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#5367916 - 10/02/10 08:09 PM Best catfish spinning reel?
catangler Offline
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Registered: 08/01/10
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Just getting some info from you guys on spinning reels? Wife bought me a ugly stick spinning rod and need a reel for it? Thx for all advice in advance.
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#5367954 - 10/02/10 08:21 PM Re: Best catfish spinning reel? [Re: catangler]
*Mr. Fabulous* Offline
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Chase4 turned me onto Bass Pro CatMaxx reels - $39.99 and tuff/solid - size 70 or 80- I have two now and really like them

One is on a Cabellas 8' MH King Kat rod and other is on 10' MH Pro- Angler rod thumb

Chase4 has them on 7'8" MH Pro- Angler rods with 65 lb Power Pro braid
Don't think you'll find a reel in price range that comes close-


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#5367968 - 10/02/10 08:28 PM Re: Best catfish spinning reel? [Re: *Mr. Fabulous*]
catangler Offline
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thx dontcatchmuch fixing to look them up
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#5367971 - 10/02/10 08:28 PM Re: Best catfish spinning reel? [Re: *Mr. Fabulous*]
*Mr. Fabulous* Offline
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if u want cheap- Qauntum size 60 4 bearings- $19.99 at Academy- I got one of them on 8' rod also and reeled in a 3 1/2' (20+ lb)long nose gar with it no problems.


Edited by dontcatchmuch (10/02/10 09:12 PM)

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#5367988 - 10/02/10 08:33 PM Re: Best catfish spinning reel? [Re: *Mr. Fabulous*]
MikeG02 Offline
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Diawa BG 20. It doesnt have a bait runner but its a SOLID reel and has a great drag.

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#5368025 - 10/02/10 08:44 PM Re: Best catfish spinning reel? [Re: catangler]
*Mr. Fabulous* Offline
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Originally Posted By: catangler
Just getting some info from you guys on spinning reels? Wife bought me a ugly stick spinning rod and need a reel for it? Thx for all advice in advance.



guess it will depend on which ugly stick u got- CatMaxx probally too big for the 6' or 6'6" medium ones - better to get a 40 or 50 series reel- if u got the 7" MH ugly stick then either of the two above

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#5368030 - 10/02/10 08:45 PM Re: Best catfish spinning reel? [Re: *Mr. Fabulous*]
*Mr. Fabulous* Offline
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I got the 70 series CatMaxx cuz it's big and the 80 size is huge

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#5368061 - 10/02/10 08:54 PM Re: Best catfish spinning reel? [Re: *Mr. Fabulous*]
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it is a 6'6 and the catmax has many postive reviews and I agree with it being to big and i really perfer 7'rods and above but she was trying to be nice thinking hard of returning it and taking the money and getting a twc extreme rod just dont want to hurt her feelings. Decisions, Decisions lol
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#5368118 - 10/02/10 09:07 PM Re: Best catfish spinning reel? [Re: catangler]
*Mr. Fabulous* Offline
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go get a qauntum size 40 or 60 for $20 for the rod she got u - not a bad combo ( then it will be be good for channels AND blues up to 15 lbs) and keeps wife happy thumb- and later on get a 7'-8' rod and Catmaxx


Edited by dontcatchmuch (10/02/10 09:15 PM)

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#5368150 - 10/02/10 09:17 PM Re: Best catfish spinning reel? [Re: catangler]
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Originally Posted By: catangler
it is a 6'6 and the catmax has many postive reviews and I agree with it being to big and i really perfer 7'rods and above but she was trying to be nice thinking hard of returning it and taking the money and getting a twc extreme rod just dont want to hurt her feelings. Decisions, Decisions lol


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#5368182 - 10/02/10 09:28 PM Re: Best catfish spinning reel? [Re: BrianTx01]
mustan92g Offline
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Those quantums have been a good bargain and descent for the price. Havent broken one yet and at that price you can afford to replace.
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#5368188 - 10/02/10 09:29 PM Re: Best catfish spinning reel? [Re: mustan92g]
*Mr. Fabulous* Offline
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Originally Posted By: mustan92g
Those quantums have been a good bargain and descent for the price. Havent broken one yet and at that price you can afford to replace.


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#5368219 - 10/02/10 09:43 PM Re: Best catfish spinning reel? [Re: *Mr. Fabulous*]
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I bought a pair of the Cabela's Salt Striker SSBF-65 Baitrunners to put on my Pro Angler rods. They've been awesome on catfish, 50+" gar, and Sharks down on the coast. They're not the cheapest reel out there but not near the highest either.
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#5368242 - 10/02/10 09:58 PM Re: Best catfish spinning reel? [Re: DEERSTRANGLER™]
*Mr. Fabulous* Offline
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I been wanting to try one of those Salt Striker baitrunners but they run $65 and I'm a poor boy so I went with the CatMaxx for $40- no baitrunner tho....


Edited by dontcatchmuch (10/02/10 09:58 PM)

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#5368373 - 10/02/10 10:56 PM Re: Best catfish spinning reel? [Re: *Mr. Fabulous*]
DEERSTRANGLER™ Offline
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Originally Posted By: dontcatchmuch
I been wanting to try one of those Salt Striker baitrunners but they run $65 and I'm a poor boy so I went with the CatMaxx for $40- no baitrunner tho....
Got mine in the store at the online price. $52 each. They run quite a bit of their bigger spinning reels and saltwater gear cheaper online.
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