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Old 09-07-2019, 06:47 PM
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Penn reels priced below the Torque lineup are Chinese made and are subject to the same iffy metallurgy and quality control standards. These two specifically are going to be very similar, with the main difference being the spinfishers are "sealed". If they never get dunked, or pull more weight than they are made for, you'll do fine with either. If you like to push small reels and battle bigger fish, they will both let you down eventually. I have personally absolutely trashed the gears and bearings in 3 battles and 2 spinfishers using a 2-3000 sized reel offshore for offshore species in the GOM off South Texas. They each lasted 3-4 trips.