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#1 Kilsong

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 10:30 PM

Penn sent me a Penn TRQ25NLD2 reel for field testing.
It looks lots of drag for the size.
The size of the reel is very similar to JM PE6, but it is lighter than JM PE6 reel though it is two-speed.
It was only a few years ago that I posted we needed small, powerful jigging reels capable of catching big tuna, and we see many quality small, but powerful reels now.

I can't wait to test the reel on upcoming 6 days trip on the Maximus out of Puerto Vallarta and on yft jigging trip in Bermuda next month.

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#2 Angelo Ruvio

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 04:23 PM

I like the rubber handle. I think I'm in the minority but I prefer it over the Jm handles.

The Ocea jiggers power handle in rubber is my personal favorite.

Lookingforward to the review of this one

#3 johndtuttle

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 06:03 PM

What are the gear ratios in the reel kil? I would be concerned it would be too fast to be a good jigger...? :)

#4 Kilsong

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 11:06 PM

What are the gear ratios in the reel kil? I would be concerned it would be too fast to be a good jigger...? :)

There is no description of gear ratio on the reel. I marked on the spool and turned the handle. High gear is about 5.5:1 and low gear is about 2.8:1.

I spooled with 400 yards of JB 60# hollow with very little room for top shot.

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#5 jerome the belgian

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 03:11 AM

Kil,

this reel will be available in lefty version for handicapped like me :D ?

#6 jerome the belgian

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 03:14 AM

ratio and retrieve seems just perfect if it's 5.5/1 for guys like me , JM ratio is too slow and Accurate 6/1 is too fast, with 5.5/1 we should have just the good retrieve

#7 Kilsong

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 06:12 AM

Kil,

this reel will be available in lefty version for handicapped like me :D ?

Jerome, the reel is just for field tester before releasing for public and I don't have any idea whether they'll make them for lefty.

#8 Tunanorth

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 11:17 AM

Hi Kilsong, have you been successful in catching a few fish with this reel?

#9 Kilsong

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 11:36 AM

Hi Kilsong, have you been successful in catching a few fish with this reel?

Is my reel cursed ? :)
Whenever I brought the reel, fishing was very slow and I didn't have much chance to land a decent fish on the reel. :angry:

I had one 60 lb yft on the reel, but 60 lb tuna is too small to test the reel.:)
I have three days trip for bluefin in Cape Cod this week. But the problem is they are big giant and I think those giant is a little big for the reel. :)

But the reel is very nice in my hands.




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