Whats your fav spinning reel??

Discussion in 'Bass Fishing' started by KingCatBrad, Nov 16, 2007.

  1. KingCatBrad

    KingCatBrad New Member

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    I don't use spinning reels but my girl friend does and since she ALWAYS goes with me I want to get her a good one for Christmas. Money is no object if it is worth the price. Heck I have 2 Daiwa TD Zillion Casting Reels that were around $300 when I bought them.

    Thanks for any info.

    Admin if this is in the wrong spot then move it. I just thought that more bass fishermen and women would see it if I put it here.....
     
  2. gardengrz

    gardengrz New Member

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    get her a mitchell 300 and a ugly stik rod to go with, she ll be happy happy:big_smile: :cool2:
     

  3. Phil Washburn

    Phil Washburn New Member

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    you can't go wrong with a shimano stradic. i have one, and i will soon have another. i also have a stella, but i can't see the price difference. the stradic is an excellent reel. bass pro has them for 99 bucks.
     
  4. Bacardipr05

    Bacardipr05 New Member

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    Well my favorite spinning reel was a toss up between my Shimano Sonara 4000 and my Shimano Sahara 8000. I have been to battle with both of these guys and probably caught over a hundred fish with both. I had more memories with the Sonora 4000 though. My Sahara finally bite the dust though may she rest in fishing heaven.... Then new 2008 Stradics have improved gearing as Shimano overhauled their top tier line up. You may want to take a look at those they have them in all size from crappie fishing to medium duty Saltwater fishing... They current running in the $150-$175.00 range you can currently find last years model on sale for about $100-120 though its still a fine reel......
     
  5. Da Chummer

    Da Chummer New Member

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    Penn 9500 SS Is my favorite for Flatheadin.
     
  6. KingCatBrad

    KingCatBrad New Member

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    Just so we are in the same mind set I am looking for a spinning reel for large mouth bass, nothing to bulky so her arm wont give out throwing it all day.

    Has any one used the Quantum Energy PTi or seen the new 2008 Quantum Tour Edition PTi?
     
  7. Da Chummer

    Da Chummer New Member

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    DOH!!!! I wasn't paying attention enough to see what forum i was on. :tounge_out:
     
  8. KingCatBrad

    KingCatBrad New Member

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    No Prob. and when we go fishing for catfish she uses Abu Garcia 6600 and 7000's that I through out there for her.

    She just can't keep from back lashing. Plus she just like to use the spinning reel because it is allot more forgiving if she lets go to early or late. Never a dull minute for me..LMAO:wink:
     
  9. Catpaw

    Catpaw Well-Known Member

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    Brandon you can't and won't go wrong if you buy ANY shimano reel,They are great reel's.
     
  10. gilmafam

    gilmafam Well-Known Member

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    I'd say get a "new girl friend".....LOL... no just kidding..... the Shimano with the bait runner is a great reel....... As long as you want to "keep her"... go to a local park or an open area or on the water and get her thumb educated for casting a bait caster....... That may be hard to do..... but get the Shimano, and still have here practice throwing to a target....with cattin... your not throwing like with bass fishing, but practice is good at learning to throw out in the dark......

    bayrunner ray
     
  11. KingCatBrad

    KingCatBrad New Member

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    Ya I take her in the back yard and have her use one of those plastic casting plugs. I even tried to crank the cast control all the way down. then I would back if off slowly. All that does is make her mad that she can't throw it as far as she can with the spinning reel.

    Well at least she is tring to learn though because all my other ex's would say they wanted to go fishing but when I took them all they did way lay a blanket down and tan.....LMAO
     
  12. Vince Copple

    Vince Copple New Member

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    You might want to check out a Shimano Baitrunner 3500 for her casting or 4500 for catfishing. Works great with Power Pro line.
     
  13. Dadoftwo

    Dadoftwo New Member

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    Don't like spinning reels especially for catt'n but a Mitchell 300 is hard to beat for general fishing.
     
  14. foodsaver

    foodsaver New Member

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    I have bought two reels recently that I LOOOOVVVVEEEE one was a pflueger president (only 50 bucks but soo smooth much better then my sahara and the stradic my dad has) And a browning midas that was on sale for 60 bucks, both of these reels perform far better then some of the much more expensive reels I have used in the past.
     
  15. TexDan

    TexDan New Member

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    I use Mitchel and Shimano reels and never have had one fail me. I am also partial to a top line Pfluger Presidential that I bought years ago. It is a fairly large reel and is my go to for bass when i need to skip a bait under a dock or am throwing light crank baits in the wind. (Backlash city for me with a baitcaster!) There may be BETTER reels than the Shimanos and Mitchels in the 50 dollar area but they are NOT 50 bucks!! I get YEARS of service out of my reels so see no advantage in paying a hundred bucks or more so I can pass it down to my kids.
     
  16. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    Shimano 6500 Baitrunner
     
  17. dafin

    dafin New Member

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    I have 3. Okuma EB80, Okuma AZ90, Shimano 650 baitrunner
     
  18. TexDan

    TexDan New Member

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    Aren't those baitrunners just the greatest thing since sliced bread???
     
  19. rgmatt

    rgmatt New Member

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    I'm gonna have to go w/ the Daiwa Sol. I'm not much of a spinning guy but this reel is pretty sweet (once you get used to the color). Smooth drag, no wobble while reeling and light weight.
     
  20. smokey

    smokey New Member

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    I have to go with the Mitchel 300 too.I dont think you can find a better reel for the price. smokey