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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

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

Here is Daiwa's website BG page.


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

Tight lines
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    Shiner Minnow

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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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