Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
fishdaddy

Bait casting reel

Recommended Posts

fishdaddy

I'm looking at buying a bait caster. I'll be using it mainly for heavy cover. I know high speed is way to go. What reels do you recommend? Or don't? Id like to spend less than $150.

Thanks and good fishing!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
yegge17

I'm pretty sure someone else will say this too. I'd recommend you the Shimano Curado for $150:

Curados are great for throwing weightless jigs/lures.

-OR-

Shimano Citica E for $120 or less on Ebay. I heard the newer Citica G's are not as great of quality as the E series. I have 2 of the Citica E's and they have not failed on me yet. I mainly use them for Flipping heavy cover and cranking. I have yet to use the Curado, but a friend from Joe's Sporting Goods recommends them over the Citica.

These are just my 2 cents. I personally, am a huge Shimano fan. I made the switch from Quantum and never looked back.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Deitz Dittrich

Yes, the curado would be a very good choice!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Grum

Abu Garcia Revo S - $130

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
slipperybob

Shimano...the longer u use it, the smoother it becomes...LOL

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
fish_eat_sleep

get a curado or a revo sx on sale somewhere. iv seen both as much a $30 off depending what time of year though obviously

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Chode2235

Curado is a great choice.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
fishdaddy

Thanks for your input. I Read good reviews on the Abu orra sx as well anyone use one?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ALL_IN

I am a REVO man... I think Dietz is running a Shimano cult grin

I have used Abu Garcia Revos and I love them, I have many friends that use Shimano and they love the hell out of them. I think it is what you are used to.

I will throw this out there BPS offers a PRO Qualifier for $99.99, I picked one up this year and was super impressed! It has really high ratings on the site. It is said that it is a Revo frame and everything but has the BPS name on it. Might be worth a look since you could get almost 2 reels for the price of the other reels at $169.99, just my opinion.

ALL-IN

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rivernut

I have 2 curados, and they are great reels. You cant go wrong with the curado.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Deitz Dittrich

Quote:
I think Dietz is running a Shimano cult

I've been accused of worse.. LOL wink

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Beets

Garcia,shimano= cant lose.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  



  • Posts

    • Bluegill Dan
      Any body know how much ice is on Maple Lake?
    • eyeguy 54
      just bring 1 or you will end up taking 16 back....  LOL 
    • leech~~
      Can't make this one but looking forward to meeting up on the next. I may even try moving around to catch some like eyeguy, instead of enjoying a nice relaxing sit in my chair and talking!! I think I still have 17 cans of beer in my basement of the 18 can case I brought last year no one drank, I can bring again!!
    • eyeguy 54
      you might need to drag me back after I eat all the treats! 
    • eyeguy 54
      6 to 7 inches where I was this morning. lotta smalls again but a few nice ones in the mix. This nice male just broke nine inches. Not a monster but a beauty. 
    • BWpineisland
      Anyone been around the western edge or north side of Pine with sled or atv?
    • trro0901
      My dad fell thru Camp Lake just north of Shakopee last weekend.  Went from 6" to less then 1.5" in an area that typically never has issues.  Lots of abnormal freezing this year, there were still open pockets Sunday afternoon.   Haven't seen it freeze like this in years (at least on our lake.)  Don't go alone on lakes you're not familiar with.  Bring a spud.  
    • MrSchrute
      Any info on Mayhew Lake just NE of St. Cloud? Just moved to the area and was looking to get out a small lake.  
    • monstermoose78
      @MJ1657 @Rick @leech~~  Everyone come on you pick some great minds! 
    • Rick
      Now is the time to talk to kids about the dangers of thin ice. As temperatures continue to dip below freezing, ice is forming on many lakes, ponds and rivers. But conditions vary across the state.  Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation officer Hannah Mishler has already responded to multiple ice rescue calls. “Ice, especially snow covered ice, is extremely deceptive. You can’t see dangerous cracks or the thickness of the ice under the snow,” Mishler said. With many children out of school for holiday breaks, they may look toward the newly formed ice for entertainment. “Teach your children that ice is never 100 percent safe,” cautions Mishler. “If your child is near the ice, you should be near your child.” While adults and children are recreating outdoors, they should always take precautions around any body of water during the cold water season. Lisa Dugan, DNR recreation safety outreach coordinator, advises in addition to checking conditions locally and being prepared with an ice safety kit, anyone recreating on ice should be wearing a life jacket. “A life jacket is the one piece of equipment that increases your odds of not drowning from cold water shock, hypothermia or exhaustion should you fall through the ice.” Ice safety guidelines No ice can ever be considered “safe ice,” but following these guidelines can help minimize the risk: Always wear a life jacket on the ice (except when in a vehicle). When a child is near the ice, an adult should be near the child. Caution children to stay off ponds, streams, and other bodies of water. A thin coating of ice on a pond or lake does not mean it is safe. The minimum ice thickness guidelines for new, clear ice are: 4 inches for ice fishing or other activities on foot. 5-7 inches for a snowmobile or all-terrain vehicle. 8-12 inches for a car or small pickup. 12-15 inches for a medium truck. Double these minimums for white or ice covered with heavy snow. For more information, visit mndnr.gov/icesafety and mndnr.gov/boatingsafety. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.