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Offline seahorse

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Overhead reel
« on: Mon 5 Mar 18:14 2018 »
Hi
Iam wanting to go up to 1770 to do some fishing.

I only have a couple baitrunner reels and though a overhead may be good.

What is recommended, brand,size, line etc.

I have never owned one and dont want to spend a fortune, prob around $200

I dont understand the ratio required or drag.

Cheers
Gref

Offline mighty quinn

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Re: Overhead reel
« Reply #1 on: Mon 5 Mar 19:22 2018 »
I use Penn exclusively,I was brought up with them and have never had one fail on me,there's a nice Penn Senator 9/0 on Gumtree today under $200,loaded with 70lb mono so that would be around 600mtrs I guess. 
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    Re: Overhead reel
    « Reply #2 on: Mon 5 Mar 20:23 2018 »
    only fish deep once combo a year up North. Got a Penn GT combo a couple of years ago and cannot fault it. Around the 150 dollar mark if you shop around

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    Re: Overhead reel
    « Reply #3 on: Tue 6 Mar 03:47 2018 »
    Couple of things to consider.
    With or without level wind - thatís the mechanism than goes back and forward across the spool to lay the line even.
    For a novice. level wind is good, the line is always right.
    Many more experienced don't use them, they learn to control the line with their finger as it goes on the spool.

    Star drag or lever drag - generally lever drag is considered superior, all big game reels use lever drag but to be honest. its more of a convenience thing, lever drag a little easier to adjust.
    A star drag still works fine, a lever drag reel is generally dearer.

    Size - decide how much line you want to hold and what rod youíll be using and buy a reel to suit.

    Rod - if you donít have a rod suited to an overhead reel, youíll need to factor that in to the price.
    Spin rods and overhead rods are completely different.

    Ratio is how many times the spool rotates to every turn of the handle - 6:1 the spool turns 6 times for every turn of the handle.

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    Re: Overhead reel
    « Reply #4 on: Tue 6 Mar 19:11 2018 »
    Thanks Dave

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    Re: Overhead reel
    « Reply #5 on: Tue 6 Mar 20:32 2018 »
    I HAVE A COUPLE OF USA PENS FOR SALE $100 FOR THE 2
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    Re: Overhead reel
    « Reply #11 on: Fri 9 Mar 06:18 2018 »
    Shimano TLD 15, 20, 25.
    Troll, bottom bash, cast.

    Diawa saltist 30.
    High speed retrieve (you will want that in deeper water)
    Does what the TLD does.


    Cheaper reels are just that. My brother inlaw got a peen combo from the big place and didn't last one trip. Stripped the internals. He went back and got a TLD25.
    Just one more cast


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    Re: Overhead reel
    « Reply #12 on: Fri 9 Mar 07:06 2018 »
    I was told by a fanatical offshore fishing mate that the Fin Nor brand of reels are the best bang for buck. In saying that he also had a tld on his bait jig rod that is over 20 years old from memory and all it gets is a freshwater shower.
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    Re: Overhead reel
    « Reply #13 on: Fri 9 Mar 20:01 2018 »
    I was so confused about these overheads. Big difference between good and cheap, and i think shops were just selling the cheaps ones to you to make a sale.

    I ended up going bait runners.
    Got 8000 shimano and 80 fin nor.

    Iam happy as i know these.

    Cheers
    Greg

     


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