Penn Mariner and Penn Slammer Rods?

Discussion in 'LOCAL OHIO TALK' started by JBrooks, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. JBrooks

    JBrooks New Member

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    The Penn Mariner:

    MODEL # MB2050C66

    6' 6"- 1 piece

    20-50# Line Weight

    Black Reel Seat w/Black Stainless Hoods

    Braced Ceramic & Medal Eyes/Guides

    EVA Foam Grips

    13 Inch Upper Grip

    5 Inch Lower Grip

    4 Double Wrapped Heavy Guides + The Tip Top

    Solid Construction

    Red/Gold/Black Wrap

    The Penn Slammer:

    6' - 1 Piece

    15-40# Line Weight

    Nylon Gimbal w/ Butt Cap

    EVA Foam Grips
    Graphite Reel Seat

    Ceramic & Medal Eyes

    Stainless Steel Cushioned Hoods

    5 Guides + the Tip Top


    Came across these on EBay and was wondering if anyone has tried them out before I buy them and tie them to some 209s. The seem sturdy, and they're considered boat rods.

    The seller is selling them brand new in a pack of two and they're about $60 for both of them. And I seriously can't see a downside to buying them, especially 2 of them.
     
  2. Catmanblues

    Catmanblues New Member

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    MODEL # MB2050C66 are selling for 22.99

    The Penn Slammer is selling at 49.99
    I would think if it was 60 buxs shipped it may well be worth it. Otherwise I would pass this one up imho.
     

  3. JBrooks

    JBrooks New Member

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    So you'd get the Slammer or the Mariner?
     
  4. Garrett Cope

    Garrett Cope New Member

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    Depends on what kind of fishing you plan on doing with 'em. I have a very similar 7' ft Penn Powerstick that's rated 15-40 and it's strong but stiff as hell. They have good lifting power for live baitin' for flatheads but i wouldn't use rods like that if you're tightlining or using circle hooks. I always have a hard time telling what's going on at the business end because of the lack of sensitivity due to the thick eva grips and stiff rod tip. But if you can get either at the price you want then it's a good deal. They're rugged for sure.
     
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  5. Garrett Cope

    Garrett Cope New Member

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    They'd probably be real good boat rods for fishing the Ohio though.
     
  6. doughboy

    doughboy New Member

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    I have two of the penn slammer rods and I like them. They are stout rods and I think you will like them too.
     
  7. Catmanblues

    Catmanblues New Member

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    If I were to buy one then yes the slammer would be the preference.
     
  8. JBrooks

    JBrooks New Member

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    Will only be used when we're drifting or targeting blues in general.
    I'm sure a blue will hit her hard enough to let the circle hook do the work.