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#12834125 - 07/19/18 12:37 PM Kast king
basscaster46 Offline
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Registered: 03/03/06
Posts: 937
Loc: Red Oak, TX
Ok what is the big deal with these Chinese reels and rods? Are they any good or just hyped up?
See people talking about them on YouTube but have never known anyone that had one.
J D popcorn

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#12834132 - 07/19/18 12:41 PM Re: Kast king [Re: basscaster46]
Jeff From Iowa Offline
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Registered: 01/07/18
Posts: 306
garbage

I bought one opened the box turned the handle and sent it back.

I suppose we all have different standards.
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#12834150 - 07/19/18 12:53 PM Re: Kast king [Re: basscaster46]
Tin Star Cajun Offline
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Registered: 10/05/16
Posts: 63
Loc: Temecula, CA/Midlothian, TX
I got one of their Demon reels and loved it for about two months. Then I bought a couple more. After about the 3rd month they started destruction. One wouldn't hold the release down, one wouldn't cast more than a couple of feet, and the last one sounded like there was sand in the bearings. I think it had a lot to do with it being so fast that there was no torque. I finally sent them all back to KastKing for refunds.

But, I have one cheaper Kast King reel that has lasted 5 years and no problems.
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#12834157 - 07/19/18 01:01 PM Re: Kast king [Re: basscaster46]
txwhitetail Offline
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Cmon the name is "kast king"
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#12834212 - 07/19/18 02:00 PM Re: Kast king [Re: txwhitetail]
GIG'EM AGGIES Online   content
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Loc: texas
Originally Posted By: txwhitetail
Cmon the name is "kast king"


Yeah but they misspelled cast.
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#12834216 - 07/19/18 02:04 PM Re: Kast king [Re: basscaster46]
Jaret Latta Offline
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Registered: 01/06/07
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Loc: Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
You get what you pay for with reels. Stick to Shimano, Lew's, Abu, daiwa

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#12834247 - 07/19/18 02:27 PM Re: Kast king [Re: basscaster46]
Huckleberry Offline
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Registered: 10/10/07
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Loc: Lake Gaston, VA
I'm getting a Troll King & a couple of Graph Kings for my boat as well.

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#12834280 - 07/19/18 02:49 PM Re: Kast king [Re: Jaret Latta]
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Loc: texas
Originally Posted By: Jaret Latta
You get what you pay for with reels. Stick to Shimano, Lew's, Abu, daiwa


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Duct tape won't fix stupid but it will muffle the sound, lol.
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#12834614 - 07/19/18 06:35 PM Re: Kast king [Re: basscaster46]
Lee Finlay Online   content
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Registered: 02/21/17
Posts: 127
Loc: Irving, Tx
I have a Centron spinning reel that is far superior in every way to my Shimano Sienna.

For the price, they are good. Better than similar priced reels.

You can't compare them to reels that cost two or three times as much. Come on.


Edited by Lee Finlay (07/19/18 06:35 PM)

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#12834674 - 07/19/18 07:31 PM Re: Kast king [Re: Huckleberry]
outfishdya Offline
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Registered: 04/19/06
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Loc: Highland Lewisvillage
Originally Posted By: Huckleberry
I'm getting a Troll King & a couple of Graph Kings for my boat as well.


all for 19.99
how could you not
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#12834748 - 07/19/18 08:26 PM Re: Kast king [Re: outfishdya]
basscaster46 Offline
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Registered: 03/03/06
Posts: 937
Loc: Red Oak, TX
Figured they were cheap knock offs

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#12834899 - 07/19/18 10:37 PM Re: Kast king [Re: basscaster46]
Big Swimbait Offline
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Registered: 02/01/14
Posts: 617
Loc: Irving
I have 2 Speed Demons & 2 Assassins that I have hammered this year with zero issues. I did break them down & clean out the assembly gunk and lube/grease them properly. This was something that I saw repeated on some other forums. Not doing so leads to the "grinding" and poor performance a lot of people complain about. With that being said, do I think they will last as long as my Lew's or Shimano reels - of course not, at their given price point. But for the casual angler on a budget, they will be fine if they do the preventive maintenance.
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