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Old 08-09-2006, 12:11 PM
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Default Pro Gear Pacifica Reel

How is this reel? The reel seems very plain looking and at 179 dollars, I thought pretty pricey for what looked like a souped up jigmaster (I mean very no frills and void of nice features or fancy cosmetics). However, the freespool seemed pretty fast. Has anyone ever used this one and can make a valid testimonial on the casting and performance?

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Old 08-09-2006, 01:17 PM
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3500...? 2500...?

Very solid 20 - 30# reels. The narrow 3500 is a perfect jig tossing reel. I've had one for 7-8 years and works fine




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Old 08-09-2006, 01:47 PM
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The 2000/2500 are high grade Jigmasters... one piece frame with inset sideplates, high grade bearings. Spins like a top.

The 3000/3500 are high grade 4/0's. The 3500 is a graphite sideplate version of their Classic 454 YTS. Again, strong frame with inset sides, good bearings, good handle. Spin like a top. I had a 3500.
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Old 08-09-2006, 03:25 PM
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Way better than a jigmaster. One piece milled alumninum frames and 4/0 drags not to mention excellent bearings and a nice handle. My PG2000 was the first saltwater reel I ever purchased and even after 2 years of heavy use, it's still in near new condition.
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Old 08-09-2006, 04:03 PM
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Thanks guys for the input...

How would you say it compares to the Daiwa Saltist?? Both are the same price, but the Saltist looks a lot nicer. However, I can tell the Pro Gear Pacifica is a very simple and durable reel.
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Old 08-09-2006, 04:23 PM
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Saltist and Torium are nice for the money. However, both are cast aluminum reels, not machined. I've never owned a saltist but I've owned a few toriums and currently have 4 progears (the pacifica as well as 3 albacore specials). I love my albacore specials--pro gear makes some great reels.

Honestly, $179 is way too high for the progear, however. But, they don't really make them anymore so maybe it's the rarity factor (I think that I paid about $150 4 years ago for mine).
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Old 08-09-2006, 04:30 PM
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Honestly, $179 is way too high for the progear, however. But, they don't really make them anymore so maybe it's the rarity factor (I think that I paid about $150 4 years ago for mine).

Charles is right on about the price. Unused ones can be purchased for anywhere from $100.00-$125.00.

The last one I bought was for $100.00 in great condition.

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Old 08-09-2006, 08:20 PM
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Way better than a jigmaster. One piece milled alumninum frames and 4/0 drags not to mention excellent bearings and a nice handle. My PG2000 was the first saltwater reel I ever purchased and even after 2 years of heavy use, it's still in near new condition.
The 2000/2500 have Jigmaster drags, not 4/0 drags. The 3000/3500 have 4/0 gears and drags.
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Old 08-09-2006, 10:52 PM
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Do they still sell the pro gear pacifica?? couldn't find them??

Anyone want to sell me one?
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Old 08-10-2006, 07:12 AM
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Do they still sell the pro gear pacifica?? couldn't find them??

Anyone want to sell me one?
I have a PG2000, jigmaster sized 20-30#reel and a PG3500, YTS4/0, 40-50#
email me if you are serious. . .
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