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New baitcaster reel #14573794 12/24/22 01:05 AM
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From the list below, if you were to buy one, which reel would you pick?

Pflueger Monarch
Quantum Invade
Abu Garcia Max Z
Abu Garcia Max X

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I wouldn’t. I don’t like any of them. I wouldn’t even really be happy getting them for free. I’d probably just pay em forward.


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Originally Posted by SteezMacQueen
I wouldn’t. I don’t like any of them. I wouldn’t even really be happy getting them for free. I’d probably just pay em forward.


Agreed, but then again I'm a tackle snob.

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Made in Japan Shimano. Not saying anything negative on the reels you listed, just what I have experienced in the last 30 years. The older Shimano reels are really good. As I service them, I cannot say anything bad about them.


I don't know anything about any of the reels you listed. Good luck on the new reel search.

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I would save my money and get a shimano SLX or Daiwa Fuego.

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Lew's.


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Originally Posted by Topwater2
Lew's it’s just another Doyo.

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Don't waste your money on that junk. Get a curado

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Originally Posted by SteezMacQueen
I wouldn’t. I don’t like any of them. I wouldn’t even really be happy getting them for free. I’d probably just pay em forward.



+1

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Originally Posted by SteezMacQueen
I wouldn’t. I don’t like any of them. I wouldn’t even really be happy getting them for free. I’d probably just pay em forward.

Thats what I would say also


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Originally Posted by QuirkyCarp2000
From the list below, if you were to buy one, which reel would you pick?

Pflueger Monarch
Quantum Invade
Abu Garcia Max Z
Abu Garcia Max X



None of those.

Go with Shimano, Daiwa, or Lews. instead.

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I fish with Quantum, Abu Garcia, Lew's, and Shimano. I prefer Abu Garcia but just slightly edging out Shimano. Never had Pfluger gear but they have been around as long as I can remember. They couldn't stay in business this long without making quality gear.


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Originally Posted by Jersey Dan
Don't waste your money on that junk. Get a curado


Yep

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I don't know about any on your list, but I can tell you that an ABU Silver Max is a decent starter reel and it's in the same price range. I bought one about 10 years ago to leave in the shed by my pond. It gets used 4 or 5 times a year and has held up well. It's not quite as smooth as my better reels, and doesn't cast quite as far, but it works fine for the pond.

If you are going to be a tournament bass fisherman who fished 200 days a year, I would say to avoid any $50 reels. They won't hold up and you will end up spending more money replacing them. But if you are an occasional fisherman you might get by ok with one. Good luck deciding.

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Originally Posted by ezbassin
Originally Posted by QuirkyCarp2000
From the list below, if you were to buy one, which reel would you pick?

Pflueger Monarch
Quantum Invade
Abu Garcia Max Z
Abu Garcia Max X



None of those.

Go with Shimano, Daiwa, or Lews. instead.

You do realize that Lews is literally the same garbage right?

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