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Old 12-21-2015, 06:18 PM
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Has anyone used this reel? I just wanted to get some opinions on it. I know there have been many good reviews on here regarding other LEW's reels.

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I don't own one but i know a few people that do and I've used one before and they are very good reels.


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Old 12-21-2015, 10:02 PM
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I have two lews reels...one high end, and one that's pretty basic....Love them both.
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I have 5 and have not cleaned them in the past 18 months. They still work like new. Used in the marsh and offshore.


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Do you guys think that the non-inshore versions handle salt just as well as the other versions? If so it opens up many more options as far as their reels are concerned. I have two Quantum Smoke reels that aren't made for salt and that's all they see and they don't have any issues handling it. I just take them apart and clean them once a year and they never have any damage or build up from the salt use.
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I don't know about the smoke but i've had older quantums hold up good in salt...ABU Garcia was a good reel I found till they quit manufacturing in sweeden....There are still some come from there but I got revos that were designed in sweeden and first time in salt they were junk at over 200 a pop....I just personally won't put a baitcaster in salt unless it is salt approved anymore...Going on 3 years my bb1's have served me well....From what I see the bb2 is just a wider spool...
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Do you guys think that the non-inshore versions handle salt just as well as the other versions? If so it opens up many more options as far as their reels are concerned. I have two Quantum Smoke reels that aren't made for salt and that's all they see and they don't have any issues handling it. I just take them apart and clean them once a year and they never have any damage or build up from the salt use.
I have 4 tournament pros, 1 inshore and 2 speed spools. 3 of the TP's are over 3 years old and used exclusively in salt water including wade fishing. Haven't had a single problem. Changed pawl on the oldest and that's it. I actually prefer the TP over the inshore but that's just me.
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I see where they are coming out with a inshore LFS for sugested retail $129.99....I will be trying one of these soon....
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Do you guys think that the non-inshore versions handle salt just as well as the other versions? If so it opens up many more options as far as their reels are concerned. I have two Quantum Smoke reels that aren't made for salt and that's all they see and they don't have any issues handling it. I just take them apart and clean them once a year and they never have any damage or build up from the salt use.
All of my reels are LEWs except one and I love them. I have some ranging from $20 used E-bay finds to a 1 year old BB2 In-shore and a few TP's . I only use the In-shore in salt and it has the rinse feature that allows you to run water through it and wash it out. The handles are really nice, it's a freakin winch ! No problems with < 24" reds or anything else large. Smooth enough to through lures that aren't huge and holds alot of line.
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I have 2 bb1 inshores and 2 tourney lites and love them. Used to be a die hard Shimano guy but they are now back ups.
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I have two lews reels...one high end, and one that's pretty basic....Love them both.
I purchased a low end one because of posts like this and it quickly became my favorite. Cant wait to get the higher end reels now.
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I purchased a low end one because of posts like this and it quickly became my favorite. Cant wait to get the higher end reels now.
I have since bought another Lews lol love all three of them

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Used 2 Tournament Pro (non inshore) reels exclusively in saltwater for over 3 years, rinsed them regularly and cleaned twice a year, only changed the pawl in one of them. Planning on going to the BB1/2 Pro next. Great reels.
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Academy has BB1 inshore ad $119.99 reg. $199.99....
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Just bought one from Academy online. No shipping but had to pay tax.


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That BB1 inshore for 119 is a great deal!
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I got 3 tourney pro g spools. Love them. Sold all of my Shimanos.
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Yep I pulled the trigger on it. Didn't really need another reel but I couldn't pass it up.


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I got one and have never had issues with salt water. I hose it down with salt away after each trip.
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