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Reel choices 2.0

Discussion in 'Tackle Talk' started by feedinggrounds, Apr 7, 2018.

  1. feedinggrounds

    feedinggrounds

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    Not looking for a $100.00+ reel but do wonder about say $ 25- $50ish range reels spinning or casting. Reason being I like a fresh reel every 2 or 3 years passing my older gear to kids or the rod rack for guests. We live on a decent fishing lake and have to have gear for company and family that stops by, that did not know they were on a fishing trip. But have introduced a lot of kids and adults to fishing whose day did not start out as a fishing adventure. I have some 10 year old Mitchells that were $30 a copy I liked. I do wonder about the new versions, the $ 25-$40 Shimanos, Okumas, and do like how the Lews feel. Lots of reels in this range, if I can get 3-4 years use. What are you using?
     
  2. antlerhunter

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    Pfluegor Trion has served me well the last 5 years. Fits the price range.
     

  3. Badgersbunk

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    Just picked up a pfluger reel for $40 with a $25 rebate for buying a Fenwick pole for $60. I’m pretty happy with em so far.


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  4. river rat78

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    You can get a good spinning reel in that price range like the shimano sienna or pflueger trion. Casting reels on the cheap will perform cheap. You need to spend a decent amount of money in order to cast with one or you will end up spending too much time digging out birdsnests.
     
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  5. BDuff1234

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    I only use spinning reels so I can’t give any opinion on baitcasting reels. But as far as spinning reels go. Pflueger trion gets my vote. It’s the only reel I purchase anymore.
     
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  6. mjh4

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    I've had real good luck with the Okuma stratus spinning reel. At dicks sports there from $30-$50 smooth and reliable.


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  7. Jimbos

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    Pflueger's all day everyday, I haven't had one fail me yet and my oldest ones are getting to be 7 or so years old.
     
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  8. feedinggrounds

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    I will take a look at the Pflugers , The new Mitchels just don't feel good any more. Franks had a lot of Okumas on sale. Rear drag or on the spool? I think I like the rear drag, not sure why yet.
     
  9. jstfish48162

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    On the spool drag is easier to adjust especially while fighting a fish.
    As said above....a cheap baitcaster is going to perform cheap. Expect to spend $65-$125 for something of any kind of quality in a baitcaster.
     
  10. woodie slayer

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    pfluegar president reels and you get a 25 buck rebate right now till augest
     
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    Ok, the rebate may tip the scales, I am seeing last I looked the President in the $79 range give or take.
     
  12. Mr Burgundy

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    Okuma stratus is a great reel for the price. $25-$35 depending on size. I purchased several for my open water and ice rods and have not been disappointed. Has a good drag, smooth action and is well balanced.
     
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