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Old 05-08-2003, 08:52 PM
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I was wondering if any of you have used the Shakespear Tidewater casting reels? If so, how do they hold up and how well does the drag work? I am looking for a reel for BIG CATFISH in heavy current. I don,t want to have to take out a loan to buy one though. Any Ideas? I don,t really need a line counter reel.
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Old 05-09-2003, 05:40 AM
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How about a Penn Level Wind, model 9m starting at 50$ Look in your Cabellas under saltwater fishing. Actually any Penn is worth buying.
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Old 05-17-2003, 09:57 PM
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Thanks. I was at Cabelas in Mitchel SD a couple days ago and took a look at the Penn reels. I liked the 209 pretty well. The price is sure right. Going after Big Catfish in heavy current.
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Old 07-29-2003, 10:52 AM
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My catfish rig consists of the following: Abu Garcia Ambassadueur reel and Shakespeare salt water series 6.5' medium-heavy action rod spooling 20 lb. Xtra Tough Trilene. It' s a great combo and I' ve caught many a big cat on it.
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Old 07-30-2003, 10:47 PM
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Tide water is a pretty good reel. I believe we sell them around 42 dollars at the shop. Looks like Shakespeares version of the Black-Gold Penn. It is a pretty good reel, but I like a Daiwa.
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