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Can anyone tell me if these reels are any good? I'm looking for a cheap reel that can do a good job for the price (£40.00). It also says they are good for fishing 12 to 20lb class gear. If these reels are not worth even 40quid then could someone point me in the right direction.

I will be going to N. Wales in a couple of weeks and will be doing all the different types of fishing there and boat fishing is one. I have beach reels for clean and rough ground, some can be used also for light boat work. So any info would be great.

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If you have a Penn 535 or a Daiwa SL20SH then both of these reels make good boat reels. You can buy each of them for £70 brand new anyway and are good for shore fishing aswell.
 

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Using the slosh30 for the boat will be fine but I would like a spare reel that will do all I need on a boat. Suppose I could by another slosh. What would be the biggest fish I could get on a slosh30 before it packs up on me. The reason I ask is there is a chance of some big fish where I will be going and need a reel that is strong enough and still light for the style of fishing.
 

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Flathead, if you set your drag system up properly and balance the tackle you are using there is no good reason why it should pack up on you.

I`d two white marlin last year estimated 90 -100 on a Penn GLS 25 on 16lb test, drag was only set at around 6-8lb and the fish were on the boat, T & R in around 15 minutes, still using the reel. We also had a blue marlin took a smaller lure on a TLD 20 and it held on for 4hrs 10mins before the wee reel surrendered, I surrendered after 2 hrs That was around the 700 lb mark.

Thats what the drag system is for.:)
 
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It is not a bad reel for general use. They look well made but I have not used one for long enough to know how long it will last. I would think it will handle bigger fish than the slosh though.
 
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