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Old 06-28-2013, 01:12 AM
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Default Penn Fathom Levelwind

Hey all. First time poster here.

I'm looking into picking up a reel for fishing The Race and the Penn Fathom Levelwind seems to have all the features I want for primarily fishing bucktails with 20oz of lead. However, I'm having trouble deciding between the 20 and 25 size. I will likely be running 65lb braid, but possibly 50lb. Does anyone have any experience with this reel. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:59 AM
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Welcome to the forum! I don't have any experience with that reel,,, but bucktails with 20 ounces of lead??? Why the heck would you need that much weight to fish a bucktail?
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Old 06-28-2013, 10:20 AM
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I'm a beginner, so I'm open to any suggestions when it comes to fishing bucktails or anything else for bass, but I have had some success with a bucktail tipped with pork attached to 20oz of lead. It helps when you have someone that will but you on the fish, but it's worked in my limited experience. I'm here to learn and appreciate all input.
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