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#12781870 - 06/05/18 09:23 PM Spinning reel recommendation
John A. Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/01/08
Posts: 1144
Loc: Frisco, TX
Hello everyone, I'm looking to buy a new spinning rod to put on a Powell 7' 1" MH to mostly throw a shakey head on.

Everyone suggests a Shimano Stradic but that's a bit out of my price range. Seems like the Daiwa BF has some things that good reviews in the $100 range.

Is this a good reel? Are there any other reels in that price range i should consider?

Lastly, It seems that a lot of people are going with a bigger spinning reel. What size would you recommend? I was told the Daiwa runs 1000 bigger than others, is a 3000 too big?

Thanks!

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#12781940 - 06/05/18 09:55 PM Re: Spinning reel recommendation [Re: John A.]
scott123456789 Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 11/19/08
Posts: 529
Loc: Weatherford, TX
I use a Shimano Sahara 3000 which is just the high speed version of their 2500 size reel. It’s in my mind the right size for all around use.

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#12781958 - 06/05/18 10:02 PM Re: Spinning reel recommendation [Re: John A.]
Notaguide Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/03/18
Posts: 1006
Loc: The colony
I love the Sahara series

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#12782018 - 06/05/18 10:34 PM Re: Spinning reel recommendation [Re: John A.]
texasAUtiger Online   content
Angler

Registered: 04/13/16
Posts: 307
Loc: Waco, TX
Pfleuger President is like $45 bucks and I like it every bit as much as my spinning reels that cost 2-3 times that much. I think mine is the 2000 size.

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#12782019 - 06/05/18 10:35 PM Re: Spinning reel recommendation [Re: John A.]
ClarkC Offline
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Registered: 01/15/18
Posts: 13
Loc: Garland, Texas
Another vote for the Sahara 3000. $79 and mine has done everything I have asked of it.

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#12782090 - 06/06/18 04:08 AM Re: Spinning reel recommendation [Re: John A.]
danceswithbass Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 06/29/05
Posts: 757
Loc: Flower Mound
Bought a backup rod for wife last year, and put a Okuma Ceymar C30 on it after some research; pretty nice reel for the money. Have several Presidents and they hold up pretty well too.

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#12782156 - 06/06/18 06:45 AM Re: Spinning reel recommendation [Re: John A.]
leethefishking Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/24/02
Posts: 1525
Loc: San Marcos, TX
Sahara's are great reels for the money. The 3000 size is perfect for my use.

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#12782226 - 06/06/18 07:39 AM Re: Spinning reel recommendation [Re: John A.]
Stickchunker Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 06/21/08
Posts: 867
Loc: Lake Conroe
Sahara's are great reels, the Revo X is a good reel, although it is $99.99 at TW. IMO, unless you fish with a Spinning reel exclusively, there's really no need for a $200 reel, it's not going to take the beating like all of our bait casters do.
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#12782259 - 06/06/18 08:01 AM Re: Spinning reel recommendation [Re: John A.]
collincountytx Online   content
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Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 15193
Loc: Dallas, TX
Good reel suggestions above.

Size 3000 is not too big, especially if you are going to be doing some larger/heavier size deep water shaky head fishing.
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#12782319 - 06/06/18 08:55 AM Re: Spinning reel recommendation [Re: texasAUtiger]
FishTheBite Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 12/27/15
Posts: 130
Loc: Central Texas
Originally Posted By: texasAUtiger
Pfleuger President is like $45 bucks and I like it every bit as much as my spinning reels that cost 2-3 times that much. I think mine is the 2000 size.


This, I have four Presidents from a 20 up through the 35 and have fished the heck out of them for four years and they work and look like new. And the most important part, the drag, is excellent right out of the box. I also have two Stradics and the Presidents feel solid and well built immediately after putting down a Shimano and picking up a Pfluger.

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#12782351 - 06/06/18 09:17 AM Re: Spinning reel recommendation [Re: John A.]
Mofishin1990 Online   content
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Registered: 09/27/16
Posts: 139
Loc: Gainesville, TX
Daiwa BG is a great reel or the price, The Fuego LT is good too, it has the magseal to keep water out. Both are around $ 100. If you go up to $ 180 you can get the Tatula LT. And finally if you are wanting to spend around $230, you can get the Ballistic LT; also magsealed. Look at getting spinning reels in the 3000 size. The larger diameter spool will help you out with line management. I'm not sure that Daiwa runs a 1000 size bigger, at least I haven't noticed.

I'm a little biased towards Daiwa lol. Shimano's are great reels too! I know the NASCI is a pretty sweet reel and not a bad price to boot. I feel like I've had better luck with Daiwa; And I feel like I get more reel for the money IMO. But I do have a Shimano Symetre 2500 that I've had for years that is still smooth as butter.

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#12782416 - 06/06/18 09:58 AM Re: Spinning reel recommendation [Re: John A.]
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Registered: 12/02/12
Posts: 9337
Loc: Cherokee County
I've been partial to Shimano for many years but always heard from different reel repair guys from Texas to Florida that if you are looking for best bang for the buck, to look at OKUMA. Have heard that for many years and just heard it again last week when I picked up my reels from cleaning.
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#12782453 - 06/06/18 10:23 AM Re: Spinning reel recommendation [Re: John A.]
RonL Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/09/14
Posts: 740
Loc: W.Texas
Bill Dance has good info on Spinning Reels .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpD9GkRGrrk
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#12782462 - 06/06/18 10:27 AM Re: Spinning reel recommendation [Re: John A.]
SoCal Tom Online   content
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Registered: 04/10/07
Posts: 9550
Loc: Garland, TX
John, I bought a Revo X this year in the 20 size. Plenty big. It holds plenty of line. I've very pleased with it for 100 bucks
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#12782559 - 06/06/18 11:23 AM Re: Spinning reel recommendation [Re: John A.]
sll Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 05/16/18
Posts: 69
Loc: TN
The Daiwa Revros is super smooth and $42.

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