear. Cheap too.
Your fine with a stock tld for that line class...20 or 30 tld is fine...what do do plan on catching?????
New or used?
Plenty of old workhorses out there but I cannot recommend a graphite framed reel used as they are susceptible to fatigue and may have been dropped = tendency to eventually crack. If you know the history of the reel then it can be fine.
Daiwa 40h/50H are great choices that will last decades. Obviously a Senator 113 too or even a 1/0 or 2/0 which are nice for their low gears. Filled with braid they will have huge capacity.
New, Graphite 2 speeds like the Penn Squall LD2 are the next gen of solid reels on a budget.
been using my stock 20 II speed for over 14 years no problems for trolling tried to fly line a bait you need the topless
preferable used model, I dont troll as much as too convince myself to get an expensive reel only for that reason, so it would be a cheap but strong trolling reel or a reel that can do yoyo, troll and cut bait, actually I already have a sealine magforce mf250 which is escencially a 50H but with mag control knob, I like it but I prefer something with big more cojones in case get something bigger
I think Fishermans Factory Outlet may still have a few of the last of the "Made in USA" PENN 114HL's that were marked down to $80.
Relatively "low tech" compared to most of the other models under discussion here, but it would be hard to think of a more rugged and iconic trolling reel for CA and Baja waters, or one that has caught more troll fish here over the past 50 years.
I Wish they had the Baja special previous model somewhere on the warehouse at a special price too .
Absolutely I think if you care for them they hold up fine...but I would not be inclined to trust one bought used unless it was well cared for.
Of course, it also depends on the target species and drag used as some will beat them up more than others...but I have seen more than one broken frame on graphite reels over the years.
Ha-Ha, that would be nice, but production numbers were never very high for the Baja Special.
A number of "loose" [no box] 114HL's that had been intended to be mounted on combos were found in a remote corner of the warehouse after being hidden for several years, and FFO is the quickest way to move them out.
I picked up that exact setup off this board..tib frame tld-20 for $140...took it apart, cleaned and relubed the bearings with corrosion X and its become my troller for short 1-1/2 - 3 day trips. I also got it to freespool for over 2 minutes. Another reel to look at are the daiwa sld's...they can sometimes be picked up pretty cheap...i picked up a used 20 2-speed for $120 once and it has all metal frame and better freespool,than a stock TLD 20's.
well, one of my friends gave me this reels yesterday
its a Shimano Triton Beastmaster 12/30 graphite 30/450yd 40/330yd, this model dont have the drag pad problems like other beastmaster models, so its good to go, does any of you have any comment or experience on this reel?
does the TLD tiburon frame can fit in this model since they seems to be very similar.
only problem is the shift assembley is broken, so it cannot go to low gear, and actually I dont know if this cause a problem on the hight gear while fighting a fish also, so he had this reel ready for the trash, if you can fix it its yours he told me.
I couldnt find those parts on ebay, so I lost too.
this are some pics
Im trying luck on Alan tani site too.
That looks pretty much the same as the shifter on a TLD20II/30II.
yep, I found out that some of the current shimano reels have the same parts of the II-speed reels, but some of the parts I need are not available on the shimano official store, right now my best bet is to wait and find someone that has one on the junk yard or wait for the parts to become available again.
tiagra, tyrnos, and TLD have the same mechanism on the shifter
Have you spoken with Shimano? When they discontinue parts support they often (as I understand it) move all old parts to the regional service centers. There may be a gulf coast supplier that has the parts or a reel guy that has some etc.
Shimano may be able to give you contacts to try if you give them a call. Or, post on a site called "2coolfishing.com" which is a Texas site that seems to have good info on regional parts suppliers.
Try these guys to start: http://www.seaisletackle.com/index.htm
I havent called shimano yet
since the International call from Baja to shimano or other service center in USA could end up more expensive than the part itself then I normally just search online and click when find it.
actually almost all the parts are available just a small spring dont, I might order the parts in this week and cannibalize the spring from a pen or something
Penn 16s or Penn 16 vs or vsx
Penn 12t 2speed (cal conversion)
any of these would be perfect
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