Any thoughts on this set up?

 diawa saltiga ld 2010 2 speed, monster mesh max 300g 5'3 1pc pe 6-8 over head

im keen for your thoughts on these 2 speed reels, are worth it or is it just something else to brake?

and spin vs overhead?


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You will need more info sorry mate

Sat, 2014-01-18 21:11

 How deep, what are you fishing for? What pound braid etc. what style ie trolling, jigging or bottom bouncing?

 

each to their own, but I prefer lever drag and overhead for jigging, npbittom bouncing and trolling, but spin from land and casting.

 

i also would not spend more on two speed, something to break and more weight and cost.

 

I also really like the Talicas in a lever drag. The rod you mention is fine, spend more could get better, some cheaper are okay too.

 

 

 

 

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 ill be fishing 50lb, upto

Sat, 2014-01-18 22:41

 ill be fishing 50lb, upto 150 meters deep fishing for whats down there, and i put this on the jigging forum. thanks for the info.

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 The saltiga wont break. What

Sun, 2014-01-19 18:02

 The saltiga wont break. What size are you getting?  

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The saltiga are really solid

Sun, 2014-01-19 18:52

The saltiga are really solid reels for sure.

When I bought mine I was hoping to get the single speed but could only find the two. In the end I was very thankful for that as being able to drop to the low ratio when you have a big (30kg+) fish on there makes a hell of a difference to your pain level. Depends what you are chasing with it though.

Thoughts on the Saltiga. Personally I hated the handle, but JM make a great replacement for it which transformed the reel. Also there's a lot of free play in the handle when you compare it to an Ocea Jigger or Talica. I'm not sure why, that's just how they seem to be.

On the positives though they are dynamite tough, mountains of drag, great freespool, look the goods and are not super expensive if you can find a good deal...

Dan

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 cudfishn, im thinking the

Sun, 2014-01-19 20:24

 cudfishn, im thinking the 40, its got good line capacity and sits good on the rod, i found the 50 a little bolky.

Dan, i see what you mean with the handle, i found it solid enough but quite stiff, staff member assures me they loosen up.

Will do some research on the talica. they look the goods,i am a diawa man in general but.

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Hey mate If you are only

Mon, 2014-01-20 19:49

Hey mate

If you are only planning to jig 50lb braid (so PE3 or PE4) in 150m max as you say, then a 40 is massive overkill I reckon.

You should be looking at more like a 20.

I have the 35, which holds 300m of 96lb rated PE6.

A Talica 10 would be another good option. Will fit more than enough line, and weigh a hell of a lot less than a LD40.

The 40 would be a good option if you wanted to deep jig in 300m with 80lb line for example....

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 Id go the 35. Its not very

Tue, 2014-01-21 08:51

 Id go the 35. Its not very wide so you dont have to worry too much about laying the line back on the reel. Jm handle is a nice upgrade

 

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 thanks boys, a mate just got

Tue, 2014-01-21 09:04

 thanks boys, a mate just got the 35 and i did like it. Sounds like a better option.