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went up to do a little fishing in the Ohio River today and decided to try out my Christmas toy. Did about a dozen cast with my new Penn 525 mag on a 12 foot Ocean Master, and it was almost laughable. I gave no effort at all out of fear I'd backlash and sent it about 80 yards. When i put a little energy into it I was sending 2 and 3 oz into waters I'd never fished before. I cannot wait for the new season to start catfishing. Hey Mrfish, what did you pay for that 7000c4 lever drag? i saw it in the new Catfish Connection for $123.
 

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I want a new toy like that.;) Hey Nasty, how you been I haven't seen you in a while.
 

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sounds good Nasty

Bought time ya get into the long distance game for cats.(just jokin..lol)
I bought one of those 12ft Ocean masters last year when they came out, only used it a few times, but its a pretty nice rod...i like the cork handle too.

On days like today, nothing better to do than get some practice casting for the up coming season, im with ya on that.
Congrats on the new combo.
Scott

PS with some practice and a few different types of cast under your belt, ya just might get out to that 150 yrd mark and up;)
 

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Nasty

$129 for the first one, then $110 I think for the second along with 2 CT700 for 190 ea- seems like it was $500 with shipping & a CD with all the schematics for about all reels or something. It was a combo deal.
 

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reel information

didn't know if you knew it fishnasty but that reel was developed just a few years ago in conjunction with penn manufacturing by a feller named Neil Mackellow and he's from the UK. He was several times the world casting champion and held the distance record for like 14.5 years at 847 ft.

There is also another version of that reel called the penn 525 T-mag which is for tournament casting and has a knob on the side to control the magnet with instead of the little slidy bar. the knob makes it easier for tournament casters to back off the magnets during the cast after the sinker is on it's way.

might check out neil's web site sometimes if ya ever run into any problems with it. I can't remember the URL but you can just type neil mackellow into any search engine and it should bring it up. He's got a message board over there also
 

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LOL, I was gettin some real nice distance when I put some effort into it, had to be over 100 yards as I was putting it into the second gait at the dam, (Pike Island). Thanks for the tips on the reel guys, I'm pretty pleased with it, we'll see how tough it is, I'm rough on tackle. We'll see how it handles a fish out in the current. It's gonna take practice, I wasn't sure about the no-levelwind but I kinda like it for casting. We'll see what a Penn can do this year.
 

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hey Mike

Theres a BIG difference isnt there in using a 12ft rod compared to 8-9ft huh?..lol;)
Doesnt take much effort to sail a lead out into the boiles..you'll love that set up and will probably buy another one half way through the season so you'll have two killer catfish combos. ;)
 

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Hey Nasty

Them catfish don't care how far ya can cast:rolleyes:

As for that Ocean Master---It is like I always tell them women:eek:

It's the man behind the rod ya love;)

Seevers has picked up the gauntlet:eek:
 

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just a little bigger line capacity than the 6500c3 abu with no levelwind and magnetic backlash control ... the frame is a little different than most reels too cause it's got a little gear housing that sticks out to the right ... I remember when they first came out .. some of the spools weren't centered and a lot of them was sent back to the manufacturer but they got them all tuned up nice now
 

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I've found, a lot of times, while bottom fishing for grouper or cats with non level wind reels that they tend to level themselves with very little help.
 
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