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Penn Squall 15 vs Daiwa Sealine-X SL-X20SHA

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Hi - not 100% happy with the slight roughness of my new penn 

 

Wondering if this Daiwa is comparable or better for quality / durability / casting distance?

 

Daiwa Sealine-X SL-X20SHA Ultra High Conventional Saltwater Reel

 

Thanks :)

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Hi - not 100% happy with the slight roughness of my new penn 

 

Wondering if this Daiwa is comparable or better for quality / durability / casting distance?

 

Daiwa Sealine-X SL-X20SHA Ultra High Conventional Saltwater Reel

 

Thanks :)

 

 

Talk to us about this "roughness"? Penn uses a tougher gear train that has a little bit more "buzz" in the hand when brand new. Holds up better.

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John is right, when harder metals are used in make the gearing of fishing reels, you will feel the metal gears as they mesh together, it is a good thing. ;)

 

You should feel my Komodo 350 which has a stainless steel main gear driving a stainless steel pinion.

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hi John- 

the Squall 15 I have has a slight gear meshing feel and sound that is not consistent as the handle is turned. The sound gets a bit louder with a higher drag setting too.

 

I tried one at a bass pro and the noise was more consistent and the handle had slightly less travel / clunk when pulled/pushed on axis with the spool.

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Get yourself a Saltsit, the silver ones are around the same price on bst and other sites as the penn. They are awesome reels and very smooth (quiet)

 

I will say that I love squalls, but, Saltists are hard to beat.

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hi John- 

the Squall 15 I have has a slight gear meshing feel and sound that is not consistent as the handle is turned. The sound gets a bit louder with a higher drag setting too.

 

I tried one at a bass pro and the noise was more consistent and the handle had slightly less travel / clunk when pulled/pushed on axis with the spool.

 

Maybe it is time for a quick exchange.

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I just picked up a squall 20LW for my dad and its defiantly rough around the edges and has a lot play in the handle and knob, haven't used it yet but just don't like the feel of it.

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