I received the reel at a price I was happy with.I have it paired with a 8'6" Salmon/Steelhead rod and it makes for a great combination.I took it out this weekend to use on the surf and caught 12 fish, four different species.Couldn't be more happy with this reel.
and I was very quickly Hooked on them! So for my new offshore rod I wanted something serious.and this reel is IT! It is pretty much perfect, right down to the handle because I have a crippled hand that can still handle the angle and size of the handle!.I am relatively new to Penn reels.
I live in south FL on the water and fish year round - I started looking for new reels, when my brand new Penn Fierce 2 8000 series reel had drag issues while fighting a nice shark.The drag on this 8000 BG is twice as smooth, and doesn't bind up like the Penn Fierce 2 drag.Ive already caught 2 nice sharks (5-6ft) on this BG with no issues, and the drag was extremely smooth.
Can walk miles and your feet don’t get hot. Comfortable right out of the box! Lots of cushion especially on heel.
Yes they tend to catch pebbles or small rocks but dang they are so comfortable and easy to clean/dryUPDATE:When or if you wash these shoes DO NOT dry them in a dryer or they will shrink, the shoe will stretch back to size but the insole insert may shrink to an unusable/ uncomfortable size. I love these shoes but will apparently need to get a new pair because of my failure to see this happen. Only complaint I have is I love shoes and now they cost more. I wear as my leisure shoe around house and yard.