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#11851876 - 09/27/16 11:06 AM What's a good baitcaster?
Ayden713 Offline
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Registered: 09/26/16
Posts: 10
Loc: Texas
I have never used a baitcaster and i want to give one a try,but i have no idea what to look for in one. What would be a good one?

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#11851909 - 09/27/16 11:28 AM Re: What's a good baitcaster? [Re: Ayden713]
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Registered: 07/31/12
Posts: 4662
Loc: North Texas - God's Country
Round Abu from Sweden.
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#11852238 - 09/27/16 02:45 PM Re: What's a good baitcaster? [Re: Ayden713]
Tc24 Offline
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Registered: 08/05/16
Posts: 63
Loc: Dallas texas
The Abu Garcia ambassaduer 5500 is a nice bass reel & the 6500 is great for catfish.
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#11852245 - 09/27/16 02:52 PM Re: What's a good baitcaster? [Re: Tc24]
JJ4MEL Online   content
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Registered: 01/21/09
Posts: 958
Loc: McKinney, TX
Originally Posted By: Tc24
The Abu Garcia ambassaduer 5500 is a nice bass reel & the 6500 is great for catfish.


^^YEP^^

If I am bass fishing only, I love my Curado.

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#11852809 - 09/27/16 08:25 PM Re: What's a good baitcaster? [Re: Ayden713]
RussPrater "Bass Commander" Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/19/10
Posts: 1389
Starting off, I would start with an Abu Silvermax or blackmax. They are cheap but good quality. I would string only a couple of casts with of line to learn how to cast and pull out "birds nest". Once you master that, add more line on each new spool. Good luck
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#11853107 - 09/27/16 10:47 PM Re: What's a good baitcaster? [Re: Ayden713]
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Registered: 05/07/13
Posts: 6428
Loc: Richardson, Texas
H20 XPress Mettle MT2 reel from Sports Academy...high quality and working-man friendly price...

Depending on sales or not $49- $59...

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#11853167 - 09/28/16 12:53 AM Re: What's a good baitcaster? [Re: Ayden713]
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Registered: 01/07/16
Posts: 125
Loc: McKinney
I learned on an entry level daiwa. Learn on something less expensive. You could prob find a decent used one on here.
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#11853205 - 09/28/16 05:27 AM Re: What's a good baitcaster? [Re: Ayden713]
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Registered: 07/31/12
Posts: 4662
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You can pick up a used Abu round here for cheap. Later, you can let one of the reel guys on here soup it up for you by replacing the bearings if needed. The old Swedish made Abus are heirloom quality. You actually just missed a great opportunity to grab a really good deal, right here in the classified.
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#11853224 - 09/28/16 05:45 AM Re: What's a good baitcaster? [Re: Ayden713]
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Update: actually you did not miss out. Grab this 5000C, perfect choice for a good deal on a great starter reel that will last a lifetime and take you well past starter reel quality. He has two reels left. I left them for you. I'll still grab them if you don't.

Red 5000 C
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#11853247 - 09/28/16 06:20 AM Re: What's a good baitcaster? [Re: Ayden713]
PMB Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 08/12/13
Posts: 104
I am an Abu man but I tried a Okuma and I really like that as well.

You may also look at the Lews stuff. I got a buddy that has one and likes it.

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#11853341 - 09/28/16 07:30 AM Re: What's a good baitcaster? [Re: Cast]
fishon2 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 06/17/02
Posts: 237
Loc: El Lago, TX
Thank you sir

This is what I have left:

2013 Record No.50 Silver, in great shape 9.5 cosmetic / 10 mechanical: $110
2005 5000C Original Red, 8.5 cosmetic / 10 mechanical: $35


Edited by fishon2 (09/28/16 07:33 AM)

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#11853368 - 09/28/16 07:45 AM Re: What's a good baitcaster? [Re: Ayden713]
Muzzlebrake Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/26/14
Posts: 1004
Loc: Euless
Lews American Hero bait cast combo. A portion of what you pay goes to help wounded vets.
These things are awesome and you will think you are throwing a $250 rig.
http://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/lews-american-hero-610-mh-baitcast-rod-and-reel-combo
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#11857233 - 09/30/16 10:37 AM Re: What's a good baitcaster? [Re: Ayden713]
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Angler

Registered: 08/12/11
Posts: 291
I bought whatever was on sale back 15-20 years ago. only reels I have left that still function well are shimano curados and an abu garcia that was my first baitcaster from the 1970s.

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#11884690 - 10/17/16 09:13 AM Re: What's a good baitcaster? [Re: Ayden713]
dk2429 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 03/28/16
Posts: 39
Loc: Pearland, TX
I love H20 Xpress Mettles from Academy. I have Curados and Lews and 13 Concepts and what not, but I still mainly use the H20's. They are cheap, cast a mile, smooth, and have life time warranty. If anything on it messes up, they'll exchange it at Academy no questions asked.
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#11884959 - 10/17/16 11:24 AM Re: What's a good baitcaster? [Re: Ayden713]
marschall Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/12/09
Posts: 725
Loc: Venus Texas
Dollar for dollar you can not beat a Abu Garcia Black Max. Really good and cheap. Sometimes Academy will run the combo on sale for $38.00. I have been using mine for years and still works fine. Just have trouble finding my left handed ones. I am right handed but I never understood anyone who would rather throw right handed and switch the reel in hand just to reel right handed.
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