Fred Hall show 16VISX video

Started by Tunanorth, March 19, 2020, 05:46:09 PM

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offshore6

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.

alantani

send me an email at alantani@yahoo.com for questions!

David Hall

i dont think you could represent a reel any better than that.

Bryan Young

That's awesome and one awesome reel.
:D I talk with every part I send out and each reel I repair so that they perform at the top of their game. :D

Tunanorth

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.



David Hall

Those two pictures alone will sell that reel.  Nicely done.

Dominick

Yep...by-catch.  Way to go.  Tough reel.  Dominick
Leave the gun.  Take the cannolis.

There are two things I don't like about fishing.  Getting up early in the morning and boats.  The rest of it is fun.

Cor

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

Congratulations
Cornelis

David Hall

Out of curiosity what is the line capacity of this reel for 80# hollow core?

Tunanorth

"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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Tunanorth

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.




Tunanorth

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".




alantani

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! 
send me an email at alantani@yahoo.com for questions!

JK47

Quote from: alantani 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! 

Wow, truly impressive. What rod were you using?