Penn gt vs. Okuma catalina

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by adam j, Nov 23, 2006.

  1. adam j

    adam j New Member

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    I know alot of people use penns but i havent seen much about okuma catalina reels. I'm going to be buying a new reel soon and was wondering those of you who have okumas if they treating you allright.
     
  2. IrishO'Brady

    IrishO'Brady New Member

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    I have a couple of Magda Pro's. They seem good for the money, no problems yet.
     

  3. gadzooks

    gadzooks New Member

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    Get the Penn, long history of reliability there.
     
  4. beakus

    beakus New Member

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    well i'll add my two cents worth although i dont have a gt i do have a 9m,209,650 spinner and a 695 international(by far the best penn but expensive)and a catalina levelwind.i think that the catalina is built a little stouter(stainless gears )vs. penn bronze gears and bushings instead of bearings.eather way you will have a good reel for a really long time.
     
  5. adam j

    adam j New Member

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    Thanks for all the info! I'm probably going to get both brands and throw them on tiger rods.
     
  6. trnsmsn

    trnsmsn New Member

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    If you buy a Penn, you're still buying american made products:wink:
     
  7. gadzooks

    gadzooks New Member

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    Some Penn spinning reels are now made in Asia. Penn ran into financial problems and had to find a way to cut costs.
     
  8. suey

    suey New Member

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    i tried a few okunas fishing with a bass pro one time... pretty decent reel but these of course didnt have clickers and im not sure if okuna do.

    the gti's are awesome reels.... i think to be honest, maybe a little to beefy for inland fishing....but hey... if they up the odds of landing bigger fish... im all for it

    the 330 will handle 100# mono all day long... wont cast far....but the reel will handle it. 7 foot rod and 50# line will cast far enough in most instances without flinging your bait somewhere other than it should be
     
  9. tnkatman

    tnkatman New Member

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    I'd Get The Penn Gt.