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Help me choose a Spinning outfit? anyone?

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hey guys. i wanted to ask you what you would suggest for a spinning reel and rod?

ive searched and noticed the shimano symetre came up a lot, but im a broke college student and im looking for something a little less pricey, but im keeping that option open in case i splurge a little more.

as far as rods...a 6' or 6'6"? or what would you suggest?

also for line, flouro or mono? 6# or 8#? any brands you suggest? keep in mind i usually throw soft plastics

thanks in advance everyone, this site is very helpful!

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The Symetre would be my first choice spinning reel regardless of price, i know there is an incredible deal going on that i would not pass up if i didnt already have one somewhere but i forgot the name of the website, im sure someone will let you know asap. As for a second choice i would go with the Shimano Sahara is 59.99$ and also a great reel. For a rod i would go with a lighter right like a Medium power Fast action and whatever length feels comfortable to you whether it be 6'6'' or 7'. 6 or 8 # line would be perfect, 10 would be the highest i would go on a spinning outfit. Good luck  :(.

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I would go with a combo from bass pro. I have several extreme spinning combos that I use for bass, hybrids, and even redfish. They are very smooth. These are the best value IMO at $109 for rad and reel.

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_90689_100003002_100000000_100003000_100-3-2

$99

The next one would be a Sahara/Bionic Blade Combo. My brother uses this combo and I have on numerous occasions. I also have a sahara but paired with an Extreme rod. I prefer the extreme but they are good reels.

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_98417_100003002_100000000_100003000_100-3-2

$59.95

My last one would be for under $100. It is not as good as the 2 above but still a good performer. I also had one of these but it was stolen. The reel is incredibly smooth and the rod fairly sensitive.

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_100904_100003002_100000000_100003000_100-3-2

As far as line, I love flouro but NOT on spinning gear. Trilene XL is a good affordable line that can be found at Wal-Mart. I sually spool my reels with 8 pound Sufix Seige or Trilene, and put 30 pound braid on the spare spool. That way I can use the same setup on anything from trout to redfish.

Oh, I would go with a 6'6 or 7' rod. Medium action.

Have Fun!

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If you have a Gander Mountain nearby go and get a Guide Series GST35 for about $40.00. These are the same as the Pflueger Presidente (I think) someone correct me if I am wrong. As for rods, if I wanted somethin cheap but durable go with a berkley lightning rod. You can get these at walmart for like $35. total cost under $100 and a very durable set up. You will like this. The reel is unbelievably smooth.

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I've got a couple of the Shimano Sedona's that I use for loaners and family.  For the price, they are great and i just checked, they are on sale right now for $39  I've had them a couple years and are perfectly trouble free and user friendly.

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10151&catalogId=10001&langId=-1&partNumber=53109&hvarTarget=search&cmCat=SearchResults

For rods, you can get decent stuff at Academy or other local places.  I'm not much help in budget spinning rods.

And for line, I'd use (mono) #6 or #8 trilene XL.  available everywhere, inexpensive and pretty good.

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I've got a couple of the Shimano Sedona's that I use for loaners and family.  For the price, they are great and i just checked, they are on sale right now for $39  I've had them a couple years and are perfectly trouble free and user friendly.

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10151&catalogId=10001&langId=-1&partNumber=53109&hvarTarget=search&cmCat=SearchResults

I agree! I just bought a sedona for 50 bucks and it is a very nice reel! Very smooth, very durable, and quiet! 8-)  Havent found a bad part of it yet. It is also a smaller reel than alot of those bigger and more awkward models.  I'm lovin it.  Also check out some of the reviews for it. Seems it has a very solid following

http://www.cabelas.com/prod-1/0023112118275a.shtml

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If you have a Gander Mountain nearby go and get a Guide Series GST35 for about $40.00. These are the same as the Pflueger Presidente (I think) someone correct me if I am wrong. As for rods, if I wanted somethin cheap but durable go with a berkley lightning rod. You can get these at walmart for like $35. total cost under $100 and a very durable set up. You will like this. The reel is unbelievably smooth.

I think they are actually Trion's. But even so, I would second this reel choice, or even just go for the actual Pflueger Trion....its a pretty inexpensive reel, and personally I have been very VERY pleased with them!!!!

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i appreciate those of you that posted info and actually read my thread!

i will take all options into consideration.

im going to return my books from this semester so i should have some money to play around with.  

I have a pflueger for my panfish/trout setup and i love that reel.  Im going to consider the shimano symetre, sedona, and the pflueger president (6740? i think is the model #?)

as for rods should i go with a 6'6? or like what someone said..should i just go to a store and feel them and see which one i like?

thanks again for all your responses!

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as for rods should i go with a 6'6? or like what someone said..should i just go to a store and feel them and see which one i like?

thanks again for all your responses!

Get a feel for them yourself, you are the one who will be fishing with it and if its not comfortable to you then you wont be happy  :(.

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You can get a Pflueger President 6740 for around 50 bucks brand new on ebay.....

I've got a shimano stimula medium action rod on mine..  I think I gave less than $20 for the rod new..... it's a great combo for the money.....

Why I waited so long to get a Pflueger I'll never know..........????? :(

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i have a quantum array($35) on a diawa triforce 6" one piece med/heavy rod($20) using 10 lb cajun line mono....

i would highly reccommend a one piece rod.....

i like this setup more then my 200 combo... lol

Alex

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