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Is this the updated Penn Z everyone has been asking for?

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Interesting reel.  Weighs in a hair shy of 20 ounces.

Very free spinning.  With o rings that you can add which tighten it up.  Interesting "feature"  ((i guess that's a feature))

 

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Nope, front spool lip looks like Penn 704 /706 should of been straight not rolled forward, would be more braid friendly.

But it looks good. What does the inner look like.

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12 minutes ago, Yudi said:

is that the star/sea striker s7000 that you got your hands on?

Yup....Figured it looked interesting.  Gonna tear it down in a little bit.

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5 minutes ago, LB said:

Nope, front spool lip like Penn 704 /706 should of been straight not rolled forward, would be more braid friendly.

But it looks good. What does the inner look like.

GOnna find out in a bit.

 

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What's great about the original is the simplicity and durability of those parts. I have seen a few high mileage ones that boggles your mind on the reel is still working despite the abuses. I am talking about 364 days a year, year in and year out. Salt encrusted spool and drag washers.  I don't fish one, but a 706z is made a permanent home in my car just in case.

 

Let's hope the new company does not cut any critical corners and maintain the same important principles kept these ancient reels alive today.

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I just got a free 712z I've yet to fish, swapped it to an 8' Tsunami Tournament Series rod and put the Shimano Sedona 5000 I had on that on my new St.Croix Triumph 10', northbound soon enough once it cools off and this damn work thing stops :rolleyes:

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