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there fine when new but wear out quick. lotta plastic internally. Bought one for my deckand a few summers agoto "play" fish with and he got 2 years occasional use outa it before it came back to me to be fixed and trashed.

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My brother had one, after a bit of fishing the drag got real herky-jerky and it grinds. It still functions, but he threw it in the bin in favor of a Shimano. If you'd like a Penn, the real cheap models are best avoided. The SSM's, SSG's and Slammers are good reels. Maybe the Sargus too, they seem to have some fans.

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Keep the Captivas and Silverados away from the surf. They are mostly plastic, and require lubrication after every use. I learned the hard way.

 

THey would probably make good catfishing reels though. But not very big catfish. biggrin.gif

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The Captiva is definately one of Penn's lower quality reels. Might be fine for the occasional fishing but I would not recommend it to anyone that even does a moderate amount. For another 10 bucks more you can get a Shimano Solstace which is far better built.

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thanx for the advice i canceled my order for the cv8000 and went with a little cheaper but better daiwa emcast s 6000 thanks for the advice would of been pretty disappointed without your advice thanks again all

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I used to fish with the low end reels, added up what I was spending and

found out I could have bought a good premium reel like a VS or a ZB

for what I had burned on the low end. That's where the value is.

If your dunkin' in the surf, you really have to go premium. The salt kills the

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