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New Reel Help?

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Hey y'all, I have saved up some money for a new reel, like most teens, I'm broke. I have been looking at 2 reels and they are very different. I have been looking at the revo s and the Abu Garcia 5500c3. My buddy has the c3 and I loved the feel of it and also loved the feel of the S. It takes me a while to save up so I can only afford one right now.

I want a work horse of a reel that I can afford to use it for a little surf fishing for the 1 or 2 weeks that I'm at the beach in a year. A concern with the 5500c3 is difficulty in flipping and pitching and a concern with S is that it will not last as long as the 5500c3 from the salt. I take good care of te reels that I have with proper maintenance. I'm really torn and could use some help. Thanks y'all!

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Decide what you'll be using it the most for. That will help you decide. Do you fish salt water extensively?  Is line recovery,IPT an important factor? What about weight? Senkos or hard baits?  Also, look into purchasing used equipment. Your dollar will go further and you may be able to afford a good used combo for what you have to spend.  Some shops will have last year's models well into the following season.  I picked up my Sol from a guy that had two of them on his shelf for longer than he cared and got a great deal on it.

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Decide what you'll be using it the most for. That will help you decide. Do you fish salt water extensively?  Is line recovery,IPT an important factor? What about weight? Senkos or hard baits?  Also, look into purchasing used equipment. Your dollar will go further and you may be able to afford a good used combo for what you have to spend.  Some shops will have last year's models well into the following season.  I picked up my Sol from a guy that had two of them on his shelf for longer than he cared and got a great deal on it.

I fish mostly freshwater and fish all different types of baits but mostly hard.

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I dont know if your open for suggestions or not but a BPS pro quailifier is an outstanding reel for a hundred bucks. i like the ones I have over my friends revo s

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forgot to add I would go revo s over the  5500c3 its lighter and you can throw lighter baits with it

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I dont know if your open for suggestions or not but a BPS pro quailifier is an outstanding reel for a hundred bucks. i like the ones I have over my friends revo s

How durable are the pro qualifiers?

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How durable are the pro qualifiers?

Very. Look down a few threads and there is a 5 year Pro Qualifer challenge. Very durable.

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PQ is a very durable reel. You cant go wrong with either, you will have to see how each feels in your hand. The PQ is gonna be a dual brake reel, and the Revo S is Cent. brake only. I personally would go for the Revo S (yes RC I said that) over the PQ.

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PQ is a very durable reel. You cant go wrong with either, you will have to see how each feels in your hand. The PQ is gonna be a dual brake reel, and the Revo S is Cent. brake only. I personally would go for the Revo S (yes RC I said that) over the PQ.

Woulda been better had it been a Shimano ;) lol

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PQ is a very durable reel. You cant go wrong with either, you will have to see how each feels in your hand. The PQ is gonna be a dual brake reel, and the Revo S is Cent. brake only. I personally would go for the Revo S (yes RC I said that) over the PQ.
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One of my buddies has a PQ and I'll have to try it out, it will tough to beat the feel of the S though... Thanks for the help!

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Woulda been better had it been a Shimano ;) lol

 

Duh, I just didnt want to be the one to say it this time. LOL

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I have both. I prefer the S. She is a sweet sexy little hunny of a reel. That said, I love my PQ. It will be easier for a beginner to learn on.

Stop by a BP and check them all out.

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Duh, I just didnt want to be the one to say it this time. LOL

Crap. That came out wrong lol

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I have both. I prefer the S. She is a sweet sexy little hunny of a reel. That said, I love my PQ. It will be easier for a beginner to learn on.

Stop by a BP and check them all out.

I definitely will! Thanks!

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Wait for Bass Pro Shops Spring Classic sale.  PQ's go on sale for $80 on a regular basis but,  especially during the Classic.  The new BPS Extreme is supposed to be pretty nice as well. I have two PQ's and really like them.  

 

Find and read the 5 year challenge,  you'll be sold.

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Wait for Bass Pro Shops Spring Classic sale.  PQ's go on sale for $80 on a regular basis but,  especially during the Classic.  The new BPS Extreme is supposed to be pretty nice as well. I have two PQ's and really like them.  

 

Find and read the 5 year challenge,  you'll be sold.

When will the classic start?

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Usually end end of February or beginning of March.

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Decide what you'll be using it the most for. That will help you decide. Do you fish salt water extensively?  Is line recovery,IPT an important factor? What about weight? Senkos or hard baits?  Also, look into purchasing used equipment. Your dollar will go further and you may be able to afford a good used combo for what you have to spend.  Some shops will have last year's models well into the following season.  I picked up my Sol from a guy that had two of them on his shelf for longer than he cared and got a great deal on it.

 

Not to highjack the thread, but glad you found a new Sol at a great price.  I picked up a 2nd one 2 weeks ago.  Plan on posting a picture of it eventually.  Previous owner upgraded internal and external, and I installed a Presso spool in it.

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The people at the reel counter of bass pro told me this week the reel trade in will happen Feb. 22

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I have both. I prefer the S. She is a sweet sexy little hunny of a reel. That said, I love my PQ. It will be easier for a beginner to learn on.

Stop by a BP and check them all out.

What rod do you have on your s?

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What rod do you have on your s?

My S is on a medium fast Veritas micro guide 7' rod. It's mainly my jerk bait set up.

My PQ is on a 7'6" MH Winch Veritas. My dedicated cranking set up.

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lg mouth how much shimano pay you to plug there products lol  :eyebrows:

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lg mouth how much shimano pay you to plug there products lol  :eyebrows:

I wish. Got over $2000 in rods and reels from them, would be nice to get a kickback.

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