REEL RECOMENDATION NEEDED

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by shaky, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. shaky

    shaky Member

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    Just got a 9 footer BWS Uglystick from a friend for $15. He had it in his garage and said he almost forgot about it and probably never use it. Just need a reel for it, anyone have any recomendations. All my other rigs are baitcasters, and I dont know to much about spinning reels. I think, I want to use braided line sense its gonna be my new long range weapon.
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  2. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    Abu Garcia 7000i should work well with the rod and the braid.

    Bill in SC
     

  3. shaky

    shaky Member

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    I need a spining reel though.
     
  4. Catfishboy1995

    Catfishboy1995 New Member

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    I agree a 7000i or a 7000iC3 or if those are a little too much a penn 209/309 should do it!!!you can find those reels on ebay really cheap!!!Good luck finding a new reel!!!
     
  5. Catfishboy1995

    Catfishboy1995 New Member

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    o you need a spinning reel...uhh dont know much but i know there are some nice peen reels...or maybe a catmaxx but the catmaxx is ginormus!!!
     
  6. shaky

    shaky Member

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    your right they are good reels i own a penn and a abu baitcaster. i need a recomendation on a spinning reel.
     
  7. Dirtdobber

    Dirtdobber Guest Staff Member

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    Look at the Okuma Baitrunners. They may be what you are looking for.
     
  8. Trahviiz

    Trahviiz Member

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    Agreed. The Okuma ABF reels are great. Strong and smooth, and there's the addition of the baitfeeder feature. Depending on what your looking to spend, I'd check out Shimano's reels as well.
     
  9. Bobpaul

    Bobpaul New Member

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    Anything Shimano will do you well. They made bait runners before most anybody else thought of it.

    When Okuma's hit the market, they were junk. It took them awhile to get where they are now.
     
  10. ramon06

    ramon06 Well-Known Member

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    Penn Captiva 80 series, no way to describe but the word "winch" add some 65lb or 80lb PP, a 4-5 oz weight, cast to the middle of any lake/river and reel in that monster. I have reeled in Cats up to 62LB and it doesnt sweat. :wink: The Okuma is nice too and great price
     
  11. centexcop

    centexcop Well-Known Member

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    I'd stay with the 7000i. It's going to serve you better, in the long run, than the spinning reel. I'm not putting down the shimano's or the Okuma bait runner reels, they're good, and I guess everyone needs a good bait reel.....:eek:oooh:
     
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  12. GrandpaGoneFishing

    GrandpaGoneFishing Well-Known Member

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    I'd go with the Shimano 6500B or so Bait runner. I really like mine.​
     
  13. Salthart

    Salthart New Member

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    I have to agree about the Shimano's. No matter who you care to put them up against, They seem to come out on top IMO..
     
  14. Slatebar

    Slatebar New Member

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    My fishing buddy has a couple of the older Shimano stardics (I think) that he bought used off ebay probably about 8-10 years ago. They serve him well and I don't know of any problems he has had with them. I think they are the 6000 size. I have personally sen him boat a couple Shovleheads of 50 + inches with no problem.
     
  15. shaky

    shaky Member

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    thanks for all the info. it really helps. im pricing some bait runners.
     
  16. USCA-RECLAIMED-ACCOUNT

    USCA-RECLAIMED-ACCOUNT New Member

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    Cabelas Saltstriker baitfeeder in size 65 or 80.They wear like iron and they,re pretty reasonable.My wife uses several of them,they get hard use and aint been able to hurt one in 5+ years.
     
  17. jasonminitruck

    jasonminitruck New Member

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    I would recomend the cat maxx cm80 it is huge, but thats what you need when catfishing I baught mine about 2 years ago and love them im still buying them up to 6 now never had a problem with one. Their only 39.99 each plus shipping from bass pro.
     
  18. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    I'm somewhat confused. If all your other reels are baitcasters, why would you want a spinning reel for a 9 foot rod? If you want a rod and reel for catching bait, a 9 foot rod won't serve you well. If you want the setup for catfishin', stick with the baitcaster.

    Bill in SC
     
  19. playin4funami

    playin4funami New Member

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    I agree that with the baitcasters you will have more cranking power and with some practice you can throw them as far or further than a spinning reel, but they can be a pain to use sometimes in certain situations and todays better quality spinning reels don't give up much to a baitcaster,there used to be a huge difference between the two but that gap has narrowed alot. I hate the shimano gear,my personal opinion is they are junk all of it. I would go with a penn spinning reel myself,penn reels knows saltwater and builds their stuff to handle big strong saltwater fish,they will do the job,and being as they are built to handle saltwater conditions, and around freshwater seem to last forever.
     
  20. BajaCoop

    BajaCoop Well-Known Member

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    he wants a spin cast cuz he got a good deal on a spincast rod. LIke he said from the beginning.