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#12033284 - 01/11/17 07:17 AM Best $100 Casting Reel
SlowDown Offline
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Registered: 09/20/08
Posts: 2073
Loc: Texas
Is there a casting reel for about $100 that stands out from the heard? I've been using spinning gear most of the time for a few years and have lost touch with which casting reels in this class are the most popular. I will use it on a MH 7' rod for plastics and jigs. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.


Edited by fish 'till I drop (01/11/17 07:18 AM)

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#12033409 - 01/11/17 08:24 AM Re: Best $100 Casting Reel [Re: SlowDown]
friedwatermelon420 Offline
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Registered: 08/11/09
Posts: 265
Loc: garland, tx
Lews SSG1SH $99.00
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#12033456 - 01/11/17 08:42 AM Re: Best $100 Casting Reel [Re: friedwatermelon420]
GarySHO Online   content
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Originally Posted By: friedwatermelon420
Lews SSG1SH $99.00
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#12033464 - 01/11/17 08:43 AM Re: Best $100 Casting Reel [Re: SlowDown]
RonL Offline
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Registered: 07/09/14
Posts: 558
Loc: W.Texas
The BPS Pro Qualifer, the Abu Garcia Orra SX, or the Lew's Speed Spool

BPS Pro Qualifier

Abu Garcia

Lews Speed Spool

I also have a ABu Garcis Pro Max that I really like . I have a Lews BB1 but a lot of times I leave it home and use the AG Pro Max .
Abu Garcia Pro Max


Edited by RonL (01/11/17 08:46 AM)
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#12033471 - 01/11/17 08:47 AM Re: Best $100 Casting Reel [Re: SlowDown]
Cole P Offline
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Registered: 04/24/15
Posts: 57
The original Shimano Curado. You can pick them up used easily for $100 or less. And it will outlast anything you buy new.

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#12033480 - 01/11/17 08:50 AM Re: Best $100 Casting Reel [Re: SlowDown]
Wes H Online   content
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Registered: 04/16/16
Posts: 145
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
Diawa Tatula CT. $107 at Walmart online with free shipping. Absolutely amazing reel for the price.
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#12033489 - 01/11/17 08:53 AM Re: Best $100 Casting Reel [Re: SlowDown]
Ian f Offline
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Registered: 11/05/15
Posts: 135
Tatula ct you can get them for like $95 on eBay

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#12033494 - 01/11/17 08:56 AM Re: Best $100 Casting Reel [Re: SlowDown]
dreamweaver96 Offline
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Registered: 04/02/16
Posts: 149
Like others, my vote is for the Lews lfs speed spool. I've got 3 and I love them. No complaints!

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#12033496 - 01/11/17 08:58 AM Re: Best $100 Casting Reel [Re: Ian f]
jcarring99 Offline
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Registered: 01/15/05
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Originally Posted By: Ian f
Tatula ct you can get them for like $95 on eBay


Great reel. I'm sure the others are fine to, but I know for a fact these are very good reels for the money.

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#12033498 - 01/11/17 09:00 AM Re: Best $100 Casting Reel [Re: SlowDown]
RudyDep Offline
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I like the Abu Garcia Revo S3. Never thought I would have said that but, I like it more than my Quantum Smokes and Curado's...
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#12033572 - 01/11/17 09:39 AM Re: Best $100 Casting Reel [Re: SlowDown]
bluebonnet2 Online   content
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Registered: 09/17/07
Posts: 532
Loc: marshall, tx
good morning,


bps pro quailifier.........set internal brakes on two and external brake on about 3-4, adjust tension knob to the bait and cast away.........excellent warrenty and you can catch them on sale on occasion....i have 6 of 'em.....

good luck,
PURA VIDA,
bluebonnet2


Edited by bluebonnet2 (01/11/17 09:40 AM)

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#12033609 - 01/11/17 09:53 AM Re: Best $100 Casting Reel [Re: SlowDown]
CoachCBA Offline
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Registered: 07/10/10
Posts: 6838
Loc: Whitehouse, TX
The BPS Pro Qualifier and the Lew's Speed Spool are all the reel I need.
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#12033646 - 01/11/17 10:10 AM Re: Best $100 Casting Reel [Re: SlowDown]
basscatcher01 Online   content
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Registered: 12/18/16
Posts: 133
Shimano casitis is a great reel

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#12033695 - 01/11/17 10:37 AM Re: Best $100 Casting Reel [Re: SlowDown]
GeoFisher Offline
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Registered: 06/26/13
Posts: 609
The $99 reel from Lews is a great bargain. I am not sure, but I believe that Lews is the only company that puts 8 or more bearings in a reel under $100. Please correct me if there is another.

Also, the BPS Pro Qualifier is a heck of a reel as well. About two or three times a year, you can get the BPS Pro Qualifier for $75 instead of the normal $99
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#12033748 - 01/11/17 11:09 AM Re: Best $100 Casting Reel [Re: SlowDown]
bigbass94 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/12
Posts: 3664
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
Shimano Caenan 150

To me, the Shimano Caenan stands out over other reels. Why? Because I don't think there is a smoother reel in it's price range. Remember, Shimano also makes bike gears, and they need to be smooth for those cyclists. They take some of their bike technology and put it into reels. I've owned other reels in the same price range but the Caenan blows them all away. To be honest, I see no reason to go above the Caenan and get a Curado, it's just as good if you ask me. It's a great reel at a great price.
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