How Bad is Gold ?

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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 ?

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fishboy93

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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...
 

Hismosa

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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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Yellowtail Dan

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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
 

Bud B

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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.
 

chxh8me

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

gecsr1

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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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SouthBayKiller

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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.
 

willbuyone

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

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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.
Thanks for the advice .
 

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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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Way, way back in the day all big game reels were black. Then in the '30s some marine biologists started looking closely at big game fish, and found that the biggest marlin and many other trophy fish were females. Since females have an instinctive attraction to gold, the big yachting types persuaded the reel manufacturers to make the reels gold in color to see if they could raise more big fish. It worked. Look at all the old movies of the first grander marlin fights off Peru and Australia, the reels are gold.

So keep your gold reel and fish it with confidence. You'll win more jackpots.
 

willbuyone

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Way, way back in the day all big game reels were black. Then in the '30s some marine biologists started looking closely at big game fish, and found that the biggest marlin and many other trophy fish were females. Since females have an instinctive attraction to gold, the big yachting types persuaded the reel manufacturers to make the reels gold in color to see if they could raise more big fish. It worked. Look at all the old movies of the first grander marlin fights off Peru and Australia, the reels are gold.

So keep your gold reel and fish it with confidence. You'll win more jackpots.
I like this advice I am going to keep it and fish it ! It is a great reel and I was bored so I started this thread and I am glad I did it has been very entertaining so far .