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I Really Like This Reel!!
« on: March 14, 2018, 03:49:39 PM »
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Re: I Really Like This Reel!!
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2018, 04:35:38 PM »
I hope it's better than previous KastKing reels, the ones I got are very frustrating - I picked up 5, all have same 2 problems:

1-the gap between the spool and frame is too wide - poor tolerance control! It allows smaller line (mono/fluro less than 20#) and most all braid to slip between the spool and frame, it's a major stop fishing w/ that rod event, and put in locker for the rest of the day.

2-the brake is non-existent on cast control, it over-spools way too easy even w/ the brake adjusted to max, the only  way to control is to tighten down on the spool friction, again poor tolerance control.

Just my findings, If anyone wants 5 KasstKings cheap, just saying!
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Re: I Really Like This Reel!!
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2018, 04:50:53 PM »
I hope it's better than previous KastKing reels, the ones I got are very frustrating - I picked up 5, all have same 2 problems:

1-the gap between the spool and frame is too wide - poor tolerance control! It allows smaller line (mono/fluro less than 20#) and most all braid to slip between the spool and frame, it's a major stop fishing w/ that rod event, and put in locker for the rest of the day.

2-the brake is non-existent on cast control, it over-spools way too easy even w/ the brake adjusted to max, the only  way to control is to tighten down on the spool friction, again poor tolerance control.

Just my findings, If anyone wants 5 KasstKings cheap, just saying!

@frugalangler This reel is leaps and bounds above my first one.

I'm still using my first one. I got used to the little quirks and never experienced the problems you had with the line getting caught. I did find the brakes to be barely adequate, in light of it having 11 bearings. But this new model doesn't have the braking issues at all.

Also, that first one I bought cost only $36. In my opinion, because I didn't experience the problems that you did, it's been a very good reel for the price.

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Re: I Really Like This Reel!!
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2018, 04:55:31 PM »

Also, that first one I bought cost only $36. In my opinion, because I didn't experience the problems that you did, it's been a very good reel for the price.

You want 5 more? 2 New IN Box, IIRC? LOL
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Re: I Really Like This Reel!!
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2018, 04:57:10 PM »

You want 5 more? 2 New IN Box, IIRC? LOL

Which models do you have?

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Re: I Really Like This Reel!!
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2018, 05:00:02 PM »

You want 5 more? 2 New IN Box, IIRC? LOL

Which models do you have?

New KastKing 12BB Ball Bearing 7.0:1 Stealth Left Hand Baitcasting Fishing Reel
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Re: I Really Like This Reel!!
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2018, 05:04:25 PM »
Sorry. I use righties!

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Re: I Really Like This Reel!!
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2018, 05:10:10 PM »
that's probably what's wrong, you use Right-ies and I use Wrong-ies LOL (giggle)
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Re: I Really Like This Reel!!
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2018, 10:34:55 AM »
that's probably what's wrong, you use Right-ies and I use Wrong-ies LOL (giggle)

LOL  (giggle)

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