Best reel for the least money

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by kat buster, Mar 24, 2006.

  1. kat buster

    kat buster New Member

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    I am looking for a good quality reel but I am broke, any suggestions.
     
  2. solomon

    solomon New Member

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    what kind of reel are you thinking you want? Baitcaster? Spinning reel? What size?
     

  3. RIP

    RIP New Member

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    Get a stick and some sewing thread! LOL. Or a zebco 733 Hawg.
     
  4. WylieCat

    WylieCat Well-Known Member

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    Abu Garcia 5000. Get 'em used on E-Bay for around $25-$30. One of the best baitcasters made.
     
  5. DeerHunter01

    DeerHunter01 New Member

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    kat buster


    Wait till you get paid and then go out and get a reel, Abu's to Penn's is the best place to start looking.
     
  6. catsrking

    catsrking New Member

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    What DeerHunter said - I have both & you can't go wrong with either. Both durable and affordable.
     
  7. Desperado

    Desperado Active Member

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    I would save up my money and get an Abu in the 6000 series.
     
  8. solomon

    solomon New Member

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    Like WylieCat said, look on Ebay. I just bought 3 like new penn 209's for a little over $30 each.
     
  9. s_man

    s_man New Member

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    For starting out don't go smaller than a 6500 ABU Garcia. If you get serious about big fish later on you can still use it, and upgrade to a 7000 for your next reel. Whatever you do get make sure it comes with a clicker, also called a "line-out alarm". You can get real tired of holding your rod for hours waiting for a big flathead. LOL I"m sending you a PM for a site to start your search.
     
  10. Cherokee

    Cherokee New Member

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    i bought a abu 6000 and gave $43.00 and some change for it off ebay