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Penn 706 Greenie Spinner

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Greetings. What is the appeal of these reels? I read a number of posts seeking them but do not know much about them. How about educating me. I think I may have had one one time around 1976.

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The 706 and 706Z, together with the 704 and 704Z are extremely reliable surf reels that do the job and are easy to self-maintain. The 706 type has a manual line pickup which is highly recommended for surf fishing. The 704 type has a full bail but can be easily converted to a manual pickup with an aftermarket kit. Between the two, I prefer the 704 type (with manual pickup conversion), mainly because the line roller on the 706 makes a screechy noise that a lot of people don't like. I also find the handle knob shape on the 704 to be more comfortable.

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The 706 and 706Z, together with the 704 and 704Z are extremely reliable surf reels that do the job and are easy to self-maintain. The 706 type has a manual line pickup which is highly recommended for surf fishing. The 704 type has a full bail but can be easily converted to a manual pickup with an aftermarket kit. Between the two, I prefer the 704 type (with manual pickup conversion), mainly because the line roller on the 706 makes a screechy noise that a lot of people don't like. I also find the handle knob shape on the 704 to be more comfortable.

 

Thanx for the education on the greenie Gad. Happy 07.

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The 706 greenie roller is easily twice as screechy as the one on the 706Z--which is loud enough on its own wink.gif

 

A 704 handle will fit a 706, if you dislike the round coffee grinder handle.

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The 706 greenie roller is easily twice as screechy as the one on the 706Z--which is loud enough on its own wink.gif

 

A 704 handle will fit a 706, if you dislike the round coffee grinder handle.

 

I've been looking at pictures and yes it was a 706 i had brass/bronze fish emblem and the white round coffee grinder handle.thanx ditch for info.

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these are bringing in 200 plus dollars on ebay

 

Hello Tommy. After getting education from you members and looking at pictures I now know with certitude that I had a 706 metal spool bronze/brass fish medallion greenie. I think it is in my mother's attic in N.C. The reel was fished 3 times. The total time (all 3 times used) it was used is about 6 hours. So what price is fair given that it is almost brand new? If mother has it what should I sell it for?P.S. it had a silver handle that allowed the white knob to rotate with the handle inward for storage.

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If its in that good of shape, and you dont neccesarily need the $$, I would hold onto that baby!

 

I have had the exact same thoughts you have had. No I don't need the money but more than that I read a post about a rumor that Penn is being acquired by Shakespeare. This would make the reel more valuable if Penn expires. On the other hand I am not a collector. Also, and I really am sincere in this, it would be better for a guy who loves the reel to have and enjoy it. As for me, a man of disclosure, I have little experience , but I am going to go conventional. I like Daiwa slx xha (whatever the latest model is). I know what it is to covet a well designed goodie ( I am machinist/designer)> For the guy/gal who wants a mint/pristine 706 who loves it I would find satifaction in knowing they got their coveted special goodie. I like the 706 but am not in love with it.

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