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klw

best baitcast reel under 120.00?

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klw

any input would be appreciated. I am considering giving a baitcaster a try and would like to limit myself to under 120.00 any suggestions?

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hitthebricks

One word, SHIMANO!

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fisherdog19

Tica, Okuma, or Quantum in order.

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big musk411

You will never go wrong with Shimano! It kinda depends on what you will be using it for. I own 7-8 abu garcias and they are top notch for reels on the heavey side, and would be my reccomendation for a first baicaster [if this is the case]. In addition to the Shimanos I also have a Cabelas prodegy low profile. It is sweet, I bought it for about $100, but they were on sale last time I looked.

For a 1st bait caster, go with an Abu C4 spooled with braid. Once you get that down you can get a nice low profile and then another, and another, and another ....

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cableguy031

Who said "Shimano?" ***Hmm....excessive drooling......

Shimano is worth every penny you spend, I'd bet my boat on it.

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Ralph Wiggum

Get a Shimano Citica D.

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Mark Christianson

I be getting a few Citica D's here very shortly to replace my Quantum 500CX's!

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PierBridge

Quote:

I am considering giving a baitcaster a try


What are going to be fishing for???

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Rivernut

I own nothing but Shimano's, and never have any problems. They get used pretty hard all year! 2 Curados and a Calcutta. If interested in a used one to try out, let me know. I will cut you a good deal.

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Wayne Ek

Just over 120 at 129 Accurist PT. The best ceramic drag system on the market today... period. grin.gif

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