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New BC Reel - Which would you pick? (Under $75)

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I'm trying to find a reliable baitcasting reel without breaking the bank. I want something that is strong and will last quite awhile...

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a used trion in good shape.actually you might be able to ebay one new for 80.

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How about a Shimano Citica?  It's not on your list buy you can pick one up for $85 with a rebate.  It's a good, easy to use, solid performing reel.

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If you are considering used, then a Citica should be on your list and it should be your choice!! Hell you can almost get a new one for the amount you are looking to spend with the rebate in effect. No Brainer!!

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From your choices I would go with the "used" Trion.

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 If you can find a good used trion for that price maybe get it. I do not have experience with this reel but do have experience with several Pflueger spinning reels.

 I do own a Citica and for $85 to $90 it is an excellent reel and it would be new. As long as you don't buy via E-bay you would know for sure its new and WHO you bought it from.

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Spend $5 more and buy an Abu Pro Max. ;) Or the Silver Max.

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I do not know a company named DIAWA, but there is one named DAIWA that makes the Exceler.  I have a Silver Max and have used an Exceler. The Silver Max is a really good reel, but in this price range, the Exceler is a great reel. My question to the Shimano Posse is, if the Citica is such a great reel, why does Shimano have to give a rebate(that places it in the below $100 price range) for people to buy it? ;D

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ok, i've added a new choice...     the Accurist II.  These are on tackle warehouse for $75 and used for around $50 in great condition...

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The Shimano Possee recomends the Citica which is close to your pricing point:

http://www.deloscustomtackleshack.com/reels/shimanocitaca.html

8-)

Oh!

Did I already post this for you?    :;)

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The Shimano Possee recomends the Citica which is close to your pricing point:

http://www.deloscustomtackleshack.com/reels/shimanocitaca.html

8-)

Oh!

Did I already post this for you? :;)

ok, I'm starting to realize we have quite a few who like shimanos.... please don't ban me for saying this, but...

I went to BPS yesterday and was not impressed with the Citica! :-X

Granted, I have not casted one but just holding and reeling I was more impressed with the Abu, Quantum, and Pflueg... IMHO

Sorry guys, no Shimano's in the Poll! ;D

(also, I've removed the Daiwa's...  didn't like the twitchin thing...)

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Banned?

No one's getting banned...

We have lots of guys who fish the WRONG reels!    :;)

8-)

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I have a couple of Accurist II that I have had for 6 plus years or so, I know I need to up grade, but they have worked well. I have replaced my other ones with  upgrades.  IMHO I think you will enjoy  the Acc II

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I just bought a few Accurist II's last week; 2 Accurist CX's, 2 Accurist PT's, and an Accurist PTS. I have used Abu Garcia all my life, and had a few Revos. The Revo's were just too small. I love the Quantum's. They are smooth, palm well, and look cool too. The are aluminum framed and best of all(for me), they have centrifugal brakes that are adjusted without removal of the sideplate. You can get the Gold Mist color at Walmart for around $30-$40 new.

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You can get the Gold Mist color at Walmart for around $30-$40 new.

;) really?!?! I haven't seen them and I have 5 WalMart's within a mile...!!! I ought to take a closer look.... I'll be back! ;D

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Not on your list but I have a Cabelas Prodigy ( made by daiwa ).  I put it on a rod I carry in my trunk for fishing emergencies :;) I have been very plaesed with it.  It was $64.

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I think you can buy a new BPS Rick Clunn reel for less than $75.

Is it just me or is the Citica the size of a grapefruit and weigh like 5 lbs? :-/

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My vote also goes for the Accurist II, I currently have four of them. I have never had any problems with the reels, I am thinking about buying a few more.

Mack

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I think you can buy a new BPS Rick Clunn reel for less than $75.

Is it just me or is the Citica the size of a grapefruit and weigh like 5 lbs? :-/

Ha Ha I agree unless its a 100(1)D- I am a lefty and outta luck as citca doen't have a lefty 101D only righty 100D, I really like my curado 101D.  The 200's in citca and curado feel rather large-

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