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Old 01-16-2009, 07:24 PM   #1
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I need to build a new rod/reel combo for Spanish Macks and Pompano for this Spring. My old rig is falling apart badly (cheapo Shakespeare/Ugly Stick combo). I have been looking hard at the new PENN Sargus SG3000 or SG4000 reels. Has anyone had a chance to use one of these reels yet? They seem like a good solid build and are getting better reviews than the Captiva reels.
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A friend has one and loves it......I'm going to be buying one at the Outcast Sale myself.
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Old 01-16-2009, 08:10 PM   #3
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That's all I need to hear, thanks! If you guys say they are good, I feel more comfortable now buying one. I think I am going to go with the SG4000 so I can put a little more line on in case I get lucky and hook a King this summer. I think the reel is rugged enough to stand up to a King. How big were the reds you were catching and what size reel were you guys using?
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Old 01-16-2009, 10:50 PM   #4
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Not to ruffle any feathers...but little reels for that money...the shimano symetry 4000 is awesome, and the stratic 2500 is even better. Got both, love them :bowdown those little reels cant be beat. Buying penn? Save your money on the new ones and buy the older ones...theres something about the older ss's with the drag on the back of the spool that shimano hasnt quite caught up with...shimanos fish sooooo good, but if its penn, buy older and buy a winch
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Don't get either....get a cabo.
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Old 03-01-2012, 02:08 PM   #6
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I'm ready to buy a new reel but can't decide which one??? The Penn Battle BLT2000 or the Daiwa EXC2000HA. Primarily for Pompano, trout. Fishing mainly flats back waters. Any Suggestion on which one anybody?
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I was given one of the Fierce Penn reels last year and I have to say I love it. The smooth bearings and fast retrival are great for King and even Cobia.
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What's the difference between the Fierce which you have and the Battle line?
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The Penn Fierce, Sargus, and Battle all have the same body and internals. The Fierce has 5 bearings, the Sargus 6, and the Battle 7. The only differences between the Sargus and Fierce is this one ball bearing and the Sargus has a drilled out spool. The Battle differs in that it has HT100 carbon fiber drags, a sturdier bail wire, and a rubber gasket on the spool, so braid can be attached directly.
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That was very clear, thanks! One more question, which ever reel I purchase I will be using 15lb braided, what size and type leader should I use? And if do I need backing on it if I don't go for the Penn Battle? Any particular brand of braided line? Thanks again.
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