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 Post subject: Penn slammer 3 6500HS
PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:47 pm 
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Just picked the new slammer 6500hs, and must admit this reel feels strong with full metal construction it has a deep spool so around 300mts of 60lb braid is the capacity, you get 2 handles with the reel. this is the first time i have got hands on this big reel whos gear ratio is 6.2.1, i plan to target GT, from boat with it, as we have started getting a lot of GT in Goa lately, if any body has used this reel kindly share their thoughts .


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:11 am 
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I have this reel in 4500 and 5500 sizes. Solid, well made and able to take punishment from the elements.

Looking forward to some action against those Goan GTs by you .... do send us reports and pictures.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:50 pm 
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Its a nice reel a bit heavy but a solid well made reel. I have seen it in the tackle stores.
Go get those monster GTs !!


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:00 am 
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It will be nice to know how the reel performs after a nice 10kg plus GT. Please keep us posted.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:28 pm 
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https://youtu.be/_OIun6qC26M


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:12 pm 
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What a coincidence, I was planning to buy the exact same reel and size for an offshore jigging setup. I debated between Saragosa, Slammer and the Saltist and finally decided to go with the Slammer after spending much time reading through reviews online. I'd say good choice.

Nice to hear reports of GT's in Goa, any big ones 12-15Kilos reportedly caught?

Cheers...


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:15 pm 
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The biggest GT landed was 35kg from shore opposite panaji


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:23 am 
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35KG on a Slammer?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:56 pm 
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No not on slammer it was caught on........ I want you to guess which reel is small but capable enough or incapable enough to land big GT


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:05 am 
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RaMpEr wrote:
The biggest GT landed was 35kg from shore opposite panaji

That is crazy! I could never imagine that. Hope you catch one so big one day man, that's amazing. I can only dream of a fight with a GT that big....

I lived in South Goa for a couple of years and remember spending time on the beaches of North and South Goa. May be next time I'm back in India we can team up and try my hand at a Goan GT! LOL


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:39 am 
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RaMpEr wrote:
No not on slammer it was caught on........ I want you to guess which reel is small but capable enough or incapable enough to land big GT


:lol: :lol: Nice one, I know of a lot of small reels that would be incapable, educated guess would be a Saltiga.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:33 am 
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Well you are far way off in guessing this is a shimano reel costing around 4k as it was hooked in the river I believe he manage to land it or there must have been something wrong with the fish it shimano sienna is the new king


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:56 am 
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I was guessing it to be a Shimano Nasci .... not too far off the mark.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:46 am 
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RaMpEr wrote:
Well you are far way off in guessing this is a shimano reel costing around 4k as it was hooked in the river I believe he manage to land it or there must have been something wrong with the fish it shimano sienna is the new king


:lol: :lol: That GT must have been a senior citizen suffering from arthritis or something :lol: :lol: did it come up with a wheelchair or swimming stick? :lol: :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:26 pm 
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No clue but those guys did not release the fish and ate a cardboard, I have got a pic I'll try and upload. But for some reason last year onwards we have a lot of GT coming around Goa and some of them are big guys my friend had hooked a 15kg + guy at the jetty where we fish and he almost spooled him as he was using Alivio 8000 reel luckily the hooks popped off, am also buying some serious equips to handle GT... Need suggestions on a good popping rod


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:42 am 
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@RaMpEr

Depends upon your budget.

Try Daiwa Saltist Popping & Jigging rod .... retails for A$ 295 approximately.
Daiwa Saltiga popping rod goes for A$ 540 approx.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:50 am 
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I believe that getting big GTs in certain areas are seasonal, it is just the matter of making note of the dates and returning back around that time the next year. Like so many popular GT spots around India, you get GTs year around but the large ones are landed during very specific windows during the year.

Slat water Angling is a budding sport in India and it will take time for people to note these seasonal bonanzas...


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:48 am 
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@bobby what you say must be true but the GT have made their home here we have been catching them year round first time in many years we are catching them year round even in monsoons we are catching them


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:29 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:44 pm 
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Nice sized GT.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:49 pm 
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35kg I guess it equals Scots GT from konkan shore


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:28 am 
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RaMpEr wrote:
@bobby what you say must be true but the GT have made their home here we have been catching them year round first time in many years we are catching them year round even in monsoons we are catching them


What was talking about large GTs, most places you get smaller ones all year around, but the large ones are seasonal. That being said they are exceptions I am sure.

But are you saying that you get these large GTs 15KG plus all year round?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:59 am 
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@bobby
We are getting 3 to 5kg size year round and occasionally the 15kg+


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:17 pm 
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That's a nice GT in the picture.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:01 am 
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RaMpEr wrote:
@bobby
We are getting 3 to 5kg size year round and occasionally the 15kg+


This is what I mean, you need to make note of the Periods when those large GTs are in and see if they are there around the same time next year. Also pay attention to the moon.


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