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 Post subject: Emcast and Spheros
PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 3:21 pm 
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Hi MM,

If I was to take a reel, just looking at the pics you posted and without the run-ins I had, I would go for the Shimano.


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Just looking and putting up some stuff so we can effectively compare reels and get others to comment as well.

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Diawa Emcast:



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Bobby,
Any idea what kinda drag the Emcast/Emcast sport puts out?

Mighty Marlin.

The advantage I'd presume would be the amount of drag the Spheros puts out.

Going by the pics it looks like casting distance would be further with the Emcast.

I'd use the Spheros for light popping/jigging and maybe chunking possibly.Guess the Emcast would be better for beach applications.


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We have the Shimano Spheros, Daiwa Emcast & the Penn Spinfisher SS. Which wins in the shootout. I reckon they are in the same price bracket US$ 120-140.


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I found the Emcast Plus, is that the reel CC was looking at?



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I`ve got an Emcast. For the money it`s a top reel. The drag is based on the Emblem (which I also use), and it is excellent. Really smooth with a positve, click round Drag knob. Highly recommended.


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You get 2 spools aswell


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Nice reel, but it's too heavy for constant spinning.

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Your probably right, I use mine for carp much of which is static. The spare spool you get free is a bonus.


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I purchased a Penn Slammer 460 (the 560 was not available in the store at the time) and have used it on all my trips ever since. Pls have a look at the review on this link: http://www.stripersonline.com/surftalk/ ... p?t=459612

I find the Slammer far more solidly built than the Penn SS reels - its got a real nice compact feel - unfortunately the line capacity is not enough - and assuming you want minimum 300 yards you can achieve that by using fireline - though I feel that instead of using only fireline, one should combine mono with the fireline (125 yards) and that way you'll be able to load 225 yards or so - which is pretty good for the Golden up north. These capacities are for the 460, so the 560 will hold some more and that should be great. Maybe Penn will build a 660 and that would be fantastic. The best part about this reel is that its easy to work all day - the bail arm of the 460 is also solid, but does not lock in easy - so I lock manually.



Does anyone have some feedback on the following reels? They are mighty expensive, the first one is $750 and the Shimano Stella is in the $600 rangeand




The Penn Slammer is Highly Recommended, have a look
http://www.pennreels.com/01_products/re ... er/560.htm


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