New low profile fathom / Squall 400

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  • Apr 9, 2019
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    Well personally if you’re planning on using the reel for actual 30# fishing where you’re going to be using real drag numbers; I should say that I would not use the M1. No no no. Maybe 15-20lb but not 30-40lb.

    I saw the other “thread”. Hello. The dude meant fishing those line numbers in the kelp for bass. He is addicted to bass fishing like it’s crack. I asked him about his opinions on the Fathom 400 and he doubts it’s use as anything 30lb or over. He’s a cool kid, super enthusiastic fisherman. He likes king sticks for the kelp too. In fact I’m pretty sure he fishes the back of sporties with like a 9ft or 10ft rain shadow with giant baits. He actually caught and weighed a number of double digits.
    Aww, ok. So more at home in a 15-25# range. That was my suspicion. I'll try it on the dobyns and see how it feels.
     
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    Reel still hasn't shipped and is now back ordered so rod is a non issue for now. Lol.
    Ended up cancelling the order from the original vendor and picking one up at the SD Tackle Traders sale this past weekend. Spooled it with 50# spiderwire, not 100% sure how much line is on it but I'd guess around 250yds. I mounted it on a Dobyn's Rods Fury 795SB. It feels like it fits pretty well. Compared to my other reels, its a little bigger than the lexa 300, and quite a bit smaller than the lexa 400. It feels balanced.

    Pic 1: I like the details printed on the gear box. Thats a nice touch.
    Pic 2: The reel on the rod.
    Pic 3: Fathom lp400 (left) compared to lexa wn400HSP (right), note the difference in distance between the spool and the level wind guide on the two reels.

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