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Spinning reels

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skeeterman

Hey folks, wondering if you have any suggestions on a decent spinning reel. There are many to choose from. I have  good equipment when it comes to rods and reels however I haven’t needed to purchase a reel in almost 10 years. I’m looking for a medium size spinning reel that I can use for both bass and walleye.

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h8go4s

Shimano, Daiwa, Pfleuger, Quantum, etc..... . I have several Shimanos, 2 Daiwas and 1 Pfleuger. Major brands are all good as long as you buy $100 reels or better. It's mature technology.

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paceman

I now have  pfleuger presidents on several rodds. They are a great reel for the money!

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Better Than Working!

I agree! I have 10-12 of the Pflueger presidents. They are smooth and seem to hold up well. I have different sizes and also use them on the ice. Good quality with a reasonable price. 

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On 7/31/2018 at 6:55 AM, paceman said:

pfleuger presidents

I agree as well.  The reel tech at Wayzata Bait turned me onto these.  I have a Stradic and it needed service.  I took it there and he said he could repair it, but it would take 12 weeks to get parts from somewhere overseas.  He pointed to the Presidents and said, good price, well built, good quality, and parts are readily available.  I now have a dozen or so spread across ice and open water gear.  The C-store used to put these on sale for $30 or so and I'd pick up 4 or so each time.  

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The only problem I have with the Pfleuger President is it's bulkiness. Could just be that my walleye rods are too light for it. My last rod purchase a few years ago was a Fenwick 6-1/2' Elite Tec walleye jigging rod and I put a Pfleuger Supreme 25x on it and that balanced out real nice. My other rod is a 6-1/2' St. Croix Eyecon spinning rod with a Pfleuger Trion reel. I don't recall which model capacity it is but it is very similar to the President but lower quality. After using my Fenwick I find the Trion to add too much bulk to the rod taking it out of balance. The Trion is about worn out so now I'm considering a new one and will probably favor the Supreme 25x for that one as well.

 

The thing to remember is the model name isn't all there is. The President is a very good series and there are quite a number of them to choose from with differing line capacities and reel weights. Maybe I haven't looked at the right one myself but my experience with the Supreme has been very good. 

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Northlander

Lots of good reals out there under $80.

If you can find a Kastking Mala 2 you will be surprised by the quality for the cost. Nobody up here uses them but down south they are a hit.

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delcecchi

I bought a baitcasting reel from Amazon that was a brand I had never heard of.  So far it it is working ok.   As well as my revo s.  Piscifun Torrent is the reel. 

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Northlander

Shimano Sedonas are work horses for the buck too.

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delcecchi

Given that most all of the reels are made in China, seems like only a matter of time that the middle folks get eliminated and the Chinese Mfg go direct to consumer via ebay and amazon....

 

Hard to see the value add of the brand names....

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