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Gone Hunting.. => Gone Fishin' => Topic started by: duke32108 on March 08, 2010, 07:41:00 PM

Title: Reel
Post by: [Blocked] on March 08, 2010, 07:41:00 PM
I'm looking to buy another spinning reel soon. Does anyone have any recommendations ? It will be used mostly for trout and bass, but should be able to put up with the occasional kitty or carp.

Thanks   ##$%#113
Scott
Title: Re: Reel
Post by: [Blocked] on March 08, 2010, 07:46:39 PM
Take a look at the Mitchell 300, It is a good durable all around spinning real.
Title: Re: Reel
Post by: [Blocked] on March 08, 2010, 07:47:59 PM
Take a look at the Mitchell 300, It is a good durable all around spinning real.

Got to agree them 300's are good spinners.
Title: Re: Reel
Post by: [Blocked] on March 08, 2010, 07:57:48 PM
I've always used Quantum's and never had any problems but haven't bought one in awhile so can't say much about thier new stuff.
Title: Re: Reel
Post by: [Blocked] on March 08, 2010, 08:44:06 PM
I have a preference towards Shimano on a g-loomis   ##$%#1115
Title: Re: Reel
Post by: [Blocked] on March 08, 2010, 09:10:37 PM
I've always used Quantum's and never had any problems but haven't bought one in awhile so can't say much about thier new stuff.

I am a huge fan of the Quantum's.  I have had 2 Quantum snapshots for about 15 years or so and havnt had any problems and I have used them to catch everything from Suckers to Pike.  Most I ever had to do was relube them every couple years.
Title: Re: Reel
Post by: [Blocked] on March 08, 2010, 09:16:40 PM
I have always had good luck with Shimano reels.
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Title: Re: Reel
Post by: [Blocked] on March 08, 2010, 10:11:50 PM
I have two old Garcia Mitchell 308's that I love.  I don't think they make them anymore.  I'm not sure it they are strong enough to handle a big cat or a carp, but I don't fish for those anyway.  Actually, I haven't gone fishing in 13 yrs.   @--0--0117
Title: Re: Reel
Post by: [Blocked] on March 09, 2010, 09:48:43 AM
I have two Mitchell reels that I still use.
The one I purchased when I was 14 yrs. old. almost 40 yrs. ago. That should say something.
Title: Re: Reel
Post by: [Blocked] on March 12, 2010, 07:10:21 PM
I've narrowed it down a little. Here's what I'm thinking:

Shimano
-Sonora
-Sedona
-Spirex
-Syncopate

Mitchell
-300xe
-Avocet II

Pfleuger
-Trion gx7
-President

Abu Garcia
-Cardinal 102
-Cardinal 105

And possibly the Okuma Trio Hybrid, just because it's on sale at GM.
It's hard to narrow further, can you guys help me ?  ##$%#1119
(feel free to add another reel to my list, if it tops these)

Thanks,
Scott
Title: Re: Reel
Post by: [Blocked] on March 12, 2010, 07:12:24 PM
I have never had any problems with any of our Abu's or Mitchells
Title: Re: Reel
Post by: [Blocked] on March 12, 2010, 08:05:39 PM
I've used Shimano for over thirty years. Great company that stands behing their product. The Spirex is a good reel for the money.
Title: Re: Reel
Post by: [Blocked] on March 13, 2010, 12:03:50 PM
How can I further eliminate reels ? It's hard for me because 90% of these reels ar in blister packs and you can't spin them.
Title: Re: Reel
Post by: [Blocked] on March 13, 2010, 12:19:18 PM
I've narrowed it down a little. Here's what I'm thinking:

Shimano
-Sonora
-Sedona
-Spirex
-Syncopate

Mitchell
-300xe
-Avocet II

Pfleuger
-Trion gx7
-President

Abu Garcia
-Cardinal 102
-Cardinal 105

And possibly the Okuma Trio Hybrid, just because it's on sale at GM.
It's hard to narrow further, can you guys help me ?  ##$%#1119
(feel free to add another reel to my list, if it tops these)

Thanks,
Scott
How can I further eliminate reels ? It's hard for me because 90% of these reels ar in blister packs and you can't spin them.


You can't go wrong with any of these you have listed.
Title: Re: Reel
Post by: [Blocked] on March 13, 2010, 12:24:39 PM
I'll save you the guess work, get one of each, Just like guns you can never have too many and the  ##$%#1115 really don't care. They are the anti's of the reel world.
Title: Re: Reel
Post by: [Blocked] on March 13, 2010, 01:08:54 PM
Not to knock the Abu cardinal series.....but they are not in the class of most the others you have listed. If the money is not an issue you simply cannot go wrong with the Shimano line. I would personally like to have one that came with an extra spool that you can have a different line weight on for other types of fishing or techniques.
Title: Re: Reel
Post by: [Blocked] on March 13, 2010, 03:38:34 PM
Dicks Sporting goods is going to have some reels on sale tommorrow. That'll probably add to my list ...  ##$%#12
Title: Re: Reel
Post by: [Blocked] on March 13, 2010, 05:15:38 PM
I'm gonna add the shimano sahara to my list . Im stuck between the shimanos, 300 xe, and the pfleuger pres.
Title: Re: Reel
Post by: [Blocked] on March 13, 2010, 05:20:58 PM
I like my Abu Garcia Black Max.  Good reel for $50.
Title: Re: Reel
Post by: [Blocked] on March 13, 2010, 11:18:17 PM
Pfleuger without any hesitation. I have caught salt water fish of all sizes and fresh water from little bluegill to huge northern pike. Not a single complaint from me....

(http://i678.photobucket.com/albums/vv149/th-huntmaster/DSCN3902.jpg)
Here is my 39.5 in trophy
Title: Re: Reel
Post by: [Blocked] on March 14, 2010, 12:33:05 PM
You may want to look into the Shimano 4000 spinning reel.  It's a medium-heavy reel that'll take bass, trout, stipers, etc. so, shouldn't be any problem with a kitty!
Title: Re: Reel
Post by: [Blocked] on March 14, 2010, 06:42:13 PM
Thanks for the advice so far.
I'm adding a few more to the list :

Quantum Escalade
Okuma Stratus STX
Daiwa Takara
It appears that these reels are made specifically for dicks