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  1. Reels and Reel Maintenance
    I am a little confused and looking for enlightenment. HT 100 drag in Penn 704z ……. Grease lightly or stack dry (it has 2 carbon washers and one teflon along with the standard metal ones)? The info on the web in contradictory. Thanks
  2. Reels and Reel Maintenance
    I am sorry I am not trying to beat a dead horse here but I read all the threads and i think my head will soon explode from over load. I don't think I am at the point of porting as all that but I just just got my hands on 704z in mint that I i would like to make some changes too. I am hoping...
  3. Reels and Reel Maintenance
    I received my Penn 704z today, can anyone suggest a suitable line for this reel? I have only fished with mono - usually in the 17-20lb weight using a cheap Shakespeare or Quantum reel, never tried PP, braid or fluoro. I own several rods: 12' Big water M/H surf rod, 8' one piece M/H rod - unknown...
  4. Surfcasting Central
    I am looking to buy one and know a guy that has one in 9 out of 10 condition, he keeps his stuff pretty clean I know him a long time. I was thinking $125 is fair but i dont want to insult him incase there are future purchases. I see online $50-80 in varying degrees of condition, just thought I...
  5. Surfcasting Central
    Does anybody know the contact info for the gent in conn that restores 706 and 704z????
  6. Surfcasting Central
    Need handle/main gear for a penn 704z or fully functional reel(new/used) very familiar with the reel, used for 20 years. located on longisland for pickup or delivery
  7. Reels and Reel Maintenance
    hey guys well i finally was able to get a 704z that is in very very good shape. i have been looking for this reel for a long time because i have plans to completely redo and customize it. there is only 1 problem. i have no idea how to do it and don't have the tools to do it if i found out...
  8. Reels and Reel Maintenance
    I have a few questions for my Penn 704z. I'm going to be spooling this with #20 Fireline. As Fireline is not braid do I treat it like braid and back with Mono or can I get away with some tape? I could also spool with #30 Suffix braid or #40 Power Pro as I also have these, what would you use? I...
  9. Surfcasting Central
    Well i decided to do some rock hopping this fall in Montauk so i picked up a Penn 704z, did all the tricks, made my holes, painted it(no powder coat yet),got a sealed bearing, new handle,drag,drag knob,shaft and manual bail(not sure how this works) My question is do you guys pack the reel with...
  10. Tackle Evaluation & Product review This looks really good. Has anyone of you been given one to test?
  11. Reels and Reel Maintenance
    I picked up a really beat 704Z. Replaced a few parts, drilled a few holes and gave her a paint job. Works for me...
  12. Reels and Reel Maintenance
    Since it don't take much to get me excited, I'm excited about just picking up a brand spanking new Penn 704Z in the original box, with the original receipt. It was originally bought in April, 1989. The guy never even put line on it. Now I need to figure out if I'm going to fish it, or just...
  13. Reels and Reel Maintenance
    Ok, so I've been looking for some new reels. I have never used a manual pick-up. what advantages/disadvantages do they have? Is it worth the extra money to get a reel with a Manual Pick-Up?
  14. Buy - Sell - Trade
    figured i give it a shot here before i get raped on that auction site.. got into a 704z in great condtion that i'm looking to use. would like a b-less kit for it. can do $ (PP preferred) or trade some used computer parts. mainly sata hd's and memory sticks.
  15. Reels and Reel Maintenance
    I was online just checking prices of reels, received a price for a Penn 704Z. $104.99 plus shipping comes out to $112.94. Is that a good price for the 704Z. thanks, danny
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