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Offline GregE

Replacing Drowned TUNA gear
« on: September 06, 2014, 02:01:10 PM »
Well Rats-- my buddy's son dropped my Pro Blue Loomis pole and Saltist STT40 overboard trying to thumb a tuna last week.    :bigshock:  I picked up a lightly used Saltist STT40 for $163 +shipping that Joe will pay for and will Not spend over $200 for a rod ( got it from T2ShortB last year at the Defiance swap).

I picked up a Fin Nor ST30 D1 for about $80 thinking it could be a back up reel, ( plastic end caps) but it seems pretty solid and I can't stop the spool while cranking at max drag. Are these the 'economy models'?

Thoughts from the Tuna Gallery?   :arms:



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Offline Tunacious

Re: Replacing Drowned TUNA gear
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2014, 06:08:35 PM »
I use Trevalia rods and Avet reels.
Going to cost more than $200 though.
I was in Alaska a couple of weeks ago on a guided trip.
I was surprised when the guide told us all on the boat that if a rod or reel broke it was on him but if we dropped it overboard it was on us.
I thought is was only fair but it did surprise me.
Penquin
2003 Sea Ranger 21' HT
2003 130 Honda

Offline Markshoreline

Re: Replacing Drowned TUNA gear
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2014, 08:42:20 PM »
I fished with a guy once that was using my rod and reel instead of his own for some reason and I didn't notice until I saw him set it down and it went overboard.  I suggested it was his responsibility but he didn't and I didn't push it.  No repeat opportunity for that to happen again!

Nice of Joe to take care of the loss!
« Last Edit: September 06, 2014, 08:49:28 PM by markshoreline »
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Offline Tunacious

Re: Replacing Drowned TUNA gear
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2014, 07:51:23 AM »
I agree it is nice of Joe to take care of the loss.
I'm with Mark also that if one of my friends did't want to replace the loss that would never have the chance to happen again.
I have two kinds of friends:
1:  Friends that I see and interact with.
2:  Friends that I would take fishing.
Penquin
2003 Sea Ranger 21' HT
2003 130 Honda

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Re: Replacing Drowned TUNA gear
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2014, 08:00:17 AM »
In my book, category 1 folks are referred to as acquaintances...   :biggrin:  If I would not fish with them, I would not classify them as "friends"   :whistle:  :wink:

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Offline Tunacious

Re: Replacing Drowned TUNA gear
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2014, 09:52:25 AM »
Streamfixer,
My wife makes me be nice to my category #1  :wink:
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Offline Threeweight

Re: Replacing Drowned TUNA gear
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2014, 10:57:01 AM »
That sucks.  Kudos to your friend for replacing the rod.

The Shimano Trevalas are excellent rods for jigging iron (thats what they are designed for), and depending on the model are beefy enough for trolling.  I assume they'd work ok for live bait to.  I have three, two with Saltist STT20's, and one of their heaviest rods with a big Daiwa Saltist in the 50 size for halibut.  Lifetime warranties.  In terms of value, they are pretty hard to beat.  They seem to run around $150-175 these days... can catch them on sale once and a while cheaper.
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