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#12520266 - 11/29/17 11:53 AM Recommend a crappie reel
Todd C. Offline
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Registered: 11/17/11
Posts: 166
Hey there fellas. I have been out of the crappie game for a bit and I am currently revamping my gear. I have really liked my Proangler rods I recently purchased but am looking to pair one with a new small spinning, or baitcasting reel. What brands, models, and sizes do some of your pros prefer?? My budget caps out at $100, although I would like to spend less so I could possibly buy 2 at the same time. Any input is greatly appreciated!

Here is my current setup.

Untitled by Todd Crawford, on Flickr
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#12520273 - 11/29/17 12:01 PM Re: Recommend a crappie reel [Re: Todd C.]
JIM SR. Online   sick
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I recently bought 2 Abu Garcia Black Max size 10 spinning reels, love them. I use 20 pound braid with 8 pound 15 feet mono leaders. about $30


Edited by JIM SR. (11/29/17 12:02 PM)

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#12520274 - 11/29/17 12:01 PM Re: Recommend a crappie reel [Re: Todd C.]
canyoncreek06 Offline
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Registered: 03/03/16
Posts: 255
Loc: Victoria, TX
I prefer the Shimano Sienna or Syncopate spinning reels in the 1000 series. They usually can be found for under $30. One has the infinite anti reverse and the other has a "trigger" to flip the bail to allow for one handed casting. I really like the trigger as it allows me to make flip the bait a short distance with only one hand.


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#12520367 - 11/29/17 01:17 PM Re: Recommend a crappie reel [Re: JIM SR.]
UJC Offline
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Registered: 01/12/07
Posts: 2007
Loc: Plano, TX
Originally Posted By: JIM SR.
I recently bought 2 Abu Garcia Black Max size 10 spinning reels, love them. I use 20 pound braid with 8 pound 15 feet mono leaders. about $30


The Black Max is a great setup with the ProAnglers regardless of rod length including the dock shooter. I saw some the other day online for $20. I have forgotten the site, sorry.
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#12520540 - 11/29/17 03:49 PM Re: Recommend a crappie reel [Re: Todd C.]
MrRoachie Offline
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https://m.ebay.com/itm/11BB-Ball-Bearing...-1/272394471797

I just bought a couple and am very pleased.

I know a couple of people who use these quite regularly and one is a guide.
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#12520544 - 11/29/17 03:51 PM Re: Recommend a crappie reel [Re: Todd C.]
MrRoachie Offline
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https://m.ebay.com/itm/11BB-Ball-Bearing...-1/272394471797

I just bought a couple and am very pleased.

I know a couple of people who use these quite regularly and one is a guide.
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#12520640 - 11/29/17 05:56 PM Re: Recommend a crappie reel [Re: MrRoachie]
REDGUN Offline
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Registered: 04/01/10
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Loc: DFW Metromess
Originally Posted By: MrRoachie
https://m.ebay.com/itm/11BB-Ball-Bearing...-1/272394471797

I just bought a couple and am very pleased.

I know a couple of people who use these quite regularly and one is a guide.


+1 on these reels.

I have 8-10 of them. Figured they would work, and after the gears "died" I could just keep the spool (as a spare) for one of the other reels. Been using them for 2 years and have not broke/stripped one yet. thumb

Order ASAP, takes about 30 days for them to come in.

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#12520719 - 11/29/17 07:11 PM Re: Recommend a crappie reel [Re: REDGUN]
Gonzalezlg Offline
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Registered: 11/16/11
Posts: 153
What model do you use, want to order some.

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#12520773 - 11/29/17 07:57 PM Re: Recommend a crappie reel [Re: Todd C.]
Gamblinman Online   content
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Registered: 11/26/02
Posts: 3049
Loc: Yantis, TX
500 series Shimano's.
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#12520774 - 11/29/17 07:58 PM Re: Recommend a crappie reel [Re: Todd C.]
Gamblinman Online   content
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Registered: 11/26/02
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Loc: Yantis, TX
500 series Shimano's.
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#12520856 - 11/29/17 08:56 PM Re: Recommend a crappie reel [Re: Gonzalezlg]
MrRoachie Offline
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Originally Posted By: Gonzalezlg
What model do you use, want to order some.


The 1000 are plenty big. Not a micro
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#12520956 - 11/29/17 10:03 PM Re: Recommend a crappie reel [Re: Todd C.]
Grainraiser Offline
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Registered: 10/10/09
Posts: 2512
Loc: Mesquite TX
I wish you would have posted this earlier. Bass Pro had Pflueger Presidents on sale for $30 last week. IF I had to buy some reels right now I would but some Shimano Sienna's. You can get them for $30 at Academy Sports store. There no need to spend big bucks on a crappie reel.

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#12521737 - 11/30/17 05:58 PM Re: Recommend a crappie reel [Re: MrRoachie]
SenkoSam Offline
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Registered: 09/03/03
Posts: 119
Loc: Walden, N.Y., USA
11BB Ball Bearings Spinning Reel

Pretty inexpensive. Anti-reverse infinite or top center engage?


Edited by SenkoSam (11/30/17 07:44 PM)

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#12522465 - 12/01/17 07:11 AM Re: Recommend a crappie reel [Re: Todd C.]
Jason Burton Guide Service Offline
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Registered: 04/22/10
Posts: 998
Loc: Tyler Tx
Like Roachie said, those are great little reels. I have been using them for a couple of years with absolutely no issues. They will even handle the occasional hybrid that jumps on my jig!

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#12522468 - 12/01/17 07:16 AM Re: Recommend a crappie reel [Re: Todd C.]
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Registered: 11/26/02
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Loc: Yantis, TX
I've had bass to 9 lbs and flatheads to 26 lbs on my 500 series Shimano's with no problems yet. Some of my reels are 10 years old and never touched other than changing line.
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