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Best reel for around 160.00 #8314063
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Looking for opinions on bait casting reels. I have revos, but would like to try something different. Any suggestions would be great.

Thanks.

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Re: Best reel for around 160.00 [Re: jackmason] #8314152
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If you're talking bait casters IMO Shimano Chronarch is beast for the $, Try: http://www.sportsmansoutfitters.com They don't have the chronarch listed but if you call they will order them for you @ $180 per reel. I haven't tried the quantums's, revos, or new lews. I have always stuck with shimanos because they're Japan made reels are tough to beat, the Malaysia builds I stay away from. Plus Shimano's are the easiest to have work done on, upgraded, cleaning etc.

Oh.....even though I'm pro Shimano the G series Curado's are $&@!. Ordered 3 of them and retuned them all. One had a bad bearing , one had a loose spool and the other just because it said "Made in Malaysia" on the bottom of the box.

Re: Best reel for around 160.00 [Re: jackmason] #8314195
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^ agreed 100% new curado isn't good at all i own one and very disapointed, chronarch is the way to go.

in the 130 price range i would personally recommend a Abu Garcia Revo S, i own a bunch of them and have never had a problem all metal body and parts! great real for the range you are looking for!

Re: Best reel for around 160.00 [Re: jackmason] #8314321
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Try the Lews you probably wont ever buy anything else I was a Shimano guy and still have all e series but the new g series is junk plus I ain't going to pay 200 bucks for a reel that used to cost 150.

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Re: Best reel for around 160.00 [Re: jackmason] #8314400
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Originally Posted By: jackmason
Looking for opinions on reels. I have revos, but would like to try something different. Any suggestions would be great.

Thanks.


Just bait cast reels not spinning reels???


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Re: Best reel for around 160.00 [Re: jackmason] #8314735
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Bait casting.

Thanks.

Re: Best reel for around 160.00 [Re: jackmason] #8316057
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If you can find one, get a Chronarch MG off of eBay.


Originally Posted By: Scott N
You know the old saying

If it floats, flys, or f___s it is always cheaper to rent!

You have to decide which is more important.
Re: Best reel for around 160.00 [Re: jackmason] #8316605
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The new Lew's BB1 is $159 retail and is a very good reel. The Tournament is $149 and the tournament mg for $129 are solid as well. But the tournament pro is the best reel I have used. $199 retail but can be found new on eBay for under $160.


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Re: Best reel for around 160.00 [Re: jackmason] #8320942
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I absolutely LOVE my Ambassadeur Pro Rockets and older C3's and C4's! And my Curados and Calcuttas. I use old school Penn No.9s and 209s almost exclusively for bank fishing. The Abu's, Curados, and Calcuttas are for wade and boat fishing.

Re: Best reel for around 160.00 [Re: jackmason] #8321596
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Revo SX (as far as full retail) gen 3 IMO. It's everything the 2010 premier was without the foam handle and cent. brake part of the dual control.

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If you have revo and want something else go with shimano , those are about the only two i throw

Re: Best reel for around 160.00 [Re: jackmason] #8354418
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Daiwa's lexa 100 series seems like a good reel for 139.99 and the team daiwa advantage is a tank for 169.99 if you can find them.


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Re: Best reel for around 160.00 [Re: jackmason] #12858463
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Curado k. Ebay $150. Used shimano scorpion 1500xt (curado 200e7) around $130 on ebay.


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Re: Best reel for around 160.00 [Re: jackmason] #12859467
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I love my old Shimano Curado E's and when they changed to the newer ones I went to Lew's.

Now that Shimano has reapplied their quality and craftsmanship in the Curado K series I have bought 3 of them and they are top of the line again. woot


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