Overhead or Eggbeater Reels?

 Need a new heavy duty reel for big pelagics,deep drop and balloning $400 limit. Any advise much appreciared 



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Saragosa 25k ?Spool should be

Tue, 2017-01-10 10:18

Saragosa 25k ?

Spool should be big enough to put 500m+ of 80lb or more if you want to put 50lb on it

Strong drag, smooth reel and looks pretty good


On special you should get it around $400 and would fit the build

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 Thanks Tradewind i have

Tue, 2017-01-10 14:24

 Thanks Tradewind i have faily new Saragosa 10000 and very happy with it. The bigger model must be awsome and i have the perfect rod to go with it so wont have the extra expence of buying a overhead rod if i go the other way.



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I got the 25000 gosa great

Tue, 2017-01-10 16:19

I got the 25000 gosa great bit of gear my misses balloons with it cause she find it easier than the overhead.
For under 400 id be looking at a shimano tld 50 or possible the tyrnos much better for trolling and ballooning mate i have had tld for this fishing and served me well

Cant help on deep drop but these reels all have resanble low retrieve if that makes a differents


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Wed, 2017-01-11 09:29

If your planning on deep dropping I would go overhead.

Spinning reels are not designed to be cranking up huge leads from the bottom. 

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Wed, 2017-01-11 10:01

 I have a couple of Saragosa 20000's, nice robust reels.  They will stop pretty much anything you are likely to encounter around Perth, short of a marlin, although I have used them on a small black marlin.  Easily good enough for sambos etc although maybe not have the longevity for extensive use on heavy fish.

If you wanted to go overhead in a similar price I can recommend the Tyrnos overheads.  A Tyrnos 30 will hold a lot more line than the Saragosa.

Saragosa a bit more suited to jigging and bottom fishing, with a lower line capacity, higher drag rating.  Tyrnos probably a bit better suited to trolling and ballooning with much more line capacity and more precise control with the lever drag.







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Overhead I reckon for sure,

Wed, 2017-01-11 16:10

Overhead I reckon for sure, ive snapped a few handles off spin reels winding up heavy sinkers and doing the pump and wind just to get your sinker up gets old pretty quick. Plus letting line out on your drift is awkward with spin reels as well as potential bust offs when you get a good fish while your opening or closing bail arm. 

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Wed, 2017-01-11 22:19

I like using overheads for anything over 150m, easier to wind haha.

I have 2 Fin Nor OFL-30 in mint condition if you decide to go with an overhead, I will PM ya



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 Thanks guys appreciate your

Thu, 2017-01-12 19:54

 Thanks guys appreciate your thoughts.