daiwa grandwave 40
Posted February 17 2010 - 6:26 PM
Posted February 17 2010 - 9:44 PM
Posted February 17 2010 - 9:59 PM
I'd agree with some of what boscoebrea said. The Grandwave 40 isn't really the conventional reel you want to be learning on. It has a big, heavy spool and can tough to control. You'd do much better with a 20-sized reel. Daiwa Grandwave, SL-SH, SL-SHA, SL-SHX, Saltist...all these series have a solid 20 size that will handle a majority of whats out there. Take your reel to the BST and see if you can find a trade for a 20-sized Daiwa, a Penn 525GS or a decent Abu 6500.
Regarding the rod, keep it. As long as you are within the weight range your rod will serve fine as a conventional instead of a spinner. Again though, you're a little over-reeled. I'd put a GW40 on a stout 12' or 13' heaver for fishing heavy. Sharks, mostly. Heck, I've seen sharks, cobia and big rays landed on the 30-size reels.
If you decide to keep the 40, you'll need 30-40# mono to tame it while you learn casting. Buy the cheap stuff and practice. I'd stay away from braid for the time being. That reel will hold way more than enough line for most anything you want off the beach.
Posted February 18 2010 - 1:10 AM
and i was planning on just useing mono till i get my thumb set, but once i start useing braid wanted to use 65# or even 80#. should i be able to reach 100yrds with say 6nbait with the heavy line? i throw 40pp now on my spinner's but am done with pp(whole other thread) but thinking of trying JB. thanks again guys and tight lines justin
all ya what rod clamp will fit this it didn't come with one?
Posted February 18 2010 - 1:35 AM
80yds is a pretty decent chunk with heavy baited rigs off the beach. That 40 can do it once you figure it out. Put in the heaviest brakes available, put thick oil in the bearings and tighten the tension knob. Get used to the reel's performance before backing off the tension. You'll get used to it.
Posted February 18 2010 - 8:16 PM
IMO, rod clamps should only be used when you're worried about the reel foot breaking. They are there to be a backup.
I use reel clamps on aluminum seats, and only on reels I use for big fish. Sharks, kings, cobia, etc. Anything that will hit a pin rig or a big chunk of fish on the bottom.
Posted February 19 2010 - 2:03 PM
on a diff note anyone know anything about daiwa magforce sealine 170 or have one. any info or opinions likes or dislikes. thanks and tight lines justin
Posted February 19 2010 - 6:34 PM
MIne are coming off....
Posted February 20 2010 - 12:45 PM
Posted February 22 2010 - 10:06 PM
thanks for the info, i have only seen the magforce 170 not the 250? are you talking about the sl 250h? i'm not to worried about the weight i would be useing it for chunking. plus it has to be lighter than the grandwave. thanks again and tight lines justin
Posted April 24 2010 - 12:23 PM
Posted June 17 2010 - 3:45 AM