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new 2kg setup

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Category: Saltwater Fishing
Forum Name: Light Tackle
Forum Description: Skinny string discussion here....
Printed Date: 02 Dec 2023 at 9:34pm

Topic: new 2kg setup
Posted By: mozz
Subject: new 2kg setup
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2014 at 6:06pm
We are currently chasing the wahoo 4lb world record. Have had a few very close shots at it. We had a big fish that was over but the sharks got to the tail.

So anyway looking for a new reel for 2kg. I was thinking a talica billfish special but looking for options to replace my trusty old duel speedy 12 which finally kicked the bucket last weekend and ia due to be retired.......any suggestions welcomed

Posted By: harry mike
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2014 at 6:08pm
shimano tiagra 12?

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Posted By: mozz
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2014 at 6:26pm
We currently have a few small goldies in the mix for 8and 12lb but for 2kg they are a little heavy with a slow retrieve on the super light plus they have a steep drag curve

Posted By: Saltiga
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2014 at 6:34pm
 saltist  20 or 30 are the story

Posted By: mozz
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2014 at 6:54pm
Got to be a leverdrag so we can back off for the first run to 1lb drag

Posted By: ELEVAR
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2014 at 6:57pm
a little saltist 30 LD mite be worth a look

Posted By: Twocan
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2014 at 7:24pm
I run an avet mxj with the florida cam arm for 4 kg and is very nice but stuff going to 2 kg far too impatient.

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Posted By: mozz
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2014 at 8:02pm
Twocan anything over2kg is beyond achievable fir our location so we really need ti focus on the 2kg.we set strike@1kg then go to .75 for the end game. Avets havent got an ultra light drag cam yet

Posted By: Blue Asparagus
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2014 at 8:21pm
a spinning reel maybe the answer then top end job

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Posted By: krow
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2014 at 8:28pm
Go Mozz I hope you crack it.

Posted By: the demon
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2014 at 8:30pm
Yeah moss,duels need constant attention but are bloody great when working well.Just gave mine the full monty at xmas. Youve got to chase hard on 2kg.We had a mako on 2kg we estimated at  70 kegs for and Hour till it let go.Nearly had a shot at it 2 times ,so close but so far away.Was doing the nationals few years back .Good luck ,love to see a photo of ya rig if you have time 

Posted By: Kandrew
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2014 at 8:31pm
What about the Accurate Reels

Posted By: mozz
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2014 at 8:43pm
Spinning reels just wont cut it. Wahoo need a good solid hookset for their tough mouths. Kandrew.... i have had really bad experience with avets and accurates but keen to try new bits of kit.

Posted By: mozz
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2014 at 8:52pm
Our best so far is 53# on 8# but there was 2 hours fight time. Just went bqck to my rodbuilder here and the talica bfs is looking good but i would love to hear about small reels with high retrieval rates

Posted By: camdog
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2014 at 9:40pm
Shimano Calcutta 200 is what I use. had no issues with it and landed some good fish on it. Star drag though. I find that when I use it heaps you get a real feel for what 2kg can do and you know when your close to popping point. This has a 6.1-1 ratio

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Posted By: Lethal
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2014 at 10:16pm
half fully a slightly larger reel with backing Mozz,
cover the backing with tape then put your 2kg line on,
this will give you a huge advantage over small reels,
the drag being twice the size less friction stays smooth,
the retrieval rate will be massive having a larger spool,
only draw back could be its overall weight, of coarse depends on make/type of reel you do it to...
good luck on your adventure... 

Thanks for everything you did for us Eric. may you rest in peace, You were one of the real legends of NZ recreational fishing

Posted By: Plonker
Date Posted: 31 Jan 2014 at 12:16pm
The Talica's would be great with the fast 6.2 to 1.

I'm looking for a good 10kg game reel  Talica 20 or 25 ticked all the boxes but the bigger models are not rated for monoDisapprove.

Posted By: JoshW
Date Posted: 31 Jan 2014 at 6:13pm
Talica BFC would be a pretty good option I think mozz. Was talkn to the Hookin bull guys about light tackle Wahoo fishing while home last...Sounds like marlin are easier!

Posted By: JoshW
Date Posted: 31 Jan 2014 at 6:19pm
Considered the 20 BFC Plonker?

Posted By: pure--lure
Date Posted: 31 Jan 2014 at 6:20pm


Posted By: Marligator
Date Posted: 31 Jan 2014 at 8:36pm
Tynos 8 is another good option with incredibly smooth drags and very fast retrieve. A tld 5 or 10 would be good but IO suspect you want a fast retrieve and these do not have that.

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