Shimano TLD30 2 Speed

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  1. yellowtail310

    yellowtail310 Member

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    Anyone who has fished one can you please give me your input. Pros and Cons. Thank you very much!!!
     
  2. dragonfeathers

    dragonfeathers Well-Known Member

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    I use tld 30 II for trolling. Excellent drags, very smooth. great for marlin fishing and bigger fish. Close to impossible to cast but like I say I use them for trolling. Also a good reel for dropper loop yellowtail fishing at the lupe.

    I have had some problems with drags sticking occasionally but my reels have been workinghard as I run a charter boat. a quick service gets them back in shape
     
  3. Joey805

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    I have seen the reel seats on them snap off under heavy pressure on big fish...
     
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    I know that this is an old posting but, I thought that I would add this tidbit...

    I just purchased a 30 TLD 2-speed and am having he bearings replaced by Ken's Reel Service in Oceanside, CA Harbor. Ken assures me that this will improve the castability of the reel... Of course, I won't have a baseline against which to measure the improvement...
     
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    As previously posted about 4 years ago, that reel was never meant to be cast more than a few feet just to get a lively bait started a few feet from the boat. Nothing has change since then. Improvement of castability in this case is like comparing bare shin bumping the coffee table to sock-covered shin bumping the coffee table. Yes, the sock now makes it hurt 1% less.
     
  7. skipjack

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    It's a nice cheeper two speed reel.I can cast them ok. The bearings should make a noticeable difference. I've caught some nice thresher sharks on one.
     

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