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Do kayakers need or use two speed lever drag reels? 
I'm set up with Penn spinning reels which I'm very happy with, but I'd like a new toy: a lever drag reel for an overhead rod I bought by mistake, this setup could be handy for big fish, should I ever find any, one speed or two, what do the kayakers say?
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Shimano TLD 15 seems to be a classic option for overheads. Simple but effective
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I use a little Okuma Metaloid 5ns with 30lb j-braid, ridiculous amount of stopping power for such a small reel.
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Thanks Kingaling and Telecaster, I'll add these options to the Penn suggestions Shane offered. He encouraged me to take a look at the Penn Fathom and Squall lever drag reels, and this is where my question arose about the one speed or two speed reel,would a two speed be an extra I'd use on a yak? After searching ebay and Alibaba their algorithms have now gone mad making suggestions for me, surveillance capitalism at it's best:) 
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I don't think there is any advantage to a 2 speed off the kayak. I think a low gear comes into its own when retrieving large fish from very deep water, like wreckfish or a dead blue marlin etc.

And it adds another orifice for salt to get in.
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I don't think i have ever seen anyone actually use the 2nd speed on a reel outside of a stubborn gamefish. The Metaloid is now called a Cavalla great little reel, i use the 12N for jigging and then the Makaira 10 for livebaiting but the 5N and 30lb would definitely be sufficient for most kingis.
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Thanks for the info on two speed reels, I'm going to be a one speed  guy.  I don't catch Marlin dead or alive, although I occasionally get a shark I would rather not in the yak, I like the taste of them but  like my fingers and hands more.
The good Okuma stuff looks beautiful. I've met a couple of people while pulling in my yak that said they used  cheap gear but prepped it for yak fishing by, in one case packing the case with lanolin I think he said, his mate serviced reels and told him to do this. I suspect the finely tuned mechanisms on high end gear aren't designed to function well packed to the gills with grease or lanolin or whatever, but still the idea of yak proofing a reel sounds good. My Penn Slammers are prepped for this at the factory, I gather this high end Okuma gear holds up well in a yak.
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