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Skeet Reese Victory 701 Reel

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I just purchased this reel and have been tryin to get the side plate off to lube the reel, but for some reason it won't come off. I have read that the side plate falling off is an issue , but not getting it off. Anyone own one and have any tips for getting it off without brute force?

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let us know what you think, people here seem to hate it, repairmen hat it, but media reviews seem to rate it well...payola maybe?

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I paired it with a skeet reese spinnerbait/worm 7' rod and although it recommends 12lb test I threw on 10 lb Pline flouroclear since normally NEPA doesn't get huge bass. I took it to a few farm ponds around here and yanked out some 2lbers with no issue so far. Even though it looked to be lubed up I put some reel butter on it. I have a club tourney this weekend so after a full day I'll have a better idea of its ability.

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I honestly don't think it is. Last year was really the first year I used baitcasters and this one is by far the easiest to handle and other then the side plate issue the easiest to adjust. I had a megaforce with twitchin bar,solene and a quantum gsx titanium so far and I am moving up the cost bracket slowly. I just sold the megaforce and the solene and the GSX I have braid on and use it for flipping/pitching smaller jigs/worms. After saturday I'll post some more.

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Had a great time today with this set up and was quite pleased. I'm definately considering getting the flippin stick, although 8' seems like alot of rod.

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I had the 621, not really a complaint to be bad about it if I hadnt taken a gamble on a Lew's Speed Spool Id probably still have it. I also have 3 Skeet rods, crankbait, jig/worm and senko/toad all 3 have performed very well for me.

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I had some issues hooking with a frog today so I am looking at the senko/toad and trying that for frogging

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Ive been using that for my frog/toad needs. Its performed well but Ive not hooked up in the filth yet. It has a pretty soft tip which makes it almost to easy to skip with. Im debating though on switching it out with something with a bigger backbone for the slop cover area. In the past Ive used a 6' 10" Quantum Tommy Biffle flipping stick for frogs, I'll probably go back to that for the time being as I know the Biffle can pull out a 5# fish covered in 5# of slop. And Im thinking of useing the senko/toad for all my weightless plasitics, toads, senkos, flukes etc.

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I fished the tail end of the season(August-Oct) with this reel attached to a Veritas 6.6 rod. Typically slopping with 50lb braid. I litterally beat the hell out of my rigs from my kayak and Its performed flawlessly. the only issue is the handle gets loose. from time to time and I have to tighten it. I bought this reel specifically because of the brass gears. All the other baitcasters ive owned (cheap ones) had shoddy plastic gears that shredded.

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