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Reel suggestion

Discussion in 'Fishing Forum' started by Bonne46, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. Bonne46

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    Rod the reel would be for is a Ugly Stick 6'6". The current one I have on it is shot so its time for replacement.

    Any good reels anyone can recommend that won't break that bank?
     
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    baitcasting or spinning?
     
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    I've only used spinning so I will probably stick with that.
     
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    excuzzzeme Stroke Survivor '05

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    Ok well lets not say cheap I want something that will last. What models Shimano?
     
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    pick a shimano or penn reel, and not the el cheapo bottom of the barrel ones. Be ready to spend 75+ and with proper maintenance you will have a reel that will last for a decade
     
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    excuzzzeme Stroke Survivor '05

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    The reel you picked has only 3 ball bearings. Many people are all hung up on how many but my Shimano is as smooth running as I could hope to find. Since it is a 4000, older model, I will never trash talk it as I have used in fresh and salt.

    I feel confident that you will like the smoothness of the real you picked.

    If you go Penn, go with the black and gold colored ones as they are better made than the gray/aluminum ones.
     
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    Yea when I said not break the bank I wasn't refering to reels that cost $29 bucks or anything like that. I was expecting to pay $75 or up, I just meant not like $150 or anything. My fault I wasn't as clear.

    Now before I never really did no care for my rods/reels. I never knew how or what to do. So since I'm in the market for a new reel I want to make sure I do proper caring. Can you guys inform me what all I should be doing to my reels and rods for proper care. Thank you
     
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    Pflueger president is the best reel in my opinion for the money. I use them for ultra light light and surf reels.
     
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    jaysen i eat rats like you for breakfast!

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    cant go wrong with any shimano imo.
     
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    just go to your local tackle place and ask to handle the reals and get a good feel for what you like. i love my 25 buck spinner over my 100 baitcaster, just feels better and fouls less, so its totally up to you.
     
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    So I've been real busy with work lately and now that there giving me a little bit more time on my hands I can FINALLY go out and shop for some reels. I haven't gone out yet to any stores, plus the only ones near me are ****'s Sporting Goods. The closest Cabela's is about 2 hours away but worth the trip.

    The only "shopping" I have done was just on website, and opinions from other people. Just curious I got a list from a friend who suggested several reels in the same brand names everyone has recommended here, I was wondering from this list if any of them are good or worth to get.

    Shimano Sedona Spinning Reel
    Shimano Sahara FD
    Shimano Sedona 4000 FD
    Shimano Sahara 2500/3000/4000 FD
    Daiwa Takara 1500/2500/3500
    Daiwa Exceler? (can't understand his writing on that lol)
    Pflueger PResident

    Any of them good? Also what does FD mean? and the different numbers?
     
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    I have both a Shimano sahara and sedona. Imo spend a bit more and get the Sahara its a super smooth reel and I actually use it over my kevin van dam reel alot of times. Depending on what your fishing for Id stick with the 1000 or 500. If you notice the weight almost triples on the bigger reel which can wear you down over the day.

    http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/s..._102801_100001002_100000000_100001000_100-1-2
     
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    I was looking at just getting it from ****'ssportinggoods and I think they only have the 2500 as lowest. I'll have to check
     
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    thats a pretty small rod your on a boat right? I have penns on my surfcasters and the work pretty good, no complaints.
     
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    Find an older Mitchell / Garcia 300 or 301 on Ebay if you can...... Mine is almost 30 years old and works like I bought it yesterday.
     
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    The black and gold Penn reels are the best IMHO&IME. I have had a couple for a very long time. I use them in both salt and fresh. If used in salt the reel is just rinsed down with freshwater after every trip.
     
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    this^ fantastic walleye reel. for casting though your not gonna beat a casting reel. abu's revo series is top of the line performance for decent prices. what kind of fishing are you gonna be doing?
     

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