Shakespeare Agility Surf Reel and Penn Squadron 15ft

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Shakespeare Agility Surf Reel and Penn Squadron 15ft

Postby Teegerstk » Thu May 05, 2016 8:39 pm

Hi lads I'm looking to pair this reel with a Penn Squadron 15ft rod. Are they any good for standard beach fishing for flats, bass and maybe even hounds? I've decided to buy new gear as I can cast a good 80 metres with my 11ft rod and smallish reel.
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Re: Shakespeare Agility Surf Reel and Penn Squadron 15ft

Postby john86 » Thu May 05, 2016 9:01 pm

How much is the shakespeare reel you would prob better spending a little more on a shimano it will last you a lot longer than the shakespeare.
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Re: Shakespeare Agility Surf Reel and Penn Squadron 15ft

Postby Teegerstk » Thu May 05, 2016 10:47 pm

john86 wrote:How much is the shakespeare reel you would prob better spending a little more on a shimano it will last you a lot longer than the shakespeare.

The Shakespeare is €60
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Re: Shakespeare Agility Surf Reel and Penn Squadron 15ft

Postby jonnymed1c » Thu May 05, 2016 10:52 pm

Hi I have Shakespeare agility surf reel, its ok I have had alot of fish using it, Thornies, Bass, Hounds etc... The only thing the build quality isnt great, I did have another shaky that broke at the stem, and this one the screws on bail arm dont really hold tight, and line roller traps line ocassional as there is gap. I wouldnt buy another shakespeare reel however I do like there rods though. I have Akios scora 100 and Shimano ultegra XSC 10000 and both excellent for few quid extra, I have 2 Penn rampage Surf 15'9 good rods.
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Re: Shakespeare Agility Surf Reel and Penn Squadron 15ft

Postby davybrown99 » Thu Jun 02, 2016 12:50 pm

Hi,
I have a pair of those reels. They're grand as a budget reel or a back up. wouldn't take too much hardship though. I used one for a while and it corroded really badly after just one session. My fault since i forgot to rinse it off but i was surprised how bad it was after the one session. Mechanically it was fine for the few weeks i used it though i'm not sure how it would stand up to a season of heavy work. 60 isn't all that cheap either. I would be inclined to spend a bit more for better quality but if 60 is your budget i think id go with one of the budget daiwa models. Never had any issues with their reels and i used them for years.
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Re: Shakespeare Agility Surf Reel and Penn Squadron 15ft

Postby davybrown99 » Thu Jun 02, 2016 1:11 pm

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Alderney angling selling off penn affinity reels. works out about €100 for a 7000.If you're fishing around arklow at all you're welcome to try both the penn and shakespeare. just give us a shout on here.
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Re: Shakespeare Agility Surf Reel and Penn Squadron 15ft

Postby ste c » Thu Jun 02, 2016 2:22 pm

Wouldnt bother with them reels as said try stick to a shimano cant go wrong them penn affinitys are great reels too
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Re: Shakespeare Agility Surf Reel and Penn Squadron 15ft

Postby Teegerstk » Sat Jun 11, 2016 9:52 am

ste c wrote:Wouldnt bother with them reels as said try stick to a shimano cant go wrong them penn affinitys are great reels too

I've upped the budget to around €90, would the Shimano Beastmaster 7000 be a good reel for beach fishing?
I can't decide between this and a Daiwa Shorecast 6000a...
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Re: Shakespeare Agility Surf Reel and Penn Squadron 15ft

Postby keymcg » Sat Jun 11, 2016 2:34 pm

Penn affinity 7000 with baitrunner for sale new in Bundoran for €95. Landandseasports tackle shop

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Re: Shakespeare Agility Surf Reel and Penn Squadron 15ft

Postby Teegerstk » Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:22 pm

keymcg wrote:Penn affinity 7000 with baitrunner for sale new in Bundoran for €95. Landandseasports tackle shop

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Just ordered it now! Thanks a million :D
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Re: Shakespeare Agility Surf Reel and Penn Squadron 15ft

Postby keymcg » Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:24 pm

No problem

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