Fixed Spool Reel

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Fixed Spool Reel

Postby Colin26 » Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:41 am


I was wondering if you guys could help me out. I recently dropped my Mitchell Advocet 5500 Free Spool reel on the tarmac in the carpark which made bits of the handle and bent the bail arm. I am in the market for a new reel of the same capacity (around the 200m mark of .30 mono) as it will only be ever used when fishing off the rocks with feathers or sidewinders and i am a bit lost. I have been looking at Mitchell, Abu Garcia, Daiwa, Penn and am being bogged down in information. I was wondering if you guys could help me narrow my choices to a sturdy, strong and durable reel that can take a knock or two and give me your experiences with some of these brands and if you think they are worth the money. I really appreciate your help and your time,
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Re: Fixed Spool Reel

Postby kenf41 » Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:58 am

Hi . I was in the same boat. I was looking at shimano and a few others you mentioned. I ended up buying a penn fierce 11 simply cause the shop had a second hand one for €45 which swung it for me and I'mvery happy with it. I send you a PM that I got from another angler on here

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Re: Fixed Spool Reel

Postby Teegerstk » Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:43 pm

I've heard good things about Daiwa Ninja Reels
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Re: Fixed Spool Reel

Postby FK » Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:57 pm

Have a Mitchell >15 years still working great

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