How Bad is Gold ?

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  1. willbuyone

    willbuyone Terry Cobb

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    In the past I have only owned one gold reel an Avet MXJ . I never liked as much as my black or silver Avets . I recently purchased a used Mak 8ii in gold . The color bothers me some but I would not have bought this reel new to get in silver . How bad is gold compared to other colors in your opinion ?

    Smart Ass Comments are Welcomed !

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  2. fishboy93

    fishboy93 Well-Known "Member"

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    Not sure what the color of a reel changes. Seems like a dumb thing to whine about... it’s a fishing reel, if you’re a good angler it’ll end up scratched to hell and beat up anyway after a bunch of fish are caught on it. Throw it back in your purse until your next trip...
     
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  3. Hismosa

    Hismosa I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Have just about every color out there, same with my rods. I guess if you're looking for a complete set I could see the problem.
     
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  4. kenstevens1

    kenstevens1 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    What an annoying color. It won't match you're phenix. Can I have it.
     
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  5. matt86m

    matt86m Not worthy of a Title

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  6. Yellowtail Dan

    Yellowtail Dan I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Not my favorite color but that didn’t stop me from buying a Penn 40nld. Although I wish they had it in black......

    Gold just isn’t my thing and it doesn’t match the colors on my custom rods like the black, grey and even silver Maks and Penns do.

    It wouldn’t stop me from fishing the hell out of it though
     
  7. ShadowX

    ShadowX I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I asked around at work and the only guy who likes fishing reels in gold color was this guy... :D

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  8. MRC70

    MRC70 Well-Known "Member"

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    haha!
     
  9. MRC70

    MRC70 Well-Known "Member"

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    I desperately wish that the color gold was banned from all reels.. I just don't like the color. It's like driving a gold car..
     
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  10. sickcat

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    Spray painting it flat black would look cool!
     
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  11. Bud B

    Bud B Fear the Kraken

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    Can I get you to discuss shoe colors with my wife so I don't have to hear it?

    Maybe while you two are getting yer nails done?

    I'll be at the bar smelling of Old No. 7. I'll order you something with an umbrella and fruit garnish.
     
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  12. chxh8me

    chxh8me Anchovy Slayer

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    Gold has a higher exchange rate on the bitcoin market than silver. So you’re all good.
     
  13. Ali

    Ali Master of Nothing Admin

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    have it cerakoted some trick color for a few bucks.
     
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  14. gecsr1

    gecsr1 28' Aquasport "Reel Adventure II"

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    mmm Buy it then complain...... sounds good thing to discuss here on BD.....

    so tell me why the heck buy something in a color you don't like....
    NTFS.......have a great day.....
     
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  15. SouthBayKiller

    SouthBayKiller I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Surprised no else has said this yet:

    Your gold reel needs the spool bearings de-greased and lubed up with a light speed oil. This will dramatically increase your freespool on that reel and make it a better rival of its silver/black or gunmetal SEA cousin.
     
  16. willbuyone

    willbuyone Terry Cobb

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    My advice on shoes is not to wear black cowboy boots with a short skirt .
     
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  17. willbuyone

    willbuyone Terry Cobb

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    Thanks for the advice .
     
  18. Day0ne

    Day0ne Well-Known "Member"

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    Some gold's are worse than others (though, IMHO gold reels suck). The Mak gold is wonderful compared to the old Pro Gear gold.
     
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    I think my gold International looks pretty good on the rod I put it on. Black rod with purple wraps.
     
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    Do the fish care?
     
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