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Old 05-19-2017, 09:21 AM   #1
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Ordered a new rod/reel last night. Hoping it will work well for either a bait rig or slinging some lures in the surf. Rod has a regular long handle, not like the one in the picture. Tell me whatcha think??
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:08 AM   #2
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Those reels are garbage. If you get 5 uses out of it in saltwater I'll be impressed. You can get them direct from China for like $15.
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Those reels are garbage. If you get 5 uses out of it in saltwater I'll be impressed. You can get them direct from China for like $15.
Yeah, found a lot of mixed reviews but figure for the price it was worth a shot. Kinda like buying tools at Harbor Freight.
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I'm not a Penn guy at all but you can get a lot better real for just a little more money. Hell even a lower end Shimano will be lightyears better quality than that garbage.
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Safe to say you don't care for the reel then.
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I just don't believe in spending my money on something that I know will fail. I work too hard for it , I'll buy something that will last.
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:28 AM   #7
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Agreed. Buy once cry once is my normal motto. That's why all my bass fishing set ups are shimano on Allstar/StCroix/G.Loomis. I'm still learning this surf and salt water stuff. I just don't have any spinners that long except the couple I bought at Wally World over the last couple of years and they are way too heavy to try to fish a lure on.
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You can get an okuma avenger abf Baitfeeder for the same price. Way better reel.
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Looking at the rod specs, too light and your butt will be too short to put in a rod holder.
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Looking at the rod specs, too light and your butt will be too short to put in a rod holder.


Yeah the handle in the pick is the wrong one. Took a little extra research to figure that one out since no, it wouldn't hold in a sand spike.


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