alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial My new toy! Shimano Speedmaster 12ii!
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« on: August 11, 2019, 12:43:06 PM »

I sold a custom made spinning rod I wasn't using so I reinvested the $ in a brand new Shimano Speedmaster 12ii! It's my first 2 speed reel and I'm excited to own something that will put me in the tuna game! I have spooled with 360yrds of 65# braid and small topshot of 40# mono which I'll attach flouro to once I get on the boat!


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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2019, 02:23:23 PM »

Very nice,,,,, Cheesy can't wait to see the rod you pair it with,,,,,, Grin
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« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2019, 11:50:30 AM »

They look good pj - looking forward to hearing your review.
Good luck on the water, Justin
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« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2019, 12:16:12 PM »

Nice, I didn't know you had posted this as I also posted about the same reel. Let us know how it works out.
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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2019, 06:54:14 PM »

Nice, I didn't know you had posted this as I also posted about the same reel. Let us know how it works out.

The reel worked great! It was light enough to hold and fish all day!
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« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2019, 04:30:36 PM »

I hear good things about that reel, its just one step behind of the talica just like the penn fathom is to torque.



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« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2020, 10:32:11 AM »

I'm updating an old thread because I just won a new reel in a raffle... It's the bigger brother to this one!

Shimano Speedmaster 16ii  Grin Grin Grin

It's getting spooled with 80# braid and it'll get used for 50/60# bait. Not sure which rod it'll get paired up with but I'm thinking one of the Okuma PCH rods. I have a few of them already and love the way they perform and you can't beat the price.

Once I receive it I'll send it Alan for pre-use service and drag adjustment (along with my birthday gift from my wife, a Penn Fathom 40nld2) if he's willing to do it on such small reels?

I'm excited to see what it's capable of considering I landed a 110# bft on the 12ii!

Between the 12ii, 16ii and the Fathom 40nld2 I'd say I'm good to go for most sized tuna except cows! My September trip can't come fast enough Smiley

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