12-23-2008, 01:36 PM
Re: tarpon reel
I think you will like the Nautilus CCF 12T. It is an over sized 12D with a bigger drag. No incoming click and holds a ton of line. I am a fan of Nautilus Reels but have never seen or fished the Tarpon reel.
The Billy Pate Tarpon reel is hard to beat. You can get it in an Anti-reverse model. It Has an in and out click.
Since this is a major purchase and will be put to hard use I can't recommend one over the other because I don't know which is the best reel. Find a fly shop that sells both and ask for their recommendation.
This shop carries both
of the reels you are interested in.
Nautilus CCF 12T
Billy Pate Tarpon Reel