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i saw this ree on GM and the specs seem pretty sweet. carbon fiber and 9+1 bearings.

 

anyone have opinions on these? i know stores have reels made that are the exact same as name brands but better price. is this the case here?

 

http://www.gandermountain.com/modperl/product/details.cgi?pdesc=Gander-Mountain-Elite-Series-Spinning-Reel-GMEX10-S&i=772664

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I was at Gander a few weeks ago and the guy in the fishing dept. told me that Ardent makes their reels.  I don't know anything about Ardent reels so I can't make a statement.  Maybe someone on here can comment?  I have been looking into store brand baitcasting reels too just because they're a whole lot cheaper than brand name.  

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I have been looking at these reels myself.  they look like they may be a good reel for the price. 

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At the price of $69, I'm willing to bet the hen house that the "carbon fiber" that you see is simply a vinyl image wrap, and not true carbon fiber. 

 

If I were to be spending $70 on a spinning reel, I'd be getting a Shimano Sahara. 

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At the price of $69, I'm willing to bet the hen house that the "carbon fiber" that you see is simply a vinyl image wrap, and not true carbon fiber. 

 

If I were to be spending $70 on a spinning reel, I'd be getting a Shimano Sahara. 

agreed. With a shimano you won't be taking a gamble on the quality, especially in that price range.

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agreed. With a shimano you won't be taking a gamble on the quality, especially in that price range.

Well I have a sahara and I love it. But also in that price range now is the Abu garcia orra sx reel, I've been trying to get my hands on that in a trade..

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At the price of $69, I'm willing to bet the hen house that the "carbon fiber" that you see is simply a vinyl image wrap, and not true carbon fiber.

If I were to be spending $70 on a spinning reel, I'd be getting a Shimano Sahara.

That's what I was thinking too, but at the same time couldn't they get in trouble for advertising a false material?

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At the price of $69, I'm willing to bet the hen house that the "carbon fiber" that you see is simply a vinyl image wrap, and not true carbon fiber. 

 

If I were to be spending $70 on a spinning reel, I'd be getting a Shimano Sahara.

Bingo... Go with a known brand if the price range is comparable. The Sahara is a good reel. I use one all the time with no problems. Private label sellers will change manufacturers to meet margin requirements. So they are basically disposable items. They just want the sale but no service or questions answered.

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At the price of $69, I'm willing to bet the hen house that the "carbon fiber" that you see is simply a vinyl image wrap, and not true carbon fiber. 

 

If I were to be spending $70 on a spinning reel, I'd be getting a Shimano Sahara. 

 

 

Or the pflueger president of course.

i have both! lol the sahara 2500 and the prezzy 6920

 

was/am looking for a 2500 or 3000 sized reel for my rew rod i got. trying to stay under $80 so ive been searching AAAALLLLL over the place for anything in my price range.. then i read reviews and of course.. ask questions!

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How about the Academy Sports H2O Xpress Motive...

 

http://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/h2o-xpress-motive-carbon-spinning-reel-convertible?repChildCatid=1006258

 

I don't have personal experience with them but people on here all say good things about the H2O reels.

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How about the Academy Sports H2O Xpress Motive...

 

http://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/h2o-xpress-motive-carbon-spinning-reel-convertible?repChildCatid=1006258

 

I don't have personal experience with them but people on here all say good things about the H2O reels.

i never heard a bad thing said about the h2o brand. when i first got into baitcasting i was tempted to but the h2o xpress mettle baitcast reel, 60 bucks i think. now seeing this spinnig reel at 7.4oz for the 30 size is tempting..

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