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Do you like Gander, BPS, or Cabelas reels more?

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which is best? their are no Cabelas in Florida, and BPS in about a 2hr drive. However!, their is a Gander about 15mins away, how are their casting reels? Anyone tried 'em?

So should i skip shipping and go to gander and get better Quality reels than BPS or Cabelas?

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None buy shimano

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None buy shimano

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x3, HOWEVER HE DID NOT ASK ABOUT SHIMANO REELS. The choices were BPS, Cabelas or Gander Mountain. I have never used Gander Mountain or Cabelas but Muddy uses Cabelas Prodigy reels exclusively and loves them. I have casted the Johnny Morris Elite a few times and it felt good. I think house brand reels are limited to performance because they are made cheaper, thats why i stick with Shimano Or Abu Garcia. Muddy will let you know about the Cabelas reels.

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Like my close friend RM would say...

Should have put a NOTA (None Of The Above) don't and never will use a house brand reel...

Tight Lines!!!  :)

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I'm guessing but to me, it sounds like your poll question is asking what we think are the best cheapest reels.

If you want a cheap baitcaster, the BPS $29 MegaCast baitcaster is identical to my Shakespeare Axiom/Agility/Sigma series, just different bearing count 3/4/6. Parts are interchangeable. I have them all, simple to disassemble and reassemble.

I can throw them all a lot farther after removing the grease and using oil in the spool bearings. jmho

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I had a cabelas fish eagle tournament 2. It was a good real, had good casts. Then I got into Abu Garcia and shakspear (dimension) and it casts so nice, that I wont ever go back. My Shakespear Dimension has 10 ball bearings, and my Abu Garci Black Max has like 5.

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If you opt for the Gander Mountain ones, you will be glad that their warranty is what it is and that it's only 15 minutes to the store... I bought one (felt nice and smooth) of the Gander Tournament series reels for like $70. Well.... 2 weeks in, the spool seized up to the point where I could get a 10-15 foot cast out and that was about it. Took it back, got another one.... 2 weeks and 2 days this time and the reel went into free spool and would not engage. I took that one back yesterday and ponied up for a Revo STX. I'm done with cheap reels! I didnt vote as I have no experience with either the Cabelas ones or BPS. I have heard good things on the Johnny Morris Elites but have never touched one. The nearest Cabelas is 2 hours, BPS is about 6. I wont buy a rod or reel unless I can play with them first.

On a side note though, the Gander rods are pretty nice for the $$$

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The "Viper"rod and reel combo I bought for my 12 year old 1 yr ago is a BPS and it has stayed as smooth as my Shimano's and Diawa's for sure.That is my only experience with their reels,as for their rods,I own 9 of the IM8 series very nice indeed.

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Daiwas.  Shimanos.  Forget the rest.  All three stores sell them :).

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I cant speek for quality, but BPS is 15 minutes from home so i like it the best.

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None buy shimano

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x3, HOWEVER HE DID NOT ASK ABOUT SHIMANO REELS. The choices were BPS, Cabelas or Gander Mountain. I have never used Gander Mountain or Cabelas but Muddy uses Cabelas Prodigy reels exclusively and loves them. I have casted the Johnny Morris Elite a few times and it felt good. I think house brand reels are limited to performance because they are made cheaper, thats why i stick with Shimano Or Abu Garcia. Muddy will let you know about the Cabelas reels.

Actually I have gone back to my FLOOGER TRIONS. It was a good experiment ,but with 2 Prodigy/Fish Eagle II on the bottom of the lake I feel as thoguh the fish gods were sending me a message

I liked both the BPS Extremes and the Prodigys. I did find after a season of use that I far prefered the Trions. I especially do not care for magnetic or hybrid brake systems. I like the old fashioned Centrafugals much better. I get a Trion .Leave 4 on and 2 off and I am set to go.

That being said if I had to choose between these 2 reels The Extremes win out because BPS Services them and Cabelas gave me a list of service centers, none of whom had parts if needed.

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