would you go all Talica II or have some Trinidad in the mix.

vipertom1970

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I got a nice early bonus so I went out and bought total of 8 Talica II.....4-10II, 1- 12II and 3-16II. I will be fishing 3 to 5 days max in San Diego next summer and wondering if I should trade back or resale some and get couple Trinidads for longer casting.

Thanks in advance.
 
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Id really only have 1 tac 10 for 30lb . a 12 for 40 . 16 for 50 . 20 for 60-80 . Then a Trinidad 16 for 20-25 , and a 20 for 40lb jigs.
I don't think you need a 2 speed reel for anything less then
40 LB , so I would do the Talica 12 for 40 LB 16 for 50 LB and the 20 for 80 LB
the Trini 16 for 25 LB and 2 Trini 20tys, 1 for 30 LB and 1 for 40 LB
 
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I got a nice early bonus so I went out and bought total of 8 Talica II.....4-10II, 1- 12II and 3-16II. I will be fishing 3 to 5 days max in San Diego next summer and wondering if I should trade back or resale some and get couple Trinidads for longer casting.

Thanks in advance.

I have a Talica 8ii as a 30# bait, Talica 12ii as a 40/50# bait or flat fall, Trinidad 14A for 25# bait, Tinidad 16A as another 30# bait, and Trinidad 20A as a 40# jig. I haven't done a LR trip before so I don't need heavy gears yet.

I'd say Talica's are great but you might want to throw in a Trinidad 16A or 20A for casting jigs or bombs. For long range, you can just skip the Trinidad 16A and jump onto at least a 20A. Keeping 2 star drags in your arsenal might come in good use.

Also, for the Talica 10ii, you don't need that many. Especially when you are going on a 3-5 day trip. Perhaps you can switch 2 of them for another Talica 12ii or bump up to a Talica 20ii like what Steve (Ready4TheYellow) said. Having one of those Talica 20ii or 25ii is such a beast. They are one of the finest reels out there and will definitely haul @$$. Currently saving up for the Talica 25ii. Lol :)

Here is what you "should" bring (quoted from the website below):

3-6 Day
Minimum

30# bait
40# bait
40/50# 2 speed (what I mean by 40/50 is a setup that could be used for either)
This is the bare minimum and you will be using the boats gear for trolling and the dropper loop if Those techniques are done on your trip

Preferred
30# bait
40# or 50# single or two speed for yoyo fishing or bait
40# bait
50# bait
60# bait/dropper loop
Boats trolling gear

Preferred +
20#/25# bait
30# bait
40# single speed star drag for surface iron
40# or 50# single or two speed for yoyo fishing or bait
40# bait
40# bait
50# bait
60# bait/dropper loop
80# or 100# (trolling)

If you need further recommendation, you can check out this list for tackle advice for LR trips, which I find it very useful:
http://alantani.com/index.php?topic=12642.0
 
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I personally have the following:
Trin 14a 20-25#bait
Trin 20a 40# irons/jigs/bombs

Talica 10ii 30#bait
Talica 12ii 40#bait
Talica 12ii 50#bait, Yoyo, Flatfalls
Talica 16ii 60#bait, Dropperloop

then i added a few Makaira 16's and 20's

But since your going all shimano, i would add a Talica 20/25

Btw thats a nice bonus you got there :D
 
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thanks guys, I still have a new Tiagra 16 I bought 10 yrs. ago and wondering if it's strictly for trolling or else I can sell it with the rest of my gold Trinidads and Cal Star WC rods.

BTW: Is there a reason to pick Trini 16 vs Trini 20 or vice versa or can I just get two Trini 20 ? anything is lighter then my old Trinida gold 30 and 40 and Cal Start WC rods specially after 3.5 day trip my wrist was about to fall off.
 
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thanks guys, I still have a new Tiagra 16 and wondering if it's strictly for trolling or else I can sell it with the rest of my gold Trinidads and Cal Star WC rods.

Tom, I've seen a lot of people use the Tiagra for trolling but with the 16, given it is a smaller size, you can use it for bottom fishing or large bait fishing.
 
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all u really need is a talica 12 and 20 and trini 14 and a 16 ....that will cover ur 3-5 days trip ...adjust topshop depends on what u target for the day if needed .....overkill with 8 reels imo... what do i know ...my last 3-1/2 day trip ...someone brought 6 spinning set up 7 star drag setup and 7 lever drag ....if i have 8 it will be a talica 8-10-12-16-20 trini 14-16-20
 
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Instead of buying a Talica 20 can I use my existing Tiragra 16 for larger fish. I know the Tiagra 16 is a lot heavier then Tac 20 but I think the chance of using it is rare for 3.5 day trip. Am I correct on the assumsion ?


thanks for all the input, this helps a lot.
 
