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Re: 13 Fish Free Fall
« Reply #30 on: Dec 04, 2019, 01:35 PM »
there's not much to the free fall action on the free fall ghost. just has an open bearing inside the spool. i would not add any thing to it.

you could use your freezer to check on it if your working with it.

mine has a warped spool brand new.

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Re: 13 Fish Free Fall
« Reply #31 on: Dec 04, 2019, 02:11 PM »
just got off the phone with 13 fishing and they said anyone having questions or issues to reach out to them at

Info@13Fishing.com

steve is going to personally take care of my reel and replace it with new and make sure the new one is good.
it came from gander and they had them all thrown into boxes, so guessing weight sat on it all off season and warped it.

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Re: 13 Fish Free Fall
« Reply #32 on: Dec 04, 2019, 07:26 PM »
Caught a few 20"+ walleye and 28" pike this past weekend on upper red lake with my free fall ghost. Had no problem with the drag, never broke a fish off on 4lb test.

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Re: 13 Fish Free Fall
« Reply #33 on: Dec 04, 2019, 07:30 PM »
Caught a few 20"+ walleye and 28" pike this past weekend on upper red lake with my free fall ghost. Had no problem with the drag, never broke a fish off on 4lb test.

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Re: 13 Fish Free Fall
« Reply #34 on: Dec 04, 2019, 07:43 PM »
I have lived within 20 miles of the Saginaw Bay, my whole life.  My go to walleye rods are ugly sticks in the 30in. medium/light action.  I top them off with 8lb. mono on Pflueger Presidential reels.  The Presidential's have the smoothest drag and are the smoothest to reel, out of any reel I have used.  When you have the potential of catching walleye over 10lbs, on a regular basis, you have to go with what you are confident in.  I'm confident with the set-ups I use.  I certainly wouldn't go out on the bay, fishing for walleye, with a free fall in-line reel.  Anyone interested in hooking up for some fantastic walleye fishing, either summer or winter, send my a PM. 


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Re: 13 Fish Free Fall
« Reply #35 on: Dec 05, 2019, 04:49 PM »
Does anybody else think its ridiculous to have to disassemble a $100+ reel and perform maintenance right out of the box?

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Re: 13 Fish Free Fall
« Reply #36 on: Dec 05, 2019, 04:56 PM »
All the inlines suck imo

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Re: 13 Fish Free Fall
« Reply #37 on: Dec 05, 2019, 06:44 PM »
I wouldn't go that far.  I kind of like the Genz.  I use them for pan fish, but I certainly wouldn't entertain the idea of going walleye fishing with them.

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Re: 13 Fish Free Fall
« Reply #38 on: Dec 07, 2019, 01:42 PM »
Does anybody else think its ridiculous to have to disassemble a $100+ reel and perform maintenance right out of the box?

Not at all.  The correct terminology is performance tuning.  Even a spinning reel, dirt cheap $15 one can be optimized for performance in the right hand.  So can a $500 reel.  There is nothing wrong with fishing the reel right out of the box, that's if that's what one wants.

Often times a better performing lubricant can make a difference over that of the standard manufacture's lubricant.

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Re: 13 Fish Free Fall
« Reply #39 on: Dec 07, 2019, 04:00 PM »
Not at all.  The correct terminology is performance tuning.  Even a spinning reel, dirt cheap $15 one can be optimized for performance in the right hand.  So can a $500 reel.  There is nothing wrong with fishing the reel right out of the box, that's if that's what one wants.

Often times a better performing lubricant can make a difference over that of the standard manufacture's lubricant.
which begs the question. They know the conditions the reels would be used in. Do they save that much on the bottom line by not putting in some cold weather lubricant?
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Re: 13 Fish Free Fall
« Reply #40 on: Dec 07, 2019, 06:42 PM »
All my inlines are torn down, buffed, and polished then oiled and grease and reassembled. 

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Re: 13 Fish Free Fall
« Reply #41 on: Today at 09:37 AM »


Glad there is some cheaper options this year
Got this on black Friday for 40$
My son(13) got the pickle last year and after trying it on some awesome crappie action I had to have one!
Not for every fish but they have an advantage in some spots 😎

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Re: 13 Fish Free Fall
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Re: 13 Fish Free Fall
« Reply #43 on: Today at 10:36 AM »
That is a HAWG of a crappie! Nice bucket of fine eating right there.
Maybe someday I'll think of something clever to write here...but I doubt it.

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Re: 13 Fish Free Fall
« Reply #44 on: Today at 07:14 PM »
free fall trick shop limited edition.





ice fishing show had lots of different free falls.


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Re: 13 Fish Free Fall
« Reply #45 on: Today at 07:56 PM »
Thanks
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