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#11282677 - 12/14/15 08:20 PM New Reel
Gregg R Offline
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Registered: 05/25/12
Posts: 137
Thinking about upgrading my reels, been using Academy's H20 mettle reels, They have been pretty good reels but wanted to upgrade, just wondering about the lews BB1 speed spools, I see them on e-bay for around 125.00. This is about the price range I am looking for, what other reels in this range would you reccomend? thanks.

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#11282699 - 12/14/15 08:26 PM Re: New Reel [Re: Gregg R]
bigbass94 Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 05/27/12
Posts: 3166
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
Shimano Citica I

I HIGHLY suggest that you save a few extra dollars and get the Citica I. It's pretty much a $220 reel but for a fraction of the cost. Shimano has revamped the Citica for this year and it's a heck of reel for the price. Such a super smooth retrieve and it's gone back to the lightweight metal feel. It feels sturdier than the previous model. It's an awesome reel and you won't regret buying it, I promise.
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#11282713 - 12/14/15 08:31 PM Re: New Reel [Re: Gregg R]
Ken A. Offline
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Registered: 10/02/06
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Loc: Trophy Club, TX
+1 on the Citica for the price range.

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#11282727 - 12/14/15 08:38 PM Re: New Reel [Re: Gregg R]
deadeyedaniel Offline
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Registered: 07/08/10
Posts: 256
+2 on citica I it's my favorite reel super super smooth

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#11282729 - 12/14/15 08:40 PM Re: New Reel [Re: bigbass94]
Gregg R Offline
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Registered: 05/25/12
Posts: 137
Hey bigbass94, thanks for the response, which model are you talking about? I looked on ebay and saw alot of different models.

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#11282759 - 12/14/15 08:48 PM Re: New Reel [Re: Gregg R]
bigbass94 Online   content
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Registered: 05/27/12
Posts: 3166
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
I'm left-handed but I'd go with the IGH model. I feel it's easier to slow down than to speed up. But that's just me.
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#11282827 - 12/14/15 09:10 PM Re: New Reel [Re: bigbass94]
Gregg R Offline
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Registered: 05/25/12
Posts: 137
Thanks, I appreciate it.

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#11282877 - 12/14/15 09:43 PM Re: New Reel [Re: Gregg R]
Walker_wilson13 Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 04/17/13
Posts: 538
Loc: Keller, TX
Shimano Casitas for $120, same frame as Aldebaron but different material. Best reel on the market for UNDER $150. Citica if you will spend 150.
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#11282880 - 12/14/15 09:45 PM Re: New Reel [Re: Gregg R]
Brandon Potter Offline
Angler

Registered: 04/16/12
Posts: 327
Loc: Justin, TX
You cant go wrong with Shimano or Lews. I have BB1's and they work great. Great inexpensive reel

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#11282899 - 12/14/15 10:00 PM Re: New Reel [Re: Gregg R]
WmSmith Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 11/27/14
Posts: 124
Only problem buying your first Shimano.....You will keep coming back for more. Best reels on the market

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#11282918 - 12/14/15 10:17 PM Re: New Reel [Re: Gregg R]
RedShadWorm Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 05/25/11
Posts: 179
Loc: Dallas
I can't say enough positive things about my Shimano reels. I own 7 from a 20 year old Chronarch Super Free to core's and new chronarch ci4+s

I own a Abu Garcia Revo S as well.

Limited experience but I don't think you can go wrong with Shimano.

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#11283524 - 12/15/15 09:37 AM Re: New Reel [Re: Gregg R]
Brad R Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 791
Loc: Texas
Gregg,

LakeForkGuy has a very nice video where he reviews the Shimano Casitas, a just over $100 reel.

Worth a watch.

Brad

Shimano Casitas

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#11283555 - 12/15/15 09:49 AM Re: New Reel [Re: Gregg R]
lamoon78 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 05/05/10
Posts: 4331
Loc: Livingston Tx
I changed over to Lews a few years ago and love them.

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#11283851 - 12/15/15 12:12 PM Re: New Reel [Re: lamoon78]
BeardedBanker Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/06/13
Posts: 502
Loc: Queen City, TX
Originally Posted By: lamoon78
I changed over to Lews a few years ago and love them.

+1

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#11283887 - 12/15/15 12:26 PM Re: New Reel [Re: Gregg R]
Undertaker56 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 04/28/14
Posts: 212
Loc: Victoria Texas
Lews
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