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Fishing reel for grandson #13662009 08/09/20 10:31 PM
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I'm looking for recommendations for a low profile bait caster reel for my 9 year old grandson. He is experienced at throwing bait caster reels. Best quality, easy to throw, under $100.00
Thanks in advance

Re: Fishing reel for grandson [Re: pocove] #13662054 08/09/20 11:19 PM
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Diawa Fuego. Was using mine this morning (the Tatula was locked in the boat) and once again wondering how an $80 reel could work so well.

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Might look at Kastking royal legend elite or Picifun Phantom for a much more expensive feel at under $100. I know I will get poo pooed for this but I like mine. I like both but the I lean towards the Kastking.

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Re: Fishing reel for grandson [Re: pocove] #13662134 08/10/20 12:02 AM
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Stewart Discount Fishing Tackle

Owners name is Christopher Stewart. Great to deal with and ships the same or next day. Lots of reels to choose from with upwards of 40% or more off. Oh, no tax and free shipping too.

Re: Fishing reel for grandson [Re: tmd11111] #13662151 08/10/20 12:12 AM
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Stewart Discount Fishing Tackle

Owners name is Christopher Stewart. Great to deal with and ships the same or next day. Lots of reels to choose from with upwards of 40% or more off. Oh, no tax and free shipping too.

good to know

Re: Fishing reel for grandson [Re: pocove] #13662283 08/10/20 01:35 AM
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bass pro "pro qualifier" or a lews speed spool. Have and use both a ton and they've both functioned well. I'd lean slightly towards the lews just because I like the paddle handle grips better!


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This is tough...way too many decent ones in this price range for a novice.

I'm a Diawa guy and have a few Fuegos. They are a good reel for the $$$.

Re: Fishing reel for grandson [Re: pocove] #13670385 08/17/20 12:09 AM
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Re: Fishing reel for grandson [Re: boocat] #13672470 08/18/20 05:46 PM
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I agree. for the money ( 40-50.00) they are great reels to learn on. The KastKing Sparticus has dual brakes for easier learning.

Re: Fishing reel for grandson [Re: pocove] #13693850 09/07/20 11:22 PM
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Lews makes some good cheaper reels that cast extremely well for the money, Mark Rose signature series and an American Hero.


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How can you go wrong with a Abu Garcia Black Max ?


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Re: Fishing reel for grandson [Re: bassmanrudy] #13694787 09/08/20 11:37 PM
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bass pro "pro qualifier" or a lews speed spool. Have and use both a ton and they've both functioned well. I'd lean slightly towards the lews just because I like the paddle handle grips better!

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Check out the Okuma Cerros reel, Its a few $ over what you posted, but I have several of these and they have been bullet proof.
https://okumafishingusa.com/collections/reels/products/cerros-lowprofile
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Another vote for Daiwa Fuego CT and Lew’s Speed Spool LFS. I like and use them both exclusively right now. I would buy them again.


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