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#11687891 - 06/24/16 11:43 PM W&M Skeet Reese Carbon Pro reels
Skeeterbrain Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/31/07
Posts: 1321
Loc: Cut and Shoot, TX
I bought a couple of the W&M Skeet Reese Carbon Pro reels 7.9:1 weighing 5.6oz.
Out of the box one of them was noisy the other was quiet both smooth. On the first
trip out using them one of them only lasted about 2 hours before it felt like a gear was stripped and the level wind would not turn.
Checked the warranty on them and found there is a 2 year limited warranty.
"Send in reel with prepaid shipping and $30.00" Took reel apart and found that the level wind gear is missing 3 teeth. Checked online and found that there are no parts available for these reels and that if you do send it in they will just make you an offer to purchase a new reel for 50% off. Pretty crappy. Reels MSRP is $159.95. I will never buy anything else Skeet Reese or W&M. The other reel I cleaned the insides and re greased it and it is now quiet and smooth. Just don't know how long it will last. Glad I did not have to pay retail for them but still a poor investment.

#11688069 - 06/25/16 08:04 AM Re: W&M Skeet Reese Carbon Pro reels [Re: Skeeterbrain]
HasBen Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 06/12/03
Posts: 22966
Loc: Texas
Glad to see this post. Dicks Sporting Goods was offering this reel the other day online for $59.95, a $100 off with free shipping, and I was tempted. My purchase of one of the rods a year or so ago made me decide not to buy it. I guess they were $100 off for a reason.
“Racing is life. Anything before or after is just waiting.” Steve McQueen

#11691896 - 06/27/16 03:06 PM Re: W&M Skeet Reese Carbon Pro reels [Re: Skeeterbrain]
Nathan "Bull" Montgomery Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 02/23/11
Posts: 5809
Loc: Fort Worth, Tx.
Im not a fan of the Wright & mcGill reels either.

#11760332 - 08/05/16 12:56 PM Re: W&M Skeet Reese Carbon Pro reels [Re: Skeeterbrain]
buggsboy Offline

Registered: 07/22/11
Posts: 313
Loc: Carthage, Tx/Lake Fork
Hard to beat a new Daiwa Tatula for $95 or Shimano Citica for $110.
PB. 10 lb 12 oz


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