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#8314063 - 12/08/12 10:16 PM Best reel for around 160.00
jackmason Online   content
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Registered: 06/04/06
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Loc: Plano
Looking for opinions on bait casting reels. I have revos, but would like to try something different. Any suggestions would be great.

Thanks.


Edited by jackmason (12/09/12 08:59 AM)

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#8314152 - 12/08/12 10:45 PM Re: Best reel for around 160.00 [Re: jackmason]
Chef Scott Offline
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Registered: 09/07/11
Posts: 13
Loc: Mansfield
If you're talking bait casters IMO Shimano Chronarch is beast for the $, Try: http://www.sportsmansoutfitters.com They don't have the chronarch listed but if you call they will order them for you @ $180 per reel. I haven't tried the quantums's, revos, or new lews. I have always stuck with shimanos because they're Japan made reels are tough to beat, the Malaysia builds I stay away from. Plus Shimano's are the easiest to have work done on, upgraded, cleaning etc.

Oh.....even though I'm pro Shimano the G series Curado's are $&@!. Ordered 3 of them and retuned them all. One had a bad bearing , one had a loose spool and the other just because it said "Made in Malaysia" on the bottom of the box.

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#8314195 - 12/08/12 11:02 PM Re: Best reel for around 160.00 [Re: jackmason]
ProFishermanJones Offline
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Registered: 12/12/11
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^ agreed 100% new curado isn't good at all i own one and very disapointed, chronarch is the way to go.

in the 130 price range i would personally recommend a Abu Garcia Revo S, i own a bunch of them and have never had a problem all metal body and parts! great real for the range you are looking for!
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#8314321 - 12/09/12 12:42 AM Re: Best reel for around 160.00 [Re: jackmason]
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Try the Lews you probably wont ever buy anything else I was a Shimano guy and still have all e series but the new g series is junk plus I ain't going to pay 200 bucks for a reel that used to cost 150.


Edited by lamoon78 (12/09/12 12:43 AM)

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#8314400 - 12/09/12 03:24 AM Re: Best reel for around 160.00 [Re: jackmason]
Jean Scurtu Offline
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Originally Posted By: jackmason
Looking for opinions on reels. I have revos, but would like to try something different. Any suggestions would be great.

Thanks.


Just bait cast reels not spinning reels???
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#8314735 - 12/09/12 08:59 AM Re: Best reel for around 160.00 [Re: jackmason]
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Bait casting.

Thanks.

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#8316057 - 12/09/12 04:28 PM Re: Best reel for around 160.00 [Re: jackmason]
210amatuerangler Offline
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If you can find one, get a Chronarch MG off of eBay.
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#8316605 - 12/09/12 06:55 PM Re: Best reel for around 160.00 [Re: jackmason]
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The new Lew's BB1 is $159 retail and is a very good reel. The Tournament is $149 and the tournament mg for $129 are solid as well. But the tournament pro is the best reel I have used. $199 retail but can be found new on eBay for under $160.
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#8320942 - 12/10/12 07:27 PM Re: Best reel for around 160.00 [Re: jackmason]
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Registered: 04/22/12
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I absolutely LOVE my Ambassadeur Pro Rockets and older C3's and C4's! And my Curados and Calcuttas. I use old school Penn No.9s and 209s almost exclusively for bank fishing. The Abu's, Curados, and Calcuttas are for wade and boat fishing.

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#8321596 - 12/10/12 09:20 PM Re: Best reel for around 160.00 [Re: jackmason]
aggiegolfer Offline
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Registered: 02/12/07
Posts: 4537
Loc: Willis, TX
Revo SX (as far as full retail) gen 3 IMO. It's everything the 2010 premier was without the foam handle and cent. brake part of the dual control.

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#8322975 - 12/11/12 10:44 AM Re: Best reel for around 160.00 [Re: jackmason]
JDWchampion Offline
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Registered: 06/04/09
Posts: 165
If you have revo and want something else go with shimano , those are about the only two i throw

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#8354418 - 12/19/12 11:41 AM Re: Best reel for around 160.00 [Re: jackmason]
Ryan Somerville Offline
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Registered: 02/18/09
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Loc: Belleville Ontario Canada
Daiwa's lexa 100 series seems like a good reel for 139.99 and the team daiwa advantage is a tank for 169.99 if you can find them.
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#12858463 - 08/09/18 12:19 AM Re: Best reel for around 160.00 [Re: jackmason]
vanhagar Offline
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Curado k. Ebay $150. Used shimano scorpion 1500xt (curado 200e7) around $130 on ebay.
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#12859467 - 08/09/18 08:08 PM Re: Best reel for around 160.00 [Re: jackmason]
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I love my old Shimano Curado E's and when they changed to the newer ones I went to Lew's.

Now that Shimano has reapplied their quality and craftsmanship in the Curado K series I have bought 3 of them and they are top of the line again. woot
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