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 Post subject: Piscifun Reels
PostPosted: 13 Sep 2018, 17:22 
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Anyone have any experience with any of their offerings?

Their parts diagrams look like they're the same reels that Pure Fishing sells under so many different names - only without the name-brand price.

https://www.piscifun.com/

Toying with trying one out and trying to match its parts to a bass Pro Qualifier - I have a sinking feeling they're basically the same.



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 Post subject: Piscifun Reels
PostPosted: 17 Sep 2018, 05:38 
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No experience, but see a lot of hype about them.



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 Post subject: Piscifun Reels
PostPosted: 17 Sep 2018, 10:07 
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Watched a bit of youtube on the Phantom and called them to confirm they have 7075 aluminum used for the helical main drive gear!!! Most of the other internal parts are metal as well, very impressive looking.

Far better construction than any of the reels I currently own, not to mention worlds lighter @ 5.7oz. I'll be buying one to try out, if nothing else as a lightweight upgrade for my BPS Pro-Qualifiers assuming the fit & finish is comparable.



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 Post subject: Piscifun Reels
PostPosted: 18 Sep 2018, 06:30 
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What's the cheapest you found so far? :D

I'm game to try one too.



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 Post subject: Piscifun Reels
PostPosted: 18 Sep 2018, 15:14 
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Amazon for $69.99



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$69.99 + 10% coupon right now. https://amzn.to/2plvunx



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 Post subject: Piscifun Reels
PostPosted: 21 Sep 2018, 10:08 
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Fedex smartpost is the WORST shipping method on the planet!!! It's going to take 10 days to go from northern NJ to western CT. How? Do they ship it all the way around the country first? And this is all assuming they don't lose it as they've done in the past. :evil:



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 Post subject: Piscifun Reels
PostPosted: 09 Dec 2018, 01:51 
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So how do you like it? Also, do the knobs come off or are the caps just for show?

I bought the KastKing version of it on a whim and I don't care for it.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LXOZFKB/
It's just a cheap reel. Sure, it's certainly light, but the tolerances suck, it's noisy, and the casting distance is subpar compared to all my other name brand reels. I would say it offers a better value over other reels in the same price range, but not over more expensive offerings. Dollar for dollar, I still like the Academy store brand H2O Express reels better.



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 Post subject: Piscifun Reels
PostPosted: 10 Dec 2018, 11:30 
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Thus far they're fantastic. I did a detailed review on it in the review section (I think you access it through the tinboats home page). Casting distance is excellent, no more noise than any other reel with a centrifugal brake which can't be helped because you do have shoes rubbing on the inside of a brake hub during the cast.

I haven't handled a kastking so I can't compare, but I did tear this apart side by side with a 3rd Gen Abu Revo Sx and its internals are (IMO) better designed and built with superior materials than the Abu. Time will tell how well the graphite frames hold up.



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 Post subject: Piscifun Reels
PostPosted: 10 Dec 2018, 15:55 

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I just read your review. Interesting to say the least. Can you shed more light on the company itself?


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