Best Overhead Bottom Basher Reel
Righto, been done to death but I will revive it as I am heading up to Exxy in April and need a strong overhead for bottom bashing to drag the reds past the sharks.....
A few things to note:
- I want overhead, I have plenty of both spin and overheads so know the pros/cons. Overheads have much more cranking power and easier to feed line back on the drift.
- I don't want too slow or too fast a retrieve. Something slow like a TLD are obviously hopeless, but I have great little Trinidad that has 6.1:1 ratio and over 110 cm retrieve per crank and it is too fast for heavy lead. Around 85-90 cm per crank or around 5:1 ratio. Similar to a jig reel.
- Need 15 plug kg drag as I want to run PE5/6 braid.
A single speed Talica 12 would be perfect.....BUT.....I have used one and they are a tad too fast at 104 cm per crank and just dont have the crank power I want. The two speeds are no good, low peed is useless. Shame, these are a great reel otherwise.
I looked at a Tyrnos 16, but at +800 grams, too heavy.
The difference the right crank speed makes to a reel is the difference between the go to reel and one that sits against the wall for the next 3 years with the rest of my flawed purchases.
Boston Whaler 235 Conquest......getting the flogging it was built for.