We call him unlucky (not very often)

We call him unlucky (not very often)

Third drop of the day and taken right on the bottom at about 255m then all the way back up again... He wasn't happy after this, but the next drop changed his luck as per usual.

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like being

Wed, 2011-04-20 16:43

in a gym lifting weights,I hate that although I never fish that deep!!

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Bugger that.Is that a torsa

Wed, 2011-04-20 16:48

Bugger that.

Is that a torsa reel Tim? Thinking of upgrading the duel. Want something for my JM Powerspell 300 rod.

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yeah mate it's a Torsa 20 and

Wed, 2011-04-20 19:07

yeah mate it's a Torsa 20 and is one sweet reel. High geared but heaps of power, it's my go to heavy reel and is what I used in NZ on big kings and bass. It fits 600m 50lb braid or 300m of PE8. For the JM 300 I'd be looking at the Torsa 16 or 16N.

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You rate the torsa Tim? No

Wed, 2011-04-20 19:12

You rate the torsa Tim? No doubt a good reel but never really heard anyone say a good word about it from a jigging perspective.

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I rate it highly Jay. Great

Wed, 2011-04-20 19:23

I rate it highly Jay. Great power and retrieve ratio with a good capacity. Probably the only thing I'd change is get a Torsa 16 or 16N next time. The slightly narrower spool would make line lay easier. Having said all that I think the 30 and 40 are way too big for jigging, the 20 is as big as you need. The JM PE reels are lighter etc but they weren't around when I got this.

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You would feel like you were

Wed, 2011-04-20 19:40

You would feel like you were kneecapped going from a torsa to a JM, the retrieve rate is so different.

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hurt

Wed, 2011-04-20 17:11

 betcha that made you hurt there bigfella!!!!!! 

one bad drop every now and then , ya cant complain lol

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 would have been a great

Wed, 2011-04-20 17:12

 would have been a great workout for you Tim.at least you didnt loose the jig

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Ouch, pity he didn't bite

Wed, 2011-04-20 17:27

Ouch, pity he didn't bite thru the assists!

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nothing wrong with hooking a

Wed, 2011-04-20 19:40

nothing wrong with hooking a nice shark now and again

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Not surprised by the wrong

Wed, 2011-04-20 19:52

Not surprised by the wrong thing biting - I'd change those shorts mate.

Top pic.

Cheers Pete

ps  At least you'd have some tunes to listen to now on the long retrieve!