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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:03 pm • # 1 
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what is your opinion of the UL underspin reels made by zebec and others? What are the plusses and the negatives of using them. I'm building some ultralight spin rods and it seems I can get away with smaller guides using these little closed face reels. Honest opinions will be appreciated.-p-

PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:53 pm • # 2 
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I went through this quest to find the best performing underspin reel made for MY liking,
1 Pflueger President Only negative is the weight. heavy
2 Zebco Micro "Gold"
3 Daiwa US40
4 Shakespeare Synergy
My personal favorite is the Daiwa, I polish the drag components and it gets pretty smooth. On the older version, you can add bearings to each side and makes it much more smoother and solid.
Nano braid is a nightmare on any of these reels, I have had good luck with two lb mono, but the line still digs into the line on the spool after catching anything around a one pound fish.
None of them are designed to last very long, but usually just cleaning them makes them new again. The most important thing to me was line pickup, with dual pins in most of these, it's not a problem.

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