Tld for swords?

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Re: Tld for swords?

Postby smile0784 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:14 am

frozenpod wrote:No they are not up to it. If you kept the drag pressure low you might get away with it though....

If you cant afford a Tiagra you could look at either a metal aftermarket frame for your TLD 50.
Or buy a tyrnos 50, metal frame version of the TLD.


I had a feel of the tyrnos 50 and they are bit lighter also



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Re: Tld for swords?

Postby smile0784 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:15 am

Hosery wrote:
smile0784 wrote:I seen tld 50s catch 100+kg marlin and 60kg tuna


I no a tld can catch big marlin,tuna,shark etc. But you generally can chase them with your boat. You aren’t pulling 100+kg or several hundred kilos up out of 600 of metres of water which obviously would be a different fight. I will most likely load my tld with braid and give it a crack but would hate to hook a fish of a lifetime and my reel fall to pieces.


I was using a tld 50 in 500mt of water off bermagui to catch sharks when aiming for big eye lol

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Re: Tld for swords?

Postby Duffman » Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:27 am

1 good fish is going to end in tears. Game fishing is about eliminating the weakest links for that fish of a lifetime. Have a go. What's the worst that can happen? Pull it off and you're a genius. Epic fail and everyone will say "i told you so". At least you're having a crack. You won't catch 1 in your lounge room or sitting at the computer.

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Re: Tld for swords?

Postby bowl » Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:34 am

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.
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Re: Tld for swords?

Postby 4liters » Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:38 am

The guys in Tassie I was talking to a while back use 80w reels spooled with 100lb braid.

I've been told that for graphite framed reels you're best off not going above 20lb of drag or the frame will flex, weaken and eventually break. Save your money and get a bigass metal framed reel. This is some fairly extreme fishing you're talking about, and it doesn't come cheap.
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Re: Tld for swords?

Postby smile0784 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:18 am

Good price for tiagra 50



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Re: Tld for swords?

Postby Hosery » Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:12 am

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?

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Re: Tld for swords?

Postby smile0784 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:26 am

Would a tyrnos 50 hold up to the conditionsnew is about $370

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Re: Tld for swords?

Postby scott__henning » Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:25 pm

Hosery wrote:
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?


I’ll be getting out on em later in March I recon, pretty keen to get one in the boat that’s for sure.

Regarding your predicament, just sneak a Tiagra 50w onto the bridal registry...... :a_goodjob:

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Re: Tld for swords?

Postby Hosery » Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:47 pm

scott__henning wrote:
Hosery wrote:
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?


I’ll be getting out on em later in March I recon, pretty keen to get one in the boat that’s for sure.

Regarding your predicament, just sneak a Tiagra 50w onto the bridal registry...... :a_goodjob:


Nice! Out of lakes or coota? Look forward to a successful report when it happens.

Haha that’s the go. I’ll just tell the missus I’ve got a new best man named tiagra and his plus 1 has a bent but. :rofl:



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