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I was looking at an Abu Garcia Orra spinning reel in the 40. Does anyone have any experience with it for up to 50 lb cat down to small bass? I would like some others thoughts about it before I decide on it.

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Are you going to be targeting those catfish or just a potential accidental catch? There's not a reel out there that I'd intentionally fish for a 50 pound catfish, then turn around and fish for bass with. 

I wouldn't suggest the Abu Orra spinning reel for anything for that matter. I've never had a spinning reel that caused line twist so badly. 

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6 hours ago, Bluebasser86 said:

 

I wouldn't suggest the Abu Orra spinning reel for anything for that matter. I've never had a spinning reel that caused line twist so badly. 

I have both the orra sx 20 and 30 and I love them with 10lb power pro. I really have had no line twist problems. for me I get the worst line twist on my shimano sharra. but everyone is different. there deff is no reel that's going to do well targeting both of those species though. id look into a penn if you plan on targeting those big cats often.

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8 hours ago, Bluebasser86 said:

Are you going to be targeting those catfish or just a potential accidental catch? There's not a reel out there that I'd intentionally fish for a 50 pound catfish, then turn around and fish for bass with. 

I wouldn't suggest the Abu Orra spinning reel for anything for that matter. I've never had a spinning reel that caused line twist so badly. 

I would be targeting those cats, I use 15 lb line to get a good fight. I don't like just pulling them in. I want a variety rod because I'm only 14 and don't have much chance to get enough miney again for another reel. I had to do roofing for a week to get the money for this.

1 hour ago, nhpleasantlakebass said:

I have both the orra sx 20 and 30 and I love them with 10lb power pro. I really have had no line twist problems. for me I get the worst line twist on my shimano sharra. but everyone is different. there deff is no reel that's going to do well targeting both of those species though. id look into a penn if you plan on targeting those big cats often.

I just need something that if I wanted to I can. I don't use high test line, only 15lb so the drag would be zinging

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1 hour ago, nhpleasantlakebass said:

I have both the orra sx 20 and 30 and I love them with 10lb power pro. I really have had no line twist problems. for me I get the worst line twist on my shimano sharra. but everyone is different. there deff is no reel that's going to do well targeting both of those species though. id look into a penn if you plan on targeting those big cats often.

Must be a newer model, the one I had it didn't matter type or brand, it was always a tangled mess no matter what I did.

 

3 minutes ago, Zayne Royal said:

I would be targeting those cats, I use 15 lb line to get a good fight. I don't like just pulling them in. I want a variety rod because I'm only 14 and don't have much chance to get enough miney again for another reel. I had to do roofing for a week to get the money for this.

A 50lb catfish on 15lb test would be a little more than a good fight for me. You must be getting them in open water. I mostly run into flatheads that you wouldn't stand a chance with against them here. 

You can get a pretty inexpensive but functional combo for big catfish.

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1 minute ago, Bluebasser86 said:

Must be a newer model, the one I had it didn't matter type or brand, it was always a tangled mess no matter what I did.

 

A 50lb catfish on 15lb test would be a little more than a good fight for me. You must be getting them in open water. I mostly run into flatheads that you wouldn't stand a chance with against them here. 

You can get a pretty inexpensive but functional combo for big catfish.

I'm not, I fish the Maumee or the tiffin river in north west ohio. the Maumee has a crap ton of fallen trees and such at the bottom.

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1 hour ago, Bluebasser86 said:

Must be a newer model, the one I had it didn't matter type or brand, it was always a tangled mess no matter what I did.

 

 

Ya there both orra sx got them last year. Been great reels for me.

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