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Old 03-14-2008, 05:12 PM
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has any one out there ever used a penn international fly reel?

I came across one at a pawn shop a few weeks ago and was wondering if they were any good.
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I got the Gold 2.5. I wouldn't trade the reel off for anything. But,you have to get parts from a third party. Good drag system and built like a fort.
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Default Re: Penn International Fly Reels??????

From what I know, great reels, though heavy and totally unaffected by the Large Arbor Revolution.
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Old 03-14-2008, 10:00 PM
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Default Re: Penn International Fly Reels??????

Thanks guys,

I guess i will head over there in the morning and see if it is still there. didnt look to see if it was a 2.5 or a 4.0 but if it is i will give it the once over and see if it is worth the $250 they were asking.
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not cool man..... somebody already grabbed it. oh well, i will keep looking.

i did a little digging about them on the net and gotta get one. lots of good reviews.
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TB:
Also look for Pate direct drives...some of the all solid...spool and back...your young you can handle the heft...good high reps...not much for definition...but will give you staying power for big fish and yes the penns are really good get the largest...tarpon pate if you can what 2-3 ozs...even if you do not need capacity just use 50-80 dacron to fill...thenbraid 65 backing and 10 wt
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BF41,

There is a guy selling a Pate bonefish and a Pate Tarpon on craigs list. he is offering up some other goodies as well, like 2 custom 1pc 10wt. from biscayne bay rods, and a 1pc 12 wt from them also. i think he has some tying materials and vises too. i gotta save up some $$$$..... home expenses drained the funds.
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