190 Penn Sea Boy Reel , Any good for Deep water fishing ?

Hey as you might have seen i posted a thread about  maybe getting a semi decent rod set up for some deep sea fishing , I found that reel in my shed , Its a 190 Penn Sea Boy Reel , Atm is has 50lb mono line on it any suggestions ?  Cheers fellas

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sea boy

Tue, 2009-08-11 19:59

a mate used one of those for years with no dramas get rid of the mono and fill her up with 30 to 50 lb braid

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i got one

Tue, 2009-08-11 20:00

i bought one for my first overhead,

hammered some rays and got some sambo's,

not a bad reel for starters

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yes

Tue, 2009-08-11 20:00

get it serviced, and if it's ok I'd take a bunch of that 50lb off (but keep some on the reel as backing) and spool 300m of 50lb over the top of it.

Do you have a rod, or a budget for a rod?

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Wow that is good to hear !!

Tue, 2009-08-11 20:07

Wow that is good to hear !! Yeh no worries its out of the shed now so ill give it a good service , i have bout 160 or so to spend on a rodd so im open for suggestions , Hmm im gettin bit excited lol

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whats probs the best for

Tue, 2009-08-11 20:09

whats probs the best for cheapest , conciderin i have never really done much of this particular type of fishing cheers

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stick with Penn?

Tue, 2009-08-11 20:15

Penn mariner rod (24kg) should run you $50 - $60.
Or Ugly Stick, Shimano backbone elite etc etc. There are heaps of options.

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yeh give it a full penn out

Tue, 2009-08-11 20:40

yeh give it a full penn out fit :P i might do that

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ugly stik / penn seaboy

Tue, 2009-08-11 20:43

Have caught heaps of good fish on this combo,(jewies, snapper etc)Just one bit of advice, if you get snagged and start ripping the rod up and down as we all do, make sure you have your thumb hard on the reel or you will strip the gears in the reel like i did . cheers Pete

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Yeh no worries cheers pete ,

Tue, 2009-08-11 20:52

Yeh no worries cheers pete , so ill rest my thumb on the reel to stop it from tangling n over running !! n with the brake do i have that up tight ? or like while reeling it in , brake done up meduim strength just rest my thumb on the line to tighten drag aswell ?

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when setting the drag just

Wed, 2009-08-12 05:19

when setting the drag just tighten it till you can just pull the line off by hand and when not in use loosen the drag off a bit, some people use a set of scales to set the drag at a certain pressure but thats mainly when going for big stuff/ good luck with the new combo

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50 lb on a sea boy would be

Wed, 2009-08-12 19:29

50 lb on a sea boy would be a bit over the top i think mate as the seaboy was not designed for that sort of braid strenght i think you would get away with 30lb wich is plenty enough for dhuies sambos baldies and the likes jmo ne ways

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Ha ill go in between put on

Wed, 2009-08-12 20:16

Ha ill go in between put on sum 40 pound haha

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what has the line poundage got to do with it?

Wed, 2009-08-12 20:40

if you run 10lb or 1000lb, the reel will only produce so much drag (resistance).

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Line Capacity. 350

Wed, 2009-08-12 20:40

Line Capacity.

350 YDS./30 LBs.-320 METERS/.55 MM

Run 30 lb braid max, set your drag to 10lbs using a scale. When setting the drag have the reel on the rod and line through the guides and load the rod with your scale attached.

Maybe a shimano backbone or a braid buster if you want to spend your full $160 on a rod

I have a couple Penn 60's that are slightly smaller then the 190, and have caught heaps of good fish on them including trolled up mackies around 17 kilos.

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huggy

Wed, 2009-08-12 20:46

huggy is that a joke ??? would you run 50lb on a cerTATE 2500 ?? no you wouldnt and why is this?? because the reel was not built for it most reels can still lock up and pull the internals out !

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no, not a joke

Wed, 2009-08-12 20:53

you could run 50lb on a certate 2500, but you wouldn't get much on it.

 

unless you screw the drag down with pliers (ie lock it up), if you set the drag to a moderate level, the poundage of the line on the reel is inconsequential - the drag is the tension part of the reel, not the line. If the line is 2lb or 110lb, the drag is still the same governing tension.

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i agree with bq 30 lb max

Wed, 2009-08-12 20:47

i agree with bq 30 lb max