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any suggestions for a casting reel? id like to get something that is about 5:1 and holds 8-10 lbs test.

thanks.

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Geez...

