Keyword: fishing

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Shimano Bantam Curado

Shimano and sand does not go well together. Zach's baitcast had sand and dirt in in all the wrong places. To be such a closed system, this particular model had a few open areas that let the dirt in. Fortunately, nothing was damaged, however, the amount and type of dirt caused the reel to get out of tune.
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Penn VS Abu Garcia

Mike brought SharpReel a very nice old collection of Penn and Abu Garcia fishing reels. The two Penn fishing reels are saltwater and the two Abu Garcia fishing reels are freshwater. Mike's fishing reels showed signs of wear from all angles. The Penn Peerless 9 had a broken idle gear, which made the level wind inoperable.