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I RECENTLY BOUGHT THE HAWG SEEKER SPINNING REEL. IT'S A PRETTY COMBO. IT CASTS WELL AND I LIKE THE DESIGN OF THE ROD. IT HELPS WITH DISTANCE. I AM STILL LEARNING HOW TO ADJUST THE SENSITIVITY OF THE ALARM. I HAVE CAUGHT FISH WITH IT AND THE ALARM DID NOT GO OFF UNTIL I WAS REELING THEM IN. FOR A NOVICE LIKE ME I THINK IT'S A GOOD SETUP.
 

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Frank you are correct, the wife doesn't like the casters and fishes the spinning outfits, just picked one up this past Christmas, and messing around with it you are correct that alarm is a bit tricky to get just right, over all I think it is going to be a nice outfit, I personally like the way they designed the from casting grip on the rod, and the weight clip is a nice extra also. Good luck with your fishing, she will be trying hers out here before long, if the weather would ever cooperate :eek:oooh:
 

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Well PeeWee Sir., I was talking about the open face spinner, BUT, we did look at the spin cast too, and I would have to say that the HS version would be closer to the 800 series in size and performance. Having nothing more than looking at it in hand, and fishing will the 808 and 888 in past, It would be a step up in strength and design in my opinion.
 

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i have a hawg seeker and its a great combo for bank or pier fishing. i have caught a couple of 40 pounders on it. i found out that if the rod is two vertical in the holder then the alarm will not go off very easily i think its because of the soft tip takin the brunt of the force. and on the other hand if its horrizontal it wont shut up. a 45 degree angle is perfect. just hafta play with the sensitivity to make it perfect. hope this helps
 

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I got 3 hawg seekers back in Jan, havent caught anything on them yet, but really havent had th time to really put them to th test. just a couple hrs here an there, no REAL cattin time spent yet. hope to change that soon tho. bambam is right tho, it does help w/distance, I can really sling it a long way out.
 

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I just went out and bought one ( Open face spinning) from Wally world for 40 bucks. I will post up and let you guy's know how it performs. I love the handle on the reel. It has a feel that seems like it is well built.
 

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Update : I did not hook into any fish but the rod & reel cast great. I played with the bite detector and I think I found the right spot but only a real fish will tell. As far a durability goes I wish the piece connecting the bail to the reel was metal but I guess you get what you pay for and for 40 bucks it ain't a bad deal.
 
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