Opinions on reels

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Opinions on reels

Post by lukemc36 » Fri Jan 23, 2015 9:14 am

Hey,
ive been browsing this site from Australia for some time now. but now that im in the market for a new setup i thought i would see what you guys suggest.

the reel i was set on was the daiwa z200h but after ordering it the company told me they didnt have any left in stock and it was a run out model.

so I have turned my attention to the Abu garcia revo premier, or the daiwa t3 1016. both have good reviews in the review archive here. and both are the same price. im also open to suggestions on other reels.

it is to be matched with a gloomis gl2, and again open to suggestions

main target will be big murray cod. but i will also be taking it costal fishing at times etc. it will be my all round rod.

thanks in advance,

Luke

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Re: Opinions on reels

Post by tywithay » Fri Jan 23, 2015 1:02 pm

Any reason you were looking at those 3 reels? They're all pretty different.

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Re: Opinions on reels

Post by lukemc36 » Fri Jan 23, 2015 2:41 pm

they're all similar price. drag is able to go to around 20lb if i need it to be. like i said im open to suggestions.

thanks

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Re: Opinions on reels

Post by dragon1 » Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:51 pm

Big Murray Cod and coastal fishing....Z2020/Z200 is my vote from the reels on your list.

Unless you want a round reel option?

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Post by Johnny A » Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:25 pm

Yeah, I would probably try to check out the auction sites to find a Z200 or Z2020. Those two models are somewhat more, robust than the Premier or the T3.

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Re: Opinions on reels

Post by dragon1 » Mon Jan 26, 2015 12:47 am

LPs:

Revo Toro line-up/Na-Cl/Beast (what a tacky name :P)

Shimano CL 200ASV

Curado 300E/300D

Otherwise, I would rec at least a 200 sized, or a 300 + sized round reel...the new 15 CQ 300/400 or Daiwa Ryoga Schrapnel (might be overkill however depending on the lure weights you are using) would be superb, IMO.

Good luck.

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Post by carbonduke » Mon Jan 26, 2015 1:45 am

If you want a Z you better hurry up. It has been discontinued. Talked to Kazu on jpangler about it, but he cant order one, so Yahoo Japan here I come. Found one and bought it. I have postponed the IS 71HL a bit, because Steez will be available in the future but the Z will be harder and harder to come by. (actually found a 71 for a very cheap price, brand new without a box for 31K yen, yeehaaaaaaaaa) There are available on fleabay every once in awhile but command a pretty high price. 500 USD and up. After holding it and playing with it, I would say it does worth the price of admission. One awesome reel.

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Re: Opinions on reels

Post by MondayMonkey » Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:02 am

dragon1 wrote:LPs:

Revo Toro line-up/Na-Cl/Beast (what a tacky name :P)

Shimano CL 200ASV

Curado 300E/300D

Otherwise, I would rec at least a 200 sized, or a 300 + sized round reel...the new 15 CQ 300/400 or Daiwa Ryoga Schrapnel (might be overkill however depending on the lure weights you are using) would be superb, IMO.

Good luck.
I can't say enough good things about the Toro series for saltwater fishing. I've used and abused 2 original 50s and a Toro Winch on 50lb halibut, monster lingcod, and chinook salmon in the salt. They refuse to quit and still perform like new the oldest having been through 5 seasons. You just can't beat them for the price.

I've owned a Z200H and have a Pluton and Luna 300. They are great reels but the Toros are still my favorites.

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