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#12335187 - 07/11/17 10:38 PM 13 Fishing Concept Z
dillon_SWFA Offline
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Registered: 08/03/11
Posts: 311
Loc: Midlothian / Waxahachie
Zero Ball Bearings. I just finished reading all I could find on this new reel and it's definitely caught my attention. It doesn't help the color scheme matches my Charger! It supposedly outperforms their other reels with no metallic or ball bearings and for only $200. What are your thoughts?



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#12335323 - 07/12/17 05:20 AM Re: 13 Fishing Concept Z [Re: dillon_SWFA]
tmd11111 Online   content
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Registered: 04/30/17
Posts: 415
Loc: San Angelo
I have 4 Concept A's and so far they've been good to me but I personally would wait until their on the market for a while before I try one out.

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#12335611 - 07/12/17 09:03 AM Re: 13 Fishing Concept Z [Re: dillon_SWFA]
HKArmy Offline
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Registered: 05/28/13
Posts: 4
I inshore fish for the most part and loved my Concept As until they started corroding on the frame. I take care of my gear and this kinda made me take a step back from them but this peaked my interest. I like what i see so far, but will give them a few months out on the market before i buy one

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#12337584 - 07/13/17 12:24 PM Re: 13 Fishing Concept Z [Re: dillon_SWFA]
Bulletman99 Offline
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Registered: 10/26/16
Posts: 492
Loc: South Texas
A friend of mine is at iCast just so happens their booth is directly across from 13 Fishing. He checked out the reel for me yesterday and says all the hype is true. Pros are saying you can cast it as far as there is line on the spool.
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#12337942 - 07/13/17 03:20 PM Re: 13 Fishing Concept Z [Re: Bulletman99]
dillon_SWFA Offline
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Registered: 08/03/11
Posts: 311
Loc: Midlothian / Waxahachie
Originally Posted By: Bulletman99
A friend of mine is at iCast just so happens their booth is directly across from 13 Fishing. He checked out the reel for me yesterday and says all the hype is true. Pros are saying you can cast it as far as there is line on the spool.


Thanks for the info. I will let you guys know what I think when I get one.
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#12338083 - 07/13/17 04:30 PM Re: 13 Fishing Concept Z [Re: dillon_SWFA]
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Registered: 06/07/16
Posts: 498
$200? I'm definitely getting some. Was afraid they would be at the higher end.
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#12338143 - 07/13/17 05:06 PM Re: 13 Fishing Concept Z [Re: dillon_SWFA]
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Lots of guys like them. I haven't read a lot of glowing reviews about them. The big selling point seems to be the heavier drag, but if you know how to set a drag, that becomes a non-issue.
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#12341909 - 07/15/17 10:31 PM Re: 13 Fishing Concept Z [Re: Bob Landry]
TroyKing Offline
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Registered: 09/28/14
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Loc: Carthage Tx
I have a friend in the reel repair business who is starting to get a lot of the 13 reels in for repairs..he doesn't seem to think they will hold up in the long run.
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#12341953 - 07/15/17 10:58 PM Re: 13 Fishing Concept Z [Re: TroyKing]
i-Fish Online   content
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Originally Posted By: TroyKing
I have a friend in the reel repair business who is starting to get a lot of the 13 reels in for repairs..he doesn't seem to think they will hold up in the long run.


Uh oh...I just bought 2 Concept A's. At a great price but still....I don't even want my Abu Black Max ever going out on me. grin
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#12344406 - 07/17/17 02:24 PM Re: 13 Fishing Concept Z [Re: dillon_SWFA]
Bulletman99 Offline
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Posts: 492
Loc: South Texas
The Concept Z did not take best in show as expected----LEWS DID IT 4th YEAR IN A ROW!


Cabelas has the Lews Super Dutys on sale for $129 (Reg $179). Lews is coming out with a newer version so they're on sale.
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#12344511 - 07/17/17 03:16 PM Re: 13 Fishing Concept Z [Re: Bulletman99]
metanium Offline
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Registered: 07/13/05
Posts: 573
Loc: Burleson
Originally Posted By: Bulletman99
The Concept Z did not take best in show as expected----LEWS DID IT 4th YEAR IN A ROW!


Cabelas has the Lews Super Dutys on sale for $129 (Reg $179). Lews is coming out with a newer version so they're on sale.


