JoeyHotFizzle wrote: »
Looking at all your prior post you really hate the company huh? Are you a Penn secret agent? Haha.
superduper wrote: »
there are so many negative people in this world, and what more proof do you need than this forum.
everyone has to put in their opinion and then ss**** on everyone else. you people are ridiculous.
proof the "system" that controls us all is working out just as planned. I've never seen so much negativity in these last 5-10 years. you people are brainwashed.
there are truths on this forum, but its all opinion anyway. one reel may work just how you want it, while another may not, doesn't mean that the persons choice in reel is wrong, its just doesn't fit your opinion, doesn't mean you have to trash it.
say the guy does need a part for something that broke on a reel you don't like, what if he gets that part in 2 days, and not 6 weeks. what does that make your opinion look like then???
Tarponator wrote: »
I think that's a good observation. To counter it, after I decide which reel I'm going to buy, I always try to inspect a few reels at the counter before I choose one to purchase. That way you increase your odds of getting a "good" one.
I have no way of knowing if this really has any effect, but I've had very good luck over the years with reels, and I suspect this (along with regular maintenance) may be part of the reason why.
Pcb_local wrote: »
Man I didn't realize I was going to create such a fuss over brands! I ended up going with the Stradic CI4 and the 7'6" Calico jack. I'm going to decide for myself whether its worth the money. My only previous experience with Spheros FB that I loved so I'm interested how the Stradic will compare. I'm almost tempted to pick up a Symetre so I can compare the two side by side.
Swamprat wrote: »
Folks are more concerned how they look at the dock. "Hey look at me idling in on my Pathfinder while standing on my Yeti and cleaning my Costas with my Columbia shirt with a Stradic hanging out my butt."
"What you catch"
"Not much but looked good doing it"
haydenfox!#$ wrote: »
What I like about people with a "negative" opinion is that they are not afraid (ashamed) to tell you about their negative experience. IMO, aside from the guys with the "older" better stuff, there is probably a healthy split of positive reviews that come from guys that have a ci4, or whatever, fish 21 days a year, catch schooly trout and puffers and are afraid to get their reel wet. The reel always works, 21 days a year, and they love the fact that they have a fancy combo leaning against the wall. They're not afraid to tell you how great a product is because marketing makes them feel all warm and fuzzy about what they have. Throw that thing in the back of a truck, let it bump around in a rod holder in a good chop, snatch some lures out of the mangroves, get it wet and by all means catch a few fish, then come back and tell us how much you like it...
haydenfox!#$ wrote: »
Throw that thing in the back of a truck, let it bump around in a rod holder in a good chop, snatch some lures out of the mangroves, get it wet and by all means catch a few fish, then come back and tell us how much you like it...
0119 wrote: »
I'm lucky enough to be retired and usually fish 6 days a week, often more than once a day. I keep a inventory of parts and many of my reels have been made out of spare parts or bought in estate sales. haydenfox hit it right on the head. Its all about feeling warm and fuzzy as you stand in a sea of fellow posers now. Lots of pics holding fish doesn't mean anything anymore either, sorry Coastie. In todays fake interweb world of sponsored bloggers and adobe photoshop, they hold no evidentiary value. Frankly nothing made today be it from the Pure Fishing conglomerates underpaid Chinese laborer to shimano's Malaysian robot factory, are worth much to a serious angler. You are simply buying equipment designed to be just like a computer or a apple phone....to be outdated before its 'newness' has worn off in your hands.
former bluefishinny wrote: »
I like them! Like some said above by others, Im "fortunate"... To be able to fish 3/4 sometimes 5 days a week. I dont own a boat, and I PREFER wade fishing. Shimanos for the most part have treated me well. Ive caught a few fish on them, ripped lures out of mangroves lol
My element..... same deal last night, just nothing to show for it haha.