Penn Captiva Liveliners

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by ste6168, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. ste6168

    ste6168 New Member

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    Hey guys, just wanted to share that the Penn Captiva Liveliner reels are on sale (and for a pretty good price) at tackle direct. I personally do not like Penn, but many here do, so for those of you looking for a nice baitfeeder/liveliner reel, now is your chance on a good deal!

    Here is a link: http://www.tackledirect.com/penn-captiva-spinning-reels.html

    Just thought I would spread the word. Merry Christmas All! :big_smile:
     
  2. KansasKatCatcher

    KansasKatCatcher Active Member

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    I wouldn't buy it.Google it and read all the problems it has.Read the Reviews at Cabelas and Basspro.And Okuma Coronado would be way better for that price range.

    Just my 2 cents.
     

  3. ste6168

    ste6168 New Member

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    I wouldn't buy it either :wink: just figured I would throw it out there for those that will. It is a good price!
     
  4. xnmcclurex

    xnmcclurex New Member

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    i bought two of them over the summer and they perform flawlessly.
     
  5. My buddy's lasted 2 months and it broke inside.:eek:oooh:

    I had one for a month and it worked good that long until it flew off the boat one night when a fish hit. I spent the next 2 days draging a treble around that spot trying to find it.:angry:

    And it was on a brand new ugly stick too.:embarassed:
     
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  6. KansasKatCatcher

    KansasKatCatcher Active Member

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    I feel for you on that lost.Ouch

    Did you have the Live Liner Set?
     
  7. No.:embarassed:

    I just cast out and my kids were drawing my attenion with thier rods so I sat it down against the gunnel and she took off. Needless to say, that was the last time that happened.
     
  8. readingcatfisher

    readingcatfisher New Member

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    I've read too many bad reports on those to trust it.I'll stick with my Okuma reels they haven't let me down yet:wink:I might pick up another Okuma after the holidays too for a backup.
     
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  9. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    Shimano Bairunners are better.

    PENN sold it's operations to China.:sad2:

    Chinese products suck King Kong balls!
     
  10. I thought King Kong was from New York.:confused2:

    You mean Godzilla.:wink::smile2:
     
  11. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    Godzilla is from Japan!:smile2::cool2:
     
  12. :tounge_out:

    Who's from China then? Iron man??:smile2:
     
  13. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    Nope IronMan and Spectreman were both Japanese!

    The only monster from China is Yao Ming!:smile2:
     
  14. ste6168

    ste6168 New Member

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    HAHAHAH! Abu is walking the same trail as Penn currently.

    And yes, the shimano baitrunners are definetely the bee's knee's for baitrunner/liveliner reels, but they come at a cost!
     
  15. striper steve

    striper steve New Member

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    bought a captiva liveliner about 4 months ago worked great until last trip, now the main drag wont engage right. penns repair time is over 4 weeks right now so im out of a reel for at least a month, i wont be buying another.
     
  16. desertcatrat

    desertcatrat New Member

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    thanks for the reports guys
    i am lookin to get my ol lady a baitrunner reel in that price range and was lookin at the penn but now i may not
    any recommends
    she is a newbie so i am lookin at a low cost spinning setup for colorado river flats
    7000 series in a 9 ft glowstick
    what is in that price range for my fishin gal
    thanx
    cat rat:cool2:
    thoghts
    okuma epixor?
    okuma avenger
     
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  17. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    I have two of the Penn CLL6000 matched to Ugly Stick Tigers and have had no problems. Well satisfied.
     
  18. ramon06

    ramon06 Well-Known Member

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    Dont know about the liveliners but the CV6000 and 8000s are hands down the best spinning reels I have ever owned or used. They hold alot of line and I can cast them further than any one of my baitcasters I own and I am primarily a baitcast user now. Of course the 8000 is on a 10ft rod and the 6000 on a 9ft rod but I have reeled in many fish on these rod/reel combos including my pb cat and they dont sweat and the 10ft rod was repaired after slamming it in a car door, everyone told me to trash the rod. I had never caught anything on those reels in texas but since the repair and move to the james I have nothing but 300% confidence and success with the cv6000 and 8000.
     
  19. Paraguayguy

    Paraguayguy New Member

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    I love my old Penns but won't buy any new ones. I have four Shimano Baitrunners and love them all. I have all three sizes.
     
  20. desertcatrat

    desertcatrat New Member

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    any one have good reviews of the liveliner?
    i need a cheap baitrunner for flatheadn in the colorado for me ol' lady ,cat rat mama