Very Cute!! We all have our favorite reels for every species of fish that we fish for. Mine is the Trinidad 40 for tiles. It's loaded with 500 yds of 50 pound test PP with 50 test mono as backing. The ratio of the reel will not put a hurting on you when reeling up from 700 feet with no fish. For some unknown reason when you have a fish on, it doesn't hurt. Haha I see a lot of folks using 2 speed tuna reels. And when they go to the lower gear, they are truly reeling forever, no pain, no gain. My buddy Dave from Reel Seat Loves his Torsa 20( I'm pretty sure it's that one ) Another reel is the Penn 4/0, inexpensive compared to the other two reels and gets the job done! Ratio 3.25, I would change the handle to a Power handle. That reel use to be my bottom canyon reel for ling, cbass and Tiles.... I hope I helped you. DennisAsk Dennis (Tunarun).
Just get an 1100 yard spool of 65-80# braid and fill the reel as much as possible. If it holds close to 400 yards of 30# mono then you'll fit a lot of braid on it. Always bring extra line when fishing deep, so throw whatever is left of the bulk spool in with your tilefish gear.The only reason i want to know if this reel was good. because i already have a trinidad 30 to use but me and my dad want to go so i need another reel.
I Concur 100%!!! Like I mentioned before, for me, tile fishing is like fluking, always in freespool, drop back when you feel weight or a bite, circle hooks, etc and then enjoy the pain!:thumbsup: DennisAt least 350-400 yards, more is better. When you're drifting in 600', you'll need a lot more line out just to hold bottom. Don't be shy about letting line out. I fish in freespool most of the time, to stay on bottom and to drop back on any bites.
My Torium30 is my backup setup. My only issue with it, is the handle. I tear up my knuckle 'cause my knuckle torgues in. I have an Trinidad handle( the bearing is shot ) that might fit but I have to remember to get it from Dave( Reel Seat )I use the Torium. The retrieve is high but I am a, pull up / reel down kind of guy. So I getit up fast and don't kill forearms.
It really is a personal choice in accordence to your fishin style. You need atleast 1500' of line for all situations. I am looking for 2000' fopr some serious deep dropping to find out what's down there for fun... I have an old TLD I plan to use for that.
I have a 2 speed Avet,most times I reel up a fish in low gear,takes longer but less strain.Tough enough reeling 3lbs or more from 900 ft,add 30 lbs of fish and It makes a long day.does ot matter how fast the retrive is. because the slower retrive have more torque to pull in bigger fish right ?