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What size reel???

8/6/14 @ 9:45 PM
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GUS MAX 2
GUS MAX 2
User since 1/30/12
What size reels are you guys using for full cores and 300 of copper?

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8/7/14 @ 12:21 PM
Fish Hound
User since 1/29/02
If that's what your looking for then you should also consider the Okuma Clarion 553LS. It has a 6.2:1 ratio and has a retrieve rate of 53". It holds 680 yards of .018 mono and is $130-$140.

Clarion

I have two of them and I'm trying to decide if I want to switch my 300' coppers to these reels or set up a pair of 400' coppers with them.

8/7/14 @ 11:49 AM
sslayer
User since 6/9/06
When thinking about any reel that has the capacity to hold enough backing plus 100 yards of leadcore, full core, or 100 yards of 30# copper line, you absolutely need to consider the retrieve ratio as well as line retrieved per handle turn. Lots of reel manufactures make reels with large spool capacities. But anyone that’s ever reeled in a full core knows about sore arms and wrists. Any reel with a retrieve ratio of 3.8 to 1 or lower I would not buy. Even a reel with a 4.2 to 1 ratio will be a hard labor if reeling in an inline planer board with a fish. Adding a true power handle, not just a big knob to grab, that has a longer handle arm than the stock OEM design will make retrieval easier but it’s another expense. Check with someone like Mike’s Reel Repair or Tuna’s Reel Repair first to see if a high ratio gear set or power handle is available but again that’s additional money you’re going to be spending.

Most guys use the Okuma reels like the Convector CL-55L which has a 4.0 to 1 retrieve ratio that retrieves about 34 inches when the spool is full with a line capacity of 470 yards of line that is 0.019” in diameter.

The Tica Seaspirit SS558R has a ratio of 4.2 to 1 with about 28” returned per handle revolution, line capacity is 350 yards of line with a 0.019” diameter.

The Okuma Catalina CT-55C again has a 4.0 to 1 retrieve and returns 34” per handle revolution, line capacity is 520 yards of line with a diameter of 0.022”.

The Shimano Tekota 700 has a ratio of 4.2 to 1 with about 33” returned per handle revolution, line capacity is 410 yards of line with a 0.019” diameter.

The Shimano Tekota 800 has a ratio of 4.2 to 1 with about 33” returned per handle revolution, line capacity is 530 yards of line with a 0.019” diameter.

The Daiwa Saltist STTLW40HA has a ratio of 6.4 to 1 with about 47” returned per handle revolution, line capacity is 400 yards of line with a 0.019” diameter.

The Daiwa Saltist STTLW50HA has a ratio of 6.4 to 1 with about 47” returned per handle revolution, line capacity is 350 yards of line with a 0.022” diameter.

What you chose will cost new from about $100 for an Okuma Convector CL-55L to about $200 for a Daiwa Saltist SSTLW50HA. Just remember spending the money one time and enjoying using a full core would be a wise decision.

Good Luck

SS

8/7/14 @ 11:46 AM
fishing_time
fishing_time
User since 8/17/13
Same here. Shimano Tekota 700. Yes, they are expensive but they are absolutely the finest reel I have ever owned. I use 50# power pro for backing, roughly 300 yards, they lead or copper, then final is 25# mono or floro leader. works great with boards and clip boards to Power pro backer. I am new at it, but could tell right away this is a great setup..

8/7/14 @ 7:46 AM
John Schultz
John Schultz
User since 3/14/14
Shimano Tekota 700

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8/6/14 @ 10:06 PM
Fish Hound
User since 1/29/02
I use Okuma Coldwater 45's for full cores and Convectors 55L's for 300 coppers. Both have plenty of braid backing on them and both available for under $100.

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