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Crappie reel advice please #14052282 07/04/21 08:47 PM
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Needing a new reel for my ultralight rod. Looking for suggestions. I'm a "middle of the road" guy.
Thanks in advance for the help...

Re: Crappie reel advice please [Re: pmnitro] #14052327 07/04/21 09:55 PM
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I buy cheap $20 Shakespeare reels, or whatever is cheap and decent looking. Think about it; you’re usually flipping a jig about 20ft. from the boat, or dropping straight down, and that’s about it. I hardly even reel when I catch one. Drag doesn’t matter until you accidentally hook a bass or catfish. That’s just my opinion, but it works great, is cheap, and they last longer than my poles. I hope that helps!


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Re: Crappie reel advice please [Re: pmnitro] #14052339 07/04/21 10:09 PM
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Just buy the Pflueger President in whatever size you prefer and be done with it. They run about $40 and Academy will occasionally put them on clearance


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Re: Crappie reel advice please [Re: pmnitro] #14052722 07/05/21 01:27 PM
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i have 12 Quantum Optix 10 reels and love them!!! cost $20 at Academy.. best Crappie reel iv ever owned! also caught a bass over 10lb and cats over 20Lb on them .

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Re: Crappie reel advice please [Re: pmnitro] #14052733 07/05/21 01:41 PM
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IMHO: less is more on this subject. You`ll get lots of opinions just try and find Quality on sale when you can.Depending on how you fish Gaspergou explained it quit well! coolio


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Re: Crappie reel advice please [Re: pmnitro] #14052764 07/05/21 02:19 PM
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Pflueger President is just a great reel for the price. You cant go wrong with it.

Re: Crappie reel advice please [Re: pmnitro] #14052816 07/05/21 03:04 PM
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I like the Pflueger President 25 series, never had a issue with them.

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Thanks for all the help. Wife going after Bday present. Pitching my zebco closed face to the side. Nearly new but when fishing with a bobber stopper, it's a pain. All my other reels are spinners. Thinking about the president reel - she is buying.
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Re: Crappie reel advice please [Re: pmnitro] #14053108 07/05/21 09:22 PM
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shimano or abu garcia 1000 series,..$30. really good.

Re: Crappie reel advice please [Re: pmnitro] #14053357 07/06/21 02:10 AM
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My crappie reels are Daiwa Crossfires and Revros............... I like both alot. As far as I am concerned you cannot ever go wrong with Daiwa


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Re: Crappie reel advice please [Re: hawghoover] #14053672 07/06/21 02:06 PM
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Originally Posted by hawghoover
i have 12 Quantum Optix 10 reels and love them!!! cost $20 at Academy.. best Crappie reel iv ever owned! also caught a bass over 10lb and cats over 20Lb on them .


This one gets my vote. different sizes to pick from and great quality. I also have used the Mitchell Avocet with great luck.

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