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    Question for Reel quality

    Found Sale of H2O Xpress reels at Academy Sports. The H2O Xpress Menace for $49.99 normally $99.99 and the H2O Xpress Mayhem for $74.99 normally $149.99. Anyone use either or both these baitcaster reels and what ore you reviews?

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    Those are generic reels made probably by Silstar with the house brand name on them. Nothing peculiarly wrong with that...Silstar makes reels for a lot of different brand names. For a reel for 50 bucks it's probably a good deal. However, if I were spending $150, I would stay with a name brand reel; Shimano, Dawia, Lews etc. That's just my opinion.
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    They make for a good 1 yr reel depending on how you treat them. I know a couple of guys that has gotten 2 yrs out of them but ...not all o their reels.

    Keep a eye on Ebay. Simmons sporting goods always has great deals on new reels. I have purchased a few from them at typically a 30% discount off of retail.

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    I am using only Academy sports. Like all reels, maintenance is key. I have mainly the Mettles. I like the Menace a lot. I found one on ebay for $30 and was pleasantly surprised. This reel is offered in a 7.9 which is exceptional. I just purchased two myself. I have a Mystic which is there other high dollar reel. As good as any high dollar reel on the market. The Mayhem is a sweet deal.
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    Hold your receipt, use it for a couple months, if you do not like it return it. They are great about returns if you have your receipt
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyO View Post
    Hold your receipt, use it for a couple months, if you do not like it return it. They are great about returns if you have your receipt
    That's just wrong
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    I have several. They fish just as good as my more expensive reels. A good reel for the man who doesn't have to impress anyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Legend 2013 View Post
    That's just wrong
    Have you ever shopped at an Academy, They promote returning your purchase if your are unhappy
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    Yes, but not 2 months later that's bs.
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    have 2 mettles that have used 4 years ---never an issue with them

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyO View Post
    Have you ever shopped at an Academy, They promote returning your purchase if your are unhappy
    Come on now - taking advantage isn't the way to thank them is it?