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i just got a new duckett spinning rod so I'm looking for a good reel to go with it for <$100. I'm really leaning towards the shimano symetre 3000 but i just wanted to get some feedback before i did anything. thanks for the help

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The Symetre is a great choice. But for bass fishing, the only difference between the 2500 and 3000 is the depth of the spool.

 

So FWIW, I use 1000 size Stradics for bass fishing. I've caught many 6+ pound bass on these and have never once come close to being spooled.

 

Thus I'd recommend a 1000 or 2500 for your needs. But that's me. I love the smaller size reels.

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I have the 20, 200, 2000 sized reels but mainly been using the 2500, 3000, 4000 sized reels. I just threw the 200 sized reels a few times and liked it. I'm not sure what the difference is but it seemed to cast easier.

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Pflueger president.

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I have my Duckett Ghost spinning rod paired with a Daiwa Aird reel, they sell for about $90 and come with a spare spool.

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i have an AIRD 2500 as well.  I love it.  I use it for trout and bass fishing., It throws an 8th oz rooster tail a good distance and has the power and drag to get bass out of the pads with heavy braid line.  just my two cents

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It's hard to go wrong in the $60-$100 range. If you can catch a sale or bump the budget to $120, the Daiwa Lexa is a heck of a reel for the money.

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The Symetre is a great reel but honestly I don't think you'll notice a difference other than price and color between a Symetre and a Sahara. 

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Any reel sized 2500 or under is fine for bass fishing, I'd use the one that feels the most comfortable on the rod.  In the sub $100 market I don't think there is much of a difference in performance from brand to brand or model to model.

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The Daiwa aird in 2500 size is tremendous value for money. Much lighter than many reels at that price point, plus a spare spool. Hard to go wrong there.

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I have a Daiwa Aird 2500. Very smooth and never had line twist. The spare reel comes in handy. I have the main one spooled with braid and the spare one with copolymer.

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Plueger President, Daiwa Legalis, Mitchell 300Pro, Lew's Tournament HS are all better than Symetre unless you are a Shimano fan then nothing beats anything from Shimano :grin: . But I can promise you that if you pick up the Lew's Tournament HS reel you would not regret it and never look back.

 

P.S. I have replaced the two Symetre I have with the Lew's Tournament HS and Daiwa Legalis. Lew's is by far smoother than both reels.

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