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Testing A New Combo

PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 4:43 pm
by terry08
And it ain't good. Will never buy another Zebco, product. Results later, when I am through. Lew's is the only way to go.

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Re: Testing A New Combo

PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 5:40 pm
by Bullie
Buy Shimano and be happy.

Re: Testing A New Combo

PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 10:20 pm
by jv
Never been to happy with Zebco myself

Re: Testing A New Combo

PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 4:09 am
by bigsteve
Been using Abu Garcia products for 40 + years

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Re: Testing A New Combo

PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 6:04 am
by terry08
Got the Quntam KVD combo for my son. I was testing it out and the micro guides on the rod and the eleven bearing reel were giving me fits. Gonna stick with the Lew's, which I have come to love. Was using identical line and lure, but could not cast the Quntam, without back lashing. May be the dual breaking system. I have not set the internal break yet.

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Re: Testing A New Combo

PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 7:40 pm
by chadbragg
Those lews reels are nice!

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Re: Testing A New Combo

PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 2:26 am
by quigleysharps4570
bigsteve wrote:Been using Abu Garcia products for 40 + years


Same here...my last two bought were the Ambassadeur Royal Express...that's been 25 years ago and they're still going strong. Had a couple 5000's for years but they both met untimely ends. Caught a lot of fish with them though. ;)

Re: Testing A New Combo

PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 3:49 am
by terry08
Finally got the Quntam casting, I am sure Jeremy, will enjoy it. But after using the lew's, I will stick with them. The Quntam, has a slight noise when reeling that I don't like and doesn't seem as smooth as the Lew's.

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Re: Testing A New Combo

PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 8:51 am
by brewer03
bigsteve wrote:Been using Abu Garcia products for 40 + years

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same here I have tried a couple of different brands over the years and always gona back to the Abu

Re: Testing A New Combo

PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 1:07 pm
by leepurvis
bigsteve wrote:Been using Abu Garcia products for 40 + years

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to add to the others...I've got a 5000C that I've had since 1975 or 1976. The original rod had a pistol grip on it. The rod is long gone but the reel still works great.

Re: Testing A New Combo

PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 1:42 pm
by terry08
I used Garcia, for years myself. Mine were 5000C also. After a divorce many years ago they disappeared along with some fine firearms. Haven't used baitcast reels in years, so was trying out new stuff. I did however try the Garcia combo in the same price range as the Lew's, and as chadbragg had said it was a no brainer. The lew's one hands down.

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Re: Testing A New Combo

PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 2:07 pm
by leepurvis
terry08 wrote:I used Garcia, for years myself. Mine were 5000C also. After a divorce many years ago they disappeared along with some fine firearms. Haven't used baitcast reels in years, so was trying out new stuff. I did however try the Garcia combo in the same price range as the Lew's, and as chadbragg had said it was a no brainer. The lew's one hands down.

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I've heard good thing about the Lew's and if I was looking for a new one, I'd have to take a serious look at them.

Re: Testing A New Combo

PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 5:02 pm
by terry08
Not bashing any of them. But after chadbragg's, reviews to me. I am glad I tried it. Smoothest reel I have ever used. Will be getting one more for myself.

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Re: Testing A New Combo

PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 5:21 pm
by jv
Abu Garcia makes some great rod and reels I have have owned a number of 5000's as well as 5500's but I got to where I like spinning reels better than bait cast so that's about all I now own and several of them are Abu Garcia but that being said Lew's make a great rod and reel also so I might give them a try.

Re: Testing A New Combo

PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2016 6:05 am
by chadbragg
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Yo terry

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