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Ok, I did a search first and couldn't find much on what I was looking for. There was a great thread on the Saltist 30 series,but the last post was 12/07---and I really want to know whcih you like better. Here's my question---The 30H and 30HT--Which one do I get:)? I know the differences between the two---max drag,gears, wt, taller/shorter. Does anyone here own both models? Which do you like better for surf casting. It'll be on an 11foot Gator Glass--4-6ounces and bait. Any info. is appreciated!!!(I hear the 30H may be D/C'd but I'm getting a used one)

Been playing with the Bull Black Drum the last few weeks while I wait 'till the Feds let me back on my beach(It took a hit from Hurricane Ike--Texas)


 

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Get the 30H. The 30TH has a taller spool and won't cast nearly as well. Where did you hear the 30H might be discontinued?
An E-Bay seller told me he wasn't carrying anymore because they were discontinued, but you know how that goes......to quote Mama--"believe only half of what you see and nothing of what you hear" Thanks for the very FAST responses!!! Did not know the 30H had brakes and the 30HT didn't. Good info.
 

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That's reel is the bees knees for the folks up here right now. Lots of guys in Hatteras are using them, and I love mine. I'm planning to pick up a couple more as I'm able to. I was going to get another one this weekend, but picked up a Blue Yonder instead since I've wanted one for a while. I sure hope they don't stop making them.
 

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That's reel is the bees knees for the folks up here right now. Lots of guys in Hatteras are using them, and I love mine. I'm planning to pick up a couple more as I'm able to. I was going to get another one this weekend, but picked up a Blue Yonder instead since I've wanted one for a while. I sure hope they don't stop making them.

Obviously an overall upgrade over the Sealine-X's and if they hold up as my 30 and 40's have they'll be well worth the investment. Daiwa's put out some quality conventionals over the years. Thanks again!
 

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Obviously an overall upgrade over the Sealine-X's and if they hold up as my 30 and 40's have they'll be well worth the investment. Daiwa's put out some quality conventionals over the years. Thanks again!
This thing beats the pants off the Slosh's and GW's simply because the gearbox was shifted forward and out of the way. I had a Slosh 20 for a while and I liked it, but that damn gearbox drove me nuts.
 

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Save your money and get another Squidder or a 525 Mag. Will more than do you for them Black Drum or anything off the beach in Texas. Do you fish Padre or the Galveston area? Spent the summers fishing Padre back in the late 50's. My family is from Robstown.
 

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Save your money and get another Squidder or a 525 Mag. Will more than do you for them Black Drum or anything off the beach in Texas. Do you fish Padre or the Galveston area? Spent the summers fishing Padre back in the late 50's. My family is from Robstown.
I've had my squidder spooled three times over the years. 68 LB a time or two as well. I belive Big Lou posts on this board and he can attest to this as he's fished these same beaches for yeras and years. Only use it in the Winter(Squidder) and will only use the Saltist 30H in the winter and in the ship channel(the Black drum come from the ship channel year round). The beaches I fish are unlike Galveston and WAY different than Padre. I fish McFaddin and East High Island and on most areas of the beach you have a wade gut--bar--gut--bar and that's it. Once you get to the second bar it's a gradual decline out and on big low tide you can go a ways out. Mud doesn't make good sandbars. After a decent cast you may be 200 yards out by the time you get back in--depending on conditions sometimes more. I use Daiwa 40's, JigMaster 500,Penn 555's in the warmer months. The big Bulls have thinned out through the years ,but we still catch Massive Southern rays, 6+ Bull Sharks and 5-6ft BT's on cast outs. I love my Squidders but they don't have the drag nor capacity to stop a big run with IMO.
I used to fish the rock groins in Galveston and the 91st pier. The pier is gone now--casualty of Ike. I would bet you have some stories of Tarpon, maybe Goliath Grouper,Snook,sharks etc if you fished Padre in the late 50's.
 

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I was thinking of getting one for kingfish and ended up with a shimano tld star witch is also a much over looked surf reel on a '6"6 penn slammer rod with 1 once i can get about 100 yards on My '10 foot casting rod with 4 once wow 250 to 350 yards many people have not even herd of that reel but it casts like the sealine and has a spool like a saltist and a price like a sealine also it is great for cobia,drum,kingfish,striper,tog,tarpon,grouper,small shark,ect from boats and piers. I was going to get that reel 2 times maybe next time I really buy it.
 

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You might want to take a look at this Daiwa Saltiga Surf. It has the spool break and a special lightened spool for distance casting. Its a 30 size. More money but a nice reel.

http://www.daiwa.com/Reel/saltwater.aspx

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Incorporating a fast-starting, ultra-lightweight aluminum spool and counter-balanced handle, this Saltiga is built for distance casting with braid or monofilament.
Saltiga Surf Conventional Features:
Ultra-lightweight machined aluminum spool designed for distance casting
Counter-balanced, dual-position power handle
Centrifugal spool brake
Fast 5.4 : 1 gear ratio pulls in over 35 inches of line with every crank
Frame and sideplates machined from solid, bar stock aluminum
Seven ball and roller bearings, including CRBB anti-corrosion bearings
Dual-system Infinite Anti-Reverse
Grease-impregnated graphite and stainless drag
Massive, machine-cut, high-strength alloy gears
 

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i donk know about you all but im getting this fow xmas!!
http://www.daiwa.com/images/STTLW40HA.jpg

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Now you can have proven Saltist™ reel performance with the added convenience and efficiency of a levelwind. Plenty of cranking power, a super-smooth multi-disc drag, four corrosion-resistant CRBB bearings and choice of standard or high speed gear ratios, make these reels ideal for a wide variety of freshwater and saltwater applications. Matches perfectly with Saltist Boat Rods.
Saltist™ Levelwind Reels Features:
Rugged, all metal construction with rigid, one-piece aluminum frame
Four CRBB shielded, corrosion-resistant ball bearings and a roller bearing
Powerful, high-strength alloy gears
Up to 30% greater winding power
Super Drag with up to 22 pounds of drag max
Dual Anti-Reverse systems
Dual-position power handle
Aluminum rod clamp


STTLW40HA

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Model
Number Action
FW/SW Bearings Gear
Ratio Line Per
Handle Turn Wt.
(oz.) Line Capacity
(Lb. Test/Yards) Drag
Max
Ultra High Speed
STTLW20HA L 4CRBB, 1RB 6.1 : 1 35.0" 18.50 12/420, 14/350, 20/210 15.4
STTLW30HA ML 4CRBB, 1RB 6.1 : 1 35.0" 19.40 14/490, 20/295, 25/230 15.4
STTLW40HA M 4CRBB, 1RB 6.4 : 1 47.2" 23.10 25/400, 30/270, 40/240 20.0
STTLW50HA MH 4CRBB, 1RB 6.4 : 1 47.2" 24.00 30/350, 40/310, 50/220 20.0
Levelwind Reels
STTLW40A L 4CRBB, 1RB 4.9 : 1 36.2" 22.60 25/400, 30/270, 40/240 22.0
STTLW50A ML 4CRBB, 1RB 4.9 : 1 36.2" 23.50 30/350, 40/310, 50/220 22.0
NEW ITEM


CRBB = Super Corrosion Resistant Ball Bearing, BB = Stainless Steel Ball Bearing, RB Roller Bearing




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