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I'm looking at buying an(open faced)spinning reel for freshwater fishing.  I live on the Ottertail river and will be using the reel for casting...light jigs on a faster moving river.  Fish I'm after are bass, panfish, croppies etc.  I'd like a lighter weight reel...one that is smooth...I'm guessing my max line test will be 10 lbs. I'm not opposed to paying $100 or more for something more top of the line because I'll use it a lot.

 

Advice?

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ANYFISH2

Pfluger President and any of shimano's mid range and up models will do just fine.  The "2000" size will work well for you.

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Juan Grande

They have the Pfluger Pres on sale at Cabelas for $30-40, depending on the size you get. That's a steal for a fantastic reel. 

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ANYFISH2

yes it is !!^^

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eyeguy 54

purists on sale also. I grabbed 6 :)  and a couple presidents.

 

replaced my shimanos.  spirex and siennas.

 

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Meterman

I noticed this spring that the higher end Shimano Stradic and others have eliminated the ability to back reel (no reverse) which I believe is a huge mistake, I don't like it!    any others have comments?

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Wanderer

From someone who grew up as a back reeling aficionado, I've learned to appreciate a quality drag on a reel.  It's the one thing I'll gladly pay for.

Modern drag systems are so much better than they used to be.  Not taking advantage of them is leaving a lot of the value of a quality reel on the table.  Unused and wasted.

So, is that the kind of opinion you were looking for? ;):D

 

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Meterman

I have typically used the back reeling feature more for letting out line when trolling or jigging.   When fighting a fish, I let the drag take care of business.   I guess it is just a pain to now get used to no back reeling on a new reel . . . may have to switch to another brand?

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Wanderer

That's understandable given how you use the back reel technique.  I haven't used it the same way.

Most of my trolling is done with baitcasters or levelwinds with counters.  The jigging part I hadn't considered before.

"David, have you ever parred with a 7 iron?"

"Well, Roy, it never occurred to me to even try." ;)

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