Alright you Codfish gurus, help out this newbie!

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  1. CEShawn

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    I dont trust it, but picked up a Okuma for a back up reel at $30 one day and still fishing regularly... I like my Penns, even though I know those days are not the same...
     
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    Ya, i picked up a pair of okuma classic clx450's for the youngins. Figured I would be less likely to push the kid in the drink if he dropped one of those in.
     
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    I'm sorry I ment the mx avets, great for a lite weight rod . The 6-1 ratio on the lx cranks them up from the bottom.
     
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    Hoping to get cod fishing this weekend, havent been cod fishing in 5 years... should be fun...
     
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    glad we state braid for bottom fishing..cause
    i'm taking it all off reels that I use on the troll. going back to mono.
     
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    Have a buddy who bought a bunch of Okuma Titus Gold 50II's for tuna fishing a few years back and I was not impresed. Drags would slip during the fight, few times I almost fell over backwards it slipped so badly. I'll stick with Shimano thanks.
     
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    That I will say I love my shimano 130s

    Anyone mess with electric reels for bottom fishing cod in 200'?
     
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    Yes for the money, they are the way to go. Penn cant compare these days .
     
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    Shawn, Many of the Asians on the Helen H had electrics, really slick setups too. Looked like maybe Daiwa bland reels? Small and compact with a portable power pack that lasted all day. Had the fish up in no time flat! They were mounted on jigging sticks, light weight kind. Real nice setups.
     
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    I might stop by Riverview today, years ago he helped point me in the right direction but never pulled the trigger. I think I liked the Precision one...I've had customers onboard using the Diawa's before, kinda insane as we were fishing for scup in 20' of water, but guy couldn't reel, so good for him for not stopping fishing!
     
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    OK, I'll put my 2 cents in. I use an 8' graphite rod, Penn 113H (Baja Special), 50# braid tied to a leader (80# fluorocarbon about 8'). I tie an unplated norweigan style 8-12oz jig, unless the current is really tough, then I'll use a 16oz. or more. I tie in a dropper loop about 18" or so above the jig and loop a cod fly on. If possible, I'll cast the jig, but I've also had success just lowering it over the side. Then, when the bite happens, I don't try to yank the lips from the fish.

    Good Luck
     
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    Pretty much the same setup that I use, but I use two dropper loops. I fish a 7.5' or so Star Rod that people make fun of me with but for some reason I really seem to connect to the cod with it. I like hearing I'm not the only one that likes the Baja Special.

    I hear cod is spotty off Chatham, one time good, one time nothing. You'd like by the price of cod being so low right now they would be catching them everywhere. I have to make it out soon!
     
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    When time is $ this is the way to go :rolleyes:
    Went out with a friend last year, he's got 3
    BJ5000 - Belitronic Jiggingmachine 5000. - YouTube
     
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    Jesus, can't even imagine how expensive that thing is...
     
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    I bought a couple of electa mates off eBay a few years ago, dropped them off at river view and Lee went through them, fixed a couple things, and they're perfect. Saved a lot of money doing it that way.
     
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    I saw a set of Precision's on Ebay and was thinking about them, but I know Precisions if they fail have to go back to the factory as they are all sealed.

    Are the electra-mate's hard to listen to all day?
     
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    Shawn,
    I think I remember my friend (who is 100% full time commercial) told me that day they were about $3000 each (he's got 3 new setups)
    They put me on the port stern corner with an electramate, my friend & his mate on the stb side working the 3 machines.
    They out fished me probably 5-1 all day and all they did was unhook 3-4 fish at a time then press a button to drop to bottom again.
    He mackerel fished this spring with them also.
     
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    Electramates are not super quiet but beats the hell out of hand reeling all day !
    I've got a few and changed out the push buttons with 3 position toggles. one on position is spring loaded on other is locked on.
    I use my Daiwa electric all the time before I use one of the electramates.
     
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    $3000 isnt that crazy...

    Ive got this Handgear "a" permit coming, trying to see what I can do with it... I've got a couple of idea's...

    Which Daiwa's are you using?
     
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    Tough to justify $3000 reels with 300 lbs per day.
     

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