Tidewater TW30LB

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by okiecop, Feb 17, 2006.

  1. okiecop

    okiecop New Member

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    Ok i was looking at these in wal-mart tonight and am thinking about getting one. After a closer look i noticed a difference between two of the reels One had a metal drag and the other a graphite drag. the one with the graphite drag had a gear ratio of 3.8:1 and the one with the metal drag was 4.3:1 I looked and both said they were TW30LB on the package. Can anyone tell me what the difference is other than the obvious?
     
  2. Nobody Special

    Nobody Special New Member

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  3. okiecop

    okiecop New Member

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    Thank you grumpy. I didn't even think about them changing it for this year. I wonder which one would be the better buy the older one or the new one? By the way the price is the same.
     
  4. Nobody Special

    Nobody Special New Member

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    Well, they either changed it because they wanted to make it better or because they wanted to cut manufacturing costs. Only ttime will tell. If it was me, I would get the new model though.
     
  5. blackhorse83

    blackhorse83 New Member

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    I like the old ones fine and didn't know they had changed them, but now that I know I'm on my way this weekend to get one, and time will tell. Glad to know about the changes