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#11114129 - 09/19/15 08:08 PM What Spining reel?
Bonedoc Offline

Registered: 05/13/13
Posts: 110
What spinning reel do you recommend for shakey head or Ned rig? Something within the $200 range.

#11114330 - 09/19/15 09:11 PM Re: What Spining reel? [Re: Bonedoc]
CharlieMac Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 05/16/03
Posts: 10
Loc: dallas, tx, USA
Shimano Stradic FK, just picked one for finesse rig and it's incredible.

#11114352 - 09/19/15 09:16 PM Re: What Spining reel? [Re: CharlieMac]
senko9S Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 10/15/03
Posts: 22828
Loc: Bedford, TX
I agree, still use some of the old wooded handled stadics from 20 yrs ago. whatever you choose look at gear ratios. some spinning reels are slow.
David Short

#11115242 - 09/20/15 12:18 PM Re: What Spining reel? [Re: Bonedoc]
SteezMacQueen Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 5242
Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
A 6.something Stradic on a Compre medium jig and worm rod is what I use. It's ok. It's light and easy to use and still has enough backbone for the occasional "larger" bass. Lol.
Eat. Sleep. Fish.

#11115296 - 09/20/15 01:02 PM Re: What Spining reel? [Re: Bonedoc]
Brad R Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 1747
Loc: Texas
And, you can consider the Shimano Stradic CI4+ in addition to the newer Stradic FK. One is made out of the C14+ material, the other more metal in the design I believe. They are about the same price.

These reels, spinning reels in general, just allow for much lighter lines and tackle, that is all, so it extends the bottom end of the application range in these areas. It in no way impedes one from catching any size fish that the line and tackle can handle.

So, if you spool on some 4 lbs. line, go out to catch some bluegills, and you snag a 12 lbs. LMB, you will have to be very lucky to land the fish, that, or really skilled. But, it was the line, and not the reel, that was the weak link.

The one exception I can think of is any fishing technique where you have to horse the fish out of cover. You can still do it with a 4000 series and big braid, but a baitcaster is better suited to that chore.


#11115705 - 09/20/15 04:19 PM Re: What Spining reel? [Re: Bonedoc]
Bonedoc Offline

Registered: 05/13/13
Posts: 110
Thanks, I will check them out...

#11115823 - 09/20/15 04:45 PM Re: What Spining reel? [Re: Bonedoc]
OnEm247 Offline

Registered: 03/23/15
Posts: 219
Loc: Tyler
Pflueger Supreme XT can be had on TW for $150, hard to beat this one. Or if you want to spend more a Patriarch XT at $250, never have used one of those. But in my opinion Pflueger makes the best spinning reels at this price point.

Edited by OnEm247 (09/20/15 05:00 PM)


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