alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Fred Hall show 16VISX video
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« on: March 19, 2020, 05:46:09 PM »


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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2020, 03:05:15 PM »

While it would not have been my first choice if I had known what I was going to hook, My 16VSX loaded with 80 lb. braid worked flawlessly for this 277 lb. Yellowfin caught on the Excel, January 20,2019. I would drop a bait in on this reel anytime.


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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2020, 04:04:04 PM »

wow!!!!!   Shocked
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« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2020, 04:15:10 PM »

i dont think you could represent a reel any better than that.
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« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2020, 04:19:28 PM »

That’s awesome and one awesome reel.
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« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2020, 08:07:20 PM »

I can confirm that the 16VISX would not be my first choice for a fish of this caliber, but except for some scary moments regarding line capacity, it handled my 313 pounder like a champ. With the size of the tuna regularly being caught off San Diego these days, its just about a "Don't leave the dock without it" part of the arsenal.




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« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2020, 01:53:43 AM »

Those two pictures alone will sell that reel.  Nicely done.
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« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2020, 04:44:09 PM »

Yep...by-catch.  Way to go.  Tough reel.  Dominick
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« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2020, 07:32:17 PM »

That is some cow of a Yellowfin, those "sickles" are spectacular.
I don't think they get bigger then about 240 lb down here.

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« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2020, 08:03:42 PM »

Out of curiosity what is the line capacity of this reel for 80# hollow core?
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« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2020, 02:38:44 AM »

"Catalogue spec" is 765/80, though there will of course be substantial variation depending on line brand, installation tension, and personal preference on fill-up level.
Alan may have some specifics with a few different brands, and of course he uses LOTS of tension when winding!
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« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2020, 03:29:00 AM »

Just a follow-up.
The 350 pound monster on the left was also caught on a 16VISX aboard the Pacifica out of Seaforth in San Diego last Thursday.
The 360 pounder on the right was caught on a 20VISX.





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« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2020, 10:48:15 PM »

The "loaner" 16VISX on the Pacifica gets a lot of use, and still manages to keep on landing big ones.
A 338-pounder from yesterday, and it was the angler's very first tuna "ever".



 


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« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2020, 04:16:17 PM »

on the spirit of adventure, october 22nd, 2020, weighed out at 96.8 pounds without guts and gills, estimated 107 pounds whole, taken on a penn torque 15 lever drag 2 speed with 30 pound fluoro in 11 minutes.  yup!  hook up to gaff in 11 minutes! 


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« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2020, 03:01:45 PM »

on the spirit of adventure, october 22nd, 2020, weighed out at 96.8 pounds without guts and gills, estimated 107 pounds whole, taken on a penn torque 15 lever drag 2 speed with 30 pound fluoro in 11 minutes.  yup!  hook up to gaff in 11 minutes! 

Wow, truly impressive. What rod were you using?
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