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I need to pick up a New baitcasting reel for Pitching and Flipping as I just lost one of My Okuma reels and Rod (They sink quickly)

A local shop has 3 reels that I am considering and I have not fished with any of them and I am trying to stay below $80-$100.

My choices are the following and I will list them in the order I am leaning based on looking at them.

1- Quantum Accurist PT-New White/Black model which will run $60.

2- Abu Garcia Orra SX- $75

3- Okuma Komodo which is 3 years old but brand new in box. Price is $120-130 which is a bit higher than I wanted to go but it is a really nice reel. Most of my reels are Okuma and I have liked the Serrano & Citrix but I am starting to feel that the Okuma reels do not last as long as other models I have from Daiwa, Abu, and my old President which is a tank but is still going strong after a decade.

Is the Quantum a good reel? I have read mixed reviews & I am not worried about any issues of the paint chipping as long as it Performs. I think I like it the best based on the look of it, & the Price.

I guess my other options would be a Pflueger Trion or Purist for $50, but they are kind of heavy and for a reel in this range I would probaby just stick with a Silver Max or Pro Max.

Any Suggestions or feedback would be appreciated if you have owned any of the above models. 

My buddy is telling me to buy a Lew's Laser MG speed spool which I think is roughly $75, but I know that is the entry level reel, but is the Lew's that much better?

Thanks again in Advance. I have always liked Okuma for the fact they have awesome customer service, but I am not sure how much the Technology has changed since the Komodo has been in the case for at least 3-4 years. 

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If you can buy online get a new Daiwa Tatula CT for $98 on EBay or check Amazon.

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31 minutes ago, shawnmc said:

If you can buy online get a new Daiwa Tatula CT for $98 on EBay or check Amazon.

I just noticed that they are going for $100 online and I love the Tatula. I kind of want to give my business to my local shop but I also need to replace a rod so maybe I will just by the rod locally or see if he can order a Tatula for a similar price. I love the T-Wing and I also grabbed the T3 when TW had them for $100 but I have not been impressed with it since the handle seems cheap for a reel with so many features but I have a place for it....Have to have a dozen Casting reels in working condition and Daiwa and Shimano reels seem to last forever....

Still have a Green Curado from 25 years ago and a Daiwa that is from 1994 when I graduated HS that still works. Hard to argue with any Daiwa reel although I was not impressed with the new Aird which was only $50 and I went out to buy that reel until I held it and it was plastic? 

Thanks, I will see about the Tatula. I just like the colors of the accurist, I know it sounds crazy but it just looks nice compared to some of my bright Neon Green Serrano's.

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At that price the tatula is a good buy or hold out for a pro qualifier on sale. 

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For what it is worth I fish 7 Daiwa reels. Some are Tatula Type Rs, some Tatula CTs and one is an Exceler. All of them work great. I am slowly replacing all 12 of my baitcasters one or two at a time.

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17 hours ago, Delaware Valley Tackle said:

At that price the tatula is a good buy or hold out for a pro qualifier on sale. 

Good advice.

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