Anyone try the 13 Fishing Creed GT spinning reel?

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Anyone try the 13 Fishing Creed GT spinning reel?

Postby 1nutinthewater » Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:28 am

I already own 6 stradics and was dying to try something new so i ordered the 13 Fishing Creed GT. Spooled it up with another new to me line- Sunline Natural something in blue. With my eyes going south I lasted 2 casts and decided that i cannot see it and back to the rig for a stradic spooled with high vis.
Anyone have any experience with the Creed GT?
I love the stradics but have sent several back over the last few years. I think a daiwa ballistic is next on the list.
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Re: Anyone try the 13 Fishing Creed GT spinning reel?

Postby Slazmo » Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:41 am

The Ballistic is a bit of a backward step quality wise compared to the Stradic... But depends on which Stradic your talking about.

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Re: Anyone try the 13 Fishing Creed GT spinning reel?

Postby 1nutinthewater » Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:55 am

I have had many- fi, fj, fk, ci4, ci4+

I fish them hard and they seem to always have an issue after a year or 2. Most recent ci4 that was sent in was replaced with a new one by shimano- after maybe a dozen outings the bail is not always flipping back over.....
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Re: Anyone try the 13 Fishing Creed GT spinning reel?

Postby 1nutinthewater » Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:41 pm

Nobody has given this reel a test drive?
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Re: Anyone try the 13 Fishing Creed GT spinning reel?

Postby ec1 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:26 am

Held it at iCast but can't say for durability or power under load.
Looks / Feels great for its price tag and I would try one for my next spinning reel. I just feel like you need to remember that this is under $100, and don't expect $200 in performance.
Not available at retailers in Canada yet. Hopefully by the time the ice is all gone here.

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Re: Anyone try the 13 Fishing Creed GT spinning reel?

Postby reason162 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:00 am

I might give it a test run if they cost 30 bucks.

For a C note, Shimano Nasci and Daiwa BG are the obvious choices imo.

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Re: Anyone try the 13 Fishing Creed GT spinning reel?

Postby Real Pudd legend » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:34 am

My local tackle shop has 5 of them , I felt all 5 and they feel very heart and grindy. Very disappointed in it but I guess you get what you pay for , it feels like $89 .

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Re: Anyone try the 13 Fishing Creed GT spinning reel?

Postby lifeofRiley » Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:34 am

I just can't get over the look of the spool. That honeycomb look seems so overdone, and a great way to let more contaminants come in contact with the main shaft and the reels internals. I'd stick to the stradic or a daiwa ballistic.


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