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#11776692 - 08/14/16 04:03 PM Looking for a new ultra light spinning reel
Anchorman Offline
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Registered: 03/02/15
Posts: 1186
Loc: Small Town NE Texas
Need some recommendations for a good ultra light spinning reel. The Mitchell I have on my ugly stick that I paid $49 for at BP has a defect. When you reel it the spool goes too low causing the line to wrap around the top of the spool where the drag knob is....yes above the actual spool! If you aren't looking for it next thing you know you have a tangled up mess.

I love to use my ultra light for crappie, blue gill, and trout. Anyone know of a good reel in that $50 range?


Edited by Anchorman (08/14/16 04:04 PM)
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#11776936 - 08/14/16 06:58 PM Re: Looking for a new ultra light spinning reel [Re: Anchorman]
Texasdeepv Offline
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Registered: 11/18/13
Posts: 298
Loc: Central TX
If you can spare the extra 7.68 then you could pick one of these up. I have the SX model and really like the feel of the reel and has given zero issues.... Abu Garcia Orra2 S Spinning Reel. Walmart has them for 57.68


http://www.walmart.com/ip/43928241?wmlsp...13=&veh=sem

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#11777392 - 08/14/16 10:27 PM Re: Looking for a new ultra light spinning reel [Re: Anchorman]
Anchorman Offline
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Loc: Small Town NE Texas
Thanks for the tip. I don't mind paying more for quality. I just hate jacking with a cheap spinning reel, especially an ultra light.
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#11777534 - 08/15/16 06:24 AM Re: Looking for a new ultra light spinning reel [Re: Anchorman]
Cast Offline
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I just can't get used to the upside down reel and left hand cranking. I tried, I really tried. Even built a nice custom rod. Ended up giving that rig away. Sorry guys I roll with Abu round.
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#11777669 - 08/15/16 07:55 AM Re: Looking for a new ultra light spinning reel [Re: Anchorman]
TroyKing Offline
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Registered: 09/28/14
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Loc: Carthage Tx
Shamano by far has the best line management system I'd recommend anything from the Sahara up.
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#11778789 - 08/15/16 05:16 PM Re: Looking for a new ultra light spinning reel [Re: Anchorman]
Anchorman Offline
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Registered: 03/02/15
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Loc: Small Town NE Texas
I did a little research and ended buying the Pfleuger President. Its the highest rated. Spent $59 on it. We will see. It sure feels smooth.
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#11778808 - 08/15/16 05:37 PM Re: Looking for a new ultra light spinning reel [Re: Anchorman]
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Registered: 08/13/13
Posts: 4046
Loc: Longview, Tx
That is a great little reel. I'm pretty sure that you will feel the same way. They are on the heavy side, but they are built like a tank. I have several of them. I found a couple of the limited edition Pfleuger Presidents on sale at Cabelas recently. They are a nice looking little reel and lighter than the standard President.

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#11779392 - 08/16/16 02:30 AM Re: Looking for a new ultra light spinning reel [Re: Anchorman]
fuzzion Offline
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Registered: 05/04/15
Posts: 315
Loc: Texas
I'll probably get laughed at but this is my go to ultra light reel for crappie fishing. I love it.

http://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/pinnacle-tiny-deadbolt-baitcast-reel-convertible#repChildCatid=11406

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#11788488 - 08/21/16 12:34 AM Re: Looking for a new ultra light spinning reel [Re: Anchorman]
Indianation65 Offline
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Registered: 05/07/13
Posts: 7839
Loc: Richardson, Texas
Here's another vote for the Pflueger President!

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#11788824 - 08/21/16 11:32 AM Re: Looking for a new ultra light spinning reel [Re: Anchorman]
Ledeez Offline
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Registered: 09/01/15
Posts: 910
Loc: Lake lavon
Small pinnacle is good if you use 4pd line.. Anything greater than 4 pd you will not have good line capacity w/ mono. I switched to the Abu Cardinal sx and have not looked back. Great price and durable mho
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#11788995 - 08/21/16 01:39 PM Re: Looking for a new ultra light spinning reel [Re: Anchorman]
Bob Landry Offline
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Registered: 08/10/11
Posts: 2610
Loc: Austin, Tx
Sahara or Sedona 1000
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#11790176 - 08/22/16 09:43 AM Re: Looking for a new ultra light spinning reel [Re: Anchorman]
HumanSeine Offline
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Registered: 11/23/03
Posts: 883
Loc: Mckinney,Tx
I just do not like small spinning reels. Mainly because of line twist problems. Of course I grew up with my Garcia 5000.


Edited by HumanSeine (08/22/16 09:45 AM)

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#11795091 - 08/24/16 05:26 PM Re: Looking for a new ultra light spinning reel [Re: Anchorman]
uncle_bagster Offline
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Registered: 01/12/07
Posts: 2609
I like the old Mitchell 308. You can still find them on Ebay. The line you use is the most important thing if you want to avoid problems. I've tried a bunch, and settled on Maxima Ultragreen 4-pound test.

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#11795227 - 08/24/16 07:14 PM Re: Looking for a new ultra light spinning reel [Re: Anchorman]
boocat Offline
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Registered: 07/30/12
Posts: 964
Loc: Hill Country
Pfleuger President. In about a 20 or 25 size,, I've got there trion's I like 'em

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#11795237 - 08/24/16 07:16 PM Re: Looking for a new ultra light spinning reel [Re: Anchorman]
boocat Offline
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Registered: 07/30/12
Posts: 964
Loc: Hill Country
little president will be my next one

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