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#12149828 - 03/20/17 05:58 PM New Reel; help me narrow it down.
dreamweaver96 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 04/02/16
Posts: 166
Ok guys, after 4 years my $80 Lews reel is starting to go. The button isn't clicking properly and the drag is starting to slip. I've only owned Lews reels, but my friends swear by abu garcia and quantum. So, I've got my next reel purchase narrowed down to 3 different options.

Revo S: http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Abu_Garcia_REVO_S_Generation_3_Casting_Reel/descpage-RVS.html

LFS: http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Lews_Speed_Spool_LFS_Series_Casting_Reels/descpage-LSFS.html

Icon: http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Quantum_Icon_PT_Casting_Reels/descpage-QIP.html

I own 2 other lews reels and have no issues with them. Is there any reason to try out another brand? Thanks y'all.

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#12149840 - 03/20/17 06:07 PM Re: New Reel; help me narrow it down. [Re: dreamweaver96]
ezbassin Offline
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Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 13040
Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
Lews

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#12149841 - 03/20/17 06:07 PM Re: New Reel; help me narrow it down. [Re: dreamweaver96]
MagFluker Offline
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Registered: 07/29/12
Posts: 894
Loc: NC (Formerly TX)
Can't go wrong with either Lew's or Abu, comes down to preference and what you want to spend. There's no reason to switch from one to another. Lew's have been good to me and I have 2 Abu reels and they are fine for what I use them for. Can't hurt to try something new, you might like it better. Good luck.
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#12149844 - 03/20/17 06:11 PM Re: New Reel; help me narrow it down. [Re: dreamweaver96]
ko bass attack 27 Offline
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Registered: 01/05/12
Posts: 8599
Loc: Fritch, Tx. - Alba, Tx.
I would prefer the Lews over Abu or Quantum. Shimano and Diawa make a quality product but can get pricey.

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#12149864 - 03/20/17 06:23 PM Re: New Reel; help me narrow it down. [Re: dreamweaver96]
Dale Griffin Offline
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Registered: 05/21/09
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Loc: Del Rio / Lake Amistad
I'm a huge fan of Lews myself.
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#12149933 - 03/20/17 07:01 PM Re: New Reel; help me narrow it down. [Re: dreamweaver96]
Brent S Online   content
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Registered: 07/04/13
Posts: 3065
Loc: Eagle Mountain Lake
Preference. I prefer lews.
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#12149982 - 03/20/17 07:28 PM Re: New Reel; help me narrow it down. [Re: dreamweaver96]
Mikeyb_23 Offline
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Registered: 05/16/11
Posts: 329
Loc: White Settlement, Tx
Cabelas had some lews on clearance about a week ago

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#12150131 - 03/20/17 08:33 PM Re: New Reel; help me narrow it down. [Re: dreamweaver96]
Troyz Online   content
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Registered: 12/09/06
Posts: 2080
Loc: Cedar Creek Lake
I really like the Lew's reels I have. Before you buy a new one, have you had someone clean/repair the one you have?

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#12150136 - 03/20/17 08:34 PM Re: New Reel; help me narrow it down. [Re: dreamweaver96]
BigHead248 Online   content
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Registered: 08/15/16
Posts: 280
Loc: Waxahachie, TX
Lews are great but I prefer Daiwa Tatulas.

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#12150157 - 03/20/17 08:41 PM Re: New Reel; help me narrow it down. [Re: BigHead248]
FlaNative Offline
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Registered: 08/19/11
Posts: 641
Loc: Between Azle & Lake Worth
Originally Posted By: BigHead248
Lews are great but I prefer Daiwa Tatulas.


+1

I have quite a few Lew's and Tatulas and I've come to prefer the Tatulas. For the price point you can't go wrong with the Lew's though...
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#12150215 - 03/20/17 09:08 PM Re: New Reel; help me narrow it down. [Re: BigHead248]
ezbassin Offline
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Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 13040
Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
Originally Posted By: BigHead248
Lews are great but I prefer Daiwa Tatulas.


Well so do I but they are not in the $100 range.

The new Tatula SV TW is awesome.

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#12150241 - 03/20/17 09:16 PM Re: New Reel; help me narrow it down. [Re: dreamweaver96]
Blackhill Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 03/01/17
Posts: 28
Chk ebay, recently bought two tatulas on eBay in the 95-105 range. One was a 8.1 the other a 6.1 or something close. They are very well made and heck I can throw my spin cast to the side for most applications now. Really like em.

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#12150436 - 03/21/17 12:02 AM Re: New Reel; help me narrow it down. [Re: dreamweaver96]
Thecrankster Offline
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Registered: 08/15/16
Posts: 299
Loc: DFW
LEWS,LEWS,LEWS did I mention LEWS lol
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#12150440 - 03/21/17 12:30 AM Re: New Reel; help me narrow it down. [Re: dreamweaver96]
bbassfishes Offline
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Registered: 09/30/12
Posts: 589
Loc: Granbury, TX
I personally prefer Quantum.
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#12150454 - 03/21/17 01:36 AM Re: New Reel; help me narrow it down. [Re: dreamweaver96]
dreamweaver96 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 04/02/16
Posts: 166
Thanks for all the replies. Im going to see if I can borrow my friends reels for a few days and make a decision from there.

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