I'm considering buying a new reel for trolling, will be using braid with a topshot
Biggest expected fish will be mediterranian BFT up to 200 lb(if I'm lucky to go there), but most fishing will be coral fish(GTs, Baraccudas, King mackerel, snappers, YFT, groupers)to 60 lb or so
I'm comparing four two speed reels
1) Penn International VSX16
2)Okuma Makaira MK-20
3)Avet Raptor 5/2(medium width model)
4)Shimano Tiagra 16 or 20
I don't know which is a better overall reel,
I like the compactness and the light weight of the avet, which make it usable for jigging as well.
Thanks in advance
Edited by Inspiro, 13 May 2012 - 05:30 AM.