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Old 04-07-2021, 06:45 PM
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I read somewhere that these are manufactured in NJ. Is that true? If so can you buy direct, visit their location? Also, any opinions on these reels ?
Old 04-08-2021, 03:42 AM
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Made in China for a Jersey based distributer.
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We have been flooded with the China reels for some time now. This is just another one.

All one has to do is go out and buy a new Penn Senator H2 reel and fish it and see how it holds up. Probably the most popular reel ever made and sold is the Penn 4/09-113. Many of them our parents and for some yojur grandparents will not pass a Penn H2 reel down to your kids or grandkids. Cheap quality stainless and handles that bend and break are indicative of most any China sourced reel.

Penn (Pure Fishing) owns and has even cheapened the old ABu Garcia Ambassadeurs. I wont bring any of the newer ones into the shop for repair as they are too cheap and flimsy to get right once apart. Same issues as with the Senators.

We can blame the buyers of Penn for all of this since the last acquisition. That 1.3 billion that was spent has to turn a profit somehow......

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Originally Posted by Tarpun View Post
Made in China for a Jersey based distributer.
Yes. Tsunami is a brand owned by Folsom, based in NJ, and one of the biggest wholesale distributors to big box chains. I assume they created the brand bc they have distribution down pat.
The reels are made in Asia and just branded with Tsunami. They also have the distribution rights in N. America for Maxell, another similar brand.
Their gear is pretty popular in the NE actually. They have a large variety of rods that are pretty darn good for the price points. The tackle is pretty good too.
IMO, the reels by both brands are not that great and you should stick to reels made by actual manufacturers, you can't really go wrong with daiwa, shimano, okuma at the similar price points.
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We have been using The Tsunami Force Jigging Reels and the Saltx spinners for about 2 years and they seem to hold up well for a cheap reel.

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