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I'm in the market for a new spinning reel and since I am running all Lew's Baitcasting reels and love them, I'm initially leaning that direction. I've read thru a lot of reviews and have seen a lot of bad reviews on some of the Lew's spinning reels in the past. How do you guys feel about the current offerings from Lews or should I just get a Daiwa or Shimano? I rarely use spinning gear so I'd like to keep the reel expense under $100. Thanks for any advice.

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The Pflueger President is probably one of the best spinning reels on the market in your price range.  It has a huge following.

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I just recently bought the highspeed tournament pro. I only got to use it for one all day fishing trip, but i really enjoyed fishing with it. It casts nice, is light and has a smooth drag and retrieve. I would buy it again.

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If you don't use it that much...there's not much need to go overboard on one. Get an American Hero combo and let me know how it works so I can decide on one for me, hehehe.

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I only use a spinning reel for drop shots. If I were in the buying mood I'd buy a Lews.

All but 2 of my 8 reels are Lews. They're a great company I know I can count on and there reels are solid in every way. I pay zero attention to reviews for obvious reasons.

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I love my team gold spinning reel, you can get them for about $110 on the bay, totally worth it in my opinion, I will get more definitely

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I had the tournament hs spin and the team gold. I really liked both and thought they were excellent reels for the money. I had to sell because i lost my job but ill be saving for more

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Tackle Warehouse has some Lews spinning reels on sale, I have a couple lower end models and am happy with them.

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I bought a Team Gold Speed Spin on a going out of business sale last summer for like $60. Super light and works well. I have no experience with their lower end models. Saying that, you will be hard pressed to beat a Pflueger President for under $100. I got my President in a combo with a 7' ML Cabela's Tourney Trail rod for $70 on sale and it is fantastic for dropshot and ned rigs.

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The Pflueger President is probably one of the best spinning reels on the market in your price range.  It has a huge following.

Pflueger has an established track record, IMO for freshwater spinning they excel.  I use 3 Supemes, fish year round and nearly every day I'm using one of them, those reels are 6+ years old.  They are as good as they day I bought them, never a need for service of any kind.  If one does need service, Pure Fishing is as good as it gets.

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I prefer spinning reels that are lighter in weight 6 - 7 ounces. Those Lew's spinning reels are a tad too heavy for my liking (9 - 10 ounces) just personal opinion. You may like them. I don't. Different strokes for different folks. 

 

Right now I have the Pflueger President, Okuma RTX, and Shimano Stradic CI4+ spinning reels and am very happy. 

 

Now if we're talking baitcasters, I love Lew's. 

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I have the carbon fire reel and love it. Can be had for a song too

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Reveiws i think make you second guess yourself sometimes, i have the G2 speed spin(50-60 bucks) and i love it!super smooth reel,i will say its a tad heavy but depending on what you put it on makes a difference. I jave mine on a lews laser LG speed stick and it balances great! About a hundred frogskins for both, great combo for the money IMO..

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I fondled one in the store i like the paddle handle but way to much shaft play for me and that means it will wear faster IME.i use a lot of diff brand spinning reels and i prefer the handles that are direct drive that screw in

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I bought my Lews spinning reel for $59 locally. It's the SGH300. It's black and red and looks great on my Diesel spinning rod. It performs very well in my opinion.

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I just recently bought the highspeed tournament pro. I only got to use it for one all day fishing trip, but i really enjoyed fishing with it. It casts nice, is light and has a smooth drag and retrieve. I would buy it again.

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