Spinning reel

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by fisherman94580, Mar 13, 2007.

  1. fisherman94580

    fisherman94580 New Member

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    What are some good spinning reels for fish up to 50 lbs. to fish in rivers with?
     
  2. AZflats

    AZflats New Member

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    The baitrunner series by Shimmano is a solid spinning reel if you are looking for a baitfeeder style.. THeir drags are water proof and rated for saltwater use.
    A~
     

  3. LiquidSteel

    LiquidSteel New Member

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    Shakespeare Alpha models are very good. Now, having said that, Ive never caught a fish over 12 pounds with that reel. But I know it is a good reel, cause I pulled a big chunk of a tree limb from a lake last summer with my alpha. That chunck of tree limb was at least fifty pounds, and I was able to get my hooks and weight back.
     
  4. blackhorse83

    blackhorse83 New Member

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    I have 2 Alpha 2569's and I really like them, I don't use them as much as bait casters but I alway take them for back up's.
     
  5. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Any good saltwater reel will work.
     
  6. Indigo Flats

    Indigo Flats Member

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    I am very pleased with my Penn Captiva CV 8000. It has 11 ball bearings and is extremely smooth and will hold plenty of line. I got mine new off of eBay for $49. Shakespeare Alpha is the way to go if you don't want to spend as much money.
     
  7. Skipjack

    Skipjack New Member

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    I also have a Penn Captiva CV 8000, I like it a lot! Very smoooth! With infinite anti reverse. Mine is new, so I really can't tell yet about their durability, but Hey, its a Penn. 49.95. Gear ratio 4.7-1. 275 yds.of 20lb. mono. I put it on a 9 ft. ugly stick. This set up casts very well. As vlparrish says "I can sit here and fish over there"
     
  8. catfish_clayton

    catfish_clayton New Member

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    I have two Pinnacle ppd80 reels they hold alot of line, and they work great their the best reels I've ever had I got mine off of e-bay for around $35 with shipping costs.
     
  9. rushing

    rushing New Member

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    Tica Sportera 4507 or the Tica Abyss.
     
  10. gardengrz

    gardengrz New Member

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    ive always used the old mitchells but i broke down and bought 2 of the mitchell 306x s and i am impressed .never felt a reel with that smooth of an action before. its got 5 ball bearings and a really good drag and really looks good on them ugly cats:big_smile:
     
  11. gardengrz

    gardengrz New Member

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    and you can get them on ebay for cheap get the $18 buy it now ones
     
  12. alton

    alton New Member

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    Okuma Avenger series.
     
  13. GoFish_Tony

    GoFish_Tony New Member

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    I haven't tried it out yet, but I just bought a Okuma Epixor EB65 Spinning Reel.

    Line capacity: 450/12 340/15 260/20

    Gear ratio:4.5:1

    Bearings: 9+1

    This is my second Okuma reel and I have been very impressed with this brand so far. 10 bearings make it silky smooth but the Bait Runner ability is why I bought it. I've got it mounted on an 8' Ugly Stik and will spool it up tonight with some Power Pro 30#. Can't wait to try this bad boy out!

    I "think" most reels will catch the same amount of fish. It all really comes down to matching gear to the size fish you will be targeting, second critera for me is how much am I willing to pay and what am I getting for my money. Bells and whistles are nice, but I try to ask myself if I look back 5 years from now will I still think of a piece of fishing equipment as being a good investment. Personally I would rather pay a bit more for better quality now, then to have to buy the same item twice.

    Tony
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  14. Koon

    Koon New Member

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    cabelas salt striker with baitrunner
     
  15. catfishing is fun

    catfishing is fun New Member

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    ive never tried it but the daiawa giant looks okay, and definetly big
     
  16. snakeman455

    snakeman455 New Member

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    I have a Daiwa OPUS 6000 reel, and it is great. It is strong and fairly inexpensive, I got mine for about $65. It is made for saltwater, so it is pretty tough.
     
  17. jerseycat9

    jerseycat9 New Member

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    Im with Alton. I do a lot of hard fishing on the beaches in N.J. and I have bought a few okumas the past few years and like all there spinning reels. Im also a penn man when it comes to big spinning reels. As for okumas baitcatsers thats a different storry all together
     
  18. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    Anybody know anything about the Eagle Claw Beast? I'm attracted by the brand name and the huge size of the reel, but I've never heard any opinions on it.
     
  19. peewee williams

    peewee williams New Member

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    The old big Penn SS Spinning reels stood the test of time,but Penn decided that we no longer needed such a reel.Will the new Penn SSm reels stand up?We can only know the answer many years from now.A couple years ago I called Okuma and asked what was their best spinning reel for large fresh and large saltwater fish,including King fish,Bluefish,Jacks and such.They recommended the Okuma Coronado CD90.When you hook a 10 to 60+ lb.fish that can swim 30 to 50 MPH.,you better have the right gear or you will be "out of gear".Unfortunately,I am handicapped and have only hooked and caught Bow fin in the 4-6 lb.range on the CD90 reels provided for me.I have found that they work great for pan fish too,as I can handle the large reels better.Check them out.X-tra spools complete with drag are some of the cheapest that I have found.They are not only "sealed" but very heavy built.Luck.I love you Brothers and Sisters.
     
  20. LEROYDOZOIS

    LEROYDOZOIS New Member

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    they ary awsome

    my neighbor has 11 of them for tuna fishing.....

    his PB was 103 lbs....

    couldnt tell ya what model he has but its the biggest one they make :wink: