Do you think this is a good reel

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by catfishing is fun, Jan 6, 2007.

  1. catfishing is fun

    catfishing is fun New Member

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  2. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    Not a bad reel but, I wouldn't go monster hunting with it. It should be fine for fish up to about 15 are so pounds. Just my opinion.
     

  3. beakus

    beakus New Member

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    i'm finding out real quick you get what you pay for.
     
  4. WHEELMOBILE07

    WHEELMOBILE07 New Member

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    I don't think that reel is near big enough if you plan on going surf fishing with it. The cost is also something that would catch my attention.

    Wheelmobile07
     
  5. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

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    Don't waste your hard earned money Lil'Brother!!!
     
  6. bootshowl

    bootshowl New Member

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    I have a model 2560 Alpha on a 8ft Garcia Kingfisher. The handle is reversable, rated for saltwater, handles ok. But I haven't got a biggen on it yet. If I hadn't been able to reverse the handle for right hand cranking I wouldn't even use it. The spinning thing underhand, is really awky for me.
    Never got used to it or liked it. But had the rod from my dad. He had an old Penn Peerless no. 9 mounted on it, wasn't sure it was such a good combo as the rod was obvious for spinning reel....it drags in eating size channels ok from the profane lake. And cast well with just a 1oz. sinker, as compared to a 3oz. minimum on the Penn.
    :smile2:
     
  7. fishhook

    fishhook New Member

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    I have to agree with the others on this post. Its not much of a reel and probably wouldn't hold up very long to hard use.
     
  8. beetle

    beetle New Member

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    It would not be no fun if you get the cat of your dreams hooked only to have em rip the gears out of your reel. A big fish takes a well built reel. I tried to save some money once on my first bait caster with a clicker and got a cheap Shakespeare SKP2000S it worked OK on dinks but first fish in the teens and I couldn't reel it in. The reel acted like it was all bound up...lost the fish. Took the reel apart and all looked good, would reel nice so I tried it again with the same results. Now the reel sits next to me here at the PC as my paper weight. Go with known tested and proven reels and you will not be sorry.
     
  9. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    Looks like a piece of China junk to me! I would not buy it!
     
  10. neocats

    neocats New Member

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    I have a couple of 2560's and a 2560P. The are Wal-Mart specials for around $20. I haven't had a problem with mine with fish in the 15-20 pound range. Haven't hooked into anything bigger on them yet. They will work fine for Channels.
     
  11. gardengrz

    gardengrz New Member

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    not worth even messin with. go on ebay and type in mitchell 306x and check it out i use the older 306s and luv them.:smile2:
     
  12. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    I would pass on that reel, its not worth fooling with.
     
  13. catgetter1

    catgetter1 New Member

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    I'm not a Shakespeare man, mostly ABU, Shimano, and PENN reels....But if your budget limits your choice....by all means go for it, realize the limits of your tackle and enjoy it.....Hey you may surprise yourself and make a hugh haul with it, make sure ya post some pic's.....
     
  14. TerryStucker

    TerryStucker New Member

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    I found a Abu 6500 at a yard sale. It was on an old rod with the tip
    broke off. The Lady having the sale, had about twenty old rod and
    reels. Most Zebco 202's and some 33's. Your pick $ 7.00 each.
    I grabed the 6500 and two 33's for $ 21.00.​
    Anytime you see any fishing poles at a yard sale, it's worth a quick look.​
     
  15. riverdawg-1

    riverdawg-1 New Member

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    I agree, my friend had one-it is junk!
     
  16. kyjake

    kyjake New Member

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    That Penn must not be cleaned,oiled and tuned right.That old fellow is one nice piece of equipment if it is in shape to fish.It also might have too heavy a line when you were using it.With 15-17lb line I can cast 1/2oz. baits with the old Penn's.A lot of use them on spinning rods.
    Jake
     
  17. alton

    alton New Member

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    Any reel that comes pre spooled should also be sold with a red flag attached.
     
  18. countrycat15

    countrycat15 New Member

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    i think it should work alright.just remeber not to horse the fish in.looks like it would be ok for carp to.i seen a shakespeare with the baitrunner option i would not mind havin,and i hardly use spinning reels.
     
  19. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    Like most , I wouldnt waste my money on it. You get what you pay for. I would suggest a Shimano Baitrunner if you need a spinning reel or Abu Garcia or Penn if you want a Baitcaster reel.
     
  20. s_man

    s_man New Member

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    Forget that spinning reel. Once you toss a baitcaster like an ABU 6500 or 7000 you'll wonder why they even make spinning reels.