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my shark rig #15995491 04/15/21
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16/0 penn on unlimited class fenwick. hope to gtet one on this summer[Linked Image from i.postimg.cc]



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Re: my shark rig [Re: fishguts] #15996925 04/15/21
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Heck of a reel. I have 2 Penns and almost never use them . A Penn 113 Senator and another one. I used them for Flathead catfishing in the big rivers.


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Re: my shark rig [Re: fishguts] #15998066 04/16/21
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sweet, i have a 16/0 and a 14/0 id like to get a complete set, of senators but they are pretty pricy not being made anymore

Re: my shark rig [Re: fishguts] #16000122 04/16/21
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Originally Posted by fishguts
16/0 penn on unlimited class fenwick. hope to gtet one on this summer[Linked Image from i.postimg.cc]



Had one almost striped on bob hall pier back in 02, probably giant greater hammer. I was using a 35lb jack for bait. 18/0 hooks straightened out. Wish I still had the reel and rod, but those 16/0 bring good money from collectors. reels nowadays have much better drags.


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Re: my shark rig [Re: stxhunter] #16000267 04/16/21
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Had one almost striped on bob hall pier back in 02, probably giant greater hammer. I was using a 35lb jack for bait. 18/0 hooks straightened out. Wish I still had the reel and rod, but those 16/0 bring good money from collectors. reels nowadays have much better drags.[/quote]

For sure, BUT the old senators can really handle beach conditions, especially in blowing sand and if getting dunked. Unlike the more modern reels with closer tolerances. And its got more than enough drag for me and although "older" I'm a stout 5'9" with a pretty good back.

My fave is a 12/0 for day in day out but I also use the 14/0 for the big sharks in FL.


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Re: my shark rig [Re: Blu_Cs] #16001540 04/17/21
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Originally Posted by Blu_Cs


Had one almost striped on bob hall pier back in 02, probably giant greater hammer. I was using a 35lb jack for bait. 18/0 hooks straightened out. Wish I still had the reel and rod, but those 16/0 bring good money from collectors. reels nowadays have much better drags.[/quote]

For sure, BUT the old senators can really handle beach conditions, especially in blowing sand and if getting dunked. Unlike the more modern reels with closer tolerances. And its got more than enough drag for me and although "older" I'm a stout 5'9" with a pretty good back.

My fave is a 12/0 for day in day out but I also use the 14/0 for the big sharks in FL.
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Wouldn't closer tolerances help keep that stuff out of the reel?

Those old senators have ok drags but they aren't in the same league as the new reels. Fished with both and senator can't hold a candle against a high end penn, avet, or any other high end reel. One of my old managers had a huge senator that had a handle like a come along. He wanted to hook salmon sharks with it. Pretty sure it was a 16/0. The handle was a crank, not a normal handle

Re: my shark rig [Re: fishguts] #16003827 04/17/21
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There used to be quite a few "hop up" kits for the old Penn's. Drags, frames, gears, handles..... Obviously for a reason. Work horses for sure though!

That big one reminds me of Quint from Jaws!

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I use my old Penn 14/0 for reeling in temporary electric fence when moving the cows. A old, heavy Penn 50w with 200lb power pro can handle more than I can.


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Re: my shark rig [Re: stxhunter] #16010920 04/19/21
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Originally Posted by stxhunter
Originally Posted by fishguts
16/0 penn on unlimited class fenwick. hope to gtet one on this summer[Linked Image from i.postimg.cc]



Had one almost striped on bob hall pier back in 02, probably giant greater hammer. I was using a 35lb jack for bait. 18/0 hooks straightened out. Wish I still had the reel and rod, but those 16/0 bring good money from collectors. reels nowadays have much better drags.





Had a 16/0 myself back in the day. Just wasn't running i to enough fish big enough to keep bull-dogging that big a rig.

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