Harry Brosofsky (11/4/2007)Penn if you are considering only unimportant things like gear strength, drag quality and consistency, finish, etc. Shimano if you are only looking at marketing hype ;-)
I guess you better start picking up Penns then...you do fish with a Zebco already. Van Staal isowned by W.C. Bradley Co now, which assigned Van Staal to its Zebco Subsidiary.VS200B (11/4/2007)i'd fish with a zebco for before i picked up a penn.
No previous reference was was made by you or the orignal poster to "serious offshore reels" But since "toy" reels probably make up 99% of the reels sold, it would be logical to assume that we are talking about ALL reels accross the board. Bigger stronger gears mean nothing when you arent brweaking the weak ones. I have never heard of anyone stripping a TLD or a Torium. This reel has big strong gears too, but that doesn't mean I would want to fish with it.Harry Brosofsky (11/4/2007)I'm not talking about toy reels. I'm talking about serious offshore gear. See the attachments...the larger gears and shafts are Penn, the smaller are Shimano. See http://charkbait.com/cs/csrp.htmfor more comparisons between Penn and Shimano. The hype is on all the online merchants and catalogs.
It wasn't a crack against Harley. TheyARE old and out of date technology. Harley tried getting with the times with that sportbike with the porsche designed engine. Harley peoople make fun of them. They love there old style Harleys. Thats what makes them endearing to those that love them. same for Penns I guess. The whole arguement is mute. Everyone will have VERY strong opinions on the product that they use, and no internet bash fest will change that for anyone. I love my shimano's, I have penns and like them ok, and will continue to use them... until they break:dohgetbent (11/4/2007):Flipbird thats for the crack at harleys and for me its almost exclusively penn, mix in a flueger or two and a us reel
True, but moot...I didn't say I'd sooner fish a Shakespeare before I fished a Penn.whipper snapper penn is now owned by k-2. thats why all your new captivas and silverados are so shakespeare-ish. i am waiting to see how that new shakespeare 80w holds up. that should be bad-ass!!!:clap:usaflag
I have.NoMoSurf (11/4/2007) I have never heard of anyone stripping a TLD or a Torium.
Again, so what? I've landed 185+ YFTs on my 30VSWs and 90 lb AJs on graphite10LDs. And last time I was in Venice I watched a guy land a 90 lb YFT on a Penn 560 with 30 lb PP. None of which has anything to do with durability or quality and everything to do with fishing skills.
Just an educated guess, Will. Prove me wrong. I do however know what you told me when you painted my house and did some plaster work last spring...I don't recall anything about any gold reels last year. Oh well, at least the work you and Johndid was decent...after you tried to jack me on the price. At least you were still $1500 under the next best bid.