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Bps Johnny Morris Carbon Black - Opinions?

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BPS has the JM Carbon Black on sale tomorrow as a one-day special for $69, at least at the BPS near me. I'm thinking of pulling the trigger on one, but I want to see if anyone has feedback on this reel. I think they only made this particular model reel for a year or two, which makes me a bit hesitant. I know the Johnny Morris is always well reviewed on the BPS site, but who knows.

Pluses/minuses? I'm assuming it's a bit on the heavy side, but I'm fine with that if that's the only drawback.

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That reel came out right behind Rick Clunn's model getting cancelled. It's on the same frame and body style, a bit oversized compared to some others, just like his was. I'd say it's the same reel basically.

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Other than the bearings, the gear ratio's and the weight, they're the same reel.

The Carbon Black isn't a bad buy at all at that money, heck it's not a bad buy at $90.

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For $69, great freakin' deal! At full price, 120ish, I'd look at a Revo S or Citica. They do come in all 3 ratios which is nice. I put one of the 5.4:1 reels on a crankin rod last fall I picked up for 89 and fishied it all winter. Nice drag. The only downside is the weight, not an issue for what I use it for. You'll like it.

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They are terrible, stay away from them. At least until after 9:30am after I get my 3 max they allow and get out the door....

For $69 this is a smokin deal.

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I got to BPS at 9:05am today and got a lefty in 7.1 speed. Saw about 5-6 other Carbon Blacks get sold in the few minutes I was there.

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got a 5 ratio

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I got a 7.1 yesterday.

Now all I have to do is figure out what rod to put it on for which technique, :dazed-7: as i've never used one with that ratio before.

Mike

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