RWSCHMITZ wrote:So you are saying that the Lew's reels will not last more then 3 months of fishing because you looked at the pics of the reel on T.T. review and saw that they have plastic parts inside the reel. It is funny that Cal never once said anything about this reel would not hold up more then 100 days of fishing in his review ? My first Lew's I got in Feb 2011 and it has been on 2 trips to Mexico and 1 trip to Canada and I have fished it in at least 3 Bass Tournaments this year so far, so I guess I had better get rid of it before it cost me alot in repairs. THANKS
Well from now on I'm not going to read any Reports on reels that TT does and just come to you for the reel report on a reel. THANKS
You do whatever you want with the reel. If the reel has been good to you, then its great.
I'm here to talk about tackle and discuss opinions and I have no intent of making you or anyone dislike the reel.
One should be objective about things and the reel is probably very good considering the materials and construction but one should be aware of the common knowledge: "normally you get what you paid for"
My opinions and remarks are based on the construction materials and overall design of the reel and this is factual.
TT does a very good job considering that they have to move on. If they made a long term durability test in every reel, maybe we would be still looking at the old green Curado or Daiwa Z waiting for a severe fail.
All your trips together translate in how many full days (6 hours of continuous use) of fishing?
When you reach 20 full days on that reel, you can start speaking of long term durability.
Nevertheless, I still believe it has cheap construction but nothing worth the shouting
Just my opinion.