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I am looking for my dad a new spinning reel. My budget is $100. I Have been looking at the Abu Garcia orra and the Blue Max. I was also looking at a Pflueger Trion and the Pflueger Purist. Which one is the best all around reel for freshwater and saltwater. What rod should I pair this with.

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Diawa Revros all the way, they are as smooth as a Stradic in my opinion. Drag is beyond smooth too. They also look pretty cool. Also the $50 price point is very appealing.

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Another vote for the Shimano Symetre here. 

 Me, too!

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At that price, id get a shimano symetre. One of the best reels i own and i have more expensive ones

What about a gander mountain elite series I have heard they are good reels.

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Symetre or Sahara. Also look at a Pflueger President, they are solid reels.

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you can get a Daiwa lexa for a little more than $100 on amazon. They are outstanding, especially if you swap the drag and line roller bushings out with bearings. Of course that's a little more money still, but on down the road if you decide to you can and you'll have an ultra smooth, reliable reel with the smoothest running drag possible in a reel less than $250

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I have two or three Shimano Sedonas, which I like, but are feeling a little "loose" after a season of hard use.  So this spring, I bought a Symetre.  I have an older Aero Symetre which has been an outstanding reel.  Well, after less than a season, my new Symetre is getting stuck or hung up when I pause a retrieve.  I'm sure it will be an easy fix, but it made me wonder about the quality...

 

I'll be trying one of the highly-regarded Pfluegers next.

 

Tight lines,

Bob

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OKUMA Epixor way under $100 there at fish USA for $60. Ten ball bearings.

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I have two or three Shimano Sedonas, which I like, but are feeling a little "loose" after a season of hard use. So this spring, I bought a Symetre. I have an older Aero Symetre which has been an outstanding reel. Well, after less than a season, my new Symetre is getting stuck or hung up when I pause a retrieve. I'm sure it will be an easy fix, but it made me wonder about the quality...

I'll be trying one of the highly-regarded Pfluegers next.

Tight lines,

Bob

Nothing new. Symetres and saharas have had this issue for many years, and shimano still ignores the problem.

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Diawa Revros all the way, they are as smooth as a Stradic in my opinion. Drag is beyond smooth too. They also look pretty cool. Also the $50 price point is very appealing.

You have one?

 

 

To the OP, I would suggest a Pluefger. They are the "dependable" reels in my mind. Personally, daiwa would be the "flashy" reel with all the new tech, and shimano would be the "old faithful" reel. I would recommend any of the Supreme line, especially the MGX. 

 

Also, another decent option is a okuma.

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The Plueger President reel is the best bang for the buck on the market.

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Hands down, one of the best spinning reels on the market (on sale or full price) is on sale right now in Bargain Cave on Cabela's site. Abu Revo SX $89. Or for a few extra pennies you can get a Strdic FJ for $129. Also a Daiwa Lexa spinning reel in there for $89.88

Best spinner under $100 for fresh and salt water is the Penn Conflict 2500. It's only on one site for $99. Xtreme Fishing Outfitters.

Also, Gander mountain Elite GSX rod on sale for $79. Excellent rod for that money.

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Any double duty reel, buy the salt water version.  Prices and specs are about the same, difference anti corrosion finish and bearings.  An important feature for me is the knob, I like paddes andd t ees, don't care for  small or round.

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Im a fan of the Mitchell pros.

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You mentioned it was for your fad and you were looking at the any orra a have an sx20 and sx30 I love then both quality reels that have had no problem pulling in 6lb lmb as well 20# strippers. I would go with the abu

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Pfluegar President is the best spinning reel under $100 IMO. Symetres are nice, until they get wet (a bit of a problem with a fishing reel), then they start to bind and stick badly. I liked the Supremes, but then both had problems (drag tightening on it's own and stripped gears). I have an Orra 20 now that gets knots as bad as any spinning reel I've ever seen regardless of bait fish or line used. The 4 Presidents I have aren't flashy, but there's a reason they're so popular. They're a workhorse reel that deals with the use and abuse anglers put them through and keep on working. 

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Hi Guys! I am going to be buying me a new spinning reel. I was looking at an Abu Garcia Orra, a Pflueger Trion GX7, and a Gander Mountain Elite Series. It will be mostly used for bass but some catfishing and saltwater fishing will be done with it also.What will be the best one for what I want to use it for. Also what is the best rod for the Gander Mountain Elite. I would like to keep the whole combo under $100 but i could spend a little more. Should i buy the combo of the other two or buy different rods for them also.

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Best spinning reel under 60$= Pluefger President

 

Best spinning reel under 100$= Pluefger Supreme

 

You want two spinning combos right? If so, be prepared to shell out under 200$ for both combos.

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Best spinning reel under 60$= Pluefger President

 

Best spinning reel under 100$= Pluefger Supreme

 

You want two spinning combos right? If so, be prepared to shell out under 200$ for both combos.

Yes. I will be buying one for me and one for my dad.

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i would opt for the trion out of those three.  i have two now and they are as smooth as you'd hope for a budget reel.  i have a supreme mgx and a patriarch as well and honestly my opinion is the trion gets the job done just the same as the 2 higher end models.  

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For me it's the OKUMA epixor at fishUSA I been using these for over a decade now.

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