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Old 11-04-2008, 06:58 PM   #1
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i was thinking about buying a penn torch reel.how is this reel under pressure? quality? any one have one that would care to give a report. thanks
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Old 11-04-2008, 07:39 PM   #2
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Torque I think is what your looking at Good reels... light weight good drag, Torsa better but costly.
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Old 11-04-2008, 08:21 PM   #3
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for an extra 100 bucks, you could get a Shimano Trinidad... way better IMHO.
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The handle rattles and they dont seem solid. Other then that they seem ok. Go with Shimano
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Old 11-04-2008, 10:18 PM   #5
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i would love a torsa but to much money. i have a torium but would like something with a little more azz.
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dailysaw (11/4/2008)i would love a torsa but to much money. i have a torium but would like something with a little more azz.
Shimano Trinidad... has the star drag, just like the Torque.

i personally wouldn't want a lever drag (like a torsa) on a jigging rod... all it takes is one little tap on that drag and it's locked down and the line pops.
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VS200B (11/4/2008)for an extra 100 bucks, you could get a Shimano Trinidad... way better IMHO.
when you say way better? explain please
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VS200B (11/4/2008)for an extra 100 bucks, you could get a Shimano Trinidad... way better IMHO.
when you say way better? explain please
better drag, better gears.

i've blown up more penn reels than anything else combined!
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Old 11-04-2008, 11:54 PM   #9
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Yeah, I'd say go with the trinidad over the penn torque, I've heard very good things from them. Besides, I'll take shimano over penn any day.
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Old 11-05-2008, 05:56 PM   #10
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Go with the Trinidads! Have 4 of them, fish them hard and no problems. Have 1 114 HLW left and when it quits I'm done with Penn.
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