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    Rip and Bucket.
from PPEN  
5/15/2012 1:01:01 PM


 The Komodo reel is working out very well. It is as slick as my old Lab dog. If it stays that way I suspect it will be a favorite.

I have tried a couple different lines on it. Started with some 10 lb. Yozuri and now have 6 lb. Yozuri. Both casted well. I want to try a bit of worm fishing with the 6 lb. line before going to 12 lb for traps and buzzbaits. Nothing scientific going on. Just feeling it out.

Thanks for your help in picking the Komodo reel.

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   Have not had one tore down yet from Bender, MS Gulf Coast  5/15/2012 7:29:37 PM
 But an excellent reel from the Specs. The only concern I have is the Aluminum Gears. They are stronger but there is a reason that Garcia Went to brass and stayed there over the years. Even Shimano/Lews went away from aluminum after a few years. Time will tell.

   PPEN how do you like that from DaveT  5/16/2012 6:35:34 AM
 Yozuri line? Are you using the hybrd? I really like this line. Pretty tough line, and doesn't break the bank.

   Dave, I think it is one of the best lines I have from PPEN  5/16/2012 9:14:49 AM
 ever used for bait casting. It seems to combine good handling characteristics with tolerable stretch. I am less impressed with it in the lower test lines for my spinning reels.

   PPEN I do not use it in from DaveT  5/16/2012 1:53:22 PM
  anything under 12# test.

Edited 5/16/2012 1:53:45 PM

   Komodo from Rip #10422 #10422  5/17/2012 3:09:51 AM
 Pen, congrats on the Komodo purchase. What rod you got it on?

Why so light a line? On buzz baits I use 50 # braid. Well, actually, braid is only line I use, as I hate curling mono and only bought one spool of fluro and put on a spin reel. Laid the reel with flouro down on the deck of boat and every inch of the fluro came off.

   Rip, from PPEN  5/17/2012 8:13:26 AM
 I grabbed an old fulcrum rod to try out the new reel. It was the only rod which did not already have a reel on it. The reason for the light line is just to try it out on the new reel. Nothing very scientific. Just how well does it handle the light line. The second reason for the light line is that I wanted to try some open water worming. It did well! I hooked 4 bass last evening on a 7" Power worm. Nothing big but it did confirm my thinking that the bass were in the shallow open water near the dock.

So far the Komodo reel gets an A-Plus rating.



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