New Reel

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by Trahviiz, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. Trahviiz

    Trahviiz Member

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    My cousin gave me this reel yesterday, he couldn't figure out how to use it and didn't feel like learning. It seems to be in perfect condition, no scratches or broken parts, just a little dirty, and has a very loud clicker. He said it was a salt water reel, the name is Haddon 409. Anyone have any experience with it? I'd like to know about it before I use it.
     

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  2. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    It is a baitcasting reel just push the lever on the side down to disengage the spool, and let here fly, be prepared for alot of backlashes untill you get used to it.
     

  3. restorerancientiron

    restorerancientiron New Member

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    I think the spelling is Heddon , they are simmilar to the penn and lake city reels.They are pretty easy to maintain and alot of people still use them today.It does take some time to learn how to cast but once you get it you can cast anything.
     
  4. Jeremy Sheffey

    Jeremy Sheffey New Member

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    i actually have a reel just like that it isn't a halden, but the same type of baitcaster. those are not made to cast, like an abu 7000 or some of the smaller Penn's. they are actually designed to be let out over the side of a boat/behind it so that they can be bounced off the bottom on a down rigger, or trolled behind the boat. casting one very far will be somewhat hard and distance will be impossible. just my experiance with the type. the ones that i own are PENN 309 Level wind. they are all on trolling rods, although i have had them on others to see if they would cast. they would be good reels for bumping or fishing directly below the boat. as far as big fish go, they are the type of reel made to catch big salt water fish.
     
  5. Trahviiz

    Trahviiz Member

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    Thanks for the info guys.

    That was more along the lines of what I was looking for Jeremy. I mastered my Abu reel pretty quickly, but I'm finding this one to be pretty damn complicated.

    I guess I'll keep trying until there's no line left to nest. :smile2:
     
  6. Jeremy Sheffey

    Jeremy Sheffey New Member

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    they just aren't made to cast like the normal baitcasters if that makes sense they are made to be trolled or deep riggered. they are salt water reels, good ones but not what you want to throw like and Abu 7000 .
     
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    LEROYDOZOIS New Member

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