04-01-2005, 10:19 PM
I know a while back Boaters World was running a special on 25's and Outer Banks Outfitter rods for something like 189$. I really liked these combos but was kinda skeptical on how theyd do on tuna, but after fishing yesterday with them, I am very impressed. If anyone can point me in the direction of these combos I would greatly appreciate it!
04-01-2005, 10:31 PM
I just bought a TLD25 & paired it with a penn stand up rod. Caught some nice rockfish on it earlier in the year, but would like to know how they did on the tuna. What did you spool it with? What rod did you pair it with?
04-01-2005, 10:35 PM
04-01-2005, 10:57 PM
I'm trying to pick out a good reel size that will cover heavy bay trolling and also cover me for light to medium beginning ocean fishing. Only looking to cover dolphin, big blues and rock, and someday tuna.....
Which of the tld's make a good cross into both areas?
Also what about the okuma t-20 50 l's ?
04-01-2005, 11:06 PM
The TLD 25 is perfect for what you are talking about. Do a search on here for Okuma, it's been hashed out several times and the verdict is always the same.
04-01-2005, 11:48 PM
Thanks for the post. I was reading through and noticed the okuma discussions.....points taken.
I am looking bewtween the 114 114h and the tld's. Cost being the driving factor. My first and only sail, and 2 days full of dolphin last year was on a tld 25 and few on something else and it was love at first site less the mate's loose reel seat on the 25....It caused some major blisters.
Is there any major benefit one way or the other between the 144 and 114h....It only appears to be in the ratios 114 is 2.1:1 and the 114h is 2.8:1.
If cranking in umbrellas and hopefully the occasional larger OC fish does that ratio trigger any thoughts...
04-01-2005, 11:56 PM
I prefer the 114H. Even with the higher retrieve ratio you still have plenty of cranking power. I started of with 114's in my offshore spread, and still carry them even now in case of equipment failure. The 114 will handle larger fish than the 25, but the 25 should be ok with tuna up to 100 lbs. The 114 also has a larger line capacity, but the TLD has a lever drag. I still use my 114s for trolling ocean striper, drum and deep wreck fishing. Bass Pro shops had the 114h combos for between $130 and $140.
04-02-2005, 12:07 AM
Maybe I'll try one each 144, 144h and a tld Down the road.[smile]
04-02-2005, 12:08 AM
oops meant 114 and 114h...gettin late
04-02-2005, 08:14 AM
The 25's we used were spooled with 450yds. of 40#. We were able to put a gracious plenty of drag on the fish and sstill had room to go.
The rods were ocean master rods with the first guide being a roller and the last being a roller.