ATC JigHunter after 1 tuna

Discussion in 'Reels' started by Minnow, Nov 4, 2006.

  1. Minnow

    Minnow Administrator

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    Pictures of ATC jigging reel after one blackfin tuna.
     

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  2. Minnow

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    more pictures.

    Did you see the shredded aluminum? :D :D
     

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  3. If one black fin did that, I would hate to see what a big YFT would do to that reel!
     
  4. MrBill

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    You get what you pay for. Sure did rust fast. Don't think that reel will be on my most wanted list. Gunsmoke would have tied the sea anchor to that reel after seeing those pics. It then would have been beating with a sledge hammer and burned in the pit. Then, blackballed for life.
     
  5. TeamOso

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    Glad I didnt get one. Minnow.:p
     
  6. mcgolfer

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    i don't know if this is an isolated issue or a common problem. however i am glad i don't own 50 of them...lol.. my left index finger has almost healed from a blackfin that hit the jig while i was hand lining it back up. the spectre cut my finger to the bone at a joint when the tuna hit....rick
     
  7. TeamOso

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    YIKES, that hurts BAD, I hope that never happens to me. when did yall go?
     
  8. mcgolfer

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    YIKES, that hurts BAD, I hope that never happens to me. when did yall go?

    we were out on the big e from 10/20/06 till 10/22/06....rick
     
  9. Argo

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    looks like a pretty rusty bearing mixed in there. guess it isnt sealed.......
     
  10. Snagged

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    Looks like very poor quality through out the reel.
     
  11. Bret

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    It sure felt and looked good.. too bad it would be better used as a sinker.
     
  12. SkeeterRonnie

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    wow. very poor quality of metals used... that explains the price. Guess theold saying "dont judge a book by its cover" is true for this. It looked so good brand new, and after one small tuna.... ouch! A nice YFT would tear it up on the first run.
     
  13. Probably a decent reel for Snapper or light bottom fishing. But wouldn't want one for Tuna, AJ, or Kingfish.
     
  14. Minnow

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    Yup this reel is POS :mad:.
     
  15. hog

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    I'd send that sucker back to the company. Thats not suppose to happen especially being new and after only one black fin. That particular one had to be a flawed reel I would think or from a companies point, I would hope so. :)

    Hog
     
  16. Minnow

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    Welcome aboard Hog.

    Shipping to Singapore will cost me $80 both ways, I guess I just have to use this reel as a sinker:D
     
  17. Bazztex

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    TJ

    Give it to me and I'll fix it!

    Bazz
     
  18. Minnow

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    Thanks for your offer Bazz,
     
  19. FWM0103

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    Since SKR didn't get to use Tom's new reel from Colemans, guess we'll see how it fares on the GEM trip. Almost bought one and decided to go ahead and get a second San Diego Special from Avet. Can't wait to hear the results results.
     
  20. bpitcher

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    Dang, I had high hopes for this reel. Hopefully it's an isolated thing.

    Brad