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|01-11-2012, 12:14 PM||#1|
Ruby Red Lip
Join Date: Nov 2010
penn 712Z input
any one have any input on if this is a good reel or not?
Last edited by jacks; 01-11-2012 at 12:38 PM.
|01-11-2012, 02:43 PM||#2|
Ruby Red Lip
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Panama City Beach
Doodoo! Old schoolers dont even try to defend a comparison between a modern reel and a z series Penn! Thats all... The only thing its got going for them is ht 100 drag washers.
|01-11-2012, 04:29 PM||#3|
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Gulf Breeze
I respectfully disagree:
If you like the look and feel of vintage reels, this is a great light-medium tackle option. I just restored a Penn 705 Spinfisher, and I turn the handle on it every time I walk by just to hear the click. They're simple reels with few disposable parts, have real metal gears, tight tolerances and are virtually bullet-proof with a small amount of care. Parts are still available for these, although in decline, and if you get it, I'll clean it for nothing just to keep it going.
That said, I would have to agree with Neki on comparisons: If you look at a similar sized contemporary reel like a Shimano Stradic or even some less expensive options, there is no comparison.
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