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Old 07-06-2013, 06:58 AM   #1
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Anybody got one? What size if so. Any reviews. 2 yr old product cant seem to find one to hold. Graphite lever drag.

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Old 07-06-2013, 07:48 AM   #2
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Anybody got one? What size if so. Any reviews. 2 yr old product cant seem to find one to hold. Graphite lever drag.
I have 2 that I use for halibut. Great power but not great if you are looking for speed retrieval.
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Old 07-06-2013, 07:54 AM   #3
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I have the 25n. Won it earlier this year at the SSS! This seems to be a very nice reel! Been using it for bottom fish so far without a hitch. My plan is to use it for jigging tuna, when they show up I spooled it with 30# power pro and 25# floro top shot.
Again so far with the use I've had it's been really nice, strong, smooth and fast. Hope this helps.
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Old 07-06-2013, 08:01 AM   #4
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We have two of the 40's. Very usefull all around reel. Quality build, nice features and great line capacity. A little under geared for heavy drops at the chicken ranch. We still use them. Will use them first time for tuna this year, but I think they will do great. Should be able to fish all oregon species with this reel.
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Old 07-06-2013, 09:17 AM   #5
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Anybody got one? What size if so. Any reviews. 2 yr old product cant seem to find one to hold. Graphite lever drag.



The Squall family is pretty large [21 models including some leftys], and includes both star drag and lever drag models, in sizes from the tiny FTH12, on up to the [new] SQL50VSW.
The new 2-speeds [16VS, 30VSW, 50VSW] may solve the dilemma of those wanting both speed and power.
The SQL16VS in particular should easily handle any PNW halibut/tuna applications.
A pair of the test-model SQL30VSW's were used aboard the San Diego boat Vagabond for all of last fall/winter season, fishing nearly every day, and catching lots of tuna in the 100-pound class, wahoo, etc. without a hitch.
After being examined by the engineers, those two test reels have been back aboard the Vagabond since June 1, catching fish every day as the boat's "loaner" trolling tackle.
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Old 07-06-2013, 10:40 AM   #6
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We have 7 models in stock to fondle Jon if you want to come out to the shop.
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Old 07-06-2013, 12:06 PM   #7
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Thanks for the replies. I may come out mike. I am thinking 50 or 60 class mostly deep hali and I usually have Daiwa 50s. Hoping for a little more capacity and not much more size than the Daiwas. Tthanks for the input Steve. Sort of a psuedo deep drop. 4lbs lead 2 lbs bait 700ft depth. 16 will be small due to the weight.Shopping for large Pacific Halibut sometimes means a lot of drops Suggestions.
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Old 07-06-2013, 12:18 PM   #8
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I supply all gear on the boat. Quite obviously Penn Daiwa And a few Shimanos are in the lineup. Any tackle I buy must be able to double as a hammer. . Crew works hard to break and lose enough stuff to keep things new. Just havin fun causin a commotion in the ocean.
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Thanks for the replies. I may come out mike. I am thinking 50 or 60 class mostly deep hali and I usually have Daiwa 50s. Hoping for a little more capacity and not much more size than the Daiwas. Tthanks for the input Steve. Sort of a psuedo deep drop. 4lbs lead 2 lbs bait 700ft depth. 16 will be small due to the weight.Shopping for large Pacific Halibut sometimes means a lot of drops Suggestions.


Should clarify; the 2-speed models use the "International" sizing system, so a new Squall SQL16VS holds about the same amount of line as the single-speed SQL50LD [about 750/80 braid].
With that much lead/bait [similar to what's used in some Alaska areas], the 2-speed option [4.5-1 high/2.1-1 low] might be nice to have. The larger single-speeds are all 4.3-1.
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Old 07-06-2013, 12:31 PM   #10
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Should clarify; the 2-speed models use the "International" sizing system, so a new Squall SQL16VS holds about the same amount of line as the single-speed SQL50LD [about 750/80 braid].
With that much lead/bait [similar to what's used in some Alaska areas], the 2-speed option [4.5-1 high/2.1-1 low] might be nice to have. The larger single-speeds are all 4.3-1.

Thanks for the clarification.Daiwas are 4.2-1 and been usin em for decades. I buy em crew breaks em. If they want 2 speeds they get to purchase personal equipment. These look like well built reasonably priced equipment. Basically the standard from penn. Checked Fishermans, Sportsmans and Englands and nobody had one. Only fishermens ever heard of them. So I came here. Success. Thanks again.
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Old 07-07-2013, 12:44 PM   #11
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I've heard nothing but great things about the Squall. Sad that they can't be more readily found around here. For that size reel, it looks like a crowded market with shelf space at a premium. Another reason to head out to Hogg's.

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The Squall family is pretty large [21 models including some leftys], and includes both star drag and lever drag models, in sizes from the tiny FTH12, on up to the [new] SQL50VSW.
The new 2-speeds [16VS, 30VSW, 50VSW] may solve the dilemma of those wanting both speed and power.
The SQL16VS in particular should easily handle any PNW halibut/tuna applications.
A pair of the test-model SQL30VSW's were used aboard the San Diego boat Vagabond for all of last fall/winter season, fishing nearly every day, and catching lots of tuna in the 100-pound class, wahoo, etc. without a hitch.
After being examined by the engineers, those two test reels have been back aboard the Vagabond since June 1, catching fish every day as the boat's "loaner" trolling tackle.
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Old 07-08-2013, 07:08 AM   #12
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I picked up a lefty squall 40 about a month ago. Really AWESOME drag, casts a mile and well-constructed.

I use it for Sturgeon, Halibut and as a diver reel for salmon. It is a little cumbersome for lingcod.

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