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Old 09-28-2009, 06:07 PM   #1
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Every time I've been on a pier regardless of when and where I hear this noise. It sounds like metal rubbing metal. Like the sound bad brake pads make or a coffee grinder. It doesn't take long to realize the horrible sound of badly meshing gears and worn out bearings is coming from 80% of the reels being used on the end.

Is there any reasoning behind using these outdated P's OS other than sentimental value?

I can't believe people pay big money for a reel that sounds like a dying lawn mower. In an age where a lot of highly advanced gear has flooded the market by many manufacturers why is it that when someone asks "What reel should I get for pier fishing?" do they get the response (in definition not local lingo) "Get you an antique that you can't hardly find parts for with no warranty".

When it comes to rods I can understand the specifications asI do build rods and understand their functions and actions but HOW IN THE HELL DOES USING SCRAP METAL CATCH YOU MORE FISH?

And lets not even touch the whole manual bail thing.

Sorry, slow afternoon in the shop and just wanted to start an argument.

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Old 09-28-2009, 06:10 PM   #2
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I agree 100% and i dont even fish the pier, this is going to get good. :letsdrink
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Old 09-28-2009, 06:12 PM   #3
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every 706 i have has a loud roller, somebody told me to lube it (which i do every trip before and after)

i personally love the sound they make
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Big B, thats the only honest answer about it I've ever gotten. Others try to say it has to do with function

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Old 09-28-2009, 06:18 PM   #5
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well mechanically, theres nothing wrong with them
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Old 09-28-2009, 06:35 PM   #6
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BigBrandon89 (9/28/2009)well mechanically, theres nothing wrong with them
You are right. Which makes me have to re-ask and re-word the part of my rant that is the main question:

WHY WHEN ASKED ABOUT THE BEST PIER REELDO YOU NEVER HERE MUCH ABOUT NEWER SMOOTHER REELS AND ONLY OLDER, (and in my opinion) LESS DURABLE ONES THAT ALWAYS SEEM TO NEED NEW PARTS?

Its always some older, clunky thing that gives no mechanical or functional advantage over any competing reel of the same class.
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My main reason for fishing 302's and 706's is for the manual pick up. Van Staal is the only reel that is as comfortable to me, but not worth the money right now. So I'll continue to pier/jetty fish with "outdated" reels that are tough to find parts for. However, you WILL NOT catch me inshore with a 714, 716, or mitchell 300.

I know there are new reels with manual conversion kits available, but they're just not as comfortable to me.
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nb&twil (9/28/2009)My main reason for fishing 302's and 706's is for the manual pick up. Van Staal is the only reel that is as comfortable to me, but not worth the money right now. So I'll continue to pier/jetty fish with "outdated" reels that are tough to find parts for. However, you WILL NOT catch me inshore with a 714, 716, or mitchell 300.

I know there are new reels with manual conversion kits available, but they're just not as comfortable to me.
dude i use my 714 every time i go.. why dont u like em?

n i dont have a problem finding parts for my "out of date" 706s
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Because those 706's(the one your talking about) and Mitchells have caught more ling and kings than any reel on the Panhandle..They are cheap(or used to be very cheap) very reliable, durable and easy to work on..They also have a manual pickup like Will said..If you get used to the manual you wont want to go back unless for inshore or jigging...Mr. Caro(WrightTackle) showed me how to grease them one time to make them not sound like that..All mind always sounded like it but the roller would roll for a minute straight..Great reels..Also I agree with you about not using those reels inshore(throwing jigs and such)..They are too slow ratio..I would use them surf fishing or set rigs for redfish and such..They are decent reels though just to slow and bulky for me even though I have a bunch..
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yea i cant think of another reel that has caught more fish, well other than a 6/0
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