SHAKESPEARE TIDEWATER T30

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by Jb1z, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. Jb1z

    Jb1z New Member

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    Who has used this reel before ?
     
  2. lookin_4_moby

    lookin_4_moby New Member

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    I don't have the T30 I have the T15L, but it's a good reel I don't have any complaints about it. It casts pretty good not excellent but good, it's durable and I landed my pb flathead 46lbs about a month ago on it in heavy current it handled it just fine. once again no complaints here.
     

  3. Jb1z

    Jb1z New Member

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    What distance can it cast ?
     
  4. Overkil

    Overkil New Member

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    I have two of them and have not had any issues...seem like good reels for the $$...
     
  5. offshore_angler

    offshore_angler New Member

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    i had one i love the style of the reel. but the reel tore up three days after i got it
     
  6. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    johnnie
    ive got 3 of the t30s.bought 2 traded for 1 and i fish as often and as hard as most.i use 80 lb.braid on all three and after 4 years they doing good.little cleaning and oiling and they ok.like all reels you get a dud ever once in a while but so far i cant fault them.