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Wright and Mcgill sabalos 4000 reel review

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Wright and Mcgill sabalos 4000 reel review

Postby gsellers1245 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:24 pm

last year I bought a wright and mcgill sabalos 4000 spinning reel. I have owned this reel for about 8 or 9 months now. Since I have bought it I have beaten the crap out of it. Neglected it and dunked it a few times on accident. There has been days where I forgot to wash off after I'm done but mostly I have washed the reel after every trip. Upon doing maintenance of oiling my bearings and greasing the gears I found the internal guts to be in excellent shape. Cleaned and relubed everything. Reel performs just like new. The only corrosion I found was on the outer body of the reel. Here is how I'm going to break down the reel
1. Drag
The drag is a feature I like best about this reel. It gives you room to work with so to speak. Each click of the drag applies the drag a little at a time unlike some reels I have had in the past where one click is too much and usually ends up in a break off.
2. Construction
Mostly aluminum pieces so corrosion is left to a minimum. Don't have any complaints about it.
3. Performance
I have tackled cuda shark bull reds monster rays and this reel handles itself pretty well.
4. Parts availability
This is the one and only thing I do not like about this reel. When I was servicing the bail the spring shot a little lever out in my room somewhere. Well great time to call w&m to order the part. Once on the phone with them I am notified that they do not offer replacement parts. Instead they offer an exchange for 50%. I think that's crap. In my case it was a .10 cent piece of metal that will cost me $45 or more. Ended up finding it but man I hope I don't have to replace any parts anytime soon.
5. Overall performance
From bluegill with my niece to bull reds this reel is a great choice except where I outlined in parts availability. I rate this reel a 7.5 out of 10.
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Re: Wright and Mcgill sabalos 4000 reel review

Postby tpasurf » Tue Apr 19, 2011 5:17 pm

great review been interested in these reels!
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