Tld for swords?

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Re: Tld for swords?

Postby smile0784 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:01 pm

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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?


If you only need for only a once or twice use in a year can you borrow from a mate?



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Re: Tld for swords?

Postby scott__henning » Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:15 pm

I’ll be heading out of lakes I’d say. Longer run offshore but bit easier to do a day trip cos it’s only a 2 hour drive to the ramp from home

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Re: Tld for swords?

Postby Hosery » Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:58 pm

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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?


If you only need for only a once or twice use in a year can you borrow from a mate?


Na not really a option. All my mates either have no boator a little tinny so don’t have big gear. Only option is a mate has big old banger think it’s a diawa sealine. It would be a 50 size but with a massive line capacity. No idea on if it would stand the test it is old

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Re: Tld for swords?

Postby smile0784 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:25 pm

Would you consider a penn senator 9/0.

How would that size reel go?

Something like this
https://m.ebay.com/itm/PENN-Senator-9-0 ... SwvGlac8HK

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Re: Tld for swords?

Postby 4liters » Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:12 pm

smile0784 wrote:Would you consider a penn senator 9/0.

How would that size reel go?

Something like this
https://m.ebay.com/itm/PENN-Senator-9-0 ... SwvGlac8HK

Parts for those could be hard to come by if they aren't officially distributed in Australia.
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Re: Tld for swords?

Postby smile0784 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:14 pm

Can ordrr part from usa only takes 3 weeks to get here



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Re: Tld for swords?

Postby frozenpod » Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:16 pm

smile0784 wrote:Would you consider a penn senator 9/0.

How would that size reel go?

Something like this
https://m.ebay.com/itm/PENN-Senator-9-0 ... SwvGlac8HK


They were good reels but the spool to frame gap is large so not well suited to braid.

Drag is also small, less heat capacity but works well though.

We have several of them and no longer use them.

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Re: Tld for swords?

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Re: Tld for swords?

Postby Hosery » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:29 pm

smile0784 wrote:Would you consider a penn senator 9/0.

How would that size reel go?

Something like this
https://m.ebay.com/itm/PENN-Senator-9-0 ... SwvGlac8HK


That baby looks like it was built before I was thought of. No idea on what’s it’s like but if I was buying another outfit it will be a tiagra moats likely. Only considered running my tld so I can have a crack and not wait till next season 12 months down the track.

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Re: Tld for swords?

Postby Hosery » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:38 pm

smile0784 wrote:How about trolling triton series

https://m.ebay.com/itm/Shimano-Triton-t ... 2924449988


That to me looks much the same as a tld just in a 80w.



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