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#10843904 - 05/14/15 10:39 AM Reels under $80
BlaiseWeimer Offline
Angler

Registered: 02/10/15
Posts: 473
Loc: Coppell, Texas
In y'all's opinion what is the best bait caster under $80??

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#10843916 - 05/14/15 10:43 AM Re: Reels under $80 [Re: BlaiseWeimer]
CLedbetter Offline
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Registered: 01/25/15
Posts: 167
Loc: DFW
My first reel was the Abu Promax for about $70 and it has been good to me. It hangs in there with my Shimano Curado's.

I know a lot of guys talk about the H20 mettles too.

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#10843921 - 05/14/15 10:44 AM Re: Reels under $80 [Re: BlaiseWeimer]
wlgorman Offline
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Registered: 10/22/08
Posts: 268
Loc: The Colony, TX
H20 man. I love my shimanos, but I can get 2-3 for the price of one and they H20 hold up just fine in freshwater.

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#10843924 - 05/14/15 10:46 AM Re: Reels under $80 [Re: BlaiseWeimer]
BlaiseWeimer Offline
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Registered: 02/10/15
Posts: 473
Loc: Coppell, Texas
I agree with the pro max, but I don't want a 7.1:1 ratio. I want something lower

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#10843926 - 05/14/15 10:46 AM Re: Reels under $80 [Re: BlaiseWeimer]
bwdorman Offline
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Registered: 04/11/02
Posts: 89
Loc: San Angelo, TX
I heard these are pretty good, great price right now

http://www.academy.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_10051_424852_-1?ICID=CRT:201099576

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#10843936 - 05/14/15 10:49 AM Re: Reels under $80 [Re: BlaiseWeimer]
CLedbetter Offline
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Loc: DFW
Originally Posted By: BlaiseWeimer
I agree with the pro max, but I don't want a 7.1:1 ratio. I want something lower


Yea that is the beat down. I also would have liked that reel to be offered in different ratios.

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#10843979 - 05/14/15 11:04 AM Re: Reels under $80 [Re: CLedbetter]
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Originally Posted By: Consul1855
I know a lot of guys talk about the H20 mettles too.


X2 on this one.
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#10843991 - 05/14/15 11:09 AM Re: Reels under $80 [Re: BlaiseWeimer]
NitroUSAF Offline
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Registered: 09/03/08
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Loc: Justin, Texas
Bass Pro Qualifier...wait til they go on sale and buy at least two at a time. By the way, the store will match the price on the BPS internet site.
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#10843994 - 05/14/15 11:10 AM Re: Reels under $80 [Re: BlaiseWeimer]
FMJshooter Offline
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Registered: 06/24/08
Posts: 1390
Loc: Belton, TX
+1 for the pro qualifier, none better at that sale price.

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#10843997 - 05/14/15 11:10 AM Re: Reels under $80 [Re: BlaiseWeimer]
jseago Offline
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Registered: 02/07/09
Posts: 1871
Loc: Deep East Tx
Lew's Laser is in that category

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#10843998 - 05/14/15 11:11 AM Re: Reels under $80 [Re: NitroUSAF]
DTX Angler Offline
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Registered: 05/06/15
Posts: 187
Originally Posted By: NitroUSAF
Bass Pro Qualifier...wait til they go on sale and buy at least two at a time. By the way, the store will match the price on the BPS internet site.
yes pro qualifier is a great simple reel
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#10844003 - 05/14/15 11:12 AM Re: Reels under $80 [Re: BlaiseWeimer]
RobertWMoseley Offline
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Registered: 08/12/09
Posts: 710
Loc: Corpus Christi
If you're talking about new, I would have to go with the H2O Mettle. If you used is your deal, you can find some great deals on good high end reels in the Trade/Sell section here.
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#10844017 - 05/14/15 11:15 AM Re: Reels under $80 [Re: BlaiseWeimer]
GoBears870 Offline
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Registered: 05/23/05
Posts: 59
Loc: Dallas, TX
Snagged a couple Pro Qualifiers at the Spring Fishing Classic for $50 - it is an unbelievable reel at that price. BPS puts them on sale for $79 every once in a while but they can also be found on eBay for around $60.

Although it fits the description of a "cheap" real, I'll make a plug for the Daiwa Laguna as well. I haven't gone a whole season with the two I bought, but I have been really impressed by how smooth it is. Cabela's marked them way down to $25 so I figured they were worth trying out. Very happy so far.

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#10844039 - 05/14/15 11:23 AM Re: Reels under $80 [Re: BlaiseWeimer]
SkeeterRonnie Offline
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Posts: 52463
Loc: Forney TX
Lews laser mg. I'm a fan
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#10844078 - 05/14/15 11:37 AM Re: Reels under $80 [Re: BlaiseWeimer]
catslayer Offline
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Registered: 03/03/08
Posts: 3353
Loc: Straight outa Johnson county.....
Can you not wait just a bit and get a little nicer reel?

Sombody posted curado i's 129 at academy... You get what you pay for and I think your happiness and longevity of the set up is way better if you just spend a little more.

that said, 200 bucks is the max i've spent on a reel
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