Surfrat815

Penn 704z rod?

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It sounds a little big, but how does it feel to you?  Are the hoods on the reel seat big enough for that reel?  I’ve seen that problem before. 

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The 704 is a pretty versatile reel that can be used on many 10'-11' foot rods. It is fine for plugging, or even bait in a pinch. It is not that good with your 9'6 for plugging, a little heavy, but if that's all you got, you aren't alone. There are plenty of us who have not drank the coolaid, and I tend to use the reel for everything including jigging. :howdy:

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How does it feel with a 2 oz plug hanging off the end of the rod?  I bet not so bad at all. 

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A green 704 was the first reel that I ever bought with my own money. I used it at first on an 8' Berkley glass rod.

I used it for over 50 years. I sold it right before we moved abroad.

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11 hours ago, Surfrat815 said:

Would this reel be too big for a 9'6 tiralejo? 

 

What makes you think the size of a reel and the length of a rod have anything to do with each other?

 

If I told you I wore size 12 shoes and asked what size jeans I should pair with them, what would you say?

 

 

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10 hours ago, Surfrat815 said:

Thx guys. Leaning towards either this or the 710 but probably the 704

I have both.  The 710z I love the size but I love the 704z for the speedier retrieve & smoother cast.  

 

I do want to try a 710z with 712z guts and see how I like that. It'll be a little faster.    But I think I'm just happier with wider spools.  It's the same thing with the 716z & 714z.  I like the 714 more than the 716. 

 

This was the setup I grabbed almost all summer.  704z & Reflexe 9.5ft rod.   Penn 710z on 8ft Ugly Stik on right20220724_123944_HDR.jpg.82e0117f37c9169ccff33202dd966b86.jpg.7a31489a69424bf5c9ea799cebc3bf28.jpg20220724_124020.jpg.87970b2871f173e53f465f7a24818f26.jpg.5a47bbf533ddded82f5675c8bf246164.jpg20220724_124011.jpg.ce62808c9f8ff40ce0d30e9e5d451900.jpg.1f906bc6172de21f9a9d635b15e17fdc.jpg

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20 hours ago, EBHarvey said:

 

What makes you think the size of a reel and the length of a rod have anything to do with each other?

 

If I told you I wore size 12 shoes and asked what size jeans I should pair with them, what would you say?

 

 

But, but, but, BALANCE. :D 

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