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Pairing a quality spinning reel w/ a 6' 3" Shimano Compre

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I bought a brand new Compre to pair w/ an older model of a Daiwa i had. After buying the Compre, the reel broke about 2 weeks later during a hook set. lol

But I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on a quality reel for under $100. I'm still in highschool and don't have too much money to spend. haha

I like the new Shimano Sedona and the Pflueger President, but not too sure of their quality.

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Either would be a good reel. I just went thru lookng at different spinning reels also. One that was highly recommended was The shimano Symetre. Check E-bay, there are some last years models going for roughly 60-80 bucks. Can't go wrong with that one.

Here's one I just found.  Not to bad of deal.  Seller looks good and free shipping.  Just someting to consider.  Good luck-ff15

http://cgi.ebay.com/Shimano-Symetre-2500FI_W0QQitemZ180303291873QQihZ008QQcategoryZ36147QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

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Look at the Daiwa Regal XiA 2000 or 2500.

11 bearings, smooth a silk, $59.99. I have the 3500 and love it. wouldn't trade it for anything.

Lot of bang for the buck.

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Firm believer in Shimano :) and IMHO the Symetre is the best choice for the money you have to spend...

skillet

BTW I own one (2500) and think it's great

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I use the Shimano Sahara and also the Quantum Kinetic and am very pleased with both.  The Quantum is on sale right now at Tackle Warehouse for 49.95.  If you spend $.05 more you get free shipping.  Good luck.

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I would recommend the president...The best spinning reel I have used hands down with a low price tag...The quantum incyte is also a great reel

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Firm believer in Shimano :) and IMHO the Symetre is the best choice for the money you have to spend...

skillet

BTW I own one (2500) and think it's great

Great suggestion!    ;D ;D

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First off, sorry for posting this in the wrong place. I completely missed this forum topic. haha

Thank you everyone for the great suggestions. I'll definitely look into all of the suggested reels.

Tight Lines everybody ;D

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Firm believer in Shimano :) and IMHO the Symetre is the best choice for the money you have to spend...

skillet

BTW I own one (2500) and think it's great

Great suggestion! ;D ;D

co-sign. still learning to throw mine but i love it never the less.

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I'm a big fan of the Daiwa Exceler.  I use my Exceler on the 6'3" MXF Crucial.  Great line management and casting distance.  The Cabela's Tournament ZX and Prodigy (both by Daiwa) also look like great deals when they are on sale.  Leon

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Ive got both the Symetre 2500 and the Daiwa Regal Xi 2500. I like the Daiwa better but you probably won't go wrong with either. The Symetre is probably a little smoother but I've had a lot less casting problems ( birds nests ) with the Daiwa. My next reel will probably be an Exceler. My Daiwa is also on a 6'3" Compre Medium. Good choice in the rod.

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I don't think you can go wrong with any of the choices mentioned. I have a Quantum Catalyzt PTI-A 20, Shimano Sahara  1000 and Daiwa Regal Xi 2000. I like them all with the Catalyst getting the most water time so far. I have it paired with a Cabelas Mag Touch. The Shimano I just picked up so it hasn't seen any water time but it will be paired with a Cabelas XML. The Daiwa is very very nice for the price also and got it off ebay for a steel and its paired with a Cabelas Tourney Trail.

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Check out the new pflueger president on the pflueger fishing web site. ( although I dont think you can purchase directly off the site)

Good price good reel. If you seek lighter weight magnesium body check out the pflueger supreme, this might be pushing your budget but a great reel none the less.

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Don't believe the hype. Go with the Pflueger. Trust me on this one.

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Very satisfied with the Shimano Symetre 2500RI . Have two.Also have a couple of Shimano Spirex RE1000 for trout. The Symetre to me is smoother.  8-)

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Different folks prefer different brands (I prefer Daiwa spinning reels), but as long as it is a reputable brand and has an aluminum frame....you should be good to go. An aluminum frame (or magnesium) is the most important feature; an aluminum frame won't flex like graphite and will keep your gears aligned for years. The Daiwa Exceler has an aluminum frame and is $69.95. I think the Symetre does as well.  

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