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Anyone here have any experience with this reel all I buy is Shimano but the twitching bar on this reel has always looked pretty good thinking about purchasing one but would like some feedback good or bad on them. Thanks  

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I dont have that one, but i do have the cheapo version. the megaforce. I LOVE IT!!!!! i use it as my senko rig. someone else i know that has one uses it for suspending jerks and says that one little twitch from that bar on a jerk can make a difference. anyway the cheap version with 12lb suffix seige can cast a weightless senko like a dream.

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This reel is intriguing to me, too.  I have a few Daiwas and love them.  But I don't have a Viento.  I think the twitching bar is a gimmick.  But from what I understand, it is otherwise an excellent reel.   I understand it handles light baits very well.  I'm interested in hearing some opinions on this reel.

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I have had one for just about three years now.  The reel has its place.  I have used it when throwing worms and other plastics, slowly bumping and twitching it along the bottom.  I have also used it when throwing flukes and topwater baits,  This is my favorite way to use the twitching bar.  That subtle twitch makes your line jump, usually resulting in a blow up.  They are decent reels.  Shop around a little before you pay full price.  They can be had right now for as little as $130.00 on the auction site.

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I held one once... Broke it though.  It wasn't even mine, it was at a demo tank.  

They had it attached to a 4 ft pole with 8# line and a jig attached to the end so you could experience the "Twitch".  I asked the guy if the twitch bar was built to hold up against the wear and tear of bass fisherman.  He assured me it was built "Ford" tuff!!!   :D .  So I buttoned down the drag, stepped on the jig, and pressed down on the twitch bar.   Something popped and I handed the reel back and left.  

Kinda gimmicky to me.  There are other ways to "Twitch" a jig than to buy a Twitching reel.  Just my .02c

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Thanks for the info I think I will try one might try to find a used one.

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I bought a Viento when they first came out several years ago. I have tried it on many different rods. I first had it on my worm rod, then my jig rod, then my Senko rod, and really liked the reel, but found I didn't use the twiching bar much at all & I liked to control the bait with my rod and not my reel for those applications. Then I found the Viento a home...on my frog rod. If you rapidly twich the bar, that little frog comes to life across the lilly pads or slop. I feel my success with the frog has increased since using the twiching bar in retrieving my frogs. Overall, it is a great reel and you will just need to find what application you will utilize the twiching bar most for.

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I held one once... Broke it though. It wasn't even mine, it was at a demo tank.

They had it attached to a 4 ft pole with 8# line and a jig attached to the end so you could experience the "Twitch". I asked the guy if the twitch bar was built to hold up against the wear and tear of bass fisherman. He assured me it was built "Ford" tuff!!! :D . So I buttoned down the drag, stepped on the jig, and pressed down on the twitch bar. Something popped and I handed the reel back and left.

Kinda gimmicky to me. There are other ways to "Twitch" a jig than to buy a Twitching reel. Just my .02c

DUDE! the twitchin bar isnt made for reeling in a fish, or any amount of pressure like that. its made for subtle movements of baits.

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I held one once... Broke it though. It wasn't even mine, it was at a demo tank.

They had it attached to a 4 ft pole with 8# line and a jig attached to the end so you could experience the "Twitch". I asked the guy if the twitch bar was built to hold up against the wear and tear of bass fisherman. He assured me it was built "Ford" tuff!!! :D . So I buttoned down the drag, stepped on the jig, and pressed down on the twitch bar. Something popped and I handed the reel back and left.

Kinda gimmicky to me. There are other ways to "Twitch" a jig than to buy a Twitching reel. Just my .02c

DUDE! the twitchin bar isnt made for reeling in a fish, or any amount of pressure like that. its made for subtle movements of baits.

pretty funny story though  :)

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I got this thing shortly after it came out and have yet to have any major issues with it. The only issues are that I got sand in a bearing and when I took it apart I played with the break and put it together with the word "off" positioning the break around "5". Had the same issue with two other reels I took apart :-[. So far, this thing is a beast. Ive got it settled down on to a 6'9" carrot and 14lb flouro. I like it, a lot.

For all of the twitching bar haters, the bar can easily be removed with no negative reprocussions. I like the bar though.

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I have one forsale Brand new in box for $125 shipped. If any one is interested email me at mikeoway@yahoo.com

Its Rh retrieve. I fish LH

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