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Which bait caster do you guys thin is the best for 2017? The Abu MGXtreme2, Shimano metanium MGL, or Daiwa Steez SV TWS?

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The only person who would actually know is someone who owns all 3. The rest of the replies are just opinions. 

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I only have the Metanium of the 3 on your list. It is an excellent reel. Great casting capabilities from light baits up to 3/4 oz and the retrieve is very smooth.

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It's the reel you want to fish with the most. Too many variables and different taste preferences to give a precise answer.  

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any reel that says lews on it

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18 minutes ago, dsqui said:

any reel that says lews on it

Biased much?  :D

Any opinion of mine on these reels would be conjecture.  Way out of my price range.

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54 minutes ago, dsqui said:

any reel that says lews on it

Lol

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The new Steez sv tws is apparently one heck of a reel. That info comes straight from the mouth of the best reel tuner around. He even said that he didn't want to like it but it's that good. The man has had his hands on thousands of reels from every company out there ranging from $100 - 3k+ He's also unbiased towards any one company. His collection is all mixed reels. Everyone has their preference though. So the word best is different for everyone. See post above about Lews. Hopefully I'll be trying out a new Steez soon but the Steez ltd sv keeps catching my eye though. Hmm decisions 

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Why leave off Shimano Antares, it's their flagship low profile reel?

Tom

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6 hours ago, WRB said:

Why leave off Shimano Antares, it's their flagship low profile reel?

Tom

Based on the 3 models he listed it could should be best high end reel based off it being light weight. 

9 hours ago, dsqui said:

any reel that says lews on it

Less and high end shouldn't be mentioned in the same sentence. Their most expensive reel is under $300. They are more value based reels.

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Shinamo Aldebaran is 4.7 oz high end bait casting reel.

I thin it's the highest price tag and this thread is asn9.

Tom 

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43 minutes ago, WRB said:

Shinamo Aldebaran is 4.7 oz high end bait casting reel.

I thin it's the highest price tag and this thread is asn9.

Tom 

Very true, however some want to label the reel as a finesse caster. 

He certainly didn't say much in the initial post to give us an idea how he arrived at those 3 only...

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I no longer purchase reels, I don´t need to ( my last reel purchase was a Daiwa SS SV which, btw, sits there waiting to be broken in with several other reels that I haven´t broken in yet ), but right now if I were to shell out 300+ for a reel out of that list I would pick ----> none of those, I would purchase me a non TWS Steez.

Why Steez ? because there´s a bunch of different spools available that fit them ( I´m not much into the handle n´stuff upgrades ) just purchase the spool, and drop it in and the reel can perform another function.

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I really like the casting of my t-wing reels and I prefer daiwa's braking system and ease of customizing spools and handles. But I can't spend that kind of money. Most of my reels have been bought used but it will probably be awhile before any start coming up for sale I can afford. That being said any reel that costs that much is going to be a sweet reel and I'd be happy with any of those reels. 

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I believe that with any reel over $200 dollars, "and I have several" all that is really gained is bragging rights. 

Hootie

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I prefer the Shimano Core to every reel listed above.

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26 minutes ago, Fishinthefish said:

I prefer the Shimano Core to every reel listed above.

I agree 100%.

Hootie

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Simple answer for me. Of the three reels above - I prefer the one that has a nine pound bass on the other end of the line...:lol:  ;)

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37 minutes ago, Goose52 said:

Simple answer for me. Of the three reels above - I prefer the one that has a nine pound bass on the other end of the line...:lol:  ;)

I don't settle with just 9 lbs.

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2 minutes ago, Raul said:

I don't settle with just 9 lbs.

You don't live in Tennessee...;)

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15 minutes ago, Goose52 said:

You don't live in Tennessee...;)

Goose, you should be dragging 11 pounders out of Kentucky Lake. 

Hootie

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I quoted 9 pounds because that is a spectacular fish for my waters, a weight that I've actually caught several times, and a weight that I have a reasonable expectation of catching again.

The point being that we have these "best" threads a zillion times a month, and my thoughts are always the same: Whether I'm using a BPS Pro-Qualifier, or a Calais DC, the "best" reel to me is the one with the big honkin' bass on the end....:lol:

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