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Baitcasting reels with push button instead of thumb bar #14471076 09/08/22 04:34 AM
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Anybody make anything anymore that's
available at big box stores or I should
say affordable for the average joe ?

Re: Baitcasting reels with push button instead of thumb bar [Re: maximum] #14478889 09/15/22 09:58 PM
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what do you call affordable?

I switched over to mostly lews and am really liking them, this is one I would look at if you want push button.

they have some good reels in the 100 - 150 range also.

https://www.lews.com/en/shop/reels/casting/sc6c


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Re: Baitcasting reels with push button instead of thumb bar [Re: maximum] #14480444 09/17/22 04:55 PM
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OKUMA makes some good reels but not sure about the push button at reasonable prices.

Re: Baitcasting reels with push button instead of thumb bar [Re: maximum] #14480688 09/18/22 12:18 AM
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The only baitcaster I’ve ever seen without a thumb bar were the old AbuGarcia. They had a little metal button in the side of the spool.

Are you looking for a “spin caster”…like a zebco kinda reel?


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Originally Posted by SteezMacQueen
The only baitcaster I’ve ever seen without a thumb bar were the old AbuGarcia. They had a little metal button in the side of the spool.

Are you looking for a “spin caster”…like a zebco kinda reel?

And when that button came off you could push it with your finger nail ...at your own risk cause sometimes it was like torture...


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Originally Posted by SteezMacQueen
The only baitcaster I’ve ever seen without a thumb bar were the old AbuGarcia. They had a little metal button in the side of the spool.

Are you looking for a “spin caster”…like a zebco kinda reel?



diawa made a millionare with the button.


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Re: Baitcasting reels with push button instead of thumb bar [Re: SteezMacQueen] #14484248 09/21/22 07:27 PM
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Originally Posted by SteezMacQueen
The only baitcaster I’ve ever seen without a thumb bar were the old AbuGarcia. They had a little metal button in the side of the spool.

Are you looking for a “spin caster”…like a zebco kinda reel?


The original Lew's Speed Spool also used a metal button like the ABU reels. And I think Shimano made some too, though not 100% certain. I've still got a couple of the Lew's reels, but they are worn out. I still use a couple of 5000 reels, though I honestly see no advantage to the lack of the thumbar.

Maybe the OP is talking about something else?

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