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New reel sugestions

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I'm going to be building a new 10 foot blank made for pencils and other heavier wood. I want a reel that can be dunked and not have to worry a ton if I do dunk it. I know zeebaas and vs are sealed but I can afford those at all any suggestions?

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I know the Penn 706z can be converted to bailess, but not sure about being sealed. Penn are very durable reels and could probably stand a dunking or two! The upkeep and cleaning would be of the utmost importance.

Peace

Henry

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Don't Dunk it! You mentioned the 2 reels that can be dunked so if your planning on dunking you don't have any other choices.

The old penns ( 704-706Z ) should work for you

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The 706/Zs come bailless standard, but t he 704/Zs have to be converted. I dunk mine all the time and I only have to break them down every other week, and thats usually just removing the sideplate and adding more grease.

 

Try one, and if you dont like it, you can most likley sell it for what you got it for.

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View PostThe 706/Zs come bailless standard, but t he 704/Zs have to be converted. I dunk mine all the time and I only have to break them down every other week, and thats usually just removing the sideplate and adding more grease.

 

Try one, and if you dont like it, you can most likley sell it for what you got it for.

 

Yup. I prefer the 706Z. However a few years ago I started using the slightly smaller 704Z spool on my 706Zs and it allows water (and salt and sand) to wash through and out easier, no grinding and I've never had a problem with dunking or line getting behind the spool. Works great. I have used converted 704Zs and they work well, but occasionally the line gets hung up on the roller arm... got to watch that.

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