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706 = van staal ??

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Penn 706 is probably equivalent to the 250. My 200 seems very close to a 704.

 

Also, the 250 and the 200 are effectively the same weight. I was looking for a "mid-sized" surf reel, so I went with the 200. For "large surf spinner", 250 is probably the superior choice.

 

When I opened this thread, I expected the answer I gave to be "No, not Penn. It's a Crack 300 with modern materials".

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My 250 VS had lost some fireline and I wanted to add backing to fill the spool back up so I reversed the line onto a 706Z and it completely filled the spool on the 706Z. I then put about 60 to 80 yards of 15 lb. mono on the VS 250 spool and spliced on the line from the 706Z and it filled the 250 spool back up.

 

Thus, the VS 250 holds between 60 - 80 yards more than the 706Z does.

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VS Stats: Mono Capacity, Braid Capacity, Ratio, Weight, Spool Diam, Line Retrieve per handle turn

 

VS200

400 yds./15 lb. 400yds./40 lb. 4.25:1 21.6 oz. 2.500" 33.5" / Turn

 

VS 250

350 yds./20 lb. 490yds./50 lb. 4.25:1 22.4 oz. 2.750" 36.5" / Turn

 

 

cwm40.gif SAME BODY, BUT A DIFFERENT SPOOL AND ROTOR ??

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TJC I replaced my trusty 706 witha 250 about six years ago - It pairs up nicely with a 132-1M lami. Depending on what you are tatgrting a 275 might fit the bill as well.

 

Good luck-

Tom

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