Testing IRT (Innovative Reel Technologies) spinning reel

Discussion in 'Kilsong's Jigging World' started by ksong, Aug 3, 2016.

  1. ksong

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    I can see who tubetrax and amberjack are.
    Both are old Anthony. you are doing great job again as a spoiler.
     
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  2. ksong

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    IRT 400 reel/prototype Black Hole Challenger Bank UL in action for nice fluke in Block Island, RI.

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  3. ksong

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    I had 20 - 25 lb striped bass with IRT400 and prototype Black Hole Challenger Bank 671 UL (ultra light) rod which is for 1/2 oz - 2 oz bucktailing for flukie.
    All were caught on jigs.

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  4. ksong

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    nice striper released using IRT 400 reel and 3.5 oz light Black Hole Challenger 671UL rod today.

     
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  5. tubetrax

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    Ksong

    What happened to your Penn Slammer lll, Qauntum Cabo, IRT. Fishing trip last fall,

    I know the Slammer lll is a joke, but how did the Cabo & IRT compare ?

    You said you'd give us feedback.
    Just curious, haven't heard much about IRT lately,
    Most likely due to the "Extremely High Domestic Price" !

    I emailed IRT August 2016 asking them to send a reel to Alan Hawk for review
    Maybe they don't want him exposing any issues ?

    PS.
    Those Black Hole Rod Blanks are awesome.
    Good find Ksong
     
  6. ksong

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    I am surprised you said Penn Slammer III is a joke.
    I am extremely happy with the performance with my Penn Slammer III 7500. I got tuna, wahoo, yellowtail and big drum with the reel. I have use for a whole year and I did not open the reel. But still it works great.

    For IRT reels, I fought big tuna and GT with big IRT 700 reels but it is not enough time to assess the reel. Meanwhile, I have used small IRT 300, 400 and 500 for yellowtail, fluke, sriper, snook and drum. So far so good. It become my favorite inshore reels now.
     
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  7. david shelton

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    Ksong - it's been a while but how are those IRT's holding up? As well as the Penn Slammer 3's?
     
  8. HolyTeenage

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    I was surprised that the spool was totally dragged washer FREE, though it was kind of odd dumping the whole drag heat and pressure to a single washer place on the spool metal stopper. Normally for fishing we use finding lures I don't think it is difficult to make a spinning reel with 40 lb max drag. I am going to spool it with 40# Jerry Brown hollow which breaks at 60#. Powerful yellowtail in 20 - 50 lb will be a good test for the reel.