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Cabela's has a 13 Fishing Descent reel for $40. Looks to be new this year with a rubber skin over the body. They make it in Left and Right hand retrieve.

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On October 16, 2017 at 7:22 AM, Cooter said:

Which no13s?  See they have a couple.  Anyone tried the inlines that sportsman direct offers?

I have

2 BB6061 (black 2nd gen)

1 BB6061 (silver)

1 frabill 371

1 Descent

1 bb fly

1 No 8 fly

1 frabill fly

The frabill 371 and the BB6061 silver are the two best build IMO. I looked at the free fall......looks like a cheap $30 reel they charge $110 for.

For a good solid priced one the descent seems like it will be good for the price.....the button to remove the spool will be nice.

Do yourself a favor and if you get any of them, put some Lucas reel oil on the parts it really helps make them smooth.

 

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Can't post pictures as of now. But I will  try to explain. On the Wright McGill I used a 3/32 threaded brass rod . Drilled a hole in the neck just above the spool. Positioned the aprox 3/4 " loop out about 2 '' in front of the spool and at the same height where the line enters the spool. On the CGI I formed the rod in an arc to fit on top of the fender and located the loop the same area as the Wright McGill . I fastened it to reel fender with JB weld. When you are using a rod holder outside  this really helps to keep the wind from spooling the line off but doesn't help if your jig stops before you can stop the free spool . Just a note. I just saw this morning Clam has a guide mounted in front of their Inline. I hope this helps.

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On 10/27/2017 at 5:16 PM, eyeguy 54 said:

just pan fish for my inlines.   not sure why a drag problem. I started with a genz model and no drag so returned it, went to the cgi and love the drag.  would be interesting to see how a baitcaster would work.  never have owned a modern one. had the ones that clicked when I was a kid and have a couple in the basement on old steel rods. @hnd  which inline had the bad drag? 

eagle claw and frabill's were by far the worse, the cgi's and the freefalls are ok but nowhere near the smoothness of spinning reels.  

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I just picked up the 13 Fishing Descent for $27.99 at FishUSA. It was on sale last night and still showed it was on sale on their page today. But when I went to check out it was $34.99.  I chatted with them and they honored the sale price because it still showed $27.99 on their page. Just too bad I got it for my son for Christmas.

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