Tidewater reel

Discussion in 'Carp Fishing' started by CountryCarp14, Sep 11, 2006.

  1. CountryCarp14

    CountryCarp14 New Member

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    Hey guys i was wondering if you can tell me something about a tidewater reel is it the big handel that troughs it back in gear because it does have a power handle and some times that will happen
     
  2. FishMan

    FishMan New Member

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    You will get good review on them. I think they are ok for the money. I bought 2 and one lasted about 10 trips and the other is ok after 2 years.
     

  3. Skunk Master

    Skunk Master New Member

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    I've been using one all summer and they handle 30 and 40 lb fish with no problem..
     
  4. Katmaster Jr.

    Katmaster Jr. New Member

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    They are great reels for the money, I was impressed with how well they cast also.
     
  5. O2Bfishing

    O2Bfishing New Member

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    if you buy it at wal-mart you can take it back every spring and get a new one !!
     
  6. boozer

    boozer New Member

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    ive had the same one for 8 years,never had a problem.pulled in some really nice trees and some small flats:crazy: :smile2:
     
  7. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    The reels I have don't engage by the handle, mine are lever reels not thumb. I am not sure if that is what you are refering to are not though. If yours has a lever you move to cast then you should have to move it back to lock the reel in place.
     
  8. fat_fish55

    fat_fish55 New Member

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    i have a couple and like them alot so far
    cast realy well
    you pull the lever back to cast and eith push it foward or just reel like half a turn to engage the spool
     
  9. mycat

    mycat New Member

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    winston sa
    The level wind broke on mine first season of use. Still use it. Drag works pretty good on heavy fish for a inexpensive reel.
     
  10. RiverKing

    RiverKing New Member

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    i bought one about 4 years ago, liked it so much that i bought another one off of my buddy a few weeks ago..They are good reels