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Tuna jigging reel

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Need advice on which reel to buy for tuna jigging on party boats. I was looking at Avets or The Gorilla by Alutecnos.Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
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KILSONG wrote:

Gorilla of Alutecnos
Gorilla o fAlutecnos is fine jigging reels and I believe the reel is developed for jig fishermen for the use of braided line in mind.
I tested both 12 and 20 and both of them have enough max drag (upto 40 lbs) at strike, but I found it has pretty good free spool and has less binding problem upto 25 lbs drag at strike which is enough for tuna jigging on party boats. While Avet reels are nice for tuna jigging, I would say Gorilla 12/20 is much refined reels with more max drag power with less binding. Both 12 and 20 are 4/0 size reels and I recommend 12 for tuna jigging applications it has enough line capacity and lighter.

do you know whether they think of making a gorilla in 2-speed? or whether they might make a star drag reel? i really want to try one of these reels as i've heard they are incredibly smooth and very nice reels. :)
i've used low gear 3 times. once was when a tuna was just circling...and twice were on big hammerhead sharks because i thought they were huge yellowfin :mad:
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