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I'm looking to buy a spinning reel that will not cause severe line twist.  

I would like to spend less than $150.00 on the reel.

Any suggestions?

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There are a lot of great reels available in that range.  Last year I enjoyed my $60 Daiwa Exceler as much as my $130 Shimano Stradic FH.  I can't say one had more twist than the other.  Don't forget to your fishing habits and the type of line you use as factors that contribute to line twist.  For instance, last year I finally developed the habit of tripping the bail manually, rather than cranking it closed.  I believe that suggestion saved me a lot of aggrevation in the long run.  Cheers!

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Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't see how any spinning reel could prevent line twist better than the next.  If a lure on your line is twisting, no reel can prevent the line from twisting.

To answer your question BASS fisherman, I recently bought a Stradic FI, and although it can't prevent line twist, I have noticed that it manages line much better than any other reel I've used.  I use braid 90% of the time, and usually I'll get a loop every once in a while that I have to pick out.  However, in probably 30+ hours of fishing with this reel, I haven't come close to getting a loop in the line.  Retail for the reel is $159.

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Stradic x 2 here, but in that price range, you can definitely get quality.

If you have a BPS or Cablas close by, go by and handle a few and see what feels good to you.

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A lot of line twist is because of user issues. The things you can do to avoid twist;

1.Make sure the line is going on to the reel spool in the same direction that it is coming off the feeder spool.

2. Never ,ever reel while the fish is taking out drag=INSTANT TWIST

3. Put a barrel swivel on the tag end of your line. NOT A SNAP SWIVEL but a small barrel swivel then an 8 to 10 inch leader to the bait.

4. If you do get twist during the day. Cut every thing off the tag end of your line , let it out behind the boat and then reel it back in.

DO NOT DO THIS WITH THE BIG MOTOR ON FULL TILT, AS I DID ON FLUKE MASTERS BOAT AND THE FREAKING THING SNAPPED WHN IT GOT TO THE END, SOUNDED LIKE A 22. ;D

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Hears how I reduce line twists.

1. Buy Shimano Stradic 2500 FI

2. Refer to number 1 when I ever I get confused  

All joking aside, I got a Stradic for Christmas this year and first thing I did was test this reel with the worst line (also free) that I could think of> Trilene XT 12lb.  I thought this line would be to heavy and would come off the spool like a slinky, which it does on my older Stradic and Sustain, but not on this new reel.  I am not saying it didn't get any line twist but on new Stradic it worked out great.  It casted well and layed the line on the spool perfectly.  I need to fish this reel for a season to get a bigger picture but so far I have been very surprised at how much different/better this reel is compared to the old one.

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I'd get the Stradic.

Line twist can be minimized by having a reel with a good roller bearing and keeping it properly maintained.  Cheap reels with roller bushings cause more line twist.

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I like the Abu Garcia Cardinal 800 series. Super tough and super smooth. No graphite on this reel - all aluminum (body, sideplate, rotor, bail arms, spool).  

Although I really like the Shimano Saros, too. This reel is impressive. Very, very smooth. Frankly, I don't see the real advantage of the Stradic over the Saros.

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I bought the Pflueger Supreme, Light an ever so smooth. Will be buying another here soon. At $90.00 it can't be beat.

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STRADIC!

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In that price range, I would look at four reels.

Shimano Stradic 2500FI

Shimano Saros 2500F

Pflueger Supreme 8035MG

Daiwa Tierra TR2500

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I know you all know I am an unfortunate money strained fisherman but he should look at this:http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_94740_100001002_100000000_100001000_100-1-2

This always works great for me and I have not had a line twist in the full year I have used it. I can also put baits weighted heavier than what they say and still not get a line twist.

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I can also put baits weighted heavier than what they say and still not get a line twist.

What does that have to do with line twist?

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Shimano Stradic or Symetre.

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Some of you guys may laugh at me but one of the simplest and best spinning reels ever made is the Mitchell 300 from back in the 60's and 70's. They still sell them on ebay and sometimes they sell for a small fortune due to the collectors value. I have owned and fished many spinning reels over the years and I still pick up my Mitchell 300 every now and then. :P Mike

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+3 for the Pflueger Supreme 8035MG (or 8040MG). Heck, for the money you're talking, you can get TWO Pflueger Presidents (one level below the Supreme) or one Supreme AND a President and have $$$s left over for line:o) IMO.

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I also use a Stradic.  Someone told me that if you close the bail manually instead of reeling it cuts down on line twist.  Not sure about that, but I always close it manually.

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Thanks for the input, but I have decided to save a little more and get a nice left handed baitcaster for flipping and pitching.  

Sorry

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Thanks for the input, but I have decided to save a little more and get a nice left handed baitcaster for flipping and pitching.

Sorry

Lol, anyone else find that funny?

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Thanks for the input, but I have decided to save a little more and get a nice left handed baitcaster for flipping and pitching.  

Sorry

Lol, anyone else find that funny?

yeah but I like his thinking.

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Well I figure I already have a ton of decent spinning reels, and I do everything on the list to reduce line twist, but it is just inevitable.  

Might as well get something I "really need", right? :P

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