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#12462700 - 10/12/17 01:41 AM which is best reel for cat fishing?
charleswilbourn Offline
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Registered: 09/14/17
Posts: 5
I am totally new to fishing. I have no idea about fishing. I want to get some idea about fishing and I want to be an expert in fishing. Please help me.
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#12462741 - 10/12/17 06:38 AM Re: which is best reel for cat fishing? [Re: charleswilbourn]
Monkeypuncher Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 07/12/17
Posts: 77
Loc: Cedar Creek Lake
My preference is the Abu Garcia 7000 series. 6500 is a solid second choice.

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#12462764 - 10/12/17 07:01 AM Re: which is best reel for cat fishing? [Re: charleswilbourn]
Muzzlebrake Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/26/14
Posts: 1627
Loc: Euless
Depends on how you are fishing and what you are fishing for. Bank fishing or boat fishing?
I use spinning equipment for most of my catfishing since I can pitch my bait into tight cover better when after eater blues and channels. Open water drifting or bottom fishing I may use casting reels mostly or a big spincast Zebco 808.
Spinning reels---------Mitchell 300, Shakespear, Shimano and Penn
Casting reels----------CatMax, Diawa, Garcia, Penn, Lews
Spincast---------------Zebco

Lots of stuff to chose from.

Then you have to look at which kind and type of rod to use. All rods are not created equal.


Edited by Muzzlebrake (10/12/17 07:03 AM)
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#12462888 - 10/12/17 08:58 AM Re: which is best reel for cat fishing? [Re: charleswilbourn]
G Love Offline
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Registered: 06/03/10
Posts: 1867
Loc: Weatherford, TX
I haven't met an expert yet, but no advice will help you more than time on the water.

As far as reels, your bread and butter Catfish reel for this part of the country is an Abu Garcia 6500 C3.
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#12463009 - 10/12/17 10:22 AM Re: which is best reel for cat fishing? [Re: charleswilbourn]
Capt. Michael Littlejohn Offline
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Registered: 02/04/04
Posts: 8835
Loc: Lake Tawakoni, Tx
What kind of Catfishing?
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#12463047 - 10/12/17 10:48 AM Re: which is best reel for cat fishing? [Re: charleswilbourn]
Monkeypuncher Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 07/12/17
Posts: 77
Loc: Cedar Creek Lake
Time on the water is great, but if you really want to learn, hire a guide who specializes in the fishing you want to pursue.

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#12463075 - 10/12/17 11:14 AM Re: which is best reel for cat fishing? [Re: charleswilbourn]
BigPoppa007 Offline
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Registered: 06/06/14
Posts: 1735
Loc: Burleson, Tx.
I like Shimano Sienna 4000 for channels and Cabelas Salt Striker SBF65 for Big Blues. 7' medium rods for channels and 7'6" or 8' MH for Big Blues.


Edited by BigPoppa007 (10/12/17 11:16 AM)

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#12463166 - 10/12/17 12:08 PM Re: which is best reel for cat fishing? [Re: charleswilbourn]
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Registered: 01/05/15
Posts: 547
I like this one:
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#12463291 - 10/12/17 02:12 PM Re: which is best reel for cat fishing? [Re: charleswilbourn]
El Gato Azul Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/31/16
Posts: 730
Loc: Lewisville Texas

I like these Willie texas


Edited by El Gato Azul (10/12/17 02:13 PM)
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#12463600 - 10/12/17 06:52 PM Re: which is best reel for cat fishing? [Re: El Gato Azul]
scruboak Offline
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Registered: 03/11/03
Posts: 1133
Loc: Cisco,tx
Mud cat reel. roflmao

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#12463765 - 10/12/17 09:07 PM Re: which is best reel for cat fishing? [Re: charleswilbourn]
BigPoppa007 Offline
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Registered: 06/06/14
Posts: 1735
Loc: Burleson, Tx.

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#12463840 - 10/12/17 10:08 PM Re: which is best reel for cat fishing? [Re: charleswilbourn]
snowyriver6 Offline
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Registered: 02/19/08
Posts: 2326
Loc: austin
I like the garcia C3's but I bought a shimano tekato and I believe its gonna be hard to beat but its pricy

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#12463898 - 10/12/17 11:12 PM Re: which is best reel for cat fishing? [Re: snowyriver6]
Capt. Michael Littlejohn Offline
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Registered: 02/04/04
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Loc: Lake Tawakoni, Tx
Originally Posted By: snowyriver6
I like the garcia C3's but I bought a shimano tekato and I believe its gonna be hard to beat but its pricy


The Tekota's aren't perfect but beat the socks off tha' Abus! thumb





Edited by Capt. Michael Littlejohn (10/12/17 11:17 PM)
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#12463990 - 10/13/17 07:31 AM Re: which is best reel for cat fishing? [Re: charleswilbourn]
snowyriver6 Offline
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Registered: 02/19/08
Posts: 2326
Loc: austin
ha, you aint got no hooks

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#12464127 - 10/13/17 09:30 AM Re: which is best reel for cat fishing? [Re: snowyriver6]
Capt. Michael Littlejohn Offline
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Registered: 02/04/04
Posts: 8835
Loc: Lake Tawakoni, Tx
Originally Posted By: snowyriver6
ha, you aint got no hooks


Shhhh, didn't want to sore-lip'em!!! Lol
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