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#1 fishnh

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 08:59 AM

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Anybody plan on getting one? Looks like a sweet reel but I've never been a fan of levelwinds.

#2 Angelo Ruvio

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:49 AM

Levelwinds break unfortunately. The reels are no match for the heavy abuse of the north east kind of fishing we do.

Btwn the speed of pelagic fish and also just reeling in heavy sinkers all day will ruin the reel in no time.

I wouldn't mind using one for fluking/striper fishing but would never PAY for one :D

#3 ExtremeFisherman

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 01:11 PM

Definitely a great Muskie reel .
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#4 Enoch

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 01:37 PM

Self proclaimed: best ever ... Ugh

#5 ExtremeFisherman

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 02:04 PM

I definitely respect larry D , he's the only "TV fisherman" that actually knows what he's doing . I cant use level wind anyway when I try I always wind up trying to lay the line :huh: . I'll stick to my 229 for throwing plugs ;)
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#6 abousoulayman

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 05:58 PM

it is possible to jigging with the shimano Tranx ??.... thank's, and what is the power of drag and capacity of line.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 12:25 AM

it is possible to jigging with the shimano Tranx ??.... thank's, and what is the power of drag and capacity of line.


Max drag is 25 lbs and capacity is 270 yards of 65 lb test braid.

http://fish.shimano....onal/tranx.html

#8 abousoulayman

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 05:22 AM

Max drag is 25 lbs and capacity is 270 yards of 65 lb test braid.

http://fish.shimano....onal/tranx.html



thank you mister

#9 ExtremeFisherman

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 02:23 PM

it is possible to jigging with the shimano Tranx ??.... thank's, and what is the power of drag and capacity of line.



Max drag is 25 lbs and capacity is 270 yards of 65 lb test braid.http://fish.shimano....onal/tranx.html



For 500$ there are much better choices in proven jigging reels , like a JM or oceajigger 4000p that are BIG FISH KILLA'S .
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Posted 26 January 2012 - 05:39 PM

But the guide line is very interesting for me, is for me the only bad point of the conventional reels of jigging is (the lack of guide line)! but what do you think about the new reel of JM.

I speak about this reel ??
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#11 ExtremeFisherman

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 06:13 PM

I love the JM reel , but I tend to use it the right way not upside down :D ......I have a pe8 and pe4 size and plan on getting a pe6 in the next few weeks .
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#12 abousoulayman

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 06:18 PM

It's new with the guide line that I like !
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#13 fishnh

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 07:01 PM

That is an interesting reel.

#14 ExtremeFisherman

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 08:44 PM

That thing is ridiculous :unsure: Why not just use a spinner then
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#15 abousoulayman

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 08:49 AM

That thing is ridiculous :unsure: Why not just use a spinner then


Because the strength of conventional reel I think (more Stronger, lighter and for the same capacity of line),

#16 fishnh

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 09:39 AM

That thing is ridiculous :unsure: Why not just use a spinner then

LMAO

#17 ExtremeFisherman

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 04:25 PM

The Stella has all the power you need . Guys over here on the east coast are landing Big 250 + bluefin tuna with no problems using them . Laying the line on a conventional reel is very easy ,after time it becomes second nature and if the reel is narrow you don't really have to lay it much . .
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#18 Kilsong

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 04:47 PM

I used to joke level wind reels are just for beginners, but I saw 'Tony the fish' from Brooklyn, NY use a level wind reel for grouper jigging when we fished together on the Viking out of Tarpon Spring, Fl. 'Tony the Fish' is regarded as one of the best fishermen on party boats out of Sheepshead Bay, NY.

#19 ExtremeFisherman

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 11:44 AM

I don't think there is anything amateur about using level wind reels . I just think for jigging there are much better choices out there . ...........Kil I believe Tony fish has a Injury and that is why he uses the level wind .
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#20 Kilsong

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 11:57 AM

It's new with the guide line that I like !
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JM guys are very innovative.
The reel makes me think. Is it better to crank with reel on top of a rod or under the rod like a spinning reel ? If you fight fish with a reel under a rod, you can fight with more stability. I think the reason they use a level wind for the reel is you can not use your finger to level the line using the reel under a rod.
Very interesting concept.




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