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Spinning Reel #14530530 11/09/22 10:51 PM
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Anyone have a recommendation for a manufacturer/model of a decent spinning reel? I fish bait casters 95% of the time. The only time I use a spinning reel is when I throw a trick worm. I'm just looking to upgrade that setup. Budget of $150.00 (prefer to spend less). Also how about a good braid for spinning reels.

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I'm a Daiwa fan so my recommendations are a bit bias. I like the Daiwa Tatula, LT, Procyon LT, Ballistic LT & Fuego LT in the 2500 sizes (6.2:1 gear ration). I own all of them. I've had the Ballistic LT the longest but have full confidence in any of them. The Fuego is the cheapest, you can find for less than $100. The others you might have to search around to find them for $150 or less.

Sunline SX1 in 16# or the Sunline Siglon PEx8 in 16# are my go to. The SX1 seems to be a little smoother but I haven't had any problems with either.

I fish a spinning rod a LOT. Probably more than I should but a drop shot is my confidence bait when things get tough.

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Originally Posted by Monty Wright
I'm a Daiwa fan so my recommendations are a bit bias. I like the Daiwa Tatula, LT, Procyon LT, Ballistic LT & Fuego LT in the 2500 sizes (6.2:1 gear ration). I own all of them. I've had the Ballistic LT the longest but have full confidence in any of them. The Fuego is the cheapest, you can find for less than $100. The others you might have to search around to find them for $150 or less.


This ^^

I have the Fuego LTs in the 2500 sizes (6.2:1 gear ration) and a few of the Regal Lt Spinning Reel (10 Bearing System (9BB + 1RB) and love em!


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Re: Spinning Reel [Re: James1322] #14530606 11/09/22 11:31 PM
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I am a Shimano guy --- used to be a Diawa guy many years ago .
I currently use the Stradic , Symetre and Nasci . For $100 , the Nasci is turning out to be a great reel for the money --I've had two for a few years and not a single complaint

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I have had good luck with Pfluger Presidents, price is right and they are smooth. Go with a 3000 or 4000 size.
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Shimano period..

Re: Spinning Reel [Re: James1322] #14530864 11/10/22 02:50 AM
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I spend a lot of time trying to match spinning reels & lines with my St Croix rods. For me the perfect reel match is the Pflueger Supreme XT. I have been testing one out for about a year & finally got a second one today. Very smooth casting...excellent drag & reliable...for around a hundred bucks...

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Thanks all for advise.

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shimano nasci is gonna be hard to beat. I would find a used shimano stradic FK or FL even from japan they are $115 used... Pretty hard to beat those.... Those daiwa lower end reels feel really weird, but I do like my daiwa exist.


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Originally Posted by Bill Durham
I have had good luck with Pfluger Presidents, price is right and they are smooth. Go with a 3000 or 4000 size.
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Great reels for the money..


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Originally Posted by Finesse Master/ Dropshot king
shimano nasci is gonna be hard to beat. I would find a used shimano stradic FK or FL even from japan they are $115 used... Pretty hard to beat those.... Those daiwa lower end reels feel really weird, but I do like my daiwa exist.



Agreed, the price vs the quality is a solid reel. The stradic is soooo smooth, but you can buy several Nasci's...

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Originally Posted by Monty Wright
I'm a Daiwa fan so my recommendations are a bit bias. I like the Daiwa Tatula, LT, Procyon LT, Ballistic LT & Fuego LT in the 2500 sizes (6.2:1 gear ration). I own all of them. I've had the Ballistic LT the longest but have full confidence in any of them. The Fuego is the cheapest, you can find for less than $100. The others you might have to search around to find them for $150 or less.


This ^^

I have the Fuego LTs in the 2500 sizes (6.2:1 gear ration) and a few of the Regal Lt Spinning Reel (10 Bearing System (9BB + 1RB) and love em!


Can't go wrong with either of these. The Fuego LT's are nice. But those Tatulas are smooth and light.

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As for braid, I use 15lb Power Pro High Vis yellow. Good stuff


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NASCI is hard to beat in that price range.

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