alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Trevala Rod for 25-30 #
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« on: March 12, 2016, 07:01:11 AM »

I am looking for a rod to put a Shimano OCEA Calcutta 300HG reel on and want a Trevala, my problem is no one close stocks them to "feel".  Any suggestions for a rod (Trevala only) for fishing iron?  I will be using it for albacore and a light YT rig for the June LR trip.

Any suggestions on a 6'6" blank if I decide to build another "club" for this?
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« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2016, 09:24:35 AM »

Trevalas are great bang for the buck.  I use a TVC66MH for fishing 20 to 30 lb mono (7-8 lbs of drag at strike).  It could handle more.  It is comfortable and light, and good for throwing metal for bluefish and stripers, among other things.

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« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2016, 09:51:39 AM »

The reel is capable of a bit over 13# (6kg) of drag but line capacity is small.  I somehow got my hands on a JDM Shimano OCEA Calcutta..... Grin

http://www.shimano.com/content/eu/en/Home/products0/jdm/jdm-reels/ocea-calcutta.html

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« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2016, 02:26:33 PM »

Lee, not a Trevala but I think these are a very nice rod for the price. I have a couple of Tsunami rods and am impressed.

My $.02

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http://www.srmo.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Store_Code=srmo&Screen=PROD&Category_Code=Airwave_Elite&Product_Code=T101507

http://www.srmo.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Store_Code=srmo&Screen=PROD&Category_Code=Airwave_Elite&Product_Code=T101508
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« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2016, 02:59:25 PM »

I bought a Tsunami jigging rod from them that was supposed to have silicon carbide inserts. Guess what ...false advertising. They were aluminum oxide as are most Tsunami rods.     Rudy
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« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2016, 03:25:33 PM »

I bought a Tsunami jigging rod from them that was supposed to have silicon carbide inserts. Guess what ...false advertising. They were aluminum oxide as are most Tsunami rods.     Rudy

I'm looking at my Airwave elite rod right now and it has Fuji Alconite K series guides, now both my Trophy rods have aluminum oxide guides, per the advertising tag that came off them. I don't have a dog in the fight but no false advertising on my rods.

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« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2016, 03:38:06 PM »

Tim the site said silicon carbide & the tag on the rod said aluminum oxide. Tsunami was right, seller was wrong.
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« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2016, 03:42:46 PM »

Got a 7'  TVC-70ML Trevala.
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« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2016, 03:49:29 PM »

Tim the site said silicon carbide & the tag on the rod said aluminum oxide. Tsunami was right, seller was wrong.

That make a lot more sense. They do have a primitive website.

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« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2016, 03:50:01 PM »

Got a 7'  TVC-70ML Trevala.


You will be happy with that rod Lee.

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« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2016, 04:28:56 PM »

I like my old 6'9" ML Trevala, I took off the Trinidad 12 and put the new reel on it and it balances nice.  Now I need to learn to use a backwards reel.... Sad

Hopefully the line capacity will be enough for Ceadros Island YT, it should be fine for albacore.  I filled it with 40# spectra this morning.
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« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2016, 05:28:24 PM »

I like my old 6'9" ML Trevala, I took off the Trinidad 12 and put the new reel on it and it balances nice.  Now I need to learn to use a backwards reel.... Sad

Hopefully the line capacity will be enough for Ceadros Island YT, it should be fine for albacore.  I filled it with 40# spectra this morning.


I looked at the specs of your reel? Nice reel man  Grin I think you will be OK? I have a couple of lighter rigs that I have the same concern for. Plenty of drag but not the line capacity &  some of these skinny rods just make me wonder. I'm over powered for what I fish for regularly but when it comes to bigger fishes ? We will find out in June my friend.

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« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2016, 05:40:40 PM »

I WILL have backup 25# and 30# rigs.  I fished 25# most of the time last time because I loaned my heavier rigs to Jimmer.
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« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2016, 05:41:20 PM »

The Ceadros YT were a blast on 25#.
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« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2016, 05:56:16 PM »

The Ceadros YT were a blast on 25#.


I too will have a couple of heavier set ups, but for the most part I'm goin' light this year. Heck Warren was catching on old Newell gear. Let's do this my friend. I'm going to catch at least 1 YT on my Penn Fathom 15sd and Tsunami 6.6 Trophy rod.

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