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Lew SP skipping reel #14029791 06/12/21 07:43 PM
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Any reviews?

Hot weather is here and I've got a lake close by that has a lot of docks that I can fish for couple of hours and come home. Thinking of getting one and learning how to skip and beat the heat.

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Re: Lew SP skipping reel [Re: spacejunkie] #14030910 06/13/21 10:11 PM
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Originally Posted by spacejunkie
Any reviews?

Hot weather is here and I've got a lake close by that has a lot of docks that I can fish for couple of hours and come home. Thinking of getting one and learning how to skip and beat the heat.


I haven't seen any reviews on them specifically.

I was thinking I would pick one up and then someone mentioned that Daiwa makes one as well.

Still haven't gotten one but it is on the list of things to get when I catch them on sale! cheers


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Re: Lew SP skipping reel [Re: BigDozer66] #14031193 06/14/21 02:30 AM
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Originally Posted by BigDozer66
Originally Posted by spacejunkie
Any reviews?

Hot weather is here and I've got a lake close by that has a lot of docks that I can fish for couple of hours and come home. Thinking of getting one and learning how to skip and beat the heat.


I haven't seen any reviews on them specifically.

I was thinking I would pick one up and then someone mentioned that Daiwa makes one as well.

Still haven't gotten one but it is on the list of things to get when I catch them on sale! cheers

Doubt it goes on sale, they can't keep them in stock, everytime I go looking for them they are out.

Re: Lew SP skipping reel [Re: spacejunkie] #14031195 06/14/21 02:34 AM
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I have the daiwa Elite P/F but I don't think it's great for skipping.

Re: Lew SP skipping reel [Re: spacejunkie] #14031274 06/14/21 04:23 AM
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I’ve had one for about 5 months now and love it. The 40 yard spool (with 20# flour) makes skipping a lot easier. I tried laying tape down on the spool on other reels to stop backlashes, but now you dont have too, plus it has the power to handle heavy line. Great reels if you can get your hands on one.

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I dont do a bunch of skipping but I wanted one for docks so I got the Kastking version and it works well, no spool overrun when skipping, easy to setup and use...plus it was cheap, so far no issues with it.

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Still haven't gotten one but it is on the list of things to get when I catch them on sale! cheers[/quote]
Doubt it goes on sale, they can't keep them in stock, everytime I go looking for them they are out.[/quote]

Yup there is a short supply of them. Can't find one in a store anywhere around me.

Re: Lew SP skipping reel [Re: spacejunkie] #14032781 06/15/21 04:40 PM
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Youll love it. But its not gonna work till u get good at skipping. Just a waste of money if ur not going to practice

Re: Lew SP skipping reel [Re: spacejunkie] #14032789 06/15/21 04:48 PM
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Skipping a bait under a dock is an art.


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Originally Posted by T Bird
Skipping a bait under a dock is an art.



It’s tough. That’s why I do It with a spinning reel! Lol

Re: Lew SP skipping reel [Re: spacejunkie] #14033250 06/16/21 12:15 AM
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Well if anyone has one and doesn't like it PM me.

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I love Lews reels and have a bunch of them but I like the Daiwa reel made for skipping better than the Lews. Any Daiwa Tatula SV TW works great for skipping.

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Tackle Warehouse shows to have at least 5 in stock.

Re: Lew SP skipping reel [Re: ezbassin] #14033524 06/16/21 04:38 AM
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I agree with this 100%. I can skip with pretty much any of my Lews, but the Tatula is way more forgiving. You’ll want to have a pretty fast tip rod too. Makes it easier, but practice is the key. I spent my lunch hour for about 3 straight months learning to skip. It pays to also learn to skip backhanded too. Good luck with whatever setup you get. It’s a blast once you get the hang of it.

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Just curious what's the best way to practice skipping off the water? I spent plenty of time pitching int he back yard but would love to work on my skipping some too

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