Pro gear 545 and 255 collection

salty nuts

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Yep and small...
 

Shikari103

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I loved my 255.
They are kinda USA retro - like a cool 57 chevy.
All billet aluminum, solid, cheap and simple to work on, good resale.
Under $200. Durable. Customizable. Uses Penn parts.
Nice 20 lb reel for all local applications.
Add a $75 retail tune up included for basically no charge on these ones.
Need I say more?
All gone.
Still waiting for guys to pick up held some 545 - 3 left.
I better take some back up offers - These guys r still not here and not paid yet :) :)
 

noa

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why are the 255s insuch high demand...the list of buyers went on and on? this is comming from a non progear guy. thanks
Actually, both of these reels are in high demand. If you haven't held one in your hand, imaging fishing with a Penn Squidder size reel with the stopping power of a jigmaster or better because you don't have to worry about the frame warping or plastic side plate craking. I get an easy 18# of drag from my PG255 with SS Newell gear set and a 5+1 Carbontex drag stack I normally fish these with 50# braid and will usually have my drags set at 10-13#s.

PG545 is the size of a 2/0 reel with Penn's 113H guts, except the gear ratio is 4:1. A great little reel for many uses.

Note that all of these PG reels are braid capable even when Braid was at it's very early stages. I cannot say the same with a Penn.

Therefore, considering, if you got your hands on a 2/0 reel. Purchase Accurate Magnum sideplates, Accurate frame, that will cost you maybe $300 that is screwed together. The PG545 has a one piece, solid aluminum frame with integral aluminum non-drive side plate and a keyed drive aluminum side plate that has a 2 screw takedown and can work perfect with one sideplate screw for $200ish or less. That is why I fish the older PG reels.
 
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maxfishon

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Well said Brian. Love my classics as well. Shikari has some pretty good old classics that went up for sale and gone pretty quick.
 

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Maxfishon,
I couldn't resist...Well said :)
I have several of the original Shikari blanks - wrapped - including some 9 ft
rods that I will sell as soon as I finish this reel sell-a-thon !
No - This wasn't a set up ....cliff
 

maxfishon

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Props to you shikari thats the biggest pro gear classic sellathon I've seen in quite awhile. The GOOD stuff too. Best of luck with your sales! Wish I had a chance at a 255 but when a deal comes up gotta jump on it quick. LOL
 

salty nuts

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Thanks Cliff got my 255 today..looks new!
 

londonking

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Got my reel today, clean ass 545...thanks Cliff!
 

Shikari103

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Everyone should have their shipped reels today!!

Let me know what u think.
I insured so no extra drama in case of mishap !

Still holding three 545 reels for guys. Gold ,silver, Gun metal.
Please contact me, I don't know who it was.

Taking back up names :)
 

ranchero

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i don't know shit about these reels except I own a 454 and - I think a 541 (just like a penn 500)

All I know is - I might have better reels- but the 541 is always in my hands when fishing for YT. Amazing reel for live bait!

10 or so years ago the company pitch was something like the "simply the best"

to me mine still are.

something about simple light stars for flylining lb- love my newell too!
 

noa

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Mahalo for the 545 Cliff. Wow, got it in 2 days after payment!

Very nice to have a replacement 545 to my arsonal.

Like I told you over the phone, if I had more money, I would have snatched up all of your 545s and 255s, but am happy get the one that I was looking for.

Bryan
 

Phil

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Cliff,

Put me down for one of the 545's any are still available. Gunmetal is preferred!!

Send you a PM.


Phil
 

eldoradoman

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Put me down for any remaining 545's if you have any left. I can pick up in person.