Shakespeare Tidewater 30L Reel.

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by Cathunter Pete, May 23, 2009.

  1. Cathunter Pete

    Cathunter Pete New Member

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    Does anyone have any information or opinions on these reels, I have used the Tidewater from Wal-Mart. However I found these Tidewater 30L which appear to be a lot different. Haven't a whole lot of info on them. I just got five display models off of EBAY for $99 w/ free shipping. Any info/opinions would be great. Thanks in advance. :big_smile:
     
  2. OkieHenry

    OkieHenry New Member

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    I think the 30L is the older style reel. even if not $99 is too much, I think there around $25 used.
     

  3. Cathunter Pete

    Cathunter Pete New Member

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    I picked up 5 of them for $99.
     
  4. kycatman01

    kycatman01 New Member

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    Sounds like you got a good deal! I had one once and it was a nice reel but I had to put some decent weight on it to cast them very far. I would say they would be nice for boat fishing.
     
  5. farbeyonddriven

    farbeyonddriven New Member

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    I love those reels, all I use.
     
  6. Dirtdobber

    Dirtdobber Guest Staff Member

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    I've got two I use on our boat. Like them real well.
     
  7. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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    I had one once and it was a nice reel
     
  8. on_the_fly

    on_the_fly New Member

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    I have 4 of them as well and like them. they are the only reels i have for catfishing and since I mostly fish the river I use 6oz weight most of the time but even here at the lake I still realy never go smaller than 3oz but thats only because I always seem to only want to fish the other side of the lake regardless of wich side I am on.:roll_eyes: LOL:big_smile: but 5 for $100 sounds good to me I have picked up two off ebay for about 20 buck a pice. but even though they were good reels I just bought for parts for my new ones for when I do yearly cleanings I can replace worn parts if needed.
     
  9. catfish1083

    catfish1083 New Member

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    i had one i bought a wal-mart and it was a good one till last night:sad2: i went to throw it out and it makes a god awful noies when i cast it (like something came loose inside it) i have just had it like 2 years so i guess ya get what ya pay for. by the way i paid 40 for mine new.