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looking for a good baitcast reel but low budget.

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Ok so I've been searching for a good baitcast reel, but my budget is very low.

I'm only looking to spend about $40 or $50 dollars

any suggestions on some pretty decent reels?

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Check out the Abu Garcia Black Max(49.99) and Silver Max(59.99)at ***. I have had both of these and for the money they are excellent reels. Another option is the Quantum Accurist II CX(aluminum frame is a plus), these can be found for $30-$50 dollars, since Quantum is discontinuing the model. I have three of these and they are great reels. There are other brands out there, but these are the only ones I have experience with.

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hey thanks man, i found some on Ebay for really cheap but its not buy it now so its a gamble.

but could you tell me anything about the whip with these reels?

my friend owns a baitcast reel and it would get a lot of "whip" or whatever you'd like to call it and so the line would always tangle up on the spool

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I bought a sliver max from ff0-tackle.com for like 35.00 plus $5 shipping. They don't always have them in stock but when they do they are a really good deal.

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Under $50 is a tough range to find "good baitcast reels."  You best bet is to find a used reel with a bunch of boat rash on it so it will fall into that price range...  rashed up, you can get something like a citica, or other nice reel for that price.

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You could look for some of the Ambassadeur round reels.   I have bought 4600's for less than $50 before.  They don't have many bells and whistles but they are good solid reels.

I own two 4600s and a 5600 and didn't pay more than $50 for any of them.

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http://www.franksgreatoutdoors.com/products/116855_Procaster_100H.htm

  I have 2 of these and they are some serious WORKHORSES!!  You can find these for pretty cheap now too, from 30-50 bucks depending on where u find it.  Just my .02 but these reels are amazing for the price.  I also use them for redfish when I go to Florida a couple times each year and they handle them just fine too!

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I have a Quantum Accurist 2 and it is a great reel. No complaints. Cabelas has them for $60 if you wanted to spend a little more you could get a Quantum Accurist PT for $80 right now as they are being discontinued also. Both Quantum and Shimano are discontinuing good reels.

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I'm a big fan of the older Daiwa Procasters like the Procaster 6+1, Procaster Rojo, and Capricorn XTC. They're built on aluminum frames, have good brakes, decent drags, and can usually be found on Ebay in your price range. As a matter of fact, you can usually pick up brand new ones for what you're looking to spend, or a little more.

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SALE Bass Pro Shops Bionic Plus

Ratio: 6.3:1

Weight: 8.0 ozs

Line capacity: 120 yds 12#

Price: $39.88

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if youre not scared of ebay and handy you might look for the abu 4600 C4's. 98% of the time they can be serviced and work like new.

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You could look for some of the Ambassadeur round reels. I have bought 4600's for less than $50 before. They don't have many bells and whistles but they are good solid reels.

I own two 4600s and a 5600 and didn't pay more than $50 for any of them.

Abu has a low profile Ambassadeur the 2005 model. I have one it has 5 bearings, wiffle spool and a flipping switch. Its pretty sweet deal at $50.00

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I'd say the daiwa procaster rojo (around 50-60 on clearance right now), quantum accurist ac500cx (59$ at cabela's - not sure elsewhere), or if you can spend 20$ more the best deal I think in the lot of them - quantum accurist performance-tuned for 79.99.

if you can't splurge the 20$ extra I'd go with the procaster rojo if it were me. g'luck!

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Sam, Cabelas has a baitcaster called the dimension plus. they currently offer it as a combo with one of their tourney trail rods. the rod itself sells everyday for 59.00. the combo is .....59.00. I have two of the reels. I am a weekend bank fisherman and they serve me well. they have a composite frame, that has not broken while hauling in several fish last year....ok, maybe not that many, but i did catch a couple of 20 inch largemouth bass and the shakespeare dimension plus reel handled them with no problem. I operate on a tight budget as well and have had really good luck with this combo. as an added benefit, Cabelas backs everything they sell with a100% guarantee.

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I bought a daiwa megaforce (with the twitchin bar) about a month ago and have no complaints.  Its smooth and so far feels pretty tough, definitely worth the $50 I paid for it!  

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Either save up a few more dollars or buy a used Shimano Citica.

They come up for sale on the Flea Market frequently.

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

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