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DAiWA US80XD Reel 4 Replies

The new "favorite" spincast in my repertoire, purchased used off ebay.This is a trigger actuated spincast, or "triggerspin" as its called. It is like new, and appears to have been used only a few…Continue

Started by David, aka, "McScruff". Last reply by David, aka, "McScruff" Jun 10, 2013.

a friends vintage christmas gift. ;)

I have here a vintage spinning reel by the name of FJORD, its pretty cool and still works. Can anyone tell me more about it, i know someone knows something about this reel, thx!Continue

Started by jason grimm Feb 28, 2012.

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Comment by Dwayne Denison on January 3, 2012 at 11:52am

John, I have one of those rods too. They seem more like a med action to me, one heck of a backbone

Comment by John Sheehan on January 3, 2012 at 10:32am

I have two Bass Pro Shop Uncle Bucks Crappie stix rods .They are 5 ' light action rods and they pair ok with the Johnson Crappie Pro 230 and Johnson Country Mile reels.

Comment by David, aka, "McScruff" on January 2, 2012 at 8:23pm

@ Dwayne - I like the Zebco 33, too - I have one I just cleaned up and put back to working. For a heavier duty reel, or an all around model, I think it's fine. While I reckon everyone ought to have (or have tried) a 202, if I had to pick only one Zebco, it probably would BE the 33.

It is for lighter rigs/lighter lines that I go with the older, "big-mouth" Johnsons.  They are handier for a light weight rig and the open spool cap seems to cast a little better. Since I fish light or ultralight for bluegill when casting, I gravitate to them.

I. Heavier action (catfish/bass) - Medium action rod and Zebco 33.

II. Light action (bluegill/crappie) - Light, fast action rod and Johnson Country Mile/Crappie Pro.

Comment by David, aka, "McScruff" on January 2, 2012 at 8:02pm

@ Tomas - please report back on how it works!

Comment by David, aka, "McScruff" on January 2, 2012 at 8:01pm

@ Dwayne - The book is, "Panfishing, Complete Anglers Library, North American Fishing Club." Copyright, 1991

ISBN 0-914697-37-4

I got it used, from www.alibris.com

Just go there and search the ISBN number.

Comment by Dwayne Denison on January 2, 2012 at 7:55pm

good choice, but unlike most I love old 33's. I like spincast reels on crappie long poles. Because all you really need is something to hold line. once I find depth of fish, I want line to stay there. Seems that if I bump the reel, I dont lose dept like I would with spinning reel

Comment by Tomas Daniel on January 2, 2012 at 7:50pm

@ David and Dwayne, since you guys are so fond of the country mile, im replacing one of my old stand by metal gear 33s with a country mile i dug up to give it a try. putting it on a b n m sharpshooter....we'll see.

Comment by Dwayne Denison on January 2, 2012 at 7:23pm

David, looks like the one I have, good buy.Do you happen to remember the name of the book?

Comment by David, aka, "McScruff" on January 2, 2012 at 7:18pm

Here is a Johnson "Crappie Pro," for those who are unfamiliar with them. I first learned of these (and their cousin, The Country Mile) when I saw them in a book on pan fishing. The name itself intrigued me, along with the description...

"Reels like the Johnson Country Mile and Crappie Pro really are hybrids that combine the looks and features of closed-face spin casting reels with open face spinning reels."

I got this one off ebay today, in great condition for $18.50, shipped to my door:




Comment by David, aka, "McScruff" on January 2, 2012 at 6:47pm

@ Sharon... "and is about weeds...."

You crack me up!

 

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