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Been using Shimano for 30yrs and not happy with quality anymore. Bought this Penn a year ago.What took me so long? So smooth and still performs like new.Going to buy a twin soon!
I normally catfish with heavy duty bait cast reels but was in the market for something a little easier to cast in shallow water timber areas using slip bobbers and light weights. This reel was the ticket; 1st cast into timber and reeled in an 8.3 pound channel cat. Cast and retrieve are smooth as silk and what a HOSS of a reel in a small package. 12 whisker kitty's in less than 30 minutes with smallest being 4 pounds and not one glitch out of this reel. I will be purchasing additional for my arsenal.
The only praise I need to write is this... I have a 2500 from the first year the BATTLE was introduced. I have done absolutely nothing to it and it still fishes like a dream. And I'm not a recreational fisherman. I fish 200 days a year professionally for smallmouth in a fast moving river from a canoe. My gear takes serious punishment. I NEVER worry about function from the Battles on my boat..
I currently own 4 of these reels, including an older Battle that is about 4 years old now and they have never let me down. Minimal maintenance is all that is required and these reels have tackled everything from sheepshead to mahi to large sharks. I own lots of other more expensive reels and these are the best spinning reel for the money on the market. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
I bought my first abu garcia 9 years ago and it still is going strong. It has everything I look for in a reel a good drag a bait alert left handed and reliable. Could not want a better product for the price
I bought the left hand version #5601, since I'm right-handed, so I can simply cast with My right, as I would with a spinning rod/reel, and use My left hand for the retrieve. It's tough to find a high quality casting reel offering a left handed version, and ABU takes top honors with their superb round casting reels with left or right handed options. I've owned a few ABU reels prior to the recent purchase of My 5601, and one of those I bought during Summer of 1973. Availability of simple repair ... parts has kept all of My ABU reels in service to this day, though I only fish occasionally anymore, due to My advancing age. Many Thanks to ABU for crafting such fine and long-lasting fishing reels! ~DLK~
This reel is smooth and easy to fish with. Very good quality
I have fished with ABU GARCIA reels for 60 plus years , and no reel ever made can take the wear and tear of a ABU GARCIA .I have friends that tell me all the time look at my new reel ,I tell them if they had bought a ABU GARCIA their old reel would still be as good as new . I fish ,and all of my reels are ABU GARCIAS , How can you make a great reel better . they try to copy it but never have. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
I bought four of these reels over a couple year span in the late 90's. These are by far the only reels that have stood the test of time! I use them for tight-lining for crappie, white bass, sauger, but mainly for catfish. I have landed several over 20 lbs and a couple in the 50 lb range. Thanks so much for producing such great reels! sincerely, Trae Miller [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
I have owned many Ambassadeur reels. My latest purchases have been 6501 Classic C-3's. I have found theses reels to be very reliable. Their ease of operation and rugged construction have resulted in me landing many salmon and steelhead. I will definitely purchase Abu Garcia reels in the future and have no problem rev commending them to others.
bought this reel almost a year ago and hasn't let me down. Made easy work of the monster snapper and trophy king fish we caught on this thing! Drag is easy to adjust on the fly and rubber handle feels great when cranking in those beasts!
I have bought 2 FTH20LW and 2 FTH25LW so far the reels are holding up to salmon fishing on Lake Michigan very well and the drags system on the reels are excellent. The only thing I do not like is on the FTH25LW is the reel clamp it is generic not a Penn part and dose not fit right on my fishing rods they come loose . Penn needs to use the rod clamps that come with the FTH20LW.
This reel is awesome, cast great,and very well made .
My wife bought me one as a Christmas gift and it is as good or better than reels costing a lot more money, best bang for the buck in baitcasting reels. Extremely smooth, cast a mile and has a strong drag. If you're considering one you won't be disappointed.
I've been fishing Daiwa since the TD-X came out in the mid 2000's and I felt it was time to update my reels and after doing some intensive research I bought two Tatula HS, one Tatula CT, and a JDM RYOGA. The RYOGA is a $500 reel, but I feel that the Tatula is just as smooth and of the highest quality. You will never regret the purphase.
I've been fishing with the Tatula for a little over a month and I have to tell you. It's the best reel in my fishing arsenal to date. Amazing cast ability with the new t-wing design it has made backlash a thing of the past. I'm super impressed with the drag system as well as the Tatula being super smooth to reel. My hats off to daiwa on this one best reel I've ever owned.
I just bought this reel, love it almost identical to the older Mystic! Love my Mystic and I am really enjoying my Tach-40! Casting is wonderful, don't have to throw it hard to make it cast far and retrieving is awesome! So so smooth even smoother than my old Mystic! Buy it you won't regret it!
This is a great deal. I was kind of skeptical with the break sistem but trust me. There's no way of getting backlash with this reel. Smoth operation as well. Shimano made a good quality reel for a reasonable price.
This reel replaced an Abu Garcia black max and it is a world of difference. very smooth and casts very far and very accurately. It also has good drag settings, thought I was disappointed to find that it had a plastic star drag. very nice pain on the reel and I like the internal breaking system
I have had this reel for 10 years, never a hiccup. In some cases you really do get what you pay for.
Bought this Reel and never looked back. Bail flips smooth and no back up, when you stop. As good as I have ever owned, and I have had them all. Love the Max 4 Camo - and on the right rod - it's a killer.
I put two of them on the TFO Joe Robinson inspired rods loaded with 2 lb test. The size,weight and smooth drag really compliment the awesome rod. Together they are perfect medicine microlight and finesse presentation for targeting Austin area monster sunfish. My son and I love hearing the drag sing on tons of bass,bluegill and red ears! The folks at Academy on Brodie helped out a ton when I needed the second one. Yvonne checked other locations then ordered it on an iPhone and it was at my door ... two days later! Like fishing magic! Y'all rock!
I bought my first Pfleuger President Micro a few months ago to use with a BnM Sam's 12' Jig rod (for crappie n sometimes bream), and it's been my favorite setup, and more addictive than bass-fishing. It seems to be a fish magnet compared to my other rods, and as crazy as it sounds, I've been getting hooksets on mid-sized largemouth bass with worms on size 8 hooks, using Mr Crappie 4 lb test. I was gonna try to get the next model down for a bream-specific reel, but they didn't have any so I ... picked up another president micro, which i'm sure I'll love as much as my first one. Outstanding spinning reel, great for panfishing, when used with Mr Crappie Hi-Vis 4 lb test line.
Great reel but a little heavy for trout great on smallies
great ergonomics, and smooth as silk when reeling.
Was considering the shimano stradic but could not tell a difference in smoothness. Great reel for the price with bonus of more durable aluminum body compared to stradic.
Casts light lures very well which is a quality that's hard to find. Superb ergonomics and cast quality. Magnetic brakes are nice and strong and have a very linear adjustable range from weakest to strongest. May be the best sub $100 BC reel out there.
I use it like a Crappie Reel. Flawless preferences. Weights heaver but can be handled. I like it, cheap and well made. It helped me catch these! See ya in the Creeks!
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