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#1 rhymobot

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 01:36 PM

Was fishing in some lily pads when I noticed a 2.5 pounder. I casted a senko at it and pulled it across its face. Not interested. Then my nephew casts a creature bait at it and bam! Takes off with it. Three seconds later... SNAP!

 

Then we start hand lining it but after a couple of seconds the fish uses the lily pad roots as leverage and jams the hook in there and gets off.

 

 

 

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#2 Tyler0420

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 09:51 PM

looks like you have an excuse to buy a new reel
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#3 rhymobot

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 09:42 AM

Not an excuse I want at the moment! Funds are tight. Just watching for sales right now.


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#4 Tubetrax

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 09:59 AM

That a "Reel Shame"
(Sorry I couldn't resist)
You will find it funny later as we say !

What a terrible way to ruin your day,
I hope you fish with at least 2 rods !

I don't know your price range, but.
The Daiwa BG is the Best Bang For your $Buck$

Here is Alan Hawk's website review of Daiwa BG
http://www.alanhawk....views/bg16.html

If you read Alan's Review, You now know how to service & repair it !

Here is Daiwa's website BG page.

http://www.daiwa.com...ning/index.html

E-bay & Amazon are the best prices.
Don't buy unfamiliar brands from China !


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#5 BRMZ

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 07:37 PM

If money are tight I would recommend (don't shoot me please) the animal from "unfamiliar brand from China"  zoo. https://www.ebay.ca/...872.m2749.l2649

The price is comparable with cheapest reels in Canadian stores, quality is above average at least. The reel is able to turn under its own handle weight. It might not be inherited by your grandkids as it used to be, but this days none of the budget reels is made for longevity :(  

I do owe one and will buy it again if any of my reels fail.


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#6 NADO

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Posted 16 July 2018 - 02:22 PM

the Diawa has made in China slapped right on the back of the reel seat as shown in Alan's review. I just picked up the KastKing Kodiak this season, it is a reel designed and made in China and so far after a few trips I have to say it is the best spinning reel I own. I have shimano saros, shimano sahara, diawa revros and the KastKing is easily better than all of them. The only downside is that it is pretty heavy but that is to be expected when you use metal instead of plastic.
 
You can hear the drag sing in this recent Laker video I made, reeling in against these big fish was so smooth. This reel is $100 by the time you factor in exchange so I had high expectations, they also offer a bunch of lower cost reels but I cant vouch for those.
 


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#7 Drew D

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 10:32 AM

Take a look at Piscifun reels, amazing reels for the money , I use one of there spinning reels and also one of there fly reels, going on 3yrs for both zero problems.  I also own Shimano, Abu, Orvis, and Ross reels. But for the money the Piscifun cant be beat, they really take a beating. 

 

 

They are available on amazon.


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#8 Tubetrax

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Posted 18 July 2018 - 09:32 PM

the Diawa has made in China slapped right on the back of the reel seat as shown in Alan's review. I just picked up the KastKing Kodiak this season, it is a reel designed and made in China and so far after a few trips I have to say it is the best spinning reel I own. I have shimano saros, shimano sahara, diawa revros and the KastKing is easily better than all of them. The only downside is that it is pretty heavy but that is to be expected when you use metal instead of plastic.

You can hear the drag sing in this recent Laker video I made, reeling in against these big fish was so smooth. This reel is $100 by the time you factor in exchange so I had high expectations, they also offer a bunch of lower cost reels but I cant vouch for those.

Kast King is better than Shimano ! LOL, I love it !
I think Sh tmano (shimano) is overpriced, overhyped, CRAP !
Daiwa revros, yes all the companies made low medium range general use consumer products !

Yes most reels are made in China,
Most of these reels will work fine for most light freshwater fishermen.

If your a avid fishermen, you might wear it out or break it sooner than you hoped

I use Quantum Cabo, PTSE40, 50, 80,120 & Daiwa BG1500, 2500. & Penn Spinfisher SSV & Battle ll Spinning Reels.
(All made in China).

