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Hey guys, I'm looking into getting my first bait caster setup. SO far, I've narrowed it down to 2 rods and 2 reels. The first reel is a "Daiwa Aird Coastal", and the other is a "Lews Speed Spool LFS". The choices of rods are the "Okuma Reflexion", and the "No. *** Hellbent". They are all around the same price-point. Since I have no background with any of these, I would greatly appreciate your guys help.

-Thanks

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I'll just say that I really like my LFS, sweet reel for the price. 

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Welcome aboard!

I'll let others chime in who have used those
reels. I use Shimano, and have plenty of 
experience with a Daiwa Lexa. I do like the 
Lexa quite a bit, but I've since given it to 
one of my boys.

So I can recommend the Daiwa brand...

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of those 2 reels, i'd take the lew's lfs all day, every day. but i have no experience with either rod, so i can't help you much there.

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Another vote for Lew's.

I can't speak for that Daiwa, but my first ever BC reel was a vintage 1983 PMF-1000 Magforce reel. I just stopped using it in 2015 because it finally fell apart, literally.They sent me levelwind and cast control parts for it twice, free of charge-+not even shipping! Their quality can be over-the-top these days. But I can't speak for that particular reel.

Maybe I just gave you another vote for Daiwa. LOL. Choose widely and read all the reviews on BPS, Cabela's, etc.

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The lews lfs speed spool can't be beat for  $80. I haven't fished either rod however the Hell bent rods feel like nice rods for the money 

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After comparing the 2, take the Lew's. No comparison, really.

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Also, I'll just say lews customer service is excellent. I took mine apart to clean this winter and ended up breaking a small plastic part on the sideplate assembly that controlled the braking system. It was completely my fault but I called them up and they ended up sending me the part, and the rest of the assembly (which I did not ask for them to do) free of charge, and sent it priority mail. I had the new part in the reel in just a couple days and now I have spare parts if anything else on that side breaks. 

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