Pretty much wrong on all accounts.

Actually best in show was a stand up paddleboard....the Bote Rover.
Best freshwater reel was a Shimano Curado K.
Best saltwater reel was a Shimano Sustain.

Lews did win the best rod/reel combo with their Mach Crush Speed Spool Combo.


Edited by metanium (07/17/17 03:16 PM)

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#12344813 - 07/17/17 07:08 PM Re: 13 Fishing Concept Z [Re: dillon_SWFA]
Brad R Online   content
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Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 1555
Loc: Texas
As almost always, it'll pay to wait at least one "model year" so they can work out/correct the bugs their engineers never seem to find . . . but thousands of hours on the water by real anglers will expose.

I bought one of the 13 Fishing new spinning reels, the top of the line of the three they released. It was a good "bet" since the reel was only $89 or thereabouts. But, it is definitely not even close in performance to my Shimano Stradic Ci4+ spinning reels.

13 Fishing does a really, really good job in promotion, that is for sure, and they seem very adept at getting a whole lot of coverage in key areas.

My neighbor uses a Concept A and it does cast a mile, or he can, and it rarely messes up.

This one should be fun to watch!

Brad

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#12346051 - 07/18/17 12:50 PM Re: 13 Fishing Concept Z [Re: metanium]
Bulletman99 Offline
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Registered: 10/26/16
Posts: 492
Loc: South Texas
Originally Posted By: metanium
Originally Posted By: Bulletman99
The Concept Z did not take best in show as expected----LEWS DID IT 4th YEAR IN A ROW!


Cabelas has the Lews Super Dutys on sale for $129 (Reg $179). Lews is coming out with a newer version so they're on sale.


Pretty much wrong on all accounts.

Actually best in show was a stand up paddleboard....the Bote Rover.
Best freshwater reel was a Shimano Curado K.
Best saltwater reel was a Shimano Sustain.

Lews did win the best rod/reel combo with their Mach Crush Speed Spool Combo.


Well shoot me and call me dead---Why on earth would I compare a reel to a paddleboard?? Did a Lew's reel win a Best of Show category?? Yes it did so how was I wrong other than not specifically stating which category!
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#12347154 - 07/18/17 10:11 PM Re: 13 Fishing Concept Z [Re: dillon_SWFA]
Rickmb Offline
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Registered: 07/07/12
Posts: 748
Loc: San Antonio
I own an E, a TX and three C's. I like the E and TX the best.
Some issues I have had have been with grease getting into the anti-reverse bearing.
So far I have cleaned two reels and restored the "like new" feeling.

I have worked on (and owned) a lot of reels from Shimano, Academy, Lews, BPS, Daiwa, and ABU.
The 13 Fishing reels are about the same inside as all the rest.
The major things that increase price are the materials, bearings, and (light) weight. The only "dumb" part of their design is the drag clicker - insanely small parts.

The new bearings look to be drop fit replacements for ball bearings.
I also noticed they will be offering bearing upgrades in the Trick Shop.

13 Fishing is great at marketing and seem to keep their prices up - I rarely ever see one on sale.
Their service leaves something to be desired.....learn to work on your own reels for best results.
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#12349340 - 07/20/17 01:13 AM Re: 13 Fishing Concept Z [Re: Rickmb]
dk2429 Offline
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Registered: 03/28/16
Posts: 253
Loc: Pearland, TX
Originally Posted By: Rickmb
I own an E, a TX and three C's. I like the E and TX the best.
Some issues I have had have been with grease getting into the anti-reverse bearing.
So far I have cleaned two reels and restored the "like new" feeling.

I have worked on (and owned) a lot of reels from Shimano, Academy, Lews, BPS, Daiwa, and ABU.
The 13 Fishing reels are about the same inside as all the rest.
The major things that increase price are the materials, bearings, and (light) weight. The only "dumb" part of their design is the drag clicker - insanely small parts.

The new bearings look to be drop fit replacements for ball bearings.
I also noticed they will be offering bearing upgrades in the Trick Shop.

13 Fishing is great at marketing and seem to keep their prices up - I rarely ever see one on sale.
Their service leaves something to be desired.....learn to work on your own reels for best results.





I have 2 TX's and a C. I will never take them a part. WAYYY too many small parts to lose
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