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Allen XL 7/8wt reel/ WF8wt line
Allen XL 7/8wt reel/ WF8wt line
Published by halo7b
02-19-2010
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Performance
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Average 76%
Default Allen XL 7/8wt reel/ WF8wt line

Box came in last weekend and inside were the new XL reel and some line from Allen & Co, listed are some pics and a how to switch from right to lest hand reel use.

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First impressions are that this reel look just like a Cabela's SLA reel, though I do not own one to compare, I have played around with them at the store.

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Also ordered a spool of "green" WF8wt line, you'll notice this line come with a built in loop, something not often found with line at this price point.

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Switching from right to left is simple
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remove cap nut off of back of spool, tap the spool onto something that will not mar the spool (I used a hard covered book) and out should pop the inner thrust bearing, simply take bearing and flip it around and reinstall in reverse order.

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all lined up ready to go, will try it out on steels here in about 2 weeks as soon as I get a free time off of the day job.
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By bigskymike_mt on 02-27-2010, 12:43 AM
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great pictures! have you tried out the line yet? i just ordered a reel and thinking about getting a line in the future... it just seems too cheap to be any good....
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