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Old 06-12-2008, 08:39 PM
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I have been looking into getting one of these reels, i can's pull the trigger cause of the price. Is it really worth all that money, anyone that has one looking for some advice


If i have an 11' rod which size would match up well with it.
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Old 06-12-2008, 08:48 PM
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Save a little more money...............................................
Forget the VS............................................
Get the Zeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
My Z2 dual manual is a machine!
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Old 06-12-2008, 10:46 PM
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i had the same problem with the money. but after my first one i got 2 more 150, 250, 275 , i like the 250 the best for an 11 footer, well worth the the money, dont have to worry about dunkin them or droping it in the sand
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Old 06-14-2008, 04:33 AM
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Ive had the honor of using both the Zee and a VS... of course they were both loaners taken away quickly
Like Gunny said save the cash and go for the Zeebaas... Just my .02

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Old 06-14-2008, 11:08 AM
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Do you fish one with the bail or with out, and is there any advantage of fishing a bailess reel
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Old 06-14-2008, 02:41 PM
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I think it's more of a preference thing, some love it, some don't...
Here's a thread for your viewing pleasure with great info on manual pick ups
https://www.stripers247.com/phpBB2/sh...highlight=penn


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Old 06-14-2008, 04:07 PM
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Do you fish one with the bail or with out, and is there any advantage of fishing a bailess reel
you will never loose a plug
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Old 06-14-2008, 06:23 PM
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you will never loose a plug
Haha,,, if only that statement were true.....
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Old 06-14-2008, 11:24 PM
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If you're undecided about the Manual Pickup thing go get yourself a used Penn 706 and fish it for a season. If you decide you don't like it you can always sell it for as much (or even more) then you paid for it.
Also, if you go VS or ZB sometime in the future, the 706 makes a great backup reel.
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Old 06-14-2008, 11:46 PM
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I have a 706 dont use it much when plugging cause it takes me to much time to get the line around the manual thing, just wondering if it was easier with the VS i am def getting on just undecided on the bail feature or not
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Old 06-15-2008, 10:37 AM
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Get the 275.You'll get used to the bailess.
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Old 06-16-2008, 12:02 PM
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I have a 706 dont use it much when plugging cause it takes me to much time to get the line around the manual thing, just wondering if it was easier with the VS i am def getting on just undecided on the bail feature or not
A manual pickup is a manual pickup be it a VS, 706, ZB, Crack or modified 704. Getting the line on the roller is pretty much the same for all.
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Old 06-16-2008, 01:18 PM
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I have a 706 dont use it much when plugging cause it takes me to much time to get the line around the manual thing, just wondering if it was easier with the VS i am def getting on just undecided on the bail feature or not
feather the end of the cast with your finger and start retrieving...picks it right up

only knock on the 706 is the noise...and it does bug me
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