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I am looking for a baitcasting reel to compliment a 7 foot medium graphite rod.  I am currently looking at the Abu-Garcia Black Max, Shimano Citica, or a Diawa around the same price.  I just want something to cast pretty smooth and reel in smooth also.   I will use 12 lb. line.  Right now i have an Abu-Garcia Ambasseduer 5500C3.  I want something that is slimmer profile wise, and that will be somewhat smoother.  

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A couple more you might consider.....Revo S or a Cabela's Prodigy.  I really really like my Prodigy (made by Daiwa) and consider it an excellent bargain at $99.  It is a better reel than my TD-A HST153.  Citica is nice reel too, but bigger than those mentioned above.

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I'm a big Revo fan. The Quantum energy pt is pretty good too. I believe they are on sale most places. I saw one for $99 the other day. I believe it was BP.

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Go with the Citica. I have three that I just purchased all at one time. Have only used two of them so far. I went with the 200 models even though I felt they might be too large for the type fishing I normally do.....light tackle mostly...I was wrong. Yesterday, after turning on every other brake (3 of 6) I was casting a weightless Zoom lizard rigged on a 2/0 O'Shaughnessy hook about 40 feet with no backlash.....in a light headwind even. I am using 12lb. Trilene Big GAme on both. I have 2 4600C3's, a 5500C3, an older round Black Max, and three of the Mag Plus, all Abu Garcia. I'm a Shimano man now.

Go with the Citica I tell ya. Smooth, oh yea. Quiet, you bet. You won't be disappointed.

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If I were to spend more money than planned and get a revo, which is a good for the money ??? I was looking at the SX, for like 160, and the STX for 200.  What is the difference, and is the STX worth the extra 40 dollars ???

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If your looking in the sub 100$ range i suggest the Citica 100%

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I belive someone is selling an Revo S in the flea market section for 65$ thats an amazing deal you wont be dissapointed at ALL with that reel especially for that price.

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