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#12314729 - 06/28/17 09:11 AM Bait casting reel under $100
badfish Offline
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Registered: 07/11/01
Posts: 73
Loc: Boerne
I'm going to retire my old Abu baitcaster after 35 years of faithful service. She developed a wobble after one too many large bass.


Looking for a good replacement I can pick up at Bass Pro this weekend. I typically throw unweighted stick baits, spinner baits and a few larger top waters.
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#12314743 - 06/28/17 09:23 AM Re: Bait casting reel under $100 [Re: badfish]
AHS Fishing Offline
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Registered: 03/29/14
Posts: 220
Loc: Athens, TX
Revo S or for a little more the Revo SX also the Carbonlite's are not a bad reel.
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#12314945 - 06/28/17 11:38 AM Re: Bait casting reel under $100 [Re: badfish]
metanium Offline
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Registered: 07/13/05
Posts: 573
Loc: Burleson
Under $100 you might give Shimano Casitas a look.


Edited by metanium (06/28/17 11:39 AM)

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#12315600 - 06/28/17 06:35 PM Re: Bait casting reel under $100 [Re: badfish]
uncle_bagster Offline
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Registered: 01/12/07
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I'd check ebay for another old Abu baitcaster. Sometimes you can get vintage reels in great condition for a low price.

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#12315985 - 06/28/17 09:16 PM Re: Bait casting reel under $100 [Re: badfish]
jackwabbit Offline
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Registered: 10/06/08
Posts: 265
Loc: Rowlett TX
Diawa Tatula less than 100 on ebay

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#12316098 - 06/28/17 10:36 PM Re: Bait casting reel under $100 [Re: badfish]
badfish Offline
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Registered: 07/11/01
Posts: 73
Loc: Boerne
Looking to pick up the reel this weekend so no Amazon or eBay
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#12316169 - 06/28/17 11:42 PM Re: Bait casting reel under $100 [Re: uncle_bagster]
JasonB23 Offline
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Registered: 02/26/16
Posts: 283
Loc: Garland Tx
If u want the reel to last another 35 years I'd only buy another Abu sweden made reel.

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#12316264 - 06/29/17 06:37 AM Re: Bait casting reel under $100 [Re: badfish]
bronco71 Online   content
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Registered: 02/05/06
Posts: 1409
Loc: Farmers Branch/Sulphur Bluff
Send it to these guys for rebuild, they can upgrade to bearings and upgrade many other parts. They are very good and reasonable and have lots of parts!

Dad's Ole Tackle

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#12316420 - 06/29/17 08:41 AM Re: Bait casting reel under $100 [Re: badfish]
Len B 1 Offline
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Registered: 11/06/12
Posts: 302
Loc: Celina Tx
Lews LFS Speed Spool $99 anywhere Academy, BassPro, Cabelas. Have had good luck with them replaced carbonlites with them.

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#12316563 - 06/29/17 09:36 AM Re: Bait casting reel under $100 [Re: bronco71]
badfish Offline
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Registered: 07/11/01
Posts: 73
Loc: Boerne
Originally Posted By: bronco71
Send it to these guys for rebuild, they can upgrade to bearings and upgrade many other parts. They are very good and reasonable and have lots of parts!

Dad's Ole Tackle


Anyone closer to San Antonio that you would recommend?
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#12316572 - 06/29/17 09:40 AM Re: Bait casting reel under $100 [Re: Len B 1]
badfish Offline
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Registered: 07/11/01
Posts: 73
Loc: Boerne
Originally Posted By: Len B 1
Lews LFS Speed Spool $99 anywhere Academy, BassPro, Cabelas. Have had good luck with them replaced carbonlites with them.

So if I could get a pro qualifier or Carbonlite for 20 to 40 bucks lower than the Lewes is it a done deal?
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#12317144 - 06/29/17 03:42 PM Re: Bait casting reel under $100 [Re: badfish]
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Registered: 02/05/06
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Loc: Farmers Branch/Sulphur Bluff
Originally Posted By: badfish
Originally Posted By: bronco71
Send it to these guys for rebuild, they can upgrade to bearings and upgrade many other parts. They are very good and reasonable and have lots of parts!

Dad's Ole Tackle


Anyone closer to San Antonio that you would recommend?


For the old ABU,s I would stick with them since they have lots of parts and knowledge. They do have a line so I would still buy another reel to use for now and then you will also have old faithful when it is finished.

It's hard to beat the H2O Mettle from Academy, fishes good, great in store warranty and many times on sale as low as $59.

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#12320192 - 07/01/17 07:50 PM Re: Bait casting reel under $100 [Re: badfish]
dk2429 Offline
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Registered: 03/28/16
Posts: 263
Loc: Pearland, TX
[censored] all those other reels. For under $100, you can't beat the H20 Xpress reels. I have 2 Curados, high dollar Lews reels, 2 13 Concept reels, and to be honest, those H20's are just as good.

You can take them back too. Life time warranty. If anything happens with it, take it back, exchange it no questions asked. Done it multiple times
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#12321987 - 07/03/17 09:45 AM Re: Bait casting reel under $100 [Re: badfish]
snowyriver6 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/19/08
Posts: 2325
Loc: austin
Turbo Dan is the go to guy for abu's repair and cleaning. 512.517.0440. My reels dpnt go anywhere else. Dan took over for Turbo Fred when he retired

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#12331254 - 07/09/17 04:48 PM Re: Bait casting reel under $100 [Re: badfish]
Roper Offline
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Registered: 08/21/16
Posts: 34
H20s or any Lews reel. Can't beat either IMO.

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