Old 03-03-2011, 11:52 AM
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I have a friend who a couple years ago and bought a couple Shimano Beastmasters. I have to admit they are pretty amazing reels in what they will do. You can even connect them to a Furuno sounder and they will drop to depth on fish displayed on the machine.

The only problem he had was the manual and LED on the reel is written in Japanese but being an engineer he was able to figure it out and has had great luck with them.

I dont own any as I have enough trouble operating my old fashioned 2 speeds , but I sure would like one on my kite rod!

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