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cheap spinning reels


HandGunner

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i got my gloomy glx replaced classic bass spinjig 6' med fast action 6-12 pound line rate. looking for a cheap but good reel for this rod. i have no clue how to determin the reel size. i have a abu garcia cardinal thats not bad the id say panfish light rod size theres a bigger version too. im looking for good line capacity and balanced size. also can i tow around my small boat in daylight hours if my lights on the trailer doesnt work?

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shimano IX's are the cheapest at $10.00 a piece at fleet farm. I run some of these and even thou they are cheap they are nice in my opinion for what they cost. the next step up would be the sienna. I have one of these and do really like it also. if I upgrade the IX's it would be to the sienna's. sienna are $30.00 each

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Yes you can tow your boat around without lights but it would not be the smartest thing to do. Not only could you get a ticket but someone could hit you and another could get hurt.

I would work on fixing the lights so they all work. Typically fixing trailer lights does not run that much money. You can purchase some cheaper light kits that will have everything you need to replace all of it for not that much in funds.

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Putting a cheap reel on a loomy is like going to Famous Daves and putting ketchup on your ribs. Don't disrespect a loomy like this. shocked

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im prob gonna go with a sienna what size would be good for my rod? i plan to use it with 10lb mono for bass

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I have had really good luck with Phlueger. The cheap ones are somewhere around $40-$50, but still high quality. I am going to get one, my rhino sucks. My Rhino 230 was good until I hooked the first pike over 3 lbs. I up'ed the drag to stop the run, and my main drive gear stripped (not really sure what to call it). It now clicks/skips when you try to reel when a fish is on a run. If you turn the package around and it has the american flag and "proudly made in the U.S.A." buy it. I buy only usa made fishing stuff. I once bought all of wallmart's fishing stuff, It was a bobber, and some jig heads; the best bobber and jig heads made too.

I have nothing against outsourcing, its the businesses that set high quotas that reduce quality of products plain and simple. Look at a carhartt made in 1995, and now, huge drop in everything from fabric quality, seams, zippers, everything.

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made in usa tends to be better but depends on what, ive worked on a part for dogde hemi cars and can say we did a poor quality job on making them thats called low paid workers who hate their job that was my last job.... other than that it comes to the manufactures rep

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made in usa tends to be better but depends on what, ive worked on a part for dogde hemi cars and can say we did a poor quality job on making them thats called low paid workers who hate their job that was my last job.... other than that it comes to the manufactures rep

Same with the intakes on the 5.3L GM's, its made of PLASTIC of all things. Ridiculous..

Pflueger President is a great reel for around $50 or so. That would me my choice if I had to choose.

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In the Sienna, on the 2500 you can do 120 yds of 10lb, and on the 4000 you can do 200yds.

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