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#12608475 - 02/03/18 08:40 AM Which reel?
lcbl75771 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/20/03
Posts: 1300
Loc: Lindale, TX
I am looking to add a few more reels. At $99 i have found the Revo X, the BPS pro qualifier and the Shimano Casitas. Which would you get or is there another in this price range that is better or even a better built reel for less $$$?

1992 Ranger 361V
175 Mariner

#12609169 - 02/03/18 06:09 PM Re: Which reel? [Re: lcbl75771]
tmd11111 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 04/30/17
Posts: 526
Loc: San Angelo
Daiwa Tatula SV TW

It's $14 over your budget but you wont be disappointed. The seller is legit too, I've already bought 4 of these from him.

#12610194 - 02/04/18 01:50 PM Re: Which reel? [Re: lcbl75771]
JasonB23 Offline

Registered: 02/26/16
Posts: 334
Loc: Garland Tx
Why buy a new $100 reel when you can get $200+ reels gently used for less than $100. Id take 1 used Revo Stx over 3 new x or bass pro qualifiers any day of the week.

#12611855 - 02/05/18 11:49 AM Re: Which reel? [Re: lcbl75771]
Indianation65 Online   content
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 05/07/13
Posts: 8490
Loc: Richardson, Texas
I always brag about the H20 Xpress Mettle MT2 from Sports Academy.

It's a steal at $59.


#12613471 - 02/06/18 10:53 AM Re: Which reel? [Re: lcbl75771]
Holdenoutdoors Offline

Registered: 01/03/08
Posts: 40
Loc: San Antonio Texas
I buy used Shimanos and rebuild to suit my needs. Plenty of parts are available and a used Calais, properly rebuilt, will last you a long time. New stuff is nice.....and expensive
Haulin' Bass since 1972

#12615519 - 02/07/18 01:12 PM Re: Which reel? [Re: lcbl75771]
Townsend Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 02/24/17
Posts: 9
Get Reel, Go Fishing! smile I've landed huge bass on an ultralight by south bend and had a newly oiled LEWs model lock up on me during a fight (pulled that sucker in hand over hand with the line). What I mean is buying a "good" reel doesn't mean it won't break...
Buying quality (Lews, Calcutta,) usually gives the best long-term option and warranty. But there are plenty of brands in your budget that would work for you and maybe anglers who don't fish much?

Let me know how it goes?

BPS Pro-Qualifier is smooth! Tested it at the BassPro...
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#12622424 - 02/11/18 04:57 PM Re: Which reel? [Re: lcbl75771]
happycampr Offline

Registered: 04/01/12
Posts: 116
Got an email ad from today and they are now selling reels. Local business based in Coppell. $104 for Lews Tournament MB. Looks like they have Lews, Shimano, Abu and a few Quantum at very competitive prices.

#12622485 - 02/11/18 05:42 PM Re: Which reel? [Re: lcbl75771]
dk2429 Offline

Registered: 03/28/16
Posts: 375
Loc: Pearland, TX
You can listen to all these guys that have to have reels over $200 (I do too, they are nice to have.) BUT. I think one of the best damn reels I've ever owned is an H20 Xpress Mettle from academy for $60. I even fished saltwater with them, abused them, and they keep rolling no matter what. Bulletproof!

So my vote... Pay $60 for the Mettle, then use the other $40 on braid/lures.
Majek 22 Extreme/225 Optimax Pro XS
2006 Chevy 2500HD Silverado/6.6 Duramax LBZ

#12630430 - 02/15/18 09:17 PM Re: Which reel? [Re: lcbl75771]
BassMan5000 Offline

Registered: 06/06/17
Posts: 22
Loc: Ray Hubbard
I second the vote for the Daiwa Tatula SV TW..Followed close by the Lews MachII speed spool slp..and the H20 Mettle


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