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I have one.  If you want to throw chunks, go for it.  Too big for plugging.  Casts real good, there is a bit of spool wobble under heavy load but not bad especially for $100.  Big comfortable handle.  Nice drag and really like the super fast drag knob. 360 deg from loose to full.  Casting distance is very good.

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18 hours ago, Heavy Hooksetter said:

holds 450 yds of 20 mono,thats a monster reel bro.

check okumafishingusa,you know the rest.

HH

Do you think I should get this, or a 5000 Daiwa BG for small to medium blues and stripers?

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39 mins ago, LGFishing said:

Do you think I should get this, or a 5000 Daiwa BG for small to medium blues and stripers?

You don’t need anything near this big for small to medium blues and Stripers. I catch them all the time on a Shimano Ranium 4000 but mostly have fished with a 5500 Ultegra.  

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On 9/10/2019 at 9:24 PM, Birdsnester said:

I have one.  If you want to throw chunks, go for it.  Too big for plugging.  Casts real good, there is a bit of spool wobble under heavy load but not bad especially for $100.  Big comfortable handle.  Nice drag and really like the super fast drag knob. 360 deg from loose to full.  Casting distance is very good.

IMHO this reel is specialized for plugging from the beach. That’s evidenced by its spool design to maximize casting distance and the line lay rate as well as its rapid retrieve rate.  It’s funny because some people think it’s too big for chunking, but actually chunking from the beach is just what this reel is meant to do. Size is something that you won’t complain about when you have a monster fish on. This reel is probably underrated but in the right hands it’s tremendously efficient equipment on the beach or anywhere else for that matter.

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4 hours ago, ren said:

IMHO this reel is specialized for plugging from the beach. That’s evidenced by its spool design to maximize casting distance and the line lay rate as well as its rapid retrieve rate.  It’s funny because some people think it’s too big for chunking, but actually chunking from the beach is just what this reel is meant to do. Size is something that you won’t complain about when you have a monster fish on. This reel is probably underrated but in the right hands it’s tremendously efficient equipment on the beach or anywhere else for that matter.

I went to do a service on it and parts went flying all over the place.  I ended up tossing it.  It did cast well but wobbled a lot under load.  I did not like that about the reel.  Line lay was really impressive.

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I warned you on parts, spring in the IAR assembly, and mini washers on worm shaft.

Mine doesnt wobble, pulls like a tank.

Now that I have glued screws into the body, because I sheared threads in the plastic body, repeatedly opening it and fiddling with them.

They feel better than double the price daiwa long casters.

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3 hours ago, glos said:

I warned you on parts, spring in the IAR assembly, and mini washers on worm shaft.

Mine doesnt wobble, pulls like a tank.

Now that I have glued screws into the body, because I sheared threads in the plastic body, repeatedly opening it and fiddling with them.

They feel better than double the price daiwa long casters.

LoL yes you did.  I went back to my conventional bait reels.  I’m using a Souped up Squidder 146 and 970 and 980 power mags.  

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Ok. I lost at least one mini washer. And than the sound - feel got a bit less smooth.

And than it started........................

but it ended up very well.

Those will become classics. And if they one day make same reels in metal body, I will buy them instantly. Even if that would make them more heavy, but it is worth it.

Just that solid aluminum bail wire, zinc handle and 7 mm thick main shaft. Love it.

Screw in handle would be nice.

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