Good Score!CaptainDave said:I just talked to the dealer I purchased my Penn 345GT from. He tells me that what I bought was never used, still in the box, but several years old and made in the US.
You must mean the two speed, the TLD 20 single is in the West Marine catalogue for $159.99, Anglerscenter.com has it for the same price they are usually cheaper to deal with and will ship USPS.bill said:Just for your information I just talk to both West Marine location here in town and they have discontinued the sale of the Shimano TLD reels. But they will order them in but you have to pay the shipping and handling charges on top of the $250.00 price tag
My jigs are all on 18" of 80& mono but since I have 80# tufline things can get dodgy/expensive quite quickly. :wallbash:CaptainDave said:Follow-up question: I was told that 150lb and even 80lb line might mean that if I get fouled on the bottom I might break the rod before the line. If so, can anybody recommend whether or not some sort of "shock leader" is prudent? If so, what test & how long?
It's not politicians that recommend not buying poorly made reels-it's fishermen themselves, as a quick web search shows.Sinaran said:Penns make great bottom fishing reels in general, they work well regardless where they are made in. Some western politicians want u to think that Chinese made products are cheap but crappy so buy locals. I had my chinese made penns reel for 5 years now and with regular maintenance (like all other reels), it worked wonderfully. Okuma is not recommended ......