Level Wind Lever Drag Reel's

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Level Wind Lever Drag Reel's

Postby jamesndrumcondra » Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:45 am

can anybody recommend a good quality lever drag reel with level wind ? something in or around 100-120 . the best ive found so far is a Rovex one but to be honest im not a fan of that particular brand as ive had problems with their reels in the past.
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Re: Level Wind Lever Drag Reel's

Postby knightser » Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:17 pm

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Re: Level Wind Lever Drag Reel's

Postby Rob Millard » Wed Aug 26, 2015 5:15 pm

Shimano Charter Special is a good reel. The retrieve is a little slow for deep water work, but they're good value for money.
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Re: Level Wind Lever Drag Reel's

Postby yappo » Wed Aug 26, 2015 5:57 pm

Have a couple of charter specials they are not as robust as the Penn's. I use a Penn 320 LD very solid reel. They have to put up with abuse as I am very lazy when it comes to servicing. :D

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Re: Level Wind Lever Drag Reel's

Postby Biglad » Fri Aug 28, 2015 9:37 am

New Penn's in that price range are made in China I was told and are simply not as solid as the previous models. I recently bought an Okuma levelwind which so far does the trick. I'm currently in the market for some 80lb standup kit and looking at Okuma for the reels as well...
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Re: Level Wind Lever Drag Reel's

Postby Paddy002 » Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:55 am

currently using the Penn Squall 60. purchased it the end of last year so only got to use it through this summer and i find it great. picked up big ling, conger with ease. hoping to get out in the next few weeks for blues and give it a real challenge!
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Re: Level Wind Lever Drag Reel's

Postby jamesndrumcondra » Mon Aug 31, 2015 11:23 am

i have my eye on the squall 60 aswell.cracking reel
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Re: Level Wind Lever Drag Reel's

Postby yappo » Mon Aug 31, 2015 2:23 pm

No level wind on the squall though?

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Re: Level Wind Lever Drag Reel's

Postby Paddy002 » Tue Sep 01, 2015 5:23 pm

your correct Yappo but as long as you dont fill it to the outer guide ring on the spool with braid there should be no issues!
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Re: Level Wind Lever Drag Reel's

Postby jamesndrumcondra » Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:48 pm

Ive decided against level winds now. was using a Penn level wind reel the weekend just gone and it pinched several times , lost a big conger because of it so im now officially done with them ....guess ill just stoo being lay and get the thumb out !
Just found some second hand Shimano TLD's from America for 130euro including postage :)
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