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Topwater Scombridae: Southern & Northern Bluefin Tuna (BFT), Yellowfin Tuna (YFT), Dogtooth Tuna => Tackle & Techniques => Topic started by: Inigo Vivanco Amato on December 27, 2013, 01:25:30 AM

Post by: Inigo Vivanco Amato on December 27, 2013, 01:25:30 AM
Hi all,

 Let´s see if anyone here could help me. I´m looking for a spinning reel for 10-20lb blufin tuna. I will use small jigs 30-40gr or 20-30 stickbaits.
 I´m not decided between daiwa catalina 4020pe h or certate 3012h. I would prefer certate but i´m afraid it could  be a bit light or small.
 I know there is the certate hyper custom 4000 but it is an old model and it is a low speed reel.
Post by: Felix Lux on July 19, 2014, 04:20:41 AM
Are you talking about Longtail Tuna aka Northern Bluefin or "real" Bluefin?

If you're chasing Longtail Tuna from a boat a Certate 3012H will be enough, from the rocks or for real Bluefin Tuna (could always be a bigger one in there) it would be very risky almost bound to go wrong.

Topic is half a year old but there's now a Saltiga 4000H available, so if it has to be Daiwa you could now get a top end reel in that size with a high gear ratio and the normal deep spool (300m pe3 or a load of pe2). If you already bought a Saltiga 4020peh you could get an extra 4000 spool and have plenty of capacity in case you hook a larger model or want to use it for a heavier line class.

Post by: Saltywater Tackle on October 02, 2014, 09:08:43 AM
Shimano Saragosa 5000 will be a good option.

 Tight lines