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« Reply #20 on: October 16, 2008, 09:07:58 PM »

I have been using the Jig w/metal spool and 3/o metal spool Penns;they are in excellant shape(rebuild when needed)and do the job fine.
The guys that tog fish more often will make some good suggestions with newer models I'm sure.
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« Reply #21 on: October 17, 2008, 12:52:02 PM »

I'd just try the Torium IMHO.  I love my OJ that is 5.1:1 as well as my Newells that are the same.  Just reel slow thumbs up I know a few guys that use trinidads and toriums for tog'n and do well.

The penn should work too.  Throw a little mono backing on and then the braid. 
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« Reply #22 on: October 17, 2008, 05:55:50 PM »

Actually GT, although I originally bought it for jigging, I have already used the Torium for bottom fishing and I love it.  It's nice to be able to crank your line up from 100' at warp speed when its time to check your bait! Grin

I was only thinking about going to my that Penn because Capt. Jerry said a lot of tog are lost by using high speed reels.  I think I'll give the old Penn try the  next time out.  I haven't used it in such a long time.  Its only got a 3:1 gear ratio.  So I'll be doing a lot of cranking!  thumbs up

But, who knows?  Maybe I'll like it better.  I'm kind of thinking it'll be cool to fish with this old reel again. Wink
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« Reply #23 on: October 17, 2008, 08:08:58 PM »

Nuting wrong with a high speed reel, its just not necessary for blackfishing. Just got to take it easy if you hook a big fish. It will work fine as long as you dont try to reel 42 inches agaisnt a 12lb tog because something will give usually not the tog.

with 3:1 you wont be doing too much reeling

blackfishing is about the same depth as fluking
for a good chunk of the season. Right now they are biting from 25-70ft

for 100ft or deeper high speed are aces.

If ya like it i wouldnt change it unless you were losing alot of big fish.

Go whats comfortable to you Bob

Lots of people use them and like them.
 
 
 
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« Reply #24 on: October 17, 2008, 09:18:59 PM »

Hey Bucktail I have about 8 toriums now, I swear by them. Just have to adjust your speed to the specie. I use these reels from bait fishing to tuna. I originally got this reel for bottom fishing, they have not let me down.  thumbs up
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« Reply #25 on: October 21, 2008, 10:06:34 AM »

after reading this... I have realized... I still dont own enough GEAR...
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« Reply #26 on: October 21, 2008, 11:00:47 AM »

The only gear I really have is for fluking and blackfish.  I make it work for most other things thumbs up
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« Reply #27 on: October 21, 2008, 08:10:06 PM »

No matter how much stuffffffffff we have,its still less then the wife's pocketbooks and shoes.   thumbsup2
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« Reply #28 on: October 21, 2008, 08:16:50 PM »

No matter how much stuffffffffff we have,its still less then the wife's pocketbooks and shoes.   thumbsup2

Ummm...  Not my wife's.  But don't tell her that! Grin
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« Reply #29 on: October 21, 2008, 11:22:18 PM »

 

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« Reply #30 on: February 28, 2009, 12:50:12 PM »

I have great success with the Calcutta 400 or 700 used in conjunction with the G Loomis M/H or H triggers rods. You'll feel every bite of these cunning fish as they try and suck out that crab bait.
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« Reply #31 on: March 01, 2009, 12:31:49 AM »

Newell 220/229 on a Seeker BA-85 Rod  thumbs up....enough said  Grin

Thats one of my set ups, I also use the old proven jigmaster or a daiwa 47h.
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« Reply #32 on: October 05, 2009, 07:24:26 PM »

I use the Penn 321LH GT2 and an Ugly Stick for my Blackfish needs.  I have enjoyed it.  Can't wait for blackfish 2009.  We need it.
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« Reply #33 on: October 23, 2009, 09:52:59 AM »

I'm not an expert, but I am a BIGTIME researcher of equipment. Look into a Shimano Tallus - TLC70MHA rod with a Shimano Tekota 500 reel
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« Reply #34 on: December 30, 2009, 02:38:32 PM »

I use the Calcutta 400 with my G Loomis trigger rod and I've had excellent success with Blackfish. I've taken fish up to 19 pounds.
I recently purchased an Avet SX 5:3:1 to supplement my Calcutta reel. Does anyone have any experience or comments on this reel ??
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« Reply #35 on: December 03, 2010, 01:31:56 PM »

I looked at the Avet SX, but the MXL was a better fit for my XH rod. That being said, I went the other way and got the Tekota 600. Haven't tried it yet. I figured rather go too heavy than too light. If I decide to downsize in the future, Capt. Rich showed me a few rods he has in stock that would pair better with the SX or say a Torium 14.
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« Reply #36 on: November 24, 2018, 10:48:48 PM »

Time for a "Bump on this Topic" !!

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