Surfmaster 850

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Surfmaster 850

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Just come back from doing a spot of fishing with bro and old man on the mersey first time in over a year ( 3lb codling and 2 whiting). Looking to start fishing again on the Thames and wondered if any one has used these reels and if so what `s the verdict? :-/



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don't bother mate i brought 2 and meathead brought 2,meathead replaced his twice,and i've replaced both mine twice and now just exchanged one for the penn 70 hopefully that'll last a bit longer than the 850 and the 750
meathead(paul) has just exchanged one of his for the okuma sonic which he loves

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The 850 was penns worst reel. keith

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Don't, just don't.

I'm stuck with one of these as my main reel until it inevitably and prematurely dies.
By stripping,rebuilding, tweaking and fiddling I have one that is useable but not pleaseantly so. This on a 3 month old reel.
They could / should ,have been good but they aren't.
People are still buying them though ,from 49 dollars to 90 quid.

" |The worst reel that Penn ever .........."

Probabally only academic now, but :-

http://store.scottsbt.com/product1.aspx ... t_ID=23364

Still, on the bright side, I Know something more of what to lookout for next. !

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Post by sweatysock »

Cheers boys.

Been slow in sorting out tackle, just as well by the sound of things as i was thinking of getting a couple of 850`s

Sounds like i have saved myself a lot of trouble and messing around :(( .

Will have a look at other 2 reels suggested instead.

Will post on tackle part of site and see if any one has any recomendations on rod and reel combo for 100-150

thanks for your input.

Catch a FAT One.

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Re: Surfmaster 850

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sweatysock wrote:Just come back from doing a spot of fishing with bro and old man on the mersey first time in over a year ( 3lb codling and 2 whiting). Looking to start fishing again on the Thames and wondered if any one has used these reels and if so what `s the verdict? :-/
I BOUGHT ONE THIS YEAR AND AS AN ALL ROUND REEL IT TAKES SOME BEATING EPECIALLY ON PRICE I CAN CAST 150+ METRES FROM THE BEACH I CAN CHANGE SPOOLS AND USE IT ON THE BOAT I WOULD GIVE A 9.5/10

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Today the Drag knob died.
I have the phone No. for Pure fFshing ....
They don't answer on a Saturday.

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Ive heard nothing but bad reports from these reels, a friends packed up after 2 months from new..which seems strange as penn usually have a good reputation for sea reels. Personally ive a shimano in the fixed spool dept..cant grumble at all fine reel

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Wish I read this thread.

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:(( I have just bought a Penn 850 today, as my Mitchell 499 got itself a bit sick yesterday.I wish I had read this artical, I know this reel was a panic purchase, but I already have 5 Penns, admittly multi's, I will give the reel a good working out and if its not for me I will sell on fleabay. :((

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