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anyone have one yet? takes on them?

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There is no chance of me trying a Wright and McGill again. I tried the last rods and had three break on the same day they were bought only to return them on the way home and break two of the returned ones the next day. Some people have said it had to be a batch that was damaged in shipping and they may be right but I'll never give them another chance.

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They look nice, I love the big handles and the weight, but not so enthusiastic about the graphite frame... I guess to me they would probably be fine for all things outside of heavy cover situations and or swimbaits...  I really enjoy the original W&M victory reels I have 10 of them and all of them have performed great for me... I know some people have had trouble with this company, but I have a good amount of their rods and reels and have never had any issues with any of them... the rods are on their 3rd season and many of the reels are too... 

 

Mitch

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These pro carbons aren't graphite if I recall. These new ones are super lightweight with higher drag and a carbon fiber handle. I'm actually kinda intrigued by them and their new rods with the double trigger (for flipping etc)

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-Ultra light and strong carbon frame and side plates 
-Stainless steel bearings 
-Unlimited anti-reverse 
-Magnetic casting control 
-Ultra speed “Triangle” line guide 
-Removable carbon side plate 
-Removable, high speed, ported aluminum spool 
-Powerful star drag and carbon drag technology 
-8mm stainless main shaft 
-7075 aluminum main gear 
-Extra wide, ported and curved carbon handle 
-Comfortable, flat EVA paddles

 

 

from *** description...

 

Mitch

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Ahhhh I see. I thought you meant graphite ala the laser mg or Shimano Caenan. Those frames can and do flex.

This is merely W&M's version of daiwa's Zaion, Shimano's CI4 etc which lightweight and strong.

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Ahhhh I see. I thought you meant graphite ala the laser mg or Shimano Caenan. Those frames can and do flex.

This is merely W&M's version of daiwa's Zaion, Shimano's CI4 etc which lightweight and strong.

yea i heard aluminums the way to go.

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With all the great reels, by multiple manufacturers, there is 0 reason to buy a product from said company, IMO ....

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I will never try this brand, heard too much bad and its unfortunate because I try to give my own opinion/thoughts on different things but I cant get myself to go this route, nope! 

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are you talking about spinning reel or casting reel?

either way for $160 i would find a much better reel to spend my money on.

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I have 4 of the older victory reels and love them. I was excited about the carbon reels until I saw the carbon frame. That will hurt the sales a bunch.

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I have a W&M sabalos spinning reel I bought on sale a few years ago. It's been a good reel and it's still going strong. I wouldn't buy any of their casting reels though, just too many good options out there.

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Got to hold one of these the other day at cabelas... It is so hard to tell with a reel like this because they always feel kinda cheap ( all carbon composite ). But at the 150 price point it does have a lot of features that typically are not found anywhere less than about 200-250. it is well under 6 oz ( like 5.5 or something ) it has carbon fiber handles with good knobs, and i think each knob has 2 bearings. the triangle line guide looks interesting kind of a hybrid of traditional and the new daiwa t-wing system. the spool is pretty darn light, it looks like they did everything they could to reduce the weight on this thing. my biggest hesitation is the mag break system instead of a centrifugal, especially since it is not the daiwa mag system... 

 

Mitch

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Let me know guys if you like one of you get one.

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I know this is an old thread but Dick's has a Flash Sale right now selling them for $59.98.  Seems like a great deal if the reel is decent.  The original price is $159.99.

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I came across this sale today as well... Its tempting at the sale price but I have not been able to handle one in person yet. They look to be a larger sized reel from photos online. Any other BR members out there have any thoughts on this reel? Thanks!

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The rod feels very nice in store imo.  I like how thin the grip and blank are. The reel felt quite bulky which turns me off.  If the rod goes on flash sale then I wouldn't hesitate to buy one.  

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I haven't heard a lot of great things about this reel or the brand which turns me off.  The $100 off perks me up though.  I would love to find a higher quality reel at that price point.  I'm still debating.

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On ‎2‎/‎4‎/‎2015 at 0:24 AM, mjseverson24 said:

-Ultra light and strong carbon frame and side plates 
-Stainless steel bearings 
-Unlimited anti-reverse 
-Magnetic casting control 
-Ultra speed “Triangle” line guide 
-Removable carbon side plate 
-Removable, high speed, ported aluminum spool 
-Powerful star drag and carbon drag technology 
-8mm stainless main shaft 
-7075 aluminum main gear 
-Extra wide, ported and curved carbon handle 
-Comfortable, flat EVA paddles

 

 

from *** description...

 

Mitch

I was always confused by the carbon/graphite difference so I contacted Lews because I was looking at one of their reels. I was wanting to buy a Lews Team Gold Carbon spinning reel, my buddy has one and he loves it so I was going to get one but I worried about it being a graphite framed reel but at $130 ???? So I got in touch with Lews and the product specialist I spoke with was very helpful, he told me to read descriptions of other reels like the laser speed spool or the American hero and they both specified graphite frames. Well he tells me the C40 carbon body is similar to the C14 from Shimano, it is a carbon composite, it is slightly heavier than Magnisium but lighter than graphite and Aluminum and it is much more rigid than graphite so there isn't much of a flexing concern like you normally have with graphite. If the frame is graphite, they will say graphite, carbon composite is different and manufacturers will not say a reel has a carbon frame if it is graphite.

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