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Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by Phil Washburn, Jan 15, 2008.
if money was no object?
i think i would like to try a van staal:big_smile:
I stick with what works best for me and thats Abu Garcia.. All makes and models.. though i do like a few of those Penn's
I would pick any of the upper end ABU'S...Perhaps a 6500 chrome rocket.
My favorite reels are the Quantum Cabo and Quantum Big Iron reels. I have three of each and wouldn't trade them for any other reel. Some of the upper end Shimano reels look pretty nice though.
Phil, that Van Stall looks like something you'd see on the Sci-Fi channel, LOL, pretty trick looking reels and WOW! what a price tag!
Phil - I see those Van Staals in the catalogs and always wondered what it would be like to try one. Those spinning models go for like $700. Need them lottery numbers to come through! :roll_eyes: oooh: :wink: If money were no object I think I would just buy myself a new pontoon and outfit it with about a dozen rods from Catfish Safari with new Abu 7000ics Pro Rockets and Abu 7000c3i reels. :cool2:
Id have to go with the shimano torsa
Id mount it on probibly a custom rod of some sort
ive always thought avet reels looked pretty and they had different colors i would like to try them out but the price of them like everything else has gone up the cheepest used to be close to $150 2-3 years ago now they start at 199.99 whens it all gonna stop were all gonna have to win the lotto before long just to get by:embarassed:
Thats a poser real. Ill stick with Okumas.:wink:
Phil diden't You just buy a Shimano Stella on E-bay? You Better stay off there or You will be in the dog house with Momma. LOL.
No question,Abu Big game 9000 or more 7000
i too also like the abus although im new to baitcasters iv found myself fishing with my new abu more then my spinning
I like the Upper end Penns, the Penn Senator is a good reel.
I like my Abu's the most though.
For a full outfit (not just a reel like you asked, but twhat the heck)
I think a Shimano Trinidad or a Penn Torque on one of the new lightweight/high strength saltwater jig rods would be a kick a$$ combo. They would run about $800 to $1000 per combo. I'm thinking about getting a matched set of 6 combos. They would look sweet all lined up in the rod holders on my jon boat!
i guess id stick with my penns and abus to but if you think reels are high now wait till catfishing tourn.get as big as b.a.s.s.
Looks awfully fancy! Almost too pretty to use. I think I would stick with my Pfluegers though.
If money were no object I would love have a Penn Torque 300.
I have used Abu Garcias (6500) for over 45 years and Quantum Irons (410) for about 6 years. Both are good reels for no major current fishing, but my go to reels are my Quantum Irons. I do all my drift fishing with the Irons and they hold up to a lot of use and abuse. They have an excellent drag system and are easy to maintain. Only fault I have with the Irons are the clickers, I can barely hear then. But, in drift fishing I have everything locked down, no clicker necessary. I just watch the rod load up !
When I anchor down I use my Abu's, mainly due to the loud clicker system and dependablilty of the reel itself.
Also, I have several Shimano's, which I find difficult to cast without a professional overrun (back lash to most fishermen). But, if you want to bring a hog in, these reels will hold up and they do have a very good drag system.
I had some Tidewater reels which were given to me, but they were bulky and difficult to cast for any distance. I gave those to another guide because with his technique, he did not have to cast them very far.
Plan on getting me some new ones. have not fished a lot with the baitcasters but am gonna give it a shot. i found this site on the net. Any one ever bought anything from here?
I would like to try a Zeebass myself. Just to let you know the VanStaals aren't as smooth as that Stella you have. ( we never forget lol). Think Ford Truck versus Lexus. They are however built like tanks and can be dunked in saltwater and still survive. These reels are mainly used by surfcasters though who will be getting splashed by waves.
I would have to go with the old Penn squidder 140's , just a awesome reel!