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I have a gen1 Premier that I like very much. I was going to buy a gen 3 premier until I noticed the STX have been reduced in weight. In comparing the two, the only difference I could find is about 1/2 ounce weight difference and 100 bucks. Are there any other differences between the two that is worth the extra $100?

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The Gen1 PRM was a mag brake only reel. The Gen3 STX is a dual brake reel, the Gen3 PRM uses IVCB brakeing like the MGX. Worth the $100 extra is a question only you can answer.

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I looked at both, and decided that the STX was the way to go. That extra $100 for the premier I'm assuming comes from the ICVB IV brakes, weight savings, and the carbon fiber handle. To me, that wasn't worth the extra dough.

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Yea, I was thinking the same thing. I bouth the gen1 over the STX years ago because there was a huge weight difference between the two.

I'm going to go with the STX and put a Hawgtech Hawg Handle on it.

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I've got a Gen 3 STX, used it quite a bit the last few weeks, I'm really impressed with it, considering it's price point.

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Yea, I was thinking the same thing. I bouth the gen1 over the STX years ago because there was a huge weight difference between the two.

I'm going to go with the STX and put a Hawgtech Hawg Handle on it.

Did you give up in Lews?

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Did you give up in Lews?

Nope, not at all. I gotta tell ya though, I think I would have to give my gen 1 Premier a slight advantage over the my Lews. Maybe it's because the Premier has been with me longer, haha.

I was considering buying another Premier until I noticed they reduced the weight of the STX and priced it at 100 dollars cheaper. I'm not sure if I'll like the STX though and I already have faith in the premier.

I haven't mentioned anything about my Lews in quite a while. They are still holding up but I think they need a good cleaning. Two of the three seem to not cast as smooth/far as they did during the first year. I think I may have oiled/greased them too much. My Premier, on the other hand, gets smoother and smoother as time marches on.

Plus, I like to mix things up every now and again. I'm looking to buy a Dobyn's flippin rod so I'll need another reel for it.

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The Gen3 Premier no longer has the dual braking, which made it such a well received reel in the Gen2 variety. I own an MGX with the IVCB system, and it's not as good as the dual brakes, IMO. I went to a Gen3 in the STX as soon as they came out, and it works great. I have no desire to get another IVCB reel at this time.

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