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Favorite Spinning Reel Under $100


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#1 NWI-Bassin'

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Posted February 10 2013 - 09:17 PM

the title says it all . whats your preferred spinning reel under or around $100. durablity , versatilty,castabliy, features .etc..



#2 Darren.

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Posted February 10 2013 - 09:21 PM

Under $100 would have to be the Shimano Sahara. Solid reel for $80.

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Posted February 10 2013 - 09:28 PM

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Posted February 10 2013 - 09:37 PM

One more for the sahara



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Posted February 10 2013 - 09:49 PM

x2 plueger president

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Posted February 10 2013 - 09:55 PM

Just picked up a sahara. I love it

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Posted February 10 2013 - 10:19 PM

I haven't used either , but have played with them at my local bass pro . very solid reels.



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Posted February 10 2013 - 10:28 PM

I have 2 pflueger presidents ..they're nice reels very smooth for the price. The only complaint I would have is that when I go to make a cast the bail doesn't click and prevents me from casting sometimes. This is a problem for both of my reels the 6935, 6930.. Honestly I've been wanting to buy a new reel for my dropshot rod and I was thinking of buying the shimano Sahara.

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Posted February 10 2013 - 10:30 PM

what size are you guys using ?



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Posted February 10 2013 - 10:35 PM

x4 for the Shimano Sahara.  I use the 4000 size for 3 reasons.  1) balances the rod out better, 2) The larger spool helps the line from getting alot of memory especially fluorocarbon, 3) because of #2 I seem to get just a tad more distance on a cast.



#11 NWI-Bassin'

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Posted February 10 2013 - 10:42 PM

x4 for the Shimano Sahara.  I use the 4000 size for 3 reasons.  1) balances the rod out better, 2) The larger spool helps the line from getting alot of memory especially fluorocarbon, 3) because of #2 I seem to get just a tad more distance on a cast.

The 4000 seems pretty big , i usually use 8lb mono. never had a problem . and i get great casting distance from a $35 daiwa .



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Posted February 10 2013 - 10:44 PM

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Posted February 10 2013 - 10:44 PM

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Posted February 10 2013 - 10:46 PM

The 4000 seems pretty big , i usually use 8lb mono. never had a problem . and i get great casting distance from a $35 daiwa .

 

The smaller sizes handle mono just fine, its when you step up to fluorocarbon or braid that causes issues, atleast for me.  If you look at what size reels the guys on the Elite Series have a good percentage of them use the 4000/40 size.



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Posted February 10 2013 - 10:59 PM

the sahara is a smooth reel . i'm giving my uncle & dad one for fathers day . i think they feel smoother than the president.