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Instead of buying a Talica 20 can I use my existing Tiragra 16 for larger fish. I know the Tiagra 16 is a lot heavier then Tac 20 but I think the chance of using it is rare for 3.5 day trip. Am I correct on the assumsion ?


thanks for all the input, this helps a lot.

You can use the Tiagra 16 for larger fish instead of buying a Talica 20.
 
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all u really need is a talica 12 and 20 and trini 14 and a 16 ....that will cover ur 3-5 days trip ...adjust topshop depends on what u target for the day if needed .....overkill with 8 reels imo... what do i know ...my last 3-1/2 day trip ...someone brought 6 spinning set up 7 star drag setup and 7 lever drag ....if i have 8 it will be a talica 8-10-12-16-20 trini 14-16-20
Agreed.
This guy knows the shit from real experience.
 
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all i will add is a to that is a tiagra 30wlrsa and a 50wlrsa for long range .....u are set anything more its gonna sit in garage and collect dust .....or a mikra 30sea and a 50 sea but seems like u are a shimano fan .....the 10 setup i said will go any amout of trip even the 15 days ....i would bring the talica 12-16-20 trini 16-20 and the tiagra 30wlrsa and 50w lrsa for long range
 
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might be a newbie question but why do some people pick a TAC 12II over Tac16II when the price is the same, same drag, only .8 oz lighter but have less line capacity. Same thing for Trinidad 16A or 20A.
 
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might be a newbie question but why do some people pick a TAC 12II over Tac16II when the price is the same, same drag, only .8 oz lighter but have less line capacity. Same thing for Trinidad 16A or 20A.

Sometimes, it's preference. I personally like the Tac 12ii over the 16ii because it's narrower and it fits in my hands better. The Tac 16ii is wider and maybe some people pick that over the narrower for line capacity. If I really need the heavier line and line capacity, then of course I would switch over to the wider one. If I really don't need it then I prefer to stay in the smaller scale.
 
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    might be a newbie question but why do some people pick a TAC 12II over Tac16II when the price is the same, same drag, only .8 oz lighter but have less line capacity. Same thing for Trinidad 16A or 20A.

    Good question:

    1. The smaller reel will cast and fish a bait better due to the lighter spool.

    2. Every ounce counts when you are at the rail for days on end.

    3. Spectra is pricey and most of the line on a Tac16 never gets wet.

    4. More comfortable in the hand too being smaller.

    5. But arguably, the slightly larger reel is more all-purpose so people usually err on the side of bigger rather than smaller for a first reel.
     
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    a perfect example for u will be like this ....i load my 12 talica with 65lb spectra and load my 16 with 80....spectra is thicker on the 80 plus ur mono will be thicker so u want the line cap to hold the same .. ..some ppl want 50-100yards mono on there n then 5-8 ft floura ...i don't do that ...i use 5-6 ft flour on top of my spectra ....i fish 40-50 on it most of the time ....ill use my 16 as a backup and fish 50-80 if needed ....hope that helps the bigger wider reel is for u to hold heavier line its just one of the reason and other factors too ...i do agree with the john n lam also ....
     
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    thanks for the help guys ! I was able to sell my old gear and bough a Trini 16A and a 20A and this is where I am at and I need recommendation on braided line for the two Trinis and Tac 16.

    1-Tac 10II w/50# PP
    1-Trini 16A/ no line yet.....is 50# PP ok ?
    1-Trini 20A/ no line yet....is 65# PP ok ?
    1-Tac 12II/65# PP
    1-Tac 16II/ no line yet....is 85# PP ok ?

    1-Tac 20II-whish list ##


    these will be sold or traded soon.
    3-Tac 10II/50# PP
    1-Tac 16
    1-Tiagra 16


    Tom
     
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    ur braid selection looks good but i think they make 80 not 85 i personally would get rid of the tac 16 n get the 20 and what are u using the tac 10 for ? if u are using it for a 20lb -30lb set up u don't need a 2 speed ...i would use the trini 14a for that ...its all a preference .....im not saying that ppl cant cast a tac as far as trini ....i was out there for the last 2 months and all they have are chovies
     
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    might be a newbie question but why do some people pick a TAC 12II over Tac16II when the price is the same, same drag, only .8 oz lighter but have less line capacity. Same thing for Trinidad 16A or 20A.
    My personal experience: The TAC12II casts much easier than the TAC16II, which is nice on sardines and lighter jigs. The TAC16 holds more - I get 400 yds of 60lb braid on the 12, but I can get the same yardage of 100lb on the 16. Nice to have the hundy if you're headed to the Lupe.
     
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