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 Post subject: GT with my new reel
PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 8:15 pm 
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I have always dreamed of a Saragosa and finally few weeks back the dream came true and I got my Saragosa SW 8000 reel.
After lot of confusion between 6000 and 8000 size I decided to go with 8000 size reel. The main source of confusion is the Shimano website where the specifications are wrong.
The reel is a little bigger and heavier than I expected. The Shimano website says 22 oz as weight but in the box it is mentioned as 24.3 oz.
I am happy with the reel and it feels solid and silky smooth.

Here is the reel and I paired it with Suffix 832 30lb. This is the first time I tried Suffix 832 and I am impressed.



It is a couple of years since I actively did fishing in my native. So to test the setup me and my friend Ajith planned a trip to our native (Kanyakumari).
Since I have not used the rod for long time the guides got rusted because of humidity, low maintenance and bad quality. As I was rigging the tip and few guides got broken.
Fortunately my friend had an extra rod and that saved my day. Did a few test cast and amazed by the difference between new 30lb and my old 50lb braid.

After the test cast I changed position and in the second or third cast I got a massive hit and the familiar pull, but the pull was stronger.
We saw a huge splash of water 100 yrds away for a couple of times. This is the first time I have seen a GT leaping out of water during the fight.
After a brutal fight we landed this GT.



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 Post subject: Re: GT with my new reel
PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 10:57 pm 
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Venkat,

That is a good looking reel and will serve you well over the years.

Very nice GT, presumably caught on a popper? What would it weigh?

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Kingfish


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 Post subject: Re: GT with my new reel
PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 11:22 pm 
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I caught it on Laser Pro, one of my trusted lures. It would weigh between 18 - 20 kilograms.


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 Post subject: Re: GT with my new reel
PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:18 am 
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Excellent catch.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 12:07 pm 
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Very nice and solid GT !! That's a nice start with the new reel.
What kind of leader were you using?

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 Post subject: Re: GT with my new reel
PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 12:43 pm 
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Thanks Binu. I was using 12 feet of 50lb mono connected to 30lb braid mainline using FG knot.


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 Post subject: Re: GT with my new reel
PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 1:47 pm 
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Congrats Venkat!

That is one hell of a GT from the shore.
Can't beat fish caught with feet in land!

Maruthu


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 Post subject: Re: GT with my new reel
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Very nice GT .....congrats venkatesan...just one question...which leader you used!!! Last week I used berkley vanish fluorocarbon leader and lost one big fish:(:(...


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Thats an excellent fish venjatesan sir, Cheers [smilie=coolup.gif]

Wish you many more biggies

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-Sathya


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 Post subject: Re: GT with my new reel
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@Dhruba: I am not using any specific leader line. I am using the normal 50lb Berkley Triline as the leader.


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 Post subject: Re: GT with my new reel
PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 6:22 pm 
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Great Catch Venkat!!!

I had a few questions, when do you fish from the beach? Any specific tide or time of the day?
Do you cast only when there is Action visible? Do you cast straight out to the sea or some structure that you are aware of?

And the beach looks quite calm in the picture. Will it work when the beach has waves till quite some distance?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 7:54 pm 
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Congrat Venkat... you are master of GT fishing.


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 Post subject: Re: GT with my new reel
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Fantastic catch....congrats on the new reel. Ive been using the 832 braid for a few years now and it casts really great. However it is not very good when rocks are concerned. Fireline seems to be better in those situations.

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Awesome catch Venkatesan as usual !!!


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 Post subject: Re: GT with my new reel
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Hi Venkat,

Thanks for nice fish in hands after a long time.

Hope the momentum is carried on.

Did you have any structures around where you were fishing or where you having bunkers or trough in the area?

Again, thanks to re ignite our spirit recently.

Ezek


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 Post subject: Re: GT with my new reel
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This place has hidden rock beds and a deep rip.


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 Post subject: Re: GT with my new reel
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Venky, Were you using LaserPro 160 or 190? Seems you threw the lure pretty beyond the gutter??


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Super catch Venky. Nice picture. Wish u many more catches.


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 Post subject: Re: GT with my new reel
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Thanks Jeen.

@Ezekial: The lure was 160 size. The 30lb braid helped in getting distance. I wish I should have purchased 20lb instead.


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 Post subject: Re: GT with my new reel
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20lb braid for GT on an open beach :shock:

LaserPro 160 is an awesome lure for jetties too.


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