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Has anyone ever fished a OPUS 1 spinning reel by Evergreen?

It was the winner of JAPANS prestigious PRODUCT DESIGN AWARD and GOOD DESIGN AWARD. It is designed for saltwater fishing. The reel comes in an aluminum case with spare spool and tools. It's a rather small reel about the size of a Stella 3000. It's also expensive if you can find one in the US. $750-$900.

Specifications :

5.2:1 gear ratio
10 ball and 1 roller
line capacities: 8 LB/ 170 m, 10 LB / 150 m, 12 LB / 120m
Max Drag : 3 KG
weight : 260 grams

Here is a link to Evergreens site. Click on the Saltwater Fishing Equipment on the top right of the screen. EVERGREEN
 

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I don't like it ... the handle is on the wrong side.... :D

I'm surprised how many South Paws are fisherman. :rolleyes:

I didn't buy this reel. I was just curious if anyone had seen one. It's rather expensive for such a little reel. I'd take a Stella 3000 over it in a second if I wanted a bait reel.:D

Now, I might just buy the new Zeebaas ZX3 when it comes out in September. It will be the largest spinning reel on the market. The ZX3 will come with a (4.25:1 gear ratio). You can buy spool sizes of 2.6" 2.8" and 3.15" diameter. I will probably only buy it if it comes in a bail model. I'm just not used to those non- bail models like the Van Staals. Some people swear by the non- bail models. I'm just not comfortable with them.
 

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Max Drag=3Kg

Sheet Mr Bill, you are setting yourself up on this one!!! If I only knew you, I would have some real fun with it.
 

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Sheet Mr Bill, you are setting yourself up on this one!!! If I only knew you, I would have some real fun with it.

You don't have to know me to harass me. Go for it. I can take it. I also like to dish it out so let's have some fun. Let me have it.

I'll start first. Since your screen name is Bellyup, do I assume you like to Belly Up to the bar?
 

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Mr. Bill,

We got to get a look at a Stella 8000 on the OTI 7.5 ft. 50lb spinner. Very light and sufficient drag to fight most fish. It was a very sweet rig....I bet you could cast the crap out of the poppers with that setup.
 

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I've never wanted a spinner to fish offshore with, but the 8000 on the 7.5, 50lb rod had a very nice feel too it, very balanced and pretty light. I think I could cast that one all night and get some serious distance with it. Plenty of power to stop the 100lb YFT and still light enough to cast for Dorado, Ling, Kings and AJ's.

Someone mentioned that in testing it was able to cast a 4 ounce popper some 92 yards. That's a popper setup worth having! There is still a long wait until the rod hits the market, but when it does, I'll be getting one.

Tom - DBG
 

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TJ: When STX and Deepblue talk about the 7 1/2 foot 50 pound rod, is that the slower of the two prototypes you sent us for testing?

Russ
 

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TJ: When STX and Deepblue talk about the 7 1/2 foot 50 pound rod, is that the slower of the two prototypes you sent us for testing?

Russ

Minnow is fishing but I'm pretty sure the answer is yes. The 7.5' rod pink trim rings, high frame surf guides and slim foregrip is a 80# stick. The other 7.5' rod in standard OTI trim (gold & black colors and beefy foregrip) is the 50# stick.
 

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Kevin is correct, but they are both proto's right now.

About the spinning reel, TJ has seen a new Stella model that is set for now in Asia only.

It is supposed to be a 10000 and 20000 size, but because of its construction & materials, will only weigh as much as the current 8000.

No pics were allowed and the specs were pretty well protected, but as soon as we can get more info, we'll be sure to post it.
 

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I bought it several days ago thru ebay and it is high quality reel ever I have seen. It is good for trout, bass, panfish and experience people can use it for salmon and steelhead fishing(smaller size). I always use light tackle for any kind of fishing. It is expensive and they just made an aluminium box and two small cases, but I think it can be put in one small case too.
 
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