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Hello, I have a 7’6 h flipping rod I use for carp, frogging for bass, and inshore/surf. I need a new baitcaster for it, I want something that won’t break the bank. I am stuck between the abu Garcia orra inshore (130$) the quantum icon pt (58$) and the Quantum Accurist (119$) Has anyone used any of these? The icon pt seems to be pretty solid, it has 11 bb and saltgaurd protection and it’s very well priced.

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i would buy the abu garcia. i've tried a few quantum reels in the past and wasn't really too fond of them

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Haven't used the abu but have fished many quantums and some were really great and some were real crappy.

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Do not buy the Orra! I’d go with a Daiwa Tatula CT or new 100 or a Shimano SLX or Casitas. If it’s inshore/surf, I’d get a New Tatula. There’s no reason it won’t hold up to salt. The only salt getting in is from the spool shaft. That will be minimal. 

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I just bought two of the Quantum Icon PT 7.1 RH and have one paired up on a H Fast for Frogs 🐸 and another paired on a Rattletrap rod. After two weeks Im really impressed: the reel is smooth and casts very well. I also like the ACS external centrifugal braking but wish the reel handle was a touch longer. As for how they look, I’m surprised how well they match black or white rods ; many of the pictures show them as a gold color but they are solid silver . As a side note ; 1 of the 2 reels I ordered might be a dud, that or the bearings are dry from the factory? Gonna check it out tonight. Also I’m pretty sure the Icon and the Orra are discontinued and from 2017. So these might possibly be refurbished, I’ve seem a lot of them flooding the marketplace lately. If you are Flipping with the reel though, you may want to consider the Quantum Accurist, it’s equipped with a Flipping switch, or at least the Model that’s white from last year has the flipping switch feature, if that’s important to you. 

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Get a Lew's LFS or LFS mb at sportsman's outfitters

 

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