good spinning reel?

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by nitemare_63, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. nitemare_63

    nitemare_63 New Member

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    Im thinking about adding a spinning reel to the group for some cats. i was just wondering of a good brand name for spinning reels and a model? wont be going for the huge cats just id say about 20 lbs and under so dont need a overkill huge reel. also dont want to spend a lot of money so any suggestions?
     
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  2. festus

    festus New Member

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    For 20 pound cats and under, a good priced spinning reel would be a Mitchell 300. There may be better choices out there, but I bought one of the Mitchells that's a little smaller, the 308 this past spring and it was a wise investment. The combo was about 50 bucks. I use it for mostly crappie and bass fishing, but have caught a catfish about 8-9 pounds on it using 8 lb. test, and some small stripers and some carp nearly 20 pounds. You'd be better sticking with the Mitchell 300, however.

    Does anyone else have any of the new Mitchell 300s?
     

  3. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    Id look into the Okuma Avenger BaitFeeders. About 50 bucks and smooth as silk. A 65 series is probably about what you are lookin for.
    http://www.cabelas.com/p-0037000120732a.shtml
    There are better deals out there than Cabela's.
     
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  4. ~Austin~

    ~Austin~ New Member

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    Penn Slammer 360. That's my favorite.
     
  5. alton

    alton New Member

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    Okuma Avenger series are very nice for the price.
     
  6. Thad

    Thad New Member

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    +1 on the Okuma Avenger.
     
  7. readingcatfisher

    readingcatfisher New Member

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    Except order it from Walmart and save yourself about 20 bucks:wink:That's where I got my 2 avenger reels and caught some nice flatheads with them 2 27 pounders a 25 a 23 they work!
     
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  8. nitemare_63

    nitemare_63 New Member

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    thanks for the heads up on wally world
     
  9. SWeiss

    SWeiss New Member

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    You guys are lucky. Our WalMart here sucks for fishing equipment. When I was in AR last month I was really impressed with the selection there, but in PA it's worthless.
     
  10. festus

    festus New Member

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    Yeah Steve, but you have to give Walmart credit, they keep the Barbie doll fishing combos stocked up and also have an excellent selection of the pinky Shakespeare outfits for the ladies :smile2:

     
  11. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    My walmart sets right on the banks of the river I fish, lots of people fish for catfish here.

    But do they stock anything for catfish, no.

    Most of the stuff on the shelfs has been there for along time, it does not sell...seems like the manager would wise up.
     
  12. Thad

    Thad New Member

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    Those aren't just for ladies!
    I asked the manager!
    :embarassed:
     
  13. readingcatfisher

    readingcatfisher New Member

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    You have to order it from their online site Jack:wink:
     
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    readingcatfisher New Member

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  15. puddle jumper

    puddle jumper Well-Known Member

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    Im a big fan of the Phluger Presedent and Presedent XT. little more money but really smooth reel with great drags,,,:wink:
    Puddle
     
  16. kyelkhunter3006

    kyelkhunter3006 New Member

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    Daiwa or Shimano is my best advice. :wink: I've used a lot of Shakeapeare reels too (got 4 right now) and they are as good as any I've had the pleasure of fishing with. Not fancy, but you get your money's worth out of them.
     
  17. Colsrob

    Colsrob Active Member

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    When I use Spinners, I too am very fond of Shimano. I usually buy the lower level Shimanos...The TX series for around $20, and they have lasted me for many years. Always reliable too.