Amundson Trend X5 Mooching Reel review?

Discussion in 'General Open Forum' started by Fixit, Nov 25, 2017.

  1. Fixit

    Fixit Well-Known Member

    looking at buying 4 of these to replace some daiwa m1plus mooching reels. cant find any reviews on them.

    anybody run them? hows the drag? (i dislike how touchy islander drags are) any creep?

    what about the soft handles? i prefer paddles to the small nubs islanders have

  2. bigdogg1

    bigdogg1 Active Member

    I ran 2 last year and have found them to be excellent. No issues whatsoever. Smooth return, good feel to the paddles and zero line creep.
  3. Fishtank

    Fishtank Active Member

    I prefer mine over my islander all day long
  4. Fixit

    Fixit Well-Known Member

    How is the drag adjustment? I find the islanders go from way too much drag to a bird nest with a 1/4 back turn (maybe a neglect of maintenance issue?). I'm hoping for a more gradual adjustment with the trend x5's???!?
  5. bigdogg1

    bigdogg1 Active Member

    Drag is very gradual. Had a fair number of newbies on board. The reels performed great with them while adjusting on DR's and playing fish.
  6. Pippen

    Pippen Well-Known Member

    A buddy has some and they are great. Going to get a pair myself this winter.
  7. scott craven

    scott craven Well-Known Member

  8. ExFlyGuy

    ExFlyGuy Well-Known Member

    HC has the black ones on for $249 this weekend for Black Friday and cyber Monday.

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  9. Fixit

    Fixit Well-Known Member

    Yup I'll be getting them from HC

    Thanks for the good advice guys
  10. Fixit

    Fixit Well-Known Member

    did i mention that ive got 30$ 15lb cannon balls for sale?
    HC has a ton of good deals, this might get expensive!
  11. Fixit

    Fixit Well-Known Member

    12:01am. Just ordered 4 reels, a wash down pump kit and some braid for backing!
  12. Brian McDermott

    Brian McDermott New Member

  13. Fixit

    Fixit Well-Known Member

    Harbour chandler. -nanaimo
  14. SteelyDan

    SteelyDan Well-Known Member

    Got my 2 today from Chandler. For a total of 4 in the boat now

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