alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Fin Nor LT 100
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« Reply #90 on: April 21, 2017, 03:14:06 PM »

While I've heard of stems snapping I don't think anyone mentioned what kind of drag they were using when it broke.
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« Reply #91 on: April 30, 2017, 01:59:59 AM »

Well the update.
I gave the reel a little workout on sunday. Not as planned, but of the wharf down tarthra. One big ray that i could not stop just kept cranking up the drag until the 50lb braid broke. Had a 100lb leader and circle hook. Stopped tightening the drag when when it become to hard to stay standing up.
The other one was when something done 100m in less then 10 seconds and cut me of in the rocks. Thinking shark or kingfish. Never seen what it was but very fast and dirty fighter.
Over all inpressed with the reel. Smooth drag even at high settings. Will go over it when i give it a clean
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« Reply #92 on: April 30, 2017, 08:58:36 AM »

not a big fan of anyone's 50 pound braid.  seen them break too often. i prefer 60 hollow or 65 solid as a minimum for anything heavy duty.
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« Reply #93 on: May 01, 2017, 06:09:25 PM »

So true with the braid. Unfortunately  here in Australia we tend to pay through the nose when it comes to quality. We seem to be the dumping  ground for most things.
The braid i have soon be had, was sold as sport fisher. Cheap but in my price range at the time. I think i will go to mono on the lethel and stay within the 15kg limit. Might be easier on the reel long term,  definitely easier on me until i get back up to full health.
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« Reply #94 on: May 23, 2018, 06:04:30 PM »

I started this thread 2 years ago.
A Shark from the beach was finally caught with one of these reels by my Son.
It performed like a champ.


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« Reply #95 on: May 23, 2018, 06:59:39 PM »

not a big fan of anyone's 50 pound braid.  seen them break too often. i prefer 60 hollow or 65 solid as a minimum for anything heavy duty.

many affordable brands jump from 4-strand to 8-strand, at 60/65 lbs...  maybe that's why
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« Reply #96 on: May 25, 2018, 05:19:15 AM »

not a big fan of anyone's 50 pound braid.  seen them break too often. i prefer 60 hollow or 65 solid as a minimum for anything heavy duty.

many affordable brands jump from 4-strand to 8-strand, at 60/65 lbs...  maybe that's why

I agree with Alan on this. With that said I would like to see shock load testing on different makes & strand count on 50 braid... Jeff
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