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Pinhead
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For surface iron and jig, 40-50# mono topshot over 65# spectra. Need reel suggestions. Thinking JX Raptor, Trinidad 20, Andros 12Sii, Tesoro 12. Any others?
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Jim
 
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I vote for the JX Raptor, it's what I've used for a few years and love. For me, at least, the Magic Cast is nice, especially when casting into the wind. More drag that you'll ever need, a low gear in case you tie into a larger model, and screaming fast high gear to attract their attention. Easy to work on. And it was made in the US.
 
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Thank you. Very excellent points. Especially the made in ISA part!! How reliable are the Avet Raptors?
 
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Raptors are extremely reliable. Tons of drag without pushing the pinion bearing too hard. And compared to many competing reels, very elegantly designed and easy to work on. I love my JX Raptor and have lots of wahoo and a couple nice tuna on it.
 
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I'll echo on the JX. Own two, old first production 2 speed and a newer MC version 2 speed, wish I had a Raptor. Versatile, capable, my go-to reel for casting, wahoo, tuna, most anything. Have caught plenty of tuna in the 110# range on my JX's, seen many larger fish taken on the reels. Fish them within their design limits and they are wonderful long term performers.


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Mark
 
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