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Hey everyone i need help looking for a good reel,i prefer shimano or okuma, i mainly fish for bass/catfish/ carp but i mainly want a bass reel.Im looking for something that casts really far and is smooth. my price range is 100-200$

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Casting or spinning???

Mike D

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spinning sorry for the delay

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I'm not an expert, but the pflueger patriarch is the one I'll be buying and it's in the $200.00 range you mentioned. The review I read about it seemed very impressive for such a reasonable price. Before choosing this reel for myself, I looked through several brands including Shimano since I'm a big Shimano fan. I hope this helps.

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I'm not an expert, but the pflueger patriarch is the one I'll be buying and it's in the $200.00 range you mentioned. The review I read about it seemed very impressive for such a reasonable price. Before choosing this reel for myself, I looked through several brands including Shimano since I'm a big Shimano fan. I hope this helps.

The patriarch is an amazing reel but the XT SURPREME handles just as well.

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thanks for the posts, and im looking into every reel you guys mentioned, i want the stradic but after looking into it... it says that it reccomends 3,4 5 pound test and thats way to low to be fishing where i fish because the avg bass is 3 pounds! if this isnt true and anyone has any info on what line it takes please help. The patriarch looks really nice not sure about the brand though is it reliable?

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I just checked, and you can get the stradic suited for 8-10 pound test if you need it. I hope that helps.

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thanks for the posts, and im looking into every reel you guys mentioned, i want the stradic but after looking into it... it says that it reccomends 3,4 5 pound test and thats way to low to be fishing where i fish because the avg bass is 3 pounds! if this isnt true and anyone has any info on what line it takes please help. The patriarch looks really nice not sure about the brand though is it reliable?

Pflueger is very very reliable, I have all the Pflueger spinning reels and they have never let me down. You should pick one up sometime.

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If I were buying a new spinning reel, Shimano would be at the top of my list.

Any of their offerings in your price range is going to be a superb reel.

Tom

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You can use any line you think is suitable for a 2500 series reel.

I recommend #6 Yo-Zuri Hybrid which has a breaking strength of

11.9 lbs. Other options include Seaguar InvizX #10 or even 20 lb

braid.

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