Yellowtail live bait reel

habazatchery

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My dad is currently wrapping me a new stick( Calstar 15-40lb set up) and I want to pair it with a new reel. Mainly going to be used as a flyline set up for yellows at Catalina and Clemente. Was looking at the Speedmaster 12ii, but was wondering if anyone else had any recommendations or ideas. I prefer the reel to be silver or black to match the colors Im using on the rod. Thanks in advance!
 
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jer dog

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My dad is currently wrapping me a new stick( Calstar 15-40lb set up) and I want to pair it with a new reel. Mainly going to be used as a flyline set up for yellows at Catalina and Clemente. Was looking at the Speedmaster 12ii, but was wondering if anyone else had any recommendations or ideas. I prefer the reel to be silver or black to match the colors Im using on the rod. Thanks in advance!
The Talica would be better for fly lining,
Or a Fathom, 25,
I use the speed master for yo yo.
 
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jer dog

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In my opinion a Trinidad 14 should 100% be the reel of choice.

If you're biased to Penn, a Torque 12 or 15 Star Drag would definitely work, too,

If those are too pricey, the Torium 14 or Fathom 12 or 15 Star Drag are also great choices.
I use a Trinidad 16 A , for my 25 LB
Setup, and it’s perfect,
But the Torium 16 HG is a good choice to.
 
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Reel 007

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My live bait yellowtail go to combo is a Calstar GF800M (20/40) with a Penn LP400 with 40lb braid and the appropriate top shot.
 
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bob1825

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    I use a Trinidad 16 A , for my 25 LB
    Setup, and it’s perfect,
    But the Torium 16 HG is a good choice to.
    X2! I also like the Tesoro 5.
     
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    The Tesoro 5 is one of my favorite reels. I’ve fished it with bait and I’ve used it with 40# throwing surface iron.
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    finsane

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    I've been using Toriums a lot in the last decade, I see Penn Fathoms are popular on the sport boats, if you like lever drags, I'd consider the fury series accurate reels. Many to choose from, hard to go wrong with the new technology these days.
     
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    Tunahead

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    Avet 2 speed JX for 30lb (mine on 700M) for bait
    Avet 2 speed LX for 40lb (mine on 700MH) for jigs
     
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    RodRage

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    What is this Yellowtail that you speak of? The new "Ghost" fish......
     
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    stairman

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    Just stop buying shit made in China...
     
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