Penn are lower grade, You can feel the difference on both cast & retrieve instantly.
All 5 Penn's up for sale on St Croix sticks

Made in America spinning reels start at $400us Van Stahl,150.
I only have 3 Made in America Reels
All being Conventional Lever Drag Reel's, Avet EXW50/3, & Siegler, SG, & LG.

My Posiedon Reels. (Canada/US Importer/Distributer).
"Conventional open frame Lever drag,

I import direct from Posiedon Head Office in Thailand,
Reels are "Made in China".
I have researched & tested them myself for 8 months before making any purchases.
Just as solid as Accurate, Daiwa, Avet, Penn, Siegler & Sh tmano,

I'm primarily a saltwater fishermen & I get a lot more pressure on my reels than freshwater fishing.
Also the saltwater fish tend to run a lot farther,
I need lots of line capacity, which freshwater spinning reels seriously lack, & lots of drag power "Carbon fiber drag".

I don't want both saltwater & freshwater Reels.
So I travel back & forth with most my reels. Rods stay were they are.

My little Daiwa's are way over powered for my freshwater needs
There's enough drag on the BG1500 17lbs to catch large Pike,
(providing the rod can handle it).
No problem, Just point your rod towards the fish with just a little bend on the tip,
& use your drag power to crank the pike in,
Don't use the rod to fight the fish you'll break your rod, & you'll wear yourself out, hurt your back.
Use your drag, that's what it's for !

I can use a Cabo 50, weighing 14grams w/280meters 40lb braid for live bait & switch trolling for Sailfish.
Cabo 40 = 4000 series most reel manufacturers & Cabo 120 = 12000 series reels
Cabo 40 has 35lbs drag, Cabo 120 has 65lbs drag Lots of headroom.

Lots of reels claim high drag power but can the frame handle it ?
Not likely, as seen from in rymobot's photo


All I'm saying is you get what you pay for.
Don't try to pin me on Made in China !
I did say, (The Unknown Brands)
"Buyer Beware"

I know my Brand Name reels won't let me down on my next Sea Trout, Snook or Yellowfin Tuna.
They all have been tested & reviewed by alanhawk.com

Good luck with your new KastKing Kodiak Reel !
Keep use updated, "Please".
Open it up & do a review after 1 year use ???

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#9 Tubetrax

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Posted 18 July 2018 - 10:18 PM

Here's the icast 2018 Spinning Reel Review.
Good info on cheap reels.
Great Read !

https://www.ontariof...heap-reel-tips/

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#10 Tubetrax

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Posted 18 July 2018 - 10:31 PM

Rebranded spinning reels from China

http://www.alanhawk....blog/rebdd.html

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#11 Tubetrax

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Posted 18 July 2018 - 11:34 PM

Nado,

Scroll to the bottom of Alan's top pick reels
You will,see the spinning reels he does not recommend

http://www.alanhawk....iews/lists.html

"KastKing"
Not just One model but the whole brand !

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Posted 19 July 2018 - 09:56 AM

Nado,

Scroll to the bottom of Alan's top pick reels
You will,see the spinning reels he does not recommend

http://www.alanhawk....iews/lists.html

"KastKing"
Not just One model but the whole brand !

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KastKing has quite a few low value reels that I am sure are very cheaply made and wont last long. The Kodiak is their high end salt water reel with almost no plastic and it feels better than anything I have fished. I didn't say KastKing is better than Shimano I said the KastKing Kodiak is better than the Saros and the Sahara that I own. 

 

As you stated, Alan didn't discount any specific KastKing models. Reading between the lines he probably just reviewed some of their cheap economy reels like the centron or the pontus and decided to discount the entire brand based on them. Imagine he picked up a Diawa D-Spin and decided to review the brand based on that reel alone.

 

Time will tell but I have caught a decent amount of drag peeling fish on this reel so far and I am very impressed.


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#13 Tubetrax

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Posted 19 July 2018 - 07:50 PM

That is an older review, Hopefully you have a good one.
Please keep us updated

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