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Re: Looking for input as going to buy 3 baitcasters on a budget [Re: Diomedes] #10013958 05/26/14 08:27 PM
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Mettles are great reels for the price point followed by Bass Pro Qualifiers when they are on sale

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Re: Looking for input as going to buy 3 baitcasters on a budget [Re: Diomedes] #10016063 05/27/14 05:31 PM
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I have 3 Skeet rels and love them....plus to color is a plus w/ rods...I feel like a Damn PRO...


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Re: Looking for input as going to buy 3 baitcasters on a budget [Re: Diomedes] #10016120 05/27/14 05:48 PM
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On the Shimano Curado reels ... stay away from the G Series.

Do the EBAY thingy and look for Curado B series. Take 'em apart and clean them good (flush the bearings) and then some good oil (Small amount). I have 15 year old Curado B's still casting like a dream. The Curado B 100's are very desirable too.

My $.02 for old time quality. Otherwise the Mettles should be the way to go.


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Re: Looking for input as going to buy 3 baitcasters on a budget [Re: Diomedes] #10016130 05/27/14 05:50 PM
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Mettles hands down the best reel for the money. I have 6 of them and they are as good if not better than my Revo's. If you have an issue take it back and walla, a new reel.

Re: Looking for input as going to buy 3 baitcasters on a budget [Re: Diomedes] #10016143 05/27/14 05:55 PM
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For reels in this range, the bps extreme is a very well constructed reel for the money. I've had 2 and both of them are true workhorses of reels. And they make gear ratios from 5:4:1 up to 7:1:1 so they can cover any technique needs. And I think they are on sale right now for $60

Re: Looking for input as going to buy 3 baitcasters on a budget [Re: Diomedes] #10016164 05/27/14 06:03 PM
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I have about 40 reels, the ardents aren't bad and you can buy them under 50, I have several of the mettle that are worn out but only paid 29 for them and they did last a long time. My curados have been severely abused and still work. I don't like the blackmax or silvermax, have them both and they seem like the cheapest ones I have. I got some DIAWA on clearance at academy and they didn't last either. I would choose the ardent first, great reels for under 50

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