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KastKing Sharky II Carbon Fiber Spinning Reel $24-$34 @ Amazon FS w/prime

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Spring is almost here so I hit up slickdeals for a new reel... This previous deal looks to be back and slightly cheaper..

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01ABW2...38a4bf0INT

The coupon on the page: Z9N9SUUW brings it down to $24-$34 depending on the model.


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https://slickdeals.net/f/9198527-highly-rated-kastking-sharky-ii-spinning-fishing-reel-25-88-37-after-promo-code-amazon-prime

C on fakespot. Positive reviews overall. Anyone have reviews from the last sale? I picked one up this time around.
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Never heard of this brand
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Never heard of this brand
I hadn't either but they've had a few deals here and their reviews on the deal threads and on amazon looked pretty good - for the price. If anyone has any hands on reviews let me know, there's a decent number on amazon with comprehensive reviews and pics!
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Typical Chinese brand. I would not chance it for a fishing gear (reel, rod , line) if they aren't reputable. You only get that "one" big one of a life time and missed it because you save few bucks.
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Got the 6000. Thanks OP.
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Typical Chinese brand. I would not chance it for a fishing gear (reel, rod , line) if they aren't reputable. You only get that "one" big one of a life time and missed it because you save few bucks.
Many name brand reels are made in China. Penn, Shimano etc.

Good or bad China is starting to make some fairly decent gear and there production and engineering seems to be improving. I have no idea as to this reel in particular but am almost ready to try at this price.

I do swear by the Okumas which are made in Taiwan. You can pick them up for about the price of this deal if you catch a bargain or sale.

I use and abuse mine in saltwater and have had some going on ten years. Have to chuckle when I see stories of $400 US made reels locking up after one dunk in saltwater and the $25 Okumas keeps chugging along some after sitting submerged for a bit.
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Thanks been considering trying one of these and at this price I jumped. I'll let you know how it works out after giving it a try. At $25 if it is half way decent I'll be happy. Many of the name brands at local retailers in that price range are pure junk that will seize up just being near saltwater and don't even handle the fresh to well. I am hoping maybe this will be a winner. Sometime with some of the stuff coming from China the price/value ratio can be very much to the value side. Hope this is one of those cases.
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junk. just read the real, unpaid reviews and you'll see.

I'm all for fishing deals, but no offense OP this isn't one. Wait for the Daiwa Samurai combo deal that'll be cheaper and a better set from a known manufacturer that will also include a rod for less money.
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Many name brand reels are made in China. Penn, Shimano etc.

Good or bad China is starting to make some fairly decent gear and there production and engineering seems to be improving. I have no idea as to this reel in particular but am almost ready to try at this price.

I do swear by the Okumas which are made in Taiwan. You can pick them up for about the price of this deal if you catch a bargain or sale.

I use and abuse mine in saltwater and have had some going on ten years. Have to chuckle when I see stories of $400 US made reels locking up after one dunk in saltwater and the $25 Okumas keeps chugging along some after sitting submerged for a bit.
which of these 400 dollar American reels are locking up after one use in saltwater?
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which of these 400 dollar American reels are locking up after one use in saltwater?
Not one trip in saltwater one dunk in saltwater. The story was told in the kayak fishing forum that I am a member of. I'd have to search to find it but recall the story. It stuck in my mind as I thought it funny that my Okuma was still going after sitting on the bottom of the bay for about fifteen minutes a week or two before I read it. To be fair the fisherman did say that the manufacturer was going to repair it is he wanted to ship it in. I can't recall the brand and if I remeber right it was a high end brand that I wasn't familiar with the name of.
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their (kastking) braided line sucks. the diameter is much larger then they say it is, it also leaks dye everywhere. although it was 20lb test and break strength was about that.....

I've not been brave enough to try one of their reels
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their (kastking) braided line sucks. the diameter is much larger then they say it is, it also leaks dye everywhere. although it was 20lb test and break strength was about that.....

I've not been brave enough to try one of their reels
I'm using their braid and am generally happy with it. That being said it is the first and only braid I have used and I can not compare it to anything but the mono I used to use. Over that it's a great improvement. The dye does come and I have noticed it fading but don't recall it actually bothering me by getting on anything.

I jumped for $25 and will let you know how it goes. It can't be worse than some of the cheap name brand clam pack type reels that I have bought in the past that one trip to salt water will kill.
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I'm using their braid and am generally happy with it. That being said it is the first and only braid I have used and I can not compare it to anything but the mono I used to use. Over that it's a great improvement. The dye does come and I have noticed it fading but don't recall it actually bothering me by getting on anything.

I jumped for $25 and will let you know how it goes. It can't be worse than some of the cheap name brand clam pack type reels that I have bought in the past that one trip to salt water will kill.
rinse your reels off with freshwater...I have multiple $50 clamshell package reels from academy (h2o express and mettle, and one Abu garcia) that I fish with regularly in salt water. it's like ppl don't know how to care for their equipment. even cheap stuff can go a long way if you clean it after every fishing excursion, and then lube it back up before going into storage until your next fishing trip.
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I'm using their braid and am generally happy with it. That being said it is the first and only braid I have used and I can not compare it to anything but the mono I used to use. Over that it's a great improvement. The dye does come and I have noticed it fading but don't recall it actually bothering me by getting on anything.

I jumped for $25 and will let you know how it goes. It can't be worse than some of the cheap name brand clam pack type reels that I have bought in the past that one trip to salt water will kill.
if you take that braid, and compare the diameter to any name brand braid of the same pound test and the same listed diameter, you will see the kast king much thicker.

it may not be a problem for you, but for inshore saltwater fishing with smaller reels, the diameter of the line mattered to me

good luck on the reel, let us know
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rinse your reels off with freshwater...I have multiple $50 clamshell package reels from academy (h2o express and mettle, and one Abu garcia) that I fish with regularly in salt water. it's like ppl don't know how to care for their equipment. even cheap stuff can go a long way if you clean it after every fishing excursion, and then lube it back up before going into storage until your next fishing trip.
I rinse all my reels after saltwater fishing. Some just don't hold up well to it and I have had them fail after one trip in saltwater.The Okumas have long outlasted the similar priced reels from other makers when being treated exactly the same.
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