New release reels made in USA?

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  1. svt

    svt Member

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    Hey whats up guys. Just wanted to see if you guys or gals have heard or have any info on the new usa made release reels. Im thinking of using them for white see bass, yellowtail, and halibut. Just wanted to get any info or opinions on the reels.

    PS: Lifetime warranty :rockon:
     
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  2. Batman

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    Checked out thier website. I don't know if I like the gearbox being on the low side of the reel. Seems like it may get in the way of casting
     
  3. jcm_101

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    Hey, this is Justin from release reels. I'll be happy to answer any questions you have.

    This video from Charkbait has a lot of good info. Check it out.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1XiNhRRjBs&feature=c4-overview&list=UUAy884c2roxezgNmuXkL_pQ]ReleaseReels - YouTube[/ame]
     
  4. yessokk

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    JUstin,
    Looked all over your web site trying to find out what the gear ratio is for the SG.
    And how much line it will hold , both mono and spectra. Search as I may
    I could not find this critical information. Maybe I am just dim witted and could
    not find it, if so please advise where on your web site it is located.

    Thanks.
     
  5. jcm_101

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    No you are fine...our web site needs work. Things are a little crazy now so we are trying to concentrate on production and expanding the shop. Believe it or not we are just a small shop working our butts off. Just 7 guys right now, but we are quickly expanding.

    The reel has a 6:1 ratio and holds about 450-500yds of 50# braid. I'll have to check on the mono capacity but I think its something like 250yds of 30# mono.
     
  6. yessokk

    yessokk Well-Known Member

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    As a suggestion.... 6:1 is popular but it is not an all around gear ratio.
    Just fine for the Yo Yo or pulling on an iron but for bait fishing which most
    of us do 4:1 is much better suited to the task. A large WSB on an 8 footer
    can really put the hurt to you with a 6:1 ratio. A reel with interchangeable
    gears would be the nuts. And another possibility would to make an optional
    light weight spool. The lighter the spool the longer it will cast and the lighter
    spool reduces the propensity to back lash. The light spool is the main reason
    that Newells are so popular for casting irons as it allow longer casts then the
    heavy machined aluminum spools especially when casting the lighter baits
    like Squid or Sardines.

    My .37 cents worth for your consideration.
    Walt
     
  7. Joey805

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    Interesting reel, good to see some other options out there that are made in the USA.

    I'll be sure to check them out the next time I see them in a tackle shop.
     

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