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I'm trying out a couple of basic reels this year. Easy to maintain that won't gum up if you get a little dirt or water in them. So far they aren't as smooth as my high end reels but they've been very consistent. Also picked up a Bass Pro rod med action 6' 3" with extra fast tip might be good for feeling light bites and being able to set the hook through plastic. I'll let you know how this goes.

Phil

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Phil,

 

I think you'll find that X-fast 6'3" ideal for fishing that slider head tube combo you use. I use the St. Croix Avid with that bait after you showed it to me on the Middle Fork outing last fall and I can skip it very accurately under limbs and into wood piles. Setting the hook with a quick snap of the wrist is really nice too.

 

Ron G

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I'm trying out a couple of basic reels this year. Easy to maintain that won't gum up if you get a little dirt or water in them. So far they aren't as smooth as my high end reels but they've been very consistent. Also picked up a Bass Pro rod med action 6' 3" with extra fast tip might be good for feeling light bites and being able to set the hook through plastic. I'll let you know how this goes.

Phil

 

 

The Daiwa SS will never gum up. Mine works exactly the same way as the day I bought it. Clunky, by today's standards but it will never let you down. It also has one of the best drags ever made and it's way lighter, almost an ounce than most comparable reels.

I heard they are made in Malasia now. The old ones were made in Japan. Not sure if there is a difference.

 

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