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Who makes a good spin cast reel #13156781 05/16/19 11:16 PM
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Iíd like to take my wife bass fishing with me. She has no experience, and is very impatient. If she doesnít pick up something quickly she gets frustrated and quits. Iím thinking a spin cast reel would be my best bet. Does anybody have any recommendations on one that is well built and fast enough for all around bass fishing?

Re: Who makes a good spin cast reel [Re: SAdoc] #13156984 05/17/19 03:13 AM
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I think all spin cast reels are junk. Too easy to wear the drag out on them.
I would go with a spinning reel. They are pretty easy to learn and something you can use for a while.

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Originally Posted by SAdoc
Iíd like to take my wife bass fishing with me. She has no experience, and is very impatient. If she doesnít pick up something quickly she gets frustrated and quits. Iím thinking a spin cast reel would be my best bet. Does anybody have any recommendations on one that is well built and fast enough for all around bass fishing?


Zebco Bullet

This is what your wife deserves if she wants to go fishing!

I got one for my wife and put it on a St. Croix Mojo Bass rod (since it is Purple - her favorite color) that I got on clearance at Academy. cheers

She loves it and it is not your normal "old" spincaster! partyon


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Re: Who makes a good spin cast reel [Re: BigDozer66] #13158075 05/18/19 02:24 AM
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Originally Posted by BigDozer66
Originally Posted by SAdoc
Iíd like to take my wife bass fishing with me. She has no experience, and is very impatient. If she doesnít pick up something quickly she gets frustrated and quits. Iím thinking a spin cast reel would be my best bet. Does anybody have any recommendations on one that is well built and fast enough for all around bass fishing?


Zebco Bullet

This is what your wife deserves if she wants to go fishing!

I got one for my wife and put it on a St. Croix Mojo Bass rod (since it is Purple - her favorite color) that I got on clearance at Academy. cheers

She loves it and it is not your normal "old" spincaster! partyon



Thanks. The Zebco Bullet looked like the best bet from what I could tell online , but Iíve never actually seen one.

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Another vote for Zebco Bullet. It is what my wife uses. Seems to be pretty well built, and casts a mile. She has caught a number of bass on it so far. Tried her on spinning gear first, she hated it.

Re: Who makes a good spin cast reel [Re: adchunts] #13186360 06/15/19 04:09 AM
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Daiwa gold cast 80 ,100,120 itís probably the best spincast made .
Got them at amazon the 120 is heavy duty .

Re: Who makes a good spin cast reel [Re: SAdoc] #13187407 06/16/19 03:37 PM
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Went with a Shimano syncopate spin reel, with the trigger. Wife loves it more than the spin cast. The trigger makes it easier.


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Re: Who makes a good spin cast reel [Re: SAdoc] #13187757 06/17/19 12:28 AM
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I like the Zebco 33 platinum or gold series. I have caught bass to 8lbs, catfish to 12 lbs and several thousand crappies, perch and small bass on them with no problems. Most people that have problems with them don't use them right and this causes line twist. If you set the drag right and don't just keep twisting on the handle when the drag is slipping they work really well. I also tend to put a finger on the line when reeling in a slack line. The regular reel works well but without the bearing that you get in the slightly more expensive versions they wear out after a couple of years. I actually prefer the 33 platinum over the Omega.


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If sheís having a hard time learning to cast i would go with a simple but good 6-6/1-2Ē rod and an old fashion Zebco 33 reel . Best beginner reel Iíve ever used and easy to fix if it gets messed up .


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I personally do not use spin cast but I fish with a couple of anglers who love the Zebco! thumb




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Re: Who makes a good spin cast reel [Re: SAdoc] #13211811 07/11/19 07:42 PM
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What the hell kind of question is this.......

Who makes a spincast besides Zebco..? Geez.


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If she has no patience, maybe fishing is not for her.


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