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Spinning reels #12732450
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What are the differences between lower end spinning reels around 80$ and higher end spinning reels around the 200$ range. I don't use spinning reels very often and need to get a couple of them. I'm sure weight reduction is a part of it. It other than that I don't see any difference between spinning reels. Please enlighten me


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Re: Spinning reels [Re: wyatt c] #12732504
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Give lew's atry and there not that expensive and good product.

Re: Spinning reels [Re: wyatt c] #12732552
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Shimano Sahara is what is spend my hard working money on

Re: Spinning reels [Re: Notaguide] #12732557
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I don't have the higher end reels but I would imagine a lot of it is the drag system. Whatever you do make sure they have infinite anti reverse.


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Re: Spinning reels [Re: wyatt c] #12732563
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I think the overall smoothness of all the working parts, especially the drag.


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Re: Spinning reels [Re: Notaguide] #12732609
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Originally Posted By: Notaguide
Shimano Sahara is what is spend my hard working money on


Yep

Re: Spinning reels [Re: wyatt c] #12732778
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Used to buy the Saharaís until I found the Daiwa Legalis Lt. They are 70 bucks and extremely smooth.

Re: Spinning reels [Re: wyatt c] #12732810
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Basically, the number of bearings and the accuracy of the winding system. Interestingly, I have a lot of Shimano Stradic reels, always loved them, still do. So that answers your $200dollar reel question. A really good lower end rod is a Pflueger Trion...a 40 dollar reel...step up a notch with the Pflueger President, basically an 80 dollar reel. The president is smooth as the Stradic, gears arenít as well matched, but still a really good reel for the money...all I use are spinners, so I have worn out my fair share of both the above higher end options...the Stradic will last a very long time, with little care...the President will last a moderate amount of time, and perform well until it gives up. The Trions are relatively new options for me, but I like them...for the money...donít know how long they will last, but I will eventually find out.

Re: Spinning reels [Re: wyatt c] #12732960
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Lews makes good bait cast reels but their spinning reels need improving. I would get either a Daiwa or a Shimano instead of a Lews

Re: Spinning reels [Re: wyatt c] #12732991
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Yes, weight, smoothness, better drag, line pick up, etc., are greater on a $200 versus < $100 spinning reel . . . but with diminishing returns for your dollar as with most tackle.

I use Stradic Ci4+ reels a lot but I have a couple of the new Shimano Nasci reels, 1000 series, that were intended for my ultralight rods. I like them there, for sure, but one sort of got swapped out and ended up on a bass rod where I'd normally use a larger 2500 or 3000 series reel and it has really performed well. I'm impressed.

I have not seen a bad review of the Nasci on videos or boards yet.

I think $99 range but you can likely catch one on sale.

Brad

Re: Spinning reels [Re: crapicat] #12733019
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Originally Posted By: crapicat
Basically, the number of bearings and the accuracy of the winding system. Interestingly, I have a lot of Shimano Stradic reels, always loved them, still do. So that answers your $200dollar reel question. A really good lower end rod is a Pflueger Trion...a 40 dollar reel...step up a notch with the Pflueger President, basically an 80 dollar reel. The president is smooth as the Stradic, gears arenít as well matched, but still a really good reel for the money...all I use are spinners, so I have worn out my fair share of both the above higher end options...the Stradic will last a very long time, with little care...the President will last a moderate amount of time, and perform well until it gives up. The Trions are relatively new options for me, but I like them...for the money...donít know how long they will last, but I will eventually find out.


I've used some of the Presidents for years. VERY good reels for the price. I got them for $39 each on sale.

BTW, I used one 3 weeks ago to catch eight 6-10 lb redfish. They hold up. And they are also smooth.

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Re: Spinning reels [Re: wyatt c] #12733030
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Youíve got some good advice
At times, you can find the Pfleuger President for under $50
When you do, buy at least two of them

Have a Trion alsoó I use it for ultra finesse presentations

Sahara is good, but not quite as good as the President

Heard the Daiwa Fuego is another good one found under $100



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Re: Spinning reels [Re: Brad R] #12733040
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Originally Posted By: Brad R
Yes, weight, smoothness, better drag, line pick up, etc., are greater on a $200 versus < $100 spinning reel . . . but with diminishing returns for your dollar as with most tackle.

I use Stradic Ci4+ reels a lot but I have a couple of the new Shimano Nasci reels, 1000 series, that were intended for my ultralight rods. I like them there, for sure, but one sort of got swapped out and ended up on a bass rod where I'd normally use a larger 2500 or 3000 series reel and it has really performed well. I'm impressed.

I have not seen a bad review of the Nasci on videos or boards yet.


I looked at the Nasci...donít like it, as it there is no way to free spool it. Also, thought the roller/ winding function was rough relative to a President, and well below the level I expect from a Shimano costing $100...so I bought a couple Trions instead.


I think $99 range but you can likely catch one on sale.

Brad

Re: Spinning reels [Re: wyatt c] #12733130
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I'm exactly the way you are.. I can easily tell the difference from a cheap baitcaster to a high dollar one, but the spinning reels are all the same to me..


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Re: Spinning reels [Re: wyatt c] #12733153
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Can someone explain what these "spinning reels" are that you speak of? frkazoid

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