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Best Spinning reel ? #12800248
06/21/18 01:13 PM
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Need help on next reel. 2 questions

1) Best crappie spinning Reel if price doesn’t matter?

2) Best crappie spinning reel under $100.

Variables:
Using braided line
Mostly 1/16th jig
Fishing vertical & casting

Any tips are greatly appreciated!

Re: Best Spinning reel ? [Re: go_cats_go] #12800279
06/21/18 01:36 PM
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Shimano. Very smooth and workhorses. I like 500 series reels, but they are getting hard to find. 1000 series reels work just as good, just a bit larger.

Re: Best Spinning reel ? [Re: go_cats_go] #12800286
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I saw where Shimano is offering a Stella 2500 banana. The group I fish with is torn as some prefer small and light(500-1000) and the others (me included) like a 2000-2500 size. I don't like the reduced casting distance and increased line memory that comes with the smaller spool. I love the high end Shimano's and Daiwas and would be happy with most of their offerings. Under a $100, I like the Shimano Sahara and the Okuma's from the Ceymar upward.

Re: Best Spinning reel ? [Re: go_cats_go] #12800293
06/21/18 01:44 PM
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I would either go with Shimano or Pflueger. Both are on my guide boat and worth every penny.



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Re: Best Spinning reel ? [Re: go_cats_go] #12800353
06/21/18 02:33 PM
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Abu Garcia Cardinal or Revo series reels, just my .02


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Re: Best Spinning reel ? [Re: mreed] #12800556
06/21/18 04:53 PM
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Without a doubt, the Shimano 1000 series reels. And if price is not an issue, buy the Ci4. I bought four of them about 8 years ago, and have never had a problem with them...and I fish 14# braid on them (which a lesser reel will not hold up to).


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Re: Best Spinning reel ? [Re: go_cats_go] #12800603
06/21/18 05:29 PM
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another one for shimano...
It's going to be hard to go wrong with whatever smaller reel you pick for vertical crappie fishing.
If I was tight on money, I would put more emphasis/money into the rod rather than the reel.

Re: Best Spinning reel ? [Re: mreed] #12800709
06/21/18 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted By: mreed
Abu Garcia Cardinal or Revo series reels, just my .02


My choice also. I use the Black Max series. The smaller ones for crappie and 60 series for blues.


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Re: Best Spinning reel ? [Re: go_cats_go] #12800792
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Garcia Soron STX size 10 for me... If you can find one.


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Re: Best Spinning reel ? [Re: go_cats_go] #12800807
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Re: Best Spinning reel ? [Re: go_cats_go] #12800878
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stella is the best if money is not an issue

Re: Best Spinning reel ? [Re: go_cats_go] #12800894
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dock shooting I like my pfleuger president 6920. small and lightweight. BUT I am trying Okuma 20 BF and it has a lot of great qualities.. Both are under $50 each

Re: Best Spinning reel ? [Re: go_cats_go] #12801008
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Shimano Sedona 2500 paired with a 8' P.A rod hard to beat - but may I add another suggestion.
Bass Pro Micro-Lite Elite (7 bearings) $40.00 paired with Bass Pro Micro-Lite 7'0" light / fast action rod $60.00. Spooled with 8LB Floroclear P-Line (Fluorocarbon coated). This rod helps me in the summer time with finicky feeding crappie. I have know problem boating 2Lb crappie with it, don't know about 3Lb crappie - YET!!

Re: Best Spinning reel ? [Re: go_cats_go] #12801185
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Bought a Lews MachII this spring. Solid reel, very smooth, paired with a 10' ACC.

Picked up a 100 size today for my 8' ACC

Re: Best Spinning reel ? [Re: go_cats_go] #12801202
06/22/18 02:43 AM
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I have Shimano AX's, TX's, Syncopate's, and Symetre's two 500's and about 10 in 1000's. One older Pflueger, one Garcia Black Max, and one Quantum Optix in a 10 series. The drag system on the Syncopate's and Symetre's are by far the best of any of them with the Pflueger running a close second. The Quantum and the two lesser end Shimano's are tolerable. The Garcia Black Max is definitely on the bottom. I realize that for crappie fishing the drag system does not have to be near the quality as it does for other species but I just do not like a drag that is not somewhat smooth. Day in and day out the Shimano's and Pflueger are hard to beat.


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