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#11755095 - 08/02/16 12:41 PM Lew's Tournament Pro G
Len B 1 Online   content
Angler

Registered: 11/06/12
Posts: 305
Loc: Celina Tx
Has anybody had any experience with the Pro G? Trying to find one to check out and nobody carries them, like to touchy feely before I buy, then will order on net if better price.

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#11756424 - 08/03/16 09:08 AM Re: Lew's Tournament Pro G [Re: Len B 1]
Rickmb Offline
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Registered: 07/07/12
Posts: 748
Loc: San Antonio
I have one. It only has centrifugal brakes - no magnetic brake.
This is fine for regular use but without the mag brake I feel like it lacks slow spool speed control for finesse/lightweight lures. The centrifugal brakes do not engage at low spool speeds. The result is over runs and loose coils.
I also have a Tounament Team Speed Spool (the next version up) and it has the same issue.
For finesses or lightweight lures I prefer the previous Tournament Pro.
I use mine for C-Rig and love it for that, especially the 8:1 gear ratio. I use Team SS for swim jigs and other baits I use in thick cover or pads. The fast ratio keeps the bait up on top.
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#11757682 - 08/03/16 09:03 PM Re: Lew's Tournament Pro G [Re: Len B 1]
Len B 1 Online   content
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Registered: 11/06/12
Posts: 305
Loc: Celina Tx
Thank you for the response and your input on the reel. I have one Tourney Pro and 2 of the LFS $99 models and all cast great. Think I'll save my money and buy 2 more of the LFS models.

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