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Before you start rolling your eyes and saying "this again," I'm not promoting a reel or reviewing a reel. My boss gave me some free time to just relax in my office so I did a little research about these reels. mainly who they are. I do a lot of research at work so this is simple for me. My purpose for this; just because.  Keep in mind that this was not FBI deep investigation but just a dude in his office looking busy.  I searched for the name brand Trulinoya and I found this webpage: 

 

http://www.dhgate.com/reviews/seaknight-baitcasting-reel-reviews.html

 

If you look to the left column you will see Diawa, Abu and Mitchell knock offs. This company is called Hangzhou SeaKnight Fishing Tech and they partner with Abu, Mitchell, Berkley, Pure Fishing and Trulinoya. Trulinoya has been a subject of many discussions and debates. 

 

I found this reel DynaMic or Weihai Dynamic Outdoor Co. They partner with Academy and Eagle Claw. They have their own name brand reels. 

 

I went back and read some of your posts on these reels and someone mentioned Yoshikawa reels. They appear to be their own company; Shenyan Shengan Fishing Tackle Co. From the website, they work alone and their reels "look" pretty cool.

 

I also found Haibo reels or Ningbo Beilun Haibo Machinery Co (China-Haibo.com). they have a baitcast reel also called Steed.  This company does a lot of stuff other than reels. This came from their website:  Haibo fishinggreel industry is the leader industry of haibo company and the management system and Organization situation which combined with RR&D. ,design ,manufacture and sales . Haibo fishingreel was found in 1994 ,though over ten years professional creating and advanced technology ,haibo fishingreel is in advance level in new material ,advanced technology , new process ,new equipment etc filed in Domestic and become a long cooperation partner in OEM manufacture middle &top-technology fishingreel with international famous brand fishingreel company such as Quantum、PENN、Fin-nor、Zebco、Rhino、Abu Garica、Balzer、Shakespeare、Pinnacle and Revox.

 

If I had to pick one, Yoshikawa: 

http://www.yoshikawa-fishing.com/productgrouplist-210301898/Fishing_Reels.html

 

If you go to Amazon, these reels' names are changed to Andoer, Piscifun, Skyper and DoCooler. So this is what I found while looking busy. I realize that we need in-the-field reviews but I hope this little bit of info just makes you think. 

 

And a side note, when you type these company names, make sure you are only looking for fishing stuff, other "things" will come up. Don't want your IT guys come questioning you about certain websites. LOL 

 

have a great weekend.  

 

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All i see is a lot of cool reel handles shapes and sizes.Now if i could find some reels with cool handles for 5$ and 10$ shipping and not have to wait a month to get them id be game.

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Hmmm... Yeaaah....

 

No.

 

No offense, but, I'm just not feeling it after looking at

the site.

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They might reel in fish but I'll park my dollars elsewhere.

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Bought a yoshikawa spinning reel for trout fishing, first day it was fine had a little rain so the reel got wet. Second day it was really rough to crank the handle. Junked the reel and threw on my old Mitchell.

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I know it's getting almost impossible to do, but I've gotten to where I put great effort to avoid anything I can that's made in China.  Even in the brand names you associate with quality items being made in China just don't hold up.  Like I said, it's getting hard, even with name brands.  I absolutely will not buy anything made in China I have to really depend on.  I do a lot of mechanic work on my own vehicles and will not buy Chinese made parts for anything internal to the engine or is going to require a lot of work to replace it again if it goes bad, because my experience with the junk, it will go bad, rather quickly.  With name brand stuff, you kinda hope they have some say so on the quality, don't know what kind of, if any quality and quality control these unknown brands have.

 

if you gave me a Chinese reel and told me I had to use it, I would turn you down.  I got a couple of those Quantum's they gave away in promotions.  One lasted and hour and I threw it in the lake, the other one I took off and threw it in the junk pile.

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I got the chance to handle these reels at the shop near my apartment and fished with one of my buddy's reel.  I STRONGLY suggest to stick to the major reel manufacturers. 

(Shimano, Daiwa, Abu, Lews, Quantum etc.)

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Fairly new member? Something smells fishy. 

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The only problem is that some (?most?) of the major names are being manufactured in China. Maybe someone could buy one for $25~30-NOT IT- tear it down and compare with a [name brand here] take photos and compare materials. We know they are awful, but saying is not enough; quantify. I would like to see this. When I see "ball bearings" on no name reels I assume the worst. It appears that China's business model is to make things that fall apart then the consumer is back in the market for another reel. The next time we going fishing we have to buy another reel that is MOST PROBABLY (statistical basis) going to be "Made in China." I am DONE with Zebco for this very reason; junk components and no replacement parts. Can't say it enough...you get what you pay for.

 

ABW that is your hands from cleaning fish yesterday. :laugh5:  Just kidding.

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I think I'd have to agree with most, with a simple no thank you. I'm gonna stick with what I fish with.

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I know it's getting almost impossible to do, but I've gotten to where I put great effort to avoid anything I can that's made in China. Even in the brand names you associate with quality items being made in China just don't hold up. Like I said, it's getting hard, even with name brands. I absolutely will not buy anything made in China I have to really depend on. I do a lot of mechanic work on my own vehicles and will not buy Chinese made parts for anything internal to the engine or is going to require a lot of work to replace it again if it goes bad, because my experience with the junk, it will go bad, rather quickly. With name brand stuff, you kinda hope they have some say so on the quality, don't know what kind of, if any quality and quality control these unknown brands have.

if you gave me a Chinese reel and told me I had to use it, I would turn you down. I got a couple of those Quantum's they gave away in promotions. One lasted and hour and I threw it in the lake, the other one I took off and threw it in the junk pile.

Yeah I'll stick with my shimano rods and reels. It's comforting to know they're made in... oh wait, nevermind.

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I remember when anything "Made in Japan" was considered junk. So, maybe someday, who knows.

Hootie

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Yea, I remember back in the early 60's how we laughed at the cheap Japanese junk.  In the late 60's I saw my first Kubota tractor and though what farmer would waste his money on that. Little did we know.  I will have to admit though, even their stuff back then was not as cheaply made with such inferior plastics and metals as stuff the Chinese are using today.  Their metallurgy totally sucks, a supposedly tempered piece of steel may be so hard it brakes like glass or so soft, it bends like lead.  Most of their plastics are not even fit for service in the items they put them in.  

 

Today, you don't buy an item without checking out the companies customer support, that's the most important part of the purchase,  Used to be, you bought it, used the heck out of it, and never worried about premature failures.  Today, you buy it and hope it works when it comes out of the box.

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Yeah I'll stick with my shimano rods and reels. It's comforting to know they're made in... oh wait, nevermind.

The Chinese know no standard that isn't imposed on them by outside forces. You can get good stuff made in China but only if QC is mandated and you hold their feet to the flames constantly.

It always blows me away the massive disparity in perception and normality from China to Japan. Geographically they are very close but philosophically they might as well be on separate planets.

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