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New Reels from ICAST 2013 great for Peacocks and Cats 
PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:41 am Reply with quote
Art Weston
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**I originally posted this in the wrong forum section**

I was not able to attend in person, but I have been following reports.

There are a lot of new items that would interest PBA members.

Namely, there are quite a few new high speed reels and high capacity options than ever before. Here are a two of note:
- Abu Garcia Revo Rocket - a 9:1 gear ratio! Each turn is a 37" of line, and comes in both right and left hand. Dan Hannon spotted this one first.
- Quantum Exo PT 300 - Large line capacity reel w/ up to a 7:3 gear ratio, that does 35" per turn. It is only 7.5 oz as compared to the Curado 300EJ at 11.5 oz. with 32" per turn. It will also come in both left and right hand.

-Art
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 1:32 pm Reply with quote
Bobby W. Foster
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Art do you know what the price range is on the Rocket and what the spool capacity is. I looked on line but could not find this info. I assume it will be awhile before these reels hit the stores.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 2:32 pm Reply with quote
Art Weston
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From what I can gather it will sell for $299 and has the same capacity as the Revo Premier (140 yards or 30lb braid). That being said, it will be on the small side for peacock bass fishing.

Likely I will buy one and work on different line options to see what works best. What I have done with smaller reels like this is to spool them with 40lb Power Pro Hollow Ace braid then splice in 20-30 yards of 80lb as a top-shot. Hopefully it will make for about 90-100 yards of capacity in the end.

-Art
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