Fin-Nor Reel Deal

tambs

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Stumbled across this deal and thought I'd share it with the brotha's.

They're throwing in a Fin-Nor Marquesa free with the purchase of a Fin-Nor Santiago. I've never used the Fin-Nor's, but it seems to me a free $250+ reel with the purchase of a $440+ reel is a pretty good deal.
 

Marlin Mike

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I love my marguesa just sayin
 

I hate seals

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Thinking of ordering one to try it out. FYI- The picture for the Santiago shows it has a top bar frame, but the reel is topless. I emailed them yesterday to confirm
 

tossmeatuna

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Any BD'ers out there have any experience with these reels? Please share your thoughts on this.
 

windyridgeranch

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We use the Marquesa for salmon and love it! Just went on line to take advantage of this deal and ordered the Santiago SA25!
 

?? fisherman

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Feb 27, 2003
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Thinking of ordering one to try it out. FYI- The picture for the Santiago shows it has a top bar frame, but the reel is topless. I emailed them yesterday to confirm
Comes in both styles, as per the site.....

"The Marquesa series comes in two model types: a topless model for easy spool access and control, and a model with a top bar that kite fishermen will also appreciate. kite fishermen will also appreciate the dial that allows custom adjustment of clicker tension. The top bar models are perfect for challenging sailfish and the techniques needed to catch them. Marquesa is big fish stopping power in a very refined package."

The unknown fisherman:p:
 

G-Spot

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Comes in both styles, as per the site.....

"The Marquesa series comes in two model types: a topless model for easy spool access and control, and a model with a top bar that kite fishermen will also appreciate. kite fishermen will also appreciate the dial that allows custom adjustment of clicker tension. The top bar models are perfect for challenging sailfish and the techniques needed to catch them. Marquesa is big fish stopping power in a very refined package."

The unknown fisherman:p:
He said the Santiago reel is topless.... your are quoting the other reel....

Thanks for the heads up!! Just ordered mine too!! :hali_olutta:
 

Cornfed

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Sep 18, 2007
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That is a SCREAMING DEAL! I am in the process of switching my entire arsenal to FIN NOR. The Marquesas come in full frame with top bar and topless. I have seen pics of the topless Santiagos, but the only ones I own have the full frame with top bar.

I use the Marquesa 12s/16s for salmon and tuna. The Marquesa 20 is a great vertical jigging reel (narrow spool) and can be used for live bai/trolling and for halibut. The Marquesa 20 and 30 are beasts, cranking out 40 lbs. of drag. I use the Marquesa 30s as my planer reels.

The Santiagos are two speed and pull cow duty. The Marquesas are coming out in 2-speed versions this winter.

I also have a couple of the FIN NOR Offshore spinning reels for flinging swimbaits. They have killed a lot of albies for me.

















 

The Peddler

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The only "topless" Santiago's are the small sizes, the 12 and 16 size. The 25, 30, 30W, 50, 50W, 80, and 130 size have top-bars.

Tommy, those pictures are AWESOME!
 

TexMojoII

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Jul 18, 2010
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Well, I had to pull the trigger. I ordered the SA12 because these reels seem to be bigger than the Marquesa. I have two MA16s which I have used once but I think they will work fine and the SA 12 is 40 ounces while the MA16 is 21. Me thinks these reels are much bigger. Anyone actually own any yet?
 

Stryker20

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That Santiago 12 would be a killer Hali reel, and straight murder on the longfins as your long drop shotgun reel.

Congrats on your score, hope you like em.:hali_olutta:
 

TexMojoII

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Okay, I'm still a FNG tuna guy so I don't know all the lingo but am learning, what is a "long drop shotgun reel" used for? Tanks
 

Stryker20

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Trolling term

depending on how you run your trolling spread, W pattern, V pattern, staggered diamond or what..........

Some guys like their shotgun (center rod in spread) to be dropped back just outside the main spread. Others use a long dropback that hangs well away from the spread.

Depends on how you like to run stuff.
 

The Peddler

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Well, I had to pull the trigger. I ordered the SA12 because these reels seem to be bigger than the Marquesa. I have two MA16s which I have used once but I think they will work fine and the SA 12 is 40 ounces while the MA16 is 21. Me thinks these reels are much bigger. Anyone actually own any yet?
SA12 is a two-speed reel. More components, more weight.
MA16 is a single-speed reel.

The SA12 probably does have a little more capacity than the MA16.
 

Titan

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Jun 12, 2008
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Thanks for the heads-up! Just placed an order for an SA-12 and an MA-20 for $440!!!
 

Johnny Dollar

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Jun 14, 2009
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Thanks for the heads-up! Just placed an order for an SA-12 and an MA-20 for $440!!!
Johnny did it for $425
(sweet, no tax or shipping, either)

Thanks for the heads-up, guys!
 

kingfisher1

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Smokin' deal. The Santiago 16 (SA16) is a great trolling reel for my long range trips. Can't wait to try out the new 2 speed Marquesa's with a whopping 45lbs of drag and fast 51 IPT. You'll find all the capacity, weight and IPT data here: http://www.finnorfishing.com/fnreels.html

For the guys wondering about relative reel sizes between the Marquesa's and Santiago's ... here is the line up from MA12 to the SA16 skipping the MA30.

 

Quan

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Aug 21, 2009
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Putting fandom aside, how do these reels stack up to Avet as far as simplicity? One of the HUGE things I love about Avet is how friggin' simple they are when you bust 'em open for cleaning and maintenance. It almost feels like it's nothin' more than that one big drag washer, some gears, and a side plate. I might consider going Fin Nor if they're just as simple.
 

Elkfins

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Aug 8, 2008
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Putting fandom aside, how do these reels stack up to Avet as far as simplicity? One of the HUGE things I love about Avet is how friggin' simple they are when you bust 'em open for cleaning and maintenance. It almost feels like it's that one big drag washer, some gears, and a side plate. I might consider going Fin Nor if they're just as simple.
While the Fin Nor's are good reels, they don't even come close to the Avet's in ease of maintenance. Personally, I'll stick to the Avet's. They are American made too.
 

Quan

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While the Fin Nor's are good reels, they don't even come close to the Avet's in ease of maintenance. Personally, I'll stick to the Avet's. They are American made too.
Cool, nuff said. I'll stick with Avet as well... they're less expensive and come in lefty as well!

Although... this deal is pretty screamin'... kinda hard to pass up... decisions!!!
 

Stryker20

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Those Santiago's are absolute tanks compared to other reels in their classes.

First one I picked up felt like it had tungsten guts in it.
 

Quan

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Aug 21, 2009
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Hrm, I didn't realize they're only offering as small as a SA30. That's a big fuckin' reel... Dunno if it has a place in the WA fisheries. I'd be much more inclined to buy if they were offering the SA12.
 

Titan

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Give it a couple more days. Most retailers are not showing the promo yet. I bet you'll be able to get the SA12, which is great for halibut or tuna.
 

TexMojoII

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Jul 18, 2010
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Give it a couple more days. Most retailers are not showing the promo yet. I bet you'll be able to get the SA12, which is great for halibut or tuna.
I bought the SA 12 last year on this deal and it is a beast for sure. worth it when you get a marquesa for free.
 

Roll the Bones

Dr. Fong
Jul 15, 2008
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We have a couple 12's and a 30, we really like them but they have to be maintained after every season right away or they are a disaster. The Marquesa 30 is great for halis, lings and trolling Tuna. It would double duty for live bait but we feel it's overkill. Just remember the maintenance or you will hate them. China made, just sayin, we are moving to Avet as Elkfins said, pretty simple fishing up here, HX's and MX's. It works and Makes us feel good.