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New Reel - Help/Advice

Postby L23Tony » Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:14 am

HI,

I am looking to buy a new fixed spool beach reel.

Looking for one to go with my 15ft rod which will enhance my casting.

Budget is around £100.

Looking at the Penn Surfblaster 8000 which seems the best option for around that price but heard mixed reviews although the majority good!

Any advice chaps?

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Re: New Reel - Help/Advice

Postby Steve Duffy » Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:39 am

I have the surfblaster and the affinity.The spools are interchangeable.Quite a few lads on the site have one or both of these reels.Everyone I know who has bought the 8000 has regretted not buying the 7000.The 8000 seems to unbalance the rod.For the money the Penn reels are ace.No need to break the bank buying one of the high tech mangles for 000's of pounds. :thumbsup:
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Re: New Reel - Help/Advice

Postby L23Tony » Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:03 am

Thanks mate. What's the difference between the 7000 and 8000?

Tony

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Re: New Reel - Help/Advice

Postby Steve Duffy » Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:22 am

L23Tony wrote:Thanks mate. What's the difference between the 7000 and 8000?

Tony


Size and weight. The 7000 deep spool takes a 300yd spool of the £5 ebay chinese 80lb braid perfectly.No leader knot required.
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Re: New Reel - Help/Advice

Postby L23Tony » Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:34 am

Nice one Steve. Will have a look at the two and see how they feel. Casting distance will not be any different with the two really will it?

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Re: New Reel - Help/Advice

Postby Steve Duffy » Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:36 am

L23Tony wrote:Nice one Steve. Will have a look at the two and see how they feel. Casting distance will not be any different with the two really will it?


No but the 7000 will feel more balanced and will make casting easier.
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Re: New Reel - Help/Advice

Postby L23Tony » Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:37 am

Thanks again mate

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Re: New Reel - Help/Advice

Postby merseyboy » Wed Nov 25, 2015 9:47 pm

Worth a look if you didn't want to go down the Penn road.

http://www.gerrysfishing.com/shimano-sp ... 000-xsb.ir

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Re: New Reel - Help/Advice

Postby Trishy » Wed Nov 25, 2015 10:43 pm

Penn are good reels as are shimano , the surf lasers cast well , feel nice and do the job well. Agree with Steve , go for the 7000' lighter , same size spools, and same bombproof design


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