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#1 Roddy

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Posted May 22 2007 - 5:30 PM

Howdy,



I know some of our hardcore anglers might snarl at the Ming Yang reels but,I have been fishng them 50-60 sizes for about a month now and I have to say,the more I fish 'em,the more I want to fish 'em.



I am a diehard shimano fan but I decided to try out s couple of these reels and I have to admit they are pretty nice.not as smooth as I am used to but with no bells & whistles you can't go wrong.

I have kept my other rigs in my corner just to fish the mings hard.



I know it's too soon to say they are great but so far they have been really good.

the ONLY thing I have is that they don't have a backup anti-reverse.I have found that on a cold night the one-way bearing will slip sometimes but I can live with that.



Depress the freespool button and it spins freely,cast and it sails out there,grab the big power handle and you stay in control.

the big star wheel drag,give it a couple of turns and the SINGLE washer holds powerfully and smoooothly.

not shabby for a single stack!

so,with all that I have to give them thumbs up,,,well so far.

I shall keep you all posted with any and all news,good or bad.



just my $1.50


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Posted May 22 2007 - 9:13 PM

I have found out the hard way by missing strikes that when its cold you want as little oil as possible on the antireverse bearings on calcutta's. Try cleaning the oil off the bearing when it gets cold might help on your ming reel


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#3 Roddy

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Posted May 22 2007 - 10:30 PM

Vile,



I have not opened up the reel yet.I know about that problem with the cold weather from backspins with other reels and sore knuckles.



I wish that the ming had shimanos backup anti-reverse since the handle if it did.

did your handle spin backward on your shimano?

it should not since they use the super stopper.


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Posted May 23 2007 - 5:44 AM

One way to get IAR and an AR dog might be to try and find an old beater reel that uses only a dog AR, and install its brakeplate in your reel.

AFAIK, Ming Yang produces a budget version of your reels named "VIVA", that have a brakeplate with an AR dog without IAR, and I think some of the Chinese made Shakespeare round baitcasters were/are made by M.Y. that have no IAR, only an AR dog that might work too.

Top pic is a VIVA reels brakeplate, and below it the brakeplate from my contract made BPS "Mega Metal" baitcaster contract made by M.Y. showing the missing AR stud circled in blue:






Notice the top metal washer is different because of the lack of an IAR sleeve, and actually might work well to take up the great amount of drag star slack the IAR reels seem to have. The Big CL70 Ming Yang reels have an IAR bearing and an AR dog.

I'm on board with you Roddy that they work very well for the minimal cost, and impressed at the level of workmanship especially considering cost.

SS


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#5 philbert

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Posted May 23 2007 - 6:17 AM

I've got the 6000 and a 7000 size Ming Yangs,and everything is fine,except they tend to engage into gear while casting every so often.I think the handles are too heavy.


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Posted May 23 2007 - 8:09 AM

Anti reverse bearings are factory lubed. any oil will cause them not to work.


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#7 John O'

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Posted May 23 2007 - 8:36 AM

Went to their website but couldn't find prices, what are they comparable to?


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Posted May 23 2007 - 8:47 AM

You get what you pay for.


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Posted May 23 2007 - 9:56 AM

I've graduated to an abu but for learned on a BPS branded Ming Yang. A very inexpensive reel that casts very nicely.


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Posted May 23 2007 - 4:10 PM

The chinese reels separate into two groups...
1) The used to be junk but now "getting the idea and building steam" (for example OKUMA!!!!!! and Tica!!!
2) And then you have the "always was Chinese junk and will always stay Chinese junk" reels...
Ebay is full of great buys and killer quality ABU knock offs for like 40 bucks..
For many of those companies it too early to tell which of the two they are...
but it fun to explore this area of new comers.. but I got to admit something special about the real Mckoy....


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#11 TheSpaniard

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Posted May 23 2007 - 4:38 PM

I know everyone steals from everyone but I do feel that one main reason a lot of the Chinese reels are cheap is because they steal and copy. Having no research and development into any of these reels. The best copiers in the world today are by far the Chinese. By me buying one of those reels I would only be encouraging and saying hey its ok to steal. Which in my book it isn't ok to do. Just a moral thought for the flip side of buying these type of products. Many products from china are just copies. Not just reels.
John


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Create instead of living off the buying and selling of others.......

#12 Roddy

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Posted May 23 2007 - 5:25 PM

I've got the 6000 and a 7000 size Ming Yangs,and everything is fine,except they tend to engage into gear while casting every so often.I think the handles are too heavy.





you are correct phil.it did happen to me just once on the second cast.

I put the handle down and no problem since.


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Posted May 23 2007 - 5:31 PM

John,
Not to offend you in anyway but just want to point out one thing...
Totsuko back in 50's is now called Sony.
Goldstar back in 40-50's is now called LG.
PC's Limited in 80's is now called Dell.
They all started by copying sth. from someone then improve upon it.
I'm sure there are people out there whom can add quite a few more to this list very quickly.
And I also heard some people saying "business ethics" is an oxymoron...


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Posted May 23 2007 - 5:41 PM

One way to get IAR and an AR dog might be to try and find an old beater reel that uses only a dog AR, and install its brakeplate in your reel.



AFAIK, Ming Yang produces a budget version of your reels named "VIVA", that have a brakeplate with an AR dog without IAR, and I think some of the Chinese made Shakespeare round baitcasters were/are made by M.Y. that have no IAR, only an AR dog that might work too.



Top pic is a VIVA reels brakeplate, and below it the brakeplate from my contract made BPS "Mega Metal" baitcaster contract made by M.Y. showing the missing AR stud circled in blue:









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Notice the top metal washer is different because of the lack of an IAR sleeve, and actually might work well to take up the great amount of drag star slack the IAR reels seem to have. The Big CL70 Ming Yang reels have an IAR bearing and an AR dog.



I'm on board with you Roddy that they work very well for the minimal cost, and impressed at the level of workmanship especially considering cost.



SS





surf,



I know someone that has a ton of junk reels,I will hook up with him to see if he can do it.he loves customizing stuff.

I'm sure we can come up with something.

I'mm gonna go out late friday night to this spot I know of and throw some big wood.who knows,they may be there.

switching to the 50 series for this outing.



thanks for the info.I'll save it.



cheers


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Posted May 23 2007 - 5:51 PM

You get what you pay for.





Billy,



sometimes you pay more than you're getting and don't even know it.

it's about tweaking and creating more out of less.

my buddy groaned last weekend because my cl-60 and I out casted and caught his expensive cabo pt-31!

now he wants one.

I own several expensive rigs but this is something I just wanted to try.

I still would have my cache of TE'S and such even if I had the mings first.

I do hear ya though.





cheers


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