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#12245789 - 05/14/17 11:35 PM Ming yang Reels
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Has anyone tried or own any of the Ming Yang baitcast reels?

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#12245835 - 05/15/17 06:13 AM Re: Ming yang Reels [Re: Illnoize]
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I bought 2 of them several years ago-
Although I don't use it every time I go out, one is still good, the other didn't last 2 years-
According to your usuable budget, when they are working they seem to do fine-
That being said, the still working one is just used as a spare if someone coming needs one-
I just don't want to be using that reel if I'm lucky enough to hook up to a good one-
It's not an abu, but doesn't cost like an abu either-

There are times in my life I had to drive a ford escort, when I could afford a better car that's what I bought -



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#12245880 - 05/15/17 06:59 AM Re: Ming yang Reels [Re: steveiam]
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Originally Posted By: steveiam
I bought 2 of them several years ago-
Although I don't use it every time I go out, one is still good, the other didn't last 2 years-
According to your usuable budget, when they are working they seem to do fine-
That being said, the still working one is just used as a spare if someone coming needs one-
I just don't want to be using that reel if I'm lucky enough to hook up to a good one-
It's not an abu, but doesn't cost like an abu either-

There are times in my life I had to drive a ford escort, when I could afford a better car that's what I bought -



Mornin Steve!!! I sure could use me a little escort right now... grin thumb fish
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#12245890 - 05/15/17 07:13 AM Re: Ming yang Reels [Re: OPTIMUS PRIME]
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Originally Posted By: OPTIMUS PRIME
Originally Posted By: steveiam
I bought 2 of them several years ago-
Although I don't use it every time I go out, one is still good, the other didn't last 2 years-
According to your usuable budget, when they are working they seem to do fine-
That being said, the still working one is just used as a spare if someone coming needs one-
I just don't want to be using that reel if I'm lucky enough to hook up to a good one-
It's not an abu, but doesn't cost like an abu either-

There are times in my life I had to drive a ford escort, when I could afford a better car that's what I bought -




Mornin Steve!!! I sure could use me a little escort right now... grin thumb fish

Good morning Rick!

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#12246023 - 05/15/17 08:42 AM Re: Ming yang Reels [Re: Illnoize]
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We had 6 of them on the boat back in 2011-2012. None now.
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#12246192 - 05/15/17 10:16 AM Re: Ming yang Reels [Re: Illnoize]
Illnoize Offline
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What are some of the issues with these reels?

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#12246406 - 05/15/17 12:26 PM Re: Ming yang Reels [Re: Illnoize]
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I really don't remember exactly what went wrong sorry-
It was something about it not reeling correctly-
Someone I trust completely (Fred) had told me repairs were not a good idea with the kings and he was the best reel man I know-
I just realized it was a "throw away" reel and when I didn't trust it anymore it was time to trash it-
Over the years for me I decided that I would rather have a used abu I could pick up at a pawn shop or garage sale that could be repaired/upgraded if I wanted/needed rather than buy anymore throw away reels-
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#12246455 - 05/15/17 12:48 PM Re: Ming yang Reels [Re: Illnoize]
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It's nice to year people's experience with these reel after a few years on them. That's the only way to know. I figure they'd last much longer since they Abu copies, but I guess not.

Still if anyone wants to buy one just go ahead and buy it directly from one of the Chinese manufacturers on Aliexpress.
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#12246536 - 05/15/17 01:38 PM Re: Ming yang Reels [Re: Illnoize]
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Originally Posted By: Illnoize
What are some of the issues with these reels?

The name first off...Ming yang translates to piece of junk in Chinese.. azn
Only Abu Garcia c3 6500s I ever replace are ones that are laying on the bottom of Lake Lewisville. bang


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#12247060 - 05/15/17 07:25 PM Re: Ming yang Reels [Re: Illnoize]
TRH (formerly xpress00) Offline
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I have 1, seldom use it. All I can say about it other than I think it's blue.
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#12247341 - 05/15/17 10:13 PM Re: Ming yang Reels [Re: Illnoize]
opus Offline
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Good reel as long as ya dont use them
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#12247749 - 05/16/17 08:34 AM Re: Ming yang Reels [Re: Illnoize]
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I've never seen one in person. Someone sent me a video a few years back of the head of the brotherhood catfish site saying they was the newest thing and would put Abu out of business. He even grabbed his throat to show how they was killing Abu.
Another example of the latest and greatest catfish reel was the Roddy by Penn. Another fine example of a class A #1 nothing.
The guy in the tackle business North of Dallas had him some reels made and proclaimed them to be guaranteed for X# of years, then took em off the market another flop.
These people who push this cheap latest and greatest replacement for the Abu, well they are the people making money off of them. In short just con men.
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#12247998 - 05/16/17 10:57 AM Re: Ming yang Reels [Re: Illnoize]
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I had fun with the guy no. of Dallas LOL
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#12248089 - 05/16/17 11:54 AM Re: Ming yang Reels [Re: opus]
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Originally Posted By: opus
I had fun with the guy no. of Dallas LOL

The plastic parts threads!
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#12248092 - 05/16/17 11:55 AM Re: Ming yang Reels [Re: Illnoize]
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Yep he didnt know what his reel was made of. It was a Penn Roddy lookalike with a paint job and his name put on it
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