Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
curly

Ben Doerr Elite

Rate this topic

4 posts in this topic

Good Morning, I am looking to purchase the 8'3" Ben Doerr Elite from St. Croix. I would be matching it with the VS 150L. I have heard complaints that the reel seat will pull apart because it is not a 1 piece set up. Can you advise. Also for Al, where is you shop. I would consider a custom rod also. Thanks for the imput.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Curly,

I have gone through at least 5 of them.

The Pac Bay graphite reel seats are CRAP.

If you buy the 8-3, before you use it, and especially with the VS, bring it to a rod person you trust and have a Fuji reel seat put on.

The VS 150 has such a small footprint I think it only adds to the problem.

I like the rod, it is nice on weaks and bass but the reel seat is truly crap.

 

Todd

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Todd, Thanks for the reply. I was not aware that the reel seat could be replaced. I have had the aftco reel seat collar pull apart from the knurled knob due to the small rear foot on the VS.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Curly,

I got mine done at Betty n Nicks.

Cost me $20.00

It's well worth it.

It's a fun rod to catch weaks and I've caught some decent bass to 25 pounds on it.

I just bought a gsb1081L which will probably make it a backup rod, if I ever get the chance to use it....

 

Todd

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to register here in order to participate.

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.