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Spincast reel

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My fiance insists on using a spincast reel when she fishes and it has been working pretty well, but is getting a little tired. I took it apart gave it fresh grease and oil, and it has new cajun (8#) line on it (Med action rod/reel combo). Over the past weekend she could still not get it to cast more than 20-25 feet, it just stops when it gets that far. There is plenty of line, no tangles, and the reel seems to be operating OK, but I have convinced her that it might just be time for a new reel, she will only use another spincast push buttom type rell cause she loves them. So I guess I am wondering if anyone has any tips on a new reel, or if there may be a better line choice to help her casting out. Thanks lots! (Any other tips are welcome too!)

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You are between a rock and a hard place. I think Daiwa makes the top O' the line spin-cast reels. Maybe try going down in test, i.e., maybe 6 lb test instead of 8 lb. Try to talk her into a spinning outfit, I wish you the best of luck. Women are soooo tough!!! Got to love 'em.

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Check out ABU Garcia,

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Try a Quantam PTI

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thanks for all the responses, this forum is so great for information. I have done some searching back in the forum and it appears that the zebco 33 is a classic that seems to work well, but the Daiwa Goldcast seems to be the top of the line. I thought I might be able to get her into a baitcaster (she just doesn't like the reel to be on the bottom of the rod), so I was wondering if there was a lower end baitcaster that I won't break the bank, and I won't feel bad setting it aside if she doesn't liek it (I only on spinning reels myself). thanks for all your great advice

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My wife and daughter are the same way like spin cast reels. I had an old vintage Shakespeare no. 1810 under the rod spin reel that my uncle used when he was alive that I really liked for pan fishing. So I bought myself 3 Shakespeare trigger under spin rigs to use for pan fishing and now my wife, daughter and son use them pretty much all the time. Just a thought.

Lynn

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