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Drop Shot Reel #13517823 04/14/20 08:13 PM
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Looking for a good drop shot spinning reel for under $200. Also what size of reel is everyone using ?

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Re: Drop Shot Reel [Re: blondie] #13517861 04/14/20 08:40 PM
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I have 2 of the Shimano NASCI. They are very smooth. Don't use them as much as I used to, but never had an issue.
https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Shimano_NASCI_Spinning_Reel/descpage-NASC.html

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Get a Shimano or Daiwa. 3500 size. The bigger spool makes for a smoother drag (very important with tiny line) and easier line management.


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Re: Drop Shot Reel [Re: blondie] #13518048 04/14/20 10:42 PM
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IMO, the best bang for the buck is the Daiwa Fuego ($100). I have a Shimano Stradic CI4+ ($230), and these two reels are very similar even though they are different brands. I now have 4 of the Fuegos, and I've never had a problem with any of them. Good, smooth drag. Honestly, hard to believe it's a $100 reel.

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Thanks for the replies

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I have a Pflueger President in a 40 series.. KVD uses a 40 sized reel for drop shotting.. good enough for me. For sure in your price range.
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I use a Shimano™ Stradic Ci4 30 Series on mine.

If you look around you can get them for that price. welcome


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Shimano Stradic Ci4 30 for me, too. Also have had success with the Abu Garcia Revo. I prefer pairing them with a ML 7' rod. No sharp hookset required, just a steady, sweeping motion to one side.

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I was seriously about to make this same post just for a baitcast. That's for getting me answers first.

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I went with the Daiwa Fuego from TW ttl out the door was 118.80


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Re: Drop Shot Reel [Re: Jason Hoffman -- Lake Fork Guide] #13522922 04/17/20 10:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Jason Hoffman -- Lake Fork Guide
IMO, the best bang for the buck is the Daiwa Fuego ($100). I have a Shimano Stradic CI4+ ($230), and these two reels are very similar even though they are different brands. I now have 4 of the Fuegos, and I've never had a problem with any of them. Good, smooth drag. Honestly, hard to believe it's a $100 reel.


I have a Fuego and never got to use it. Wife took it for herself. She loves it if that matters.

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Fuego is good bang for the buck!

Re: Drop Shot Reel [Re: Jason Hoffman -- Lake Fork Guide] #13523476 04/18/20 12:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Jason Hoffman -- Lake Fork Guide
IMO, the best bang for the buck is the Daiwa Fuego ($100). I have a Shimano Stradic CI4+ ($230), and these two reels are very similar even though they are different brands. I now have 4 of the Fuegos, and I've never had a problem with any of them. Good, smooth drag. Honestly, hard to believe it's a $100 reel.


Hey Jason, what size Fuego are you using and for what other techniques? I have just recently started using spinning rigs (hate them but they are another tool). I have a 2500 series with 30lb braid to 10 lb flouro for wacky/senko stuff.


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shimano stradic ci4+ 3000 with 10lb braid to flouro leader. currently have 3 of these with different line and leader combos they work amazing.


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shimano ci4 are incredibly light and work awesome I use the high gear ratio ones Ive got 2500 size.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2016-NEW-Shimano-Stradic-Ci4-1000-1000HG-2500-2500HG-C3000-C3000HG-4000-4000XG/322589092978?hash=item4b1bceec72:m:miVfzfiRcl1nVvXZYnCz1tQ

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