Shakespeare Tidewater T20L

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by fisherman94580, Mar 4, 2007.

  1. fisherman94580

    fisherman94580 New Member

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    Has anyone ever used this reel? Is it good and will it last?
     
  2. bro_catfish

    bro_catfish New Member

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    Ohio ,Coshocton County
    Ive looked at them and actually held one at the store...IMO they look and feel cheap...they do spin well and would probably cast well but I wouldnt want to hook up with a 30lb fish with one
     

  3. Bigun

    Bigun New Member

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    I have been using a 20L and 30L each for a couple of years. They are a good buy for the price. They are harder to learn to cast with than say the Abu 6000. I have not had anything break. With the 4.? gear ratio you could reel in the kitchen sink. I use mine more for fishing straight down in deep water and for carp fishing. They make a good backup reel. I bought two new reels Friday spent my money on Abu 6500C3 at Academy $79 with a $10 mail in rebait.
     
  4. Skunk Master

    Skunk Master New Member

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    I've got 2 of them... I used them every weekend last year and caught cats up to and including my PB on them 44 lb flathead... You can't beat them for the price... I gave away a Abu 5000 and 6000 because I didn't like them.. When I upgrade it will be Penn's.. But until then I'll use the Tidewaters..
     
  5. billcatfish

    billcatfish New Member

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    ive got three of them as for them lasting i dont know they seem to be good reels for the money as of last week i reeled 144 lb of fish in about 2 1/2 hours all with the tide water 30l there all right in my book
     
  6. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    I have the Tidewater Freeliner Spinning Reel, its a good reel for the money.