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Old 30-12-2017, 11:28 PM
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Larger reel for throwing stickbaits offshore

Hey all,

I've been chasing kings in my kayak over the last few months and have received a new rod just recently that i need a new reel for. It's a heavier rod so I'm looking at a larger reel (compared to my Daiwa 2000/2500s).

Does anyone have experience with the Daiwa Certate HD (current model), Daiwa Catalina (current model), or Shimano Twinpower SW? I haven't owned a Shimano since the Stradic FI first came out but i am tempted by the TP SW.

Anyone got feedback to share on these reels?
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Old 31-12-2017, 12:13 AM
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Hey all,

I've been chasing kings in my kayak over the last few months and have received a new rod just recently that i need a new reel for. It's a heavier rod so I'm looking at a larger reel (compared to my Daiwa 2000/2500s).

Does anyone have experience with the Daiwa Certate HD (current model), Daiwa Catalina (current model), or Shimano Twinpower SW? I haven't owned a Shimano since the Stradic FI first came out but i am tempted by the TP SW.

Anyone got feedback to share on these reels?
Can't comment on the Certate HD, although I have no doubt it would perform. The current model Catalina is near identical to the old Catalina/Isla (with the exception of the drag knob & main shaft being slightly longer) which is near mechanically identical to the Saltiga. The Twinpower is a piece of overpriced plastic trash and belongs in the bin.

If I were you I'd look for a 2012 Isla/Catalina on clearout, they are around $500 for the 5000 size. Second to that I'd look at a Saragosa.
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Old 31-12-2017, 01:10 AM
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Cheers bud. I just read a bunch of stuff on the Alan Hawk site which mirrors pretty much all that you've said. Will definitely keep an eye out for the Catalina
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Out of curiosity, what rod have you got?
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Samurai Kestrel 25-40lb. I actually won it last week. It's certainly a heavy rod, especially for yak fishing, but it's quite light in hand. In feels lighter than my 20lb Megabass Racing Condition. Will probably use it for livebaiting also
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Samurai Kestrel 25-40lb. I actually won it last week. It's certainly a heavy rod, especially for yak fishing, but it's quite light in hand. In feels lighter than my 20lb Megabass Racing Condition. Will probably use it for livebaiting also
Haha! funny story, I won the exact same rod this time in 2015. They're a nice rod, load up really well and are comfortable to fight fish on. A 4500-5000 Daiwa would suit it really well.
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