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Saragosa or Slammer III

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Looking to get into some tuna popping/jigging this coming season. Being new to it and not sure exactly how often I'll be headed out there, I'd like to start off going with a mid range set up. Stuck between these two reels, looking for some advice on which to go with. Appreciate any help

 

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i have a couple of saragosa's and my father has a couple slammers.

 

I think the Gosa is a little lighter and physically a little smaller, but the slammer feels a little smoother.  They are both great reels, and I think will really come down to what feels better in your hand.

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I had the gosa 6k. Great reel. If you plan to give a bit of abuse.... rock piles, etc. Not as robust as the slammer III. If you go for the slammer .... I went with the 4500. the 5500 is MUCH bigger.  plenty capacity on the 4500 sla III. 

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On 2/28/2019 at 4:32 PM, Lateral Line said:

sorry boating..................... scrap my opine

No worries. Which do you guys feel has the smoother drag? I only ask because one buddy had mentioned to me that his Slammer’s drag has a felt start up, where it there was a “pause” before the drag would get going. I figure it’s a one off issue but not sure 

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Gosa is lighter, built well and good drag. Slammer 3 is great drag a beast and both are smoothe to me but what I test these reels with is nothing compared to tuna. My slammer 3 has no pause. I've caught fish that pull drag... but not smokers....

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If your looking for a mid-ranged price set up, take a look at the Shimano Twin Power 14000.  It retails for about $650 and is a great reel. 

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16 hours ago, BGBrown said:

If your looking for a mid-ranged price set up, take a look at the Shimano Twin Power 14000.  It retails for about $650 and is a great reel. 

Will do, you think its a big upgrade over the gosa?

 

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If I had a limited budget but wanted the best value for the money, that’s what I would be looking at.  Pair that up with a Centaur or other value priced rod is a great place to start.

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20 mins ago, BGBrown said:

If I had a limited budget but wanted the best value for the money, that’s what I would be looking at.  Pair that up with a Centaur or other value priced rod is a great place to start.

Awesome, I really appreciate the help

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Big fan of the Gosa. I have one that pulls double duty between boat and beach. Took a tuna charter 2 yrs ago and fought a huge fish for 3.5 hours on a 20000 Gosa. The Gosa line up is tough to beat.

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14 hours ago, shady grady said:

Big fan of the Gosa. I have one that pulls double duty between boat and beach. Took a tuna charter 2 yrs ago and fought a huge fish for 3.5 hours on a 20000 Gosa. The Gosa line up is tough to beat.

I appreciate the help. Damn, 3.5 hours, did you get that fish to the boat?

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Negative. Pulled the hook. We did get to see it during the first 20 minutes of so not a total loss. She was just out of harpoon range. It hit a sebile stick shad. I have a whole new respect for those plugs now too. 

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