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#1 zwhiten12

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Posted February 07 2013 - 11:42 AM

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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Posted February 07 2013 - 12:19 PM

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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Posted February 07 2013 - 08:45 PM

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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#4 livetofish28

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Posted February 07 2013 - 08:52 PM

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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Posted February 07 2013 - 08:54 PM

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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#6 zwhiten12

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Posted February 07 2013 - 09:21 PM

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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Posted February 07 2013 - 09:27 PM

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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Posted February 07 2013 - 09:29 PM

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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Posted February 07 2013 - 09:29 PM

How durable are the pro qualifiers?


I have one and love it, but I've never fished saltwater. This link should help:
http://www.bassresou...o-pay-the-piper

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Posted February 07 2013 - 09:33 PM

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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Posted February 07 2013 - 09:33 PM

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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Posted February 07 2013 - 09:35 PM

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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Posted February 07 2013 - 09:38 PM

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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Posted February 07 2013 - 09:39 PM

I have one and love it, but I've never fished saltwater. This link should help:http://www.bassresou...o-pay-the-piper



That test and detail was awesome!!

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Posted February 07 2013 - 09:39 PM

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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