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13 Fishing Black Betty Freefall

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Anyone using this reel this year?  Looks pretty slick, but is it worth the $100 price tag? 

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no.  the one that i used for a few days gave me all the same headaches all the other inlines did.   i only used it on sunfish so the little tungsten jigs did not activate the "free fall" function of the reel.  still had to pull off by hand.  and their drag isn't any better. 

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Just now, hnd said:

no.  the one that i used for a few days gave me all the same headaches all the other inlines did.   i only used it on sunfish so the little tungsten jigs did not activate the "free fall" function of the reel.  still had to pull off by hand.  and their drag isn't any better. 

Interesting! I have the no 8 inline and it has a freespool tension adjustment knob, my tungsten jigs fly down the hole with minimal involvement. 

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So mostly just flashy marketing and a fancy paint job.  Good to know!

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still love mine. :)   #8. I still think it's just getting used to his style reel. Maybe Luttes and I should give lessons?? LOL ;)  

 

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Not as smooth as the 6061's. Even on the lightest tension setting it's hard to get smaller jigs to drop, even small tungsten. Nowhere near what the 6061's could do.  Drag is adequate but not great.

 

However, I really like the ergonomics of it. I've turned it into my small/medium pan fish spoon reel because it will drop those.

 

Was it worth the price of admission, I'd lean towards no. They have work to do on this one.

 

 

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Worst buy I ever bought. I sold it the next week. I like 13 products but not this line of products

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