scott__henning wrote:I’d do your best to get a tiagra 50, they have the same drag plate as the 80 and you can adjust the drag to suit, whereas the TLD will crumble under the same strain.
Out of Vic, you are just as likely to hook a 200kg+ fish as you are a 100kg fish, and 8kg of drag just wont cut it, those sword are stubborn and you are asking for a loooooong fight otherwise.
You should be able to pick up a second hand reel already spooled up with braid if you have a good look.
The last thing I’d wanna do is spool the TLD up with $250 worth of braid and your rig only to have it fail on a fish and loose the lot.
When you consider that you’re probably going to use $200-300 worth of fuel just to get out there, $500 for a second hand tiagra is worth it.
That is the plan to get a bigger outfit that is designed for the job. Just with my wedding and honey moon in a couple of months any that’s where all my savings are going to. So was hoping to get by with the tld for 1 or 2 trips than upgrade next season.
Fair point on loading a tld with $200 od of braid and wasting that aswell. Might just have to put the dream on the back burner for another season.
I read a few reports of you having a crack at a sword. Any luck yet? Or having another crack at them shortly?