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    Shimano fishing reel advice

    Been offered a couple of used reels a TLD LRSA 50 or a TLD 30A , they are like new . Both come with a rod (15 -37 kg) and with braid . The guy want $300 & $250 for the 30 . Whats your thoughts , I have a mate who will take one off my hands so have to decide which is the best one ?.
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    Get em both!
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Get em both!
    I wish , Are they good reels ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Munsey View Post
    I wish , Are they good reels ?
    Yes.
    What are the rods?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Munsey View Post
    I wish , Are they good reels ?
    I dunno but they bloody should be at the price they retail for!.

    Hard to go wrong with Shimano I recon, cheap shitter bottom of the range egg beaters I have had for around ten years just retired now....still working but been absolutely thrashed never serviced lubed or cleaned.
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    Hard to kill but still possible. Pricing looks OK.
    The LRSA is kind of an 80 in a 50 frame. Has a bigger drag (19kg). For a NZ trailer boat fisho I think you would struggle to use the 50 to its potential, especially SI based. Personally I'd get the 30.
    I've boated a bunch of game fish up to Blue Marlin (not the real big fellas mind you) on 15kg.
    Give the reels a good once over. Try the drag. If the line comes of smooth with a bit of drag on it should be GTG. Lumpy, jerky drags are even worse with big fish.
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    Good buying I would have thought. I bought a tld 25 with shimano 10-15 kg rod for $180. Abs so think it's a bargain

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwijames View Post
    Hard to kill but still possible. Pricing looks OK.
    The LRSA is kind of an 80 in a 50 frame. Has a bigger drag (19kg). For a NZ trailer boat fisho I think you would struggle to use the 50 to its potential, especially SI based. Personally I'd get the 30.
    I've boated a bunch of game fish up to Blue Marlin (not the real big fellas mind you) on 15kg.
    Give the reels a good once over. Try the drag. If the line comes of smooth with a bit of drag on it should be GTG. Lumpy, jerky drags are even worse with big fish.
    4-500 kilos of bluefin would give it a workout would it not?
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    Brought the 30 . Unmarked rod & reel . original box . 600 mts rainbow braid and neoprene reel cover . Bloke says he used it twice .
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    yer na you need a shimano tiagra 80 wa reel is what is needed for those big bluefin in saying that you will still catch a good sized fish on that or it would make a good deep water reel as you should be able to get a good amount of braid on it

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    Advice on the drag . What should I set my strike setting To ? . 80lb braid . And What leader should I use 80 ? or do I go 100 ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Munsey View Post
    Advice on the drag . What should I set my strike setting To ? . 80lb braid . And What leader should I use 80 ? or do I go 100 ?
    What are you fishing for? I've always set at 1/3 breaking strain so 5kg for 15kg. 1/3 of 80# is probably going to max to thing out and have no more left at "sunset".
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwijames View Post
    What are you fishing for? I've always set at 1/3 breaking strain so 5kg for 15kg. 1/3 of 80# is probably going to max to thing out and have no more left at "sunset".
    Ok with that in mind . Set it at 11 kg and still got 5 kg or more . Target fish will be grouper . But could be sharks , blue nose and kingfish .
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    You can go more drag much more for the likes of grouper fishing where you need to get em away from the bottom as soon as possible.

    The third rule is a good one for fighting fish as you lose line your drag increases quite a bit as the spool diameter gets smaller.

    So if you have most of your line out for grouper your drag will be substansially greater than set with a full spool which is not a bad thing but something to be aware of.

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