Good Deal on MAK 15 SEA

FishRock

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I know they are a bit of a quirky reel and not everyone sees a use for one but Charkbait is currently selling the MAK 15 SEA for $399 with free shipping. That is $100 off MSRP.

 

Yellowtail Dan

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I love mine, never understood the issues people have with this model. That’s a hell of a good deal
 
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One of my favorites! Badass fish killer...
 

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I never liked them due to the width until I actually used one and it was fine!
 
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Thanks for the heads up, just picked one up today with 575yds of 60.
 
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I have the 30sea and it gets a little heavy at times...
 

FishRock

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And you can actually cast the 15 since the spool is so light.
 

FishRock

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Yellowtail Dan

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The 15 is a badass reel. I have mine filled with 80lb Hollow and fish 50-60lb BHP wind on leaders on it.
 

FishRock

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Now need to find a rod to go with it.
All depends on budget and target fish. If works well on a UC Centaur or Raptor at the Lupe.
 

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I'm picking up both a RCX76 Centaur and a US80 Predator. Will test both out to see which matches best.
 

FishRock

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Likely the Centaur if pushig the limits and the Predator for everything else.
 
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No Cal Lou

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I know they are a bit of a quirky reel and not everyone sees a use for one but Charkbait is currently selling the MAK 15 SEA for $399 with free shipping. That is $100 off MSRP.

Got mine today. I do not see anything quirky about the reel. I do not think it is too wide, has good weight, 500 yards of 60lb hollow line, fantastic buy.
 
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FishRock

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Got mine today. I do not see anything quirky about the reel. I do not think it is too wide, has good weight, 500 yards of 60lb hollow line, fantastic buy.
I agree. I am quite happy with mine and don't have any issues with the width. Glad you got in on the deal.
 

Yellowtail Dan

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Got mine today. I do not see anything quirky about the reel. I do not think it is too wide, has good weight, 500 yards of 60lb hollow line, fantastic buy.
I really like my 15 and don’t see what the issues are. I also picked up an 8 and just used it on a trip, what an awesome 30-40lb little reel. To bad it’s been discontinued
 
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FishRock

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I really like my 15 and don’t see what the issues are. I also picked up an 8 and just used it on a trip, what an awesome 30-40lb little reel. To bad it’s been discontinued
Still a few new ones around.

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I put the 15ii on the Predator and the 16ii on the Centaur. Pulled this 60lber on the 15ii/predator combo last week and it was smooth.

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