Reel for 7' Ugly Catfish Spinning fishing rod

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by ltbball, May 17, 2006.

  1. ltbball

    ltbball New Member

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    Greetings, 1st post. I just purchased a 7' ugly cat medium heavy (15-30 lbs) spinning rod. What reel would you suggest? Price range of $40 - $80. I have an Okuma CD90 that is on another rod that I can use for now, but it seems a little big for the rod. It was on a 10' surf rod. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. copycat

    copycat New Member

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    I would go with the Penn 5500, 550 or maybe the 6500. They will cost around $80.00 used. Or look at the Daiwa "BG" series, they make the reel in several sizes and are a work horse.
     

  3. Aftercats

    Aftercats New Member

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    Picking a reel is a personal prefference thing. but the catfish contection is the best place I have found for Catfish rigs and equipment.

    http://catalog.catfishconnection.com/

    They have good reels in your price range. Good luck and welcome to the BOC!
    You will get addicted...LOL I did!
     
  4. peewee williams

    peewee williams New Member

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    I would try it out first.It is in the proper line weight range for the Okuma.My CD-90,s are rated for 20 & 30 lb.line.I don;t know how you fish,but the combo makes a excellent boat rig for me.I put mine on 7 to 20 foot poles to match conditions.You can always go to a smaller Coronado as they are one fine reel.You cain;t drop back much or your rod will be awful stiff for the line.peewee-williams
     
  5. gardengrz

    gardengrz New Member

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    i would put one of the new mitchell 306x s on it!sweet lookin reel $49.00
     
  6. JAYNC

    JAYNC New Member

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    I would put a shimano baitrunner 4500B on it if it was mine.
     
  7. bluecatnut

    bluecatnut New Member

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    i recomend a 209 penn you can get them used on ebay for next to nothing and the have a loud baitclicker and they hold 320 yds of 20lb tst i hope this helps i have this combo and itis a gooden
     
  8. ltbball

    ltbball New Member

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    I will hopefully try out the Okuma CD90 this Friday night if it ever quits raining here in Cincinnati. Does anyone know the difference in size between the Okuma CD65 and the CD90. I went to Bass Pro at lunch today and they were out of both the Okuma's. I really like the CD90 and was wondering if the CD65 would fit my rod better? Thanks for all the replies.
     
  9. shortshank

    shortshank New Member

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    Gotta go with Bluecatnut on this one. That Penn 209 is not the newest kid on the block, but he is still there. I've got four of them, use em, clean em, keep on fishin. They are not the fastest retrieve, but I don't try to horse my fish right in the boat either. My Abu has more ball bearings, probably smoother casting, faster retrieve, but its got ten more years to prove its as good as or better at taking the punishment those Penn's have.:0a20:
    Don
     
  10. peewee williams

    peewee williams New Member

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    Am I missing something?Are you fellows using the Penn 209,s on Spinning rods?I know that the first thread is asking about reels for a spinning rod.I will try most things.peewee-wiliams
     
  11. CoonX

    CoonX Member

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    I'd try the Okuma CD-50 on it.
    Will
     
  12. IL Hunter

    IL Hunter New Member

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    I would try a spinning reel for starters. I have that rod and It was bought as a combo, so the reel is a little lower than what your price range noted, but check out catfish connection I nkow they would have a few things that would fit your needs.
     
  13. SeedTick

    SeedTick New Member

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    I am partial to Shimano's. I don't remember when I bought my first one but I ain't bought any other brand since.

    ST
     
  14. peewee williams

    peewee williams New Member

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    Please let us know on what you decide and how it works out.This is how we all learn.Thanks for sharing.peewee-williams
     
  15. FordTruckGuySTX

    FordTruckGuySTX New Member

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    I use a Penn 209M on a 10ft Reflex spinning rod. I also have a Penn 105CS and its abit bulky but it will stop a train. I have got to put it though some extensive testing and pulling straight out with the drag set mildy tight i cant pull an inch off of it and it has a decent retreive speed matched with nice line capacity.
     
  16. catfishkatmando

    catfishkatmando New Member

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    I just ordered a big water ugly rod from CC and went a head and got the shakesphere fre runner wil let you know how it works out . I have to say that the okumas bait runners are really fine.
     
  17. ltbball

    ltbball New Member

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    Well, I am down to two choices. I am going to buy the Coronado CD65 or the Epixor EB65. Which do you prefer and why? Thanks for any and all replies.