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Just got a new reel from Shimano

Ordered and received a Tyrnos12II. Very tidy package, gearing is 5:1 and 2:1, and I plan on backing it with 60 lb hollow and then topshotting it with 40 lb. I'll use it on my next trip and we'll see how it goes. Looks like it will work well for yoyo iron if I decide to drop down to 40 lb. I usually use 50 lb for yoyo iron at Cedros and Benitos, but if we run into some smaller fish, should be OK. I don't know how well it's going to work for casting and flylining Sardines, we'll see. Seems to have a pretty massive spool so I'll find out. I have not even taken it apart yet, but it looks like I can get to the spool from the left side plate. Not sure yet how I'm going to make the connection from the 60 lb hollow to the mono, probably just uni to uni. Only bummer is that the clamp screws are a little on the short side so I'm not going to be able to use it with a cork taped 6470. Instead I'll put it on one of my 6'6" tuna sticks, maybe the CJB65H.

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Not sure yet how I'm going to make the connection from the 60 lb hollow to the mono

Splice a loop on your man line and make a wind-on with a 60 or 80lb hollow sleeve; connect L2L.
 

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Not sure yet how I'm going to make the connection from the 60 lb hollow to the mono

Splice a loop on your man line and make a wind-on with a 60 or 80lb hollow sleeve; connect L2L.
Basil, can't do much until that hollow arrives. I ordered from some guy in New Jersey, BHPTackle, ever heard of him?

Looks like the line arrrives tomorrow so I'll work on getting it spooled up. My first time with 60 lb JB Hollow. In the interim, I will open it up and have a look at those spool bearings, too.
 

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Hey Gumba, your starting to become a tackle ho like Fishy an Jim,,,,,,,LOL.

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Oh no. This one is to replace a reel I just sold. The Torium 20 had an anti-reverse failure while on a fish on the April trip. Watching the handle spin backwards is not a pretty sight. I just don't feel like trusting it any more so down the road it went.
 

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Ordered and received a Tyrnos12II. Very tidy package, gearing is 5:1 and 2:1, and I plan on backing it with 60 lb hollow and then topshotting it with 40 lb. I'll use it on my next trip and we'll see how it goes. Looks like it will work well for yoyo iron if I decide to drop down to 40 lb. I usually use 50 lb for yoyo iron at Cedros and Benitos, but if we run into some smaller fish, should be OK. I don't know how well it's going to work for casting and flylining Sardines, we'll see. Seems to have a pretty massive spool so I'll find out. I have not even taken it apart yet, but it looks like I can get to the spool from the left side plate. Not sure yet how I'm going to make the connection from the 60 lb hollow to the mono, probably just uni to uni. Only bummer is that the clamp screws are a little on the short side so I'm not going to be able to use it with a cork taped 6470. Instead I'll put it on one of my 6'6" tuna sticks, maybe the CJB65H.
Well your rod situation....first you could get longer screws...nah too easy...you could get another 6470 built with a reel seat...I have a couple of the CJBF65h's and that should work fine for 40# or 50# ...new reels deserve new rods.....LOL P.S. maybe it's just me but you changed to 2 speed lever drag from a Torium 30...????:?

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Replaced a Torium 20 that I used for 40 lb. I like the high speed for yoyo iron but just have no faith in the anti-reverse system. Only once is once too many for me.

I took it apart today and degreased and oiled the spool bearings. It's pretty beefy inside and now it spins very nicely. Well see how it casts. This is going to be nice especially for yoyo iron for smaller 18-20 lb Yellowtail. It will be nice having that lower gear for bringing the fish up.
 

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Steve I guess I was wondering because a Torium 20 is a great casting topless reel with a high speed retrieve and ****** dogs...the reel you got is a OK casting reel with great drags not topless...but for a yo yo reel how will it work when you get bit on the drop..JMO but it may be a little more difficult getting in gear with a lever drag...but maybe that's just me... but it looks like a cool little reel...read somewhere that it gets 16# of drag at strike.....sounds like it could be 50# reel to me.
 

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fishybuzz said:
Steve I guess I was wondering because a Torium 20 is a great casting topless reel with a high speed retrieve and ****** dogs...the reel you got is a OK casting reel with great drags not topless...but for a yo yo reel how will it work when you get bit on the drop..JMO but it may be a little more difficult getting in gear with a lever drag...but maybe that's just me... but it looks like a cool little reel...read somewhere that it gets 16# of drag at strike.....sounds like it could be 50# reel to me.
Line arrived to day at work. 300 yards of 60 lb JB Hollow for the reel and 100 yards of 80 lb for making up some wind-ons. I've heard this 60 lb is hard t work with, but I'm going to give it a try with a crimp and some 40 lb. We'll see.

Did I mention what a great deal I got on this reel? 35% off at $215 but paid $20 for shipping and sales tax.
 

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Not sure yet how I'm going to make the connection from the 60 lb hollow to the mono

Splice a loop on your man line and make a wind-on with a 60 or 80lb hollow sleeve; connect L2L.
Basil, I got the line, thanks. finally got around to spooling the reel yesterday and it took all 300 yards of the 60 lb with room for a short topshot or wind-on. My first time working with the 60 lb and although it's great for backing, it's not as user friendly for making splices and hollow to mono/fluoro connections. I will probably remove about yards to keep and set it aside for making wind-ons, but even with 40 lb, I find the 80 lb hollow much easier to work with. If I decide to use 80 lb hollow to make my leaders, do you think it is wise to splice some 80 onto the 60 on the reel so that the loop to loop is 80-80 instead of 60-60?
 

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Personally, I don't like working with the hollow 60# anymore than I have to. So I would splice in about 20 yards of hollow 80#, and work with that. If you want to stop by on your way down to the boat to do that, feel free. I can have you on your way in less that 1/2 an hour. I'll even supply the 80# free, you're a good dude.
 

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Personally, I don't like working with the hollow 60# anymore than I have to. So I would splice in about 20 yards of hollow 80#, and work with that. If you want to stop by on your way down to the boat to do that, feel free. I can have you on your way in less that 1/2 an hour. I'll even supply the 80# free, you're a good dude.
Yeah, that's pretty much the way I was leaning. The 60# has a lower thread count than the 80#. I did that exact same thing with my TLD20II splicing about 10 yards of JB hollow onto the 500 yards of Berkley Hollow. It's working out great. I just have to remember to use my Sato crimping pliers when I make those leaders! Doh! Thanks for the offer, but I ordered a 100 yard spool of 80 lb just for making up wind-ons so I'm good to go. You're a good dude, too.;)

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