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javabone

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13 Fishing Free Fall Ghost??
« on: Aug 10, 2017, 07:16 AM »
I see they 13 Fishing is coming out with a new version of the free fall.  Has anyone played with one of these or know about them?  I was wondering how much they weighed?  Thanks.

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Re: 13 Fishing Free Fall Ghost??
« Reply #1 on: Aug 10, 2017, 11:48 AM »
Says here it weighs in at 1lb. Sounds like it'll be alot more "hardwater friendly" with the composite frame.
https://www.clearh2otackle.com/product/freefall-ghost-inline-ice-reel

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Re: 13 Fishing Free Fall Ghost??
« Reply #2 on: Aug 10, 2017, 04:23 PM »
Give the guys at sportsmans direct a call they'll give you the exact weight http://sportsmensdirect.com/shop/icefishingreels/13-fishing-free-fall-ghost/

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Re: 13 Fishing Free Fall Ghost??
« Reply #3 on: Aug 10, 2017, 09:31 PM »
when is it coming out?

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Re: 13 Fishing Free Fall Ghost??
« Reply #4 on: Aug 11, 2017, 09:10 AM »
Won't solve the freeze up issue on the spool and casing though.  I wish they would find some way to alleviate freeze up on the spool, it completely destroys the "FreeFall" concept.  I would rather have a fix to that than weight although I don't know how they would fix that without completely re-designing the FreeFall.

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Re: 13 Fishing Free Fall Ghost??
« Reply #5 on: Aug 11, 2017, 05:01 PM »
Good concept,  I don't have one but imagine they work well in a shack?  They are coming out in October if I remember correctly?

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Re: 13 Fishing Free Fall Ghost??
« Reply #6 on: Aug 11, 2017, 05:02 PM »
I'm thinking it should weigh in at sub 6 oz?

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Re: 13 Fishing Free Fall Ghost??
« Reply #7 on: Aug 12, 2017, 07:22 PM »
I'm thinking it should weigh in at sub 6 oz?
Listed at 1 lb
     

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Re: 13 Fishing Free Fall Ghost??
« Reply #8 on: Sep 08, 2017, 07:13 AM »
Why is there no information on 13 fishing website about the new freefall ghost? I just ordered a Tuned Up Custom 32" Bullwhip with a cork split grip. Has anyone paired up a Freefall on a TUCR with a split grip? looking for any feedback from those of  you that have a freefall.

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Re: 13 Fishing Free Fall Ghost??
« Reply #10 on: Sep 08, 2017, 10:32 AM »
Why is there no information on 13 fishing website about the new freefall ghost? I just ordered a Tuned Up Custom 32" Bullwhip with a cork split grip. Has anyone paired up a Freefall on a TUCR with a split grip? looking for any feedback from those of  you that have a freefall.

Yep, I have a free fall on my Bullwhip and my Precision Noodle, both split grips.  I'm probably going to buy 3-4 more of them this year.  The only thing I don't like about them is that the drag makes almost no noise when a fish is taking line so it will kind of worry you a little bit when you have something bigger on.  I'm not saying the drag doesn't work good enough to handle bigger fish because it does, it's just weird to not hear anything.  I usually fish out of a flip over shack so icing up isn't an issue for me.

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Re: 13 Fishing Free Fall Ghost??
« Reply #13 on: Sep 24, 2017, 04:31 PM »
I just ordered 2.cant wait till they show up.

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Re: 13 Fishing Free Fall Ghost??
« Reply #14 on: Sep 24, 2017, 06:03 PM »
What's the difference between the FreeFall Ghost and the Black Betty FreeFall, they look identical except for the colors.

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Re: 13 Fishing Free Fall Ghost??
« Reply #15 on: Sep 25, 2017, 08:07 AM »
Something to do with the material I believe. I think the ghost is supposed to be a little lighter. According to the descriptions they are both made from composite frames though.
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Re: 13 Fishing Free Fall Ghost??
« Reply #16 on: Sep 25, 2017, 10:06 AM »
Thanks Pal.  The thing that jumped out at me was the price difference, the Ghost is $70 where the Black Betty is $110 yet they look the same other than the paint job.

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Re: 13 Fishing Free Fall Ghost??
« Reply #17 on: Sep 25, 2017, 10:54 AM »
13 Fishing Black Betty 6061 Inline Ice Reels feature a CNC machined 6061 aluminum construction for toughness and durability. The incredible frame design allows anglers to fish a "pistol" or "pencil" grip style without rubbing the rim of the spool. This multiplier fly style reel eliminates line twist so that you can delicately and naturally present small or light baits. With an internal gear cover, smooth carbon drag, anti-reverse, and much more, Black Betty 6061 Ice Reels give ice anglers the most bang for their buck. These are the ultimate inline ice reels!

•6061 bar stock CNC machined aluminum
•Integrated fender design
•Lightweight EVA handle knobs
•Carbon drag
•Instant anti-reverse
•Bait alarm


The FreeFall Ghost is the latest Inline reel from the company that has perfected inline fishing. The revolutionary FreeFall trigger allows hard water anglers to hit specific depths, and get instant hookups by releasing the trigger in the target zone. Expect easy one handed operation, smooth drag, and the perfect all around gear ratio for shallow to mid-depth (5-50') Ice Fishing. No line twist, drop speed control, and tangle free spool cap create a user friendly design that simplifies line management and makes your time on the ice more enjoyable.

•Composite Graphite Frame
•Aluminum Handle
•Integrated Fender
•FreeFall Trigger System
•Soft Touch Knobs
•Drop Speed Control
•Instant Hookup System
•Graphite Star Drag
•Tangle Free Spool Cap
•2.5:1 Gear Ratio
•4 Stainless Ball Bearings
•Instant Anti-Reverse

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Re: 13 Fishing Free Fall Ghost??
« Reply #18 on: Oct 05, 2017, 09:20 AM »
See that 13 Fishing has this reel up for sale on their website.
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Re: 13 Fishing Free Fall Ghost??
« Reply #19 on: Oct 05, 2017, 02:57 PM »
Scheels has them in stock now too. I messed around with it a bit yesterday. Definitely has a different feel than the original freefall. I'll be getting one to give it a try at least this season. I'm not completely sold on the plastic though...
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