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New??? Lew's reel - any thoughts?? #10650019 02/26/15 06:07 PM
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Anybody try this new(???) Lew's reel and if so, any feedback?

http://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/lew-s-am...1093+4294951148

Also and FYI, looks like a pretty good deal...

http://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/lew-s-to...1093+4294951148

Thanks.

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Re: New??? Lew's reel - any thoughts?? [Re: SoonerFan-n-TX] #10650037 02/26/15 06:14 PM
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Keep in mind that this (both your refer to) is a 1-piece graphite frame, you will have flex in it. This information came directly from a Lews rep and other fisherman. If that doesnt bother you, it a decent deal. The better models have 1-piece metal/aluminum frame


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Re: New??? Lew's reel - any thoughts?? [Re: SoonerFan-n-TX] #10650508 02/26/15 08:34 PM
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It also depends on how rough or frequent you are using it. It is still a $60 reel. Its only a good deal if your not wearing it out every 6 months.

Re: New??? Lew's reel - any thoughts?? [Re: SoonerFan-n-TX] #10650581 02/26/15 08:57 PM
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Got one during the holidays but haven't had a chance to break it in. You have to compare it to all your other gear and the quality of it. When I first started fishin, all I had was Zebco's. That's what my grandparents bought me!

I think it is better than some of the Abu's that I have owned and used! But I ain't never had a $200-500 reel either!

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Re: New??? Lew's reel - any thoughts?? [Re: SoonerFan-n-TX] #10650606 02/26/15 09:05 PM
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the MG is not a bad reel. great if your gonna use is sparingly. I have about 6-7 lews and have had zero issues with them. Grab you a MG.


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Re: New??? Lew's reel - any thoughts?? [Re: Atta] #10650628 02/26/15 09:14 PM
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+1. Cabela's had the MG's on clearance earlier this week for $79.99. They are now $99 which is still $30's off. Much better buy in my opinion. As Nitro stated, this model in Graphite. MG is one piece aluminum and has 9 bearings.

Re: New??? Lew's reel - any thoughts?? [Re: SoonerFan-n-TX] #10650706 02/26/15 09:42 PM
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Thanks for the replies. I have a few of the Lew's BB series, but I have bought them used. Love the reels - just don't like to spend over 3 digits for them.

Re: New??? Lew's reel - any thoughts?? [Re: SoonerFan-n-TX] #10650896 02/26/15 10:40 PM
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Graphite reels have to much flex in the reel seat area. I had a laser mg and it was great. It just felt like it was going to come out of the reel seat when reeling in fish. Stick with the speed spool and up.

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10 pound drag to lite. Agu garcia low end reels offer 15 pound drag.

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Originally Posted By: Tom Lombardo
10 pound drag to lite. Agu garcia low end reels offer 15 pound drag.
haha. Anymore drag than 10 lb might break the graphite reel seat. Lol.


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I have a MG. I use it for Carolina rig. Never had an issue. I have never grown a finesse bait with it but it throws the heavy weight just fine

Re: New??? Lew's reel - any thoughts?? [Re: SoonerFan-n-TX] #10651763 02/27/15 03:32 AM
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They improved alot on the 99 reel its even better than before you just cant beat Lews. Im not sure on that 60 dollar reel Im sure it probably isnt that great.

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I would stay away from both of those

Re: New??? Lew's reel - any thoughts?? [Re: Tom Lombardo] #10652038 02/27/15 09:00 AM
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Originally Posted By: Tom Lombardo
10 pound drag to lite. Agu garcia low end reels offer 15 pound drag.


Max drag and bearing count are probably the two most overrated specs in a bass fisbing reel. 10lbs of drag is plenty for bass fishing.

Re: New??? Lew's reel - any thoughts?? [Re: SoonerFan-n-TX] #10652290 02/27/15 02:07 PM
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What good is 14lbs of drag if the level wind and line guide pawl go out on those cheap abu reels? I see no point in needing over 10lbs of drag other than using braid. Even then if you're Torquing drag to the max then it's not being utilized correctly.

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