Which fixed spool reel?

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Which fixed spool reel?

Postby lal5000 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:26 pm

After wrecking my new Penn Surfblaster II 7000 in less than a week I am on the lookout for a replacement.

Gutted as i really liked the surfblaster but it just stopped working out of nowhere. Spool doesnt move up or down.

I like the look of the Shimano Ultegra XTD at around £115 but does anyone have any other ideas?

It will be paired with a 15ft/16ft rod and spooled with 15lb mono.

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Re: Which fixed spool reel?

Postby Steve Duffy » Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:37 pm

I think this has been covered many times in the past.Try the search function and see what has been said before. :thumbsup:
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Re: Which fixed spool reel?

Postby iank » Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:48 pm

I'm surprised at the quick failure of the surfblaster. I've got 3 of the affinities mk 1 that have been used and abused for over 3 years now and are still going strong but mine have always been used with braid. I even bought a 4th about a year ago just in case one packed in but it's still not been used.

The ultegras, however, always get a good write up and I think I could be tempted to give one a try if needed.

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Re: Which fixed spool reel?

Postby davie495 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:48 am

Love my ultegra.


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Re: Which fixed spool reel?

Postby Dyl » Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:06 am

I'm also looking at a new reel but not sure weather to go for the Air Loop R10 or the Ultegra? Currently using the Penn Affinity 7000 loaded with braid
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Re: Which fixed spool reel?

Postby Steve Duffy » Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:23 am

Dyl wrote:I'm also looking at a new reel but not sure weather to go for the Air Loop R10 or the Ultegra? Currently using the Penn Affinity 7000 loaded with braid

Get one of the Affinity copies of ebay Dyl @£22.You could buy 6 or 7 for the price of the others.Use them,abuse them for a year or two and then throw in the bin and break out a new one.I bought one and they are excellent.If you buy them off the Alibaba website you can get 6 at £10 each.Bargain. :thumbsup:
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Re: Which fixed spool reel?

Postby Paul Argent » Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:03 pm

If buying cheap, not knocking it, just make sure you have a couple of spare with you. Nothing worth than looking forward to going fishing buying bait etc and being let down by a cheep reel or equipment


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