Fishing Reel suggestion...

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by WooleyBooger, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. WooleyBooger

    WooleyBooger New Member

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    I'm looking for an inexpensive but decent spinning reel that has some sort of bait clicker, or alert on it...does such a thing exist?


    Also, if i was on a tight budget, but looking for a pretty nice bait cast rig with clicker, what would you suggest? I've heard good thing about the Catmaxx, but is there something else comparably priced that would be a better deal?
     
  2. kyleco55

    kyleco55 Well-Known Member

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    depending on your budget, i like the catmaxx myself.. ive got a 8ft 2pc, and love it..

    if your looking for something a little smaller, walmart here in indiana are carrying abu garcia 6600 on 7ft 1pc MH rods. selling as a combo for $70
     

  3. kscathunter

    kscathunter New Member

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    i dont do spinning but the best budget baitcaster that i have tried is an okuma classic for around $30. i not shure on the catmaxx reel price i think its around $60? for that an abu 6000 could be had or a pflueger contender not shure how big of reel your wanting but a penn220gto is also in that price range with a stiffer clicker they r ok
     
  4. Tomahawk

    Tomahawk New Member

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    I have two of the Shakesphere Tidewater open faces. Thier pretty nice. They don't have a live clicker on them. I've brought in many of big fish with them. I mostly use on 8' rods with my floatrigs. Thier around $40.00.
     
  5. mrmarkedwards

    mrmarkedwards Active Member

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    the least expensive one i can think of is the okuma coranado they run 75 dollars or so for the 50 series. they bumped up the price when they added a one way bearing. but they are great reels.
     
  6. brinley45cal

    brinley45cal Active Member

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    shakespere tidewater 30L is a good reel for the money and it holds a ton of line,check them out.
     
  7. mankind

    mankind New Member

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    get you a couple 6500c's and be done
     
  8. Cattn-Jeep

    Cattn-Jeep New Member

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    Here's the best penny pinching rig that I have...
    Shakespeare SKP 2000C - Ebay, $8.50
    Shakespeare WildCat 7' MH Rod - KMart, $17.00
    Total = $25.50

    The Shakespeare SKP 2000C is very similar to an Abu Garcia 6500C, except it doesn't cast quite as well, it does have a clicker. The WildCat pole is a sturdy fiberglass pole, it's white with a florescent orange tip, great for fishing at night.
     
  9. bluecatnut

    bluecatnut New Member

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    i would look at the okuma avenger 50 they are darn good for the little dough they cost i got mine at cabelas for 54.00 and thats cheap 4 a great reel oh and they have the baitfeeder system on em i hope this helps
     
  10. wishrman

    wishrman New Member

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    As far as bells and whistles on a spin reel. I think Zebco has a spin or spincast that a light comes on and a siren of some kind. Dont know anything about them. For my spin outfit I use a Okuma Avenger Baitfeeder and a electronic buzzer I got from Basspro. The line clips between a contact bar. When a bite occurs the line is pulled out and a loud signal goes off. Louder than a clicker, wakes me up, I mean gets my attention:smile2:.
     
  11. wishrman

    wishrman New Member

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    Sorry forgot about the baitcast qustion. I like the Catmaxx reel. Have caught cats,halibut,salmon,strippers. However as someone already mentioned it does not cast that well. Great for trolling or short casts. Ask me what I have the most of and that would be Abu's. Best for money,maint,relieability. Save your money and make it an investment instead of buying again in a year or two. You get what you pay for.
     
  12. flaboy

    flaboy New Member

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    if you want a baitcaster get a Penn, if you can cast a Penn. you can cast anything!
    one of the older penns (made in usa) #9 or 209, 309 can be found cheap at pawnshop, even a new (china) 209 is only $59.00 at baitshop near here. they are simple, takes some practice to cast but will almost never wear out! and did I mention older ones w(b4 2000) were made in the usa?:wink:
    everyone has their favorite but I was fishing and dreaming of penns (16/0 with a 16ft tiger shark on the end of it) when I was in grade school.
    that was at least a coupla weeks ago! :roll_eyes:

    of course I got a few fancy overseas reels too but I can brag cause I got a Penn!
     
  13. riverbud55

    riverbud55 Well-Known Member

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  14. USCA-RECLAIMED-ACCOUNT

    USCA-RECLAIMED-ACCOUNT New Member

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    For a spinning reel,I,d go with the saltstriker baitfeeder model sold by cabelas.60 to 70 bucks depending on the size.They,re in their saltwater catalog,don,t know if they,re in the freshwater catalog.
     
  15. farbeyonddriven

    farbeyonddriven New Member

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    As mentioned the Okuma Avenger, I'll also add the Daiwa emcast 6000
     
  16. kscathunter

    kscathunter New Member

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    id like to retract my previous statement about the 220gto they are not very good quality waste of money. they are good when you first get them but they dont hold up.
     
  17. fraid_knot

    fraid_knot Guest

    You orta be able to getta Penn 180 or 155 fer bout $25 bucks (or less) offa Ebay. Nice lil reels that'll last ya till ya wanna advance to a bigger reel. And they're made in America. You'll havta learn to thumb the line since they dont hava level wind. But they cast nice. Stick some 50# or 65# super braid of yer choice on em an yer ready to go.
     
  18. payton350

    payton350 New Member

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    I think catmaxx does very well for the money.