Terrible Chinese knock off reels

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Re: Terrible Chinese knock off reels

Post by FishingwithBranden » Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:43 pm

At least they are trying to make them look halfway decent. Anyone that buys one though is in for some big surprises.

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Re: Terrible Chinese knock off reels

Post by zalan » Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:41 am

I think making a casting reel is not as straight forward as a spinnig reel. If you are into a budget spinning reel, you should only order from Ali as the chinese already make good budget reels.
On the other hand, the casting versions are more difficult. I know that there are a few decent options out there, but also plenty of absolutely terrible ones as well.

My father just ordered this:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Bluesea ... st=ae803_3

I only handled it in the room, but it looked absolutely terrible. I do not even think it was properly assembled as the brake was so jerky I have never seen anything like that before. The whole reel felt very underwhelming so stay away. There are plenty of variations of this reel out there, I guess they all the same.
What I hear that from around 50 or 60 dollars, you can start finding decent reels. In my country the white Haibo Steed is popular (the red one has terribly implemented magnetic brakes) and I hear the the Tsurinoya XF-50 is also decent. If you are into high-end stuff, you should absolutely stick to the traditional brands though, at least for now. It may change in a few years, who knows.

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Re: Terrible Chinese knock off reels

Post by DirtyD64 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:13 am

Been watching youtube about the Kuying Magician, pretty interesting reel if it meets all the claims. I assume it is NO WHERE near a Conquest, just interested in what it actually offers. If they put bearings in proper places, gave it decent tolerances, and a decent spool/brakes it might be alright, at least for Chinesium style.

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Re: Terrible Chinese knock off reels

Post by Loafer » Thu May 23, 2019 11:42 am

Shimano Aldebaran BFS, is it you?
http://ali.pub/3dqjg1
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OFFTOPIC: There are not only reels :)!
http://ali.pub/3dqk2s
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Re: Terrible Chinese knock off reels

Post by poisonokie » Thu May 23, 2019 2:53 pm

SMH...
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Re: Terrible Chinese knock off reels

Post by earthworm77 » Thu May 23, 2019 4:31 pm

mark poulson wrote:
Tue Jul 05, 2016 3:00 am
At those prices, they must be using rejects from other reel manufacturing, and slave labor!
I hate to see us buy them, and support that kind of thing.
Probably not the first point but most likely the second.

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Re: Terrible Chinese knock off reels

Post by Slazmo » Thu May 23, 2019 5:01 pm

Loafer wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 11:42 am
Shimano Aldebaran BFS, is it you?
A certain YouTube commentary quoted it as "the first best bait finesse reel out of China"...

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Re: Terrible Chinese knock off reels

Post by Loafer » Thu May 23, 2019 9:26 pm

Slazmo wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 5:01 pm
A certain YouTube commentary quoted it as "the first best bait finesse reel out of China"...
Yeap, i saw THE REEL TEST video about it and wait for 2nd part, where this reel be on the water.

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Re: Terrible Chinese knock off reels

Post by D.ner » Fri May 24, 2019 2:46 am

edit: should have read more closely before, was looking for the shown rod..

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Re: Terrible Chinese knock off reels

Post by poisonokie » Fri May 24, 2019 5:33 am

The vaunted Venom Salazar in all its glory!
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Re: Terrible Chinese knock off reels

Post by cndbasshunter » Fri May 24, 2019 6:41 am

Loafer wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 11:42 am
Shimano Aldebaran BFS, is it you?
http://ali.pub/3dqjg1
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https://www.enigmafishing.com/products/ ... sting-reel
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Re: Terrible Chinese knock off reels

Post by LgMouthGambler » Fri May 24, 2019 7:11 am

It is starting to get over whelming with all these companies buying up them reels and re branding them. Man the times have changed, everyone is trying to get their hand in that pot.
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Re: Terrible Chinese knock off reels

Post by LgMouthGambler » Fri May 24, 2019 12:25 pm

Just seen Enigma post on instagram about this reel too. Ugh :doh: Whos gonna be the first one to take the plunge? :lol:
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Re: Terrible Chinese knock off reels

Post by poisonokie » Fri May 24, 2019 4:34 pm

Not Nihon or Nippon but Ippon...

Next there'll be a knock-off of that knock-off called the Ip Man.
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Re: Terrible Chinese knock off reels

Post by Johnny A » Thu May 30, 2019 6:16 am

This is why the big players in the game should give some thought to quality tackle at knock off prices. We know better and might pick something like this just for giggles. Someone new to the sport, doesn't know any better and gets nothing but aggravation for their money.
There are several tackle manufacturers associations. It's never bad business to reach out and educate.

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