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« Reply #120 on: June 09, 2018, 08:40:33 AM »

So what's the verdict on those Valiants Alan? I was thinking of getting a 300 when they 1st came out then thought better of it and figured to wait until they'd been around awhile. I love my gold trini 12 but I know it won't last forever and was considering a 300 Valiant to replace it. A little apple to oranges with the lever drag I know. Would you buy one? Thanks Sheridan
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« Reply #121 on: June 09, 2018, 02:06:05 PM »

it's a nice design, but the high speed gear teeth are awfully tiny.  i'll try to get a picture next time, but they make me nervous.
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« Reply #122 on: June 09, 2018, 02:38:34 PM »

Accurate vs jigging master,,,,what do you think  Grin
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« Reply #123 on: June 09, 2018, 02:52:53 PM »

Accurate vs jigging master,,,,what do you think  Grin

it's actually kind of funny.  jigging master has all the best features of avet and accurate.  it's almost like someone went in and copied their best ideas........ 
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« Reply #124 on: June 09, 2018, 03:09:01 PM »

Thanks alan,,,,can't wait to see you open one up Grin
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« Reply #125 on: June 09, 2018, 05:30:31 PM »

So what's the verdict on those Valiants Alan? I was thinking of getting a 300 when they 1st came out then thought better of it and figured to wait until they'd been around awhile. I love my gold trini 12 but I know it won't last forever and was considering a 300 Valiant to replace it. A little apple to oranges with the lever drag I know. Would you buy one? Thanks Sheridan

I'm of the same mind. I keep hoping against all odds this will be a fantastic, durable reel & it might turn out to be so. But I would want to fish it with heavier than 30 lb. line & thats where my doubt start. Parts arent the cheapest for this one... Jeff
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« Reply #126 on: June 09, 2018, 07:07:25 PM »

I bought that trini 12 new a long time ago and it's served me well. Nothing lasts forever though and parts for it aren't going to get easier to find. Love my 220 newells but smoked a few fishing light line for bigger fish. The 300 Valiant looks good on paper, maybe a new trinidad 12 is a better bet. A fair chuck of cabbage either way.
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« Reply #127 on: June 10, 2018, 08:56:43 PM »

old school.....


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« Reply #128 on: June 11, 2018, 05:24:05 PM »

haven't seen one of these in a while.


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« Reply #129 on: June 11, 2018, 05:48:50 PM »

I have a BV-300 and I really like it. I have 300 yds of 50# Maxcuatro with a 40# leader. I use it for jigging mostly but Iíve used it for bait too. You can now get it with a clicker.
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« Reply #130 on: June 12, 2018, 05:18:26 AM »

I have a BV-300 and I really like it. I have 300 yds of 50# Maxcuatro with a 40# leader. I use it for jigging mostly but Iíve used it for bait too. You can now get it with a clicker.

    Hmmm.... It's tempting. I'm going to give it the rest of this year then check into it some more... Jeff
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« Reply #131 on: June 12, 2018, 05:36:04 AM »

One of the things I have learned from this site is to keep your reels out of the salt spray as much as possible. Being a small boat fisherman, and often traveling 60 plus miles out into the ocean, that can be a challenge. I try to keep all rigs out of the gunnel rod holders if possible and store them behind the leaning post and on the aft end of the T-top when running. In the slop, the gunnel holders can take a deluge and it will find its way inside almost any reel.
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« Reply #132 on: June 23, 2018, 07:23:53 AM »

finally caught up with emails, pm's and websites.  still haven't finished my alaska post yet, but there are reels that have to be fixed first.  this was from a friend that lives locally.  for some reason, it's binding slightly when in gear.  i changed out the pinion bearing twice.  it's not bad, but it is noticeable.  i'll let him fish with it for a while.  he knows to get back to me if it gets worse. 





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« Reply #133 on: June 23, 2018, 07:39:46 AM »

more about daiwa!  this one cleaned up nicely!


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« Reply #134 on: June 23, 2018, 09:53:15 AM »

the rival of the daiwa saltiga was the old shimano torium.  i prefer the torium hands down.  the important feature is the option of a spring loaded dog.  even compared to the old gold trinidad, the torium is every bit the equal.  funny thing, once i finish with all the modifications on an old gold trinidad, it is basically turned into a torium!


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