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Old 01-04-2016, 08:57 PM   #1
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Been getting into the big blue cats from the hobie pa14 the last two weekend on wheeler lake of the Tennessee river despite the flooding and muddy water conditions. Finally got a fish on gopro this past weekend after not having my battery charged. All fish were caught on cut skipjack. Also I recently got a penn battle for Christmas and bough a penn spinfisher v with my own money. I currently use penn fierces. I was using the spinfisher down on the beach for redfish and my drag locked up and the lever started moving on it own. I was about to use my battle spooled with 15 pound test this weekend until I checked the drag on the reel and found there is no moderate drag setting on the reel and the drag changes tension on the same setting. I have the same problem with the spinfisher. The drag on my penn fierces is super smooth. Has anyone else had similar issues? I don't understand how penn has let this issue happen and the cheaper price reel has a better quality. The main thing I am looking for in a reel is a good drag that you can trust.

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Old 01-04-2016, 09:09 PM   #2
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Oh yeah! That thing is nasty. Congats on a fine cat.
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What did he eat?
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Damn thats a fatty, congrats.
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Are u talking about the spinfisher v?
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Old 01-04-2016, 09:44 PM   #6
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What did he eat?
He said cut skipjack. I wanna know if they were fresh or frozen?
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Frozen skipjack. Don't seem to mind frozen at all and frozen is a lot easier to cut
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Yes having problem with spinfisher v and have been a penn guy for the past 8 years
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Nice blue , dude !
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Old 01-12-2016, 02:47 PM   #10
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I fish penn exclusively. Only had problems w two of them. A spinfisher v 6500 and a conflict 2500. Both of which had burnt drag washers from to much pressure on to big of a fish. Just change the drag washers and see if that fixes it. I've got 6-7 of the spinfisher v now and 2 conflicts. I'm switching them all out to the clash now though. But really never have major problems with them and I abuse stuff badly


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