Started by miwidomi, March 13, 2011, 09:30:57 AM
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Quote from: coastal_dan on July 08, 2016, 05:32:10 PMJust wanted to follow up this thread with some Maxel positivity! haha.I just got back from a 24 Hour Tile Deep drop (pictures and positive report to follow, I promise ) and the most common reel on the boat....Maxel OceanMaster 10 (there were a few 8's and 9's mixed in as well). These things were beasts...the gent I fished next to had one and the ratio is 4.5:1 whereas my Narrow Senator is 4:1...he was reeling with ease and always beat me up by about 15-20 cranks. The nice long handle arm was about 1" longer than mine and you could tell the difference. We fished in water between 320 ft - 950 ft and the first guys up were ALWAYS these Maxels..I always came up soon after, but the last were the electric's! (But those guys weren't as tired, haha!)I have become a Penn fanatic, but other than bumping up to a 2 speed Torque 40NLD I can't see another reel in their lineup that can match the Maxel. Also, you would need to add a power handle to the Torque ($36 for Alan's) so that puts you right around $550 (Penn) compared to $420 (Maxel).On this trip I discussed reels with the Godfather of Tilefish here in the Northeast (some of you may know him, but I'll leave his name off). He said if he had known about the Maxels before the Jigging Masters he would have gone that route, but he still loves his Jigging Masters even though they are about twice as much as the Maxel's. He recommended the Maxel 10 or an Accurate 600 Narrow as two reel options.I think I'm in the process of letting go of my Senator Narrow to move up to the Maxel, I've heard nothing but good things for the past year or so. Good to hear about their products getting better!As always, this is an opinion post...take it or leave it
Quote from: bmullaney on September 24, 2017, 12:37:48 PMI have been deep dropping using my aVET LX 4.6 and LX raptor in the 3.0 low gear when I have to go to 4 lbs of lead. I want to upgrade the Avets (I am a lefty) to something that is better at cranking. What reel other than JM would you men recommend for deep dropping up to 4lbs of lead in up to 1200 feet? Is there still an issue with parts for Maxel's?? I see they have a Sea Lion left handed jigging reel. Appreciate any advice!
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