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@chowder do you use high speed reels on your long lines?  I picked up a couple cold water 453 high speeds and experimented on lake erie with them.  Caught a big sheephead and it was extremely hard to reel... so I kind of gave up on using them for Kings.  Maybe the Daiwas are better but just curious what your thoughts are on high speed reels in general... thanks

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Whenever you use the HS reels you give up torque for pulling in big fish

The HS reels are nice for clearing empty lines at the end of the day

I will stick with the lower ratio for the torque and catching big fish

Jay

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Yeah, after my experience with a 10lb fish, I can't imagine fighting a king on a HS with 400 ft of line out!  So just curious maybe chowder has had a different experience

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They definitely make it much nicer to clear and check lines, but I could barely move that fish with the boat in motion and it was only 10lb.  

 

I was going to convert my HS reels to use for Lake O rigger meat setups for faster slack line pick up and having less line out to deal with the lower torque.  But even that kind of scares me if a big King were to go on a run.   To your point, maybe a better idea would be to just use for leadcore walleye setups since they don't fight...  maybe that's what Chowder is doing

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About 5 years ago my buddy at Tuna Tom's sent me some custom gears to convert my Convector 55's with 4.0 ratio to 6.2 ratio  

Sounded good in theory but I did not like them at all and got rid of them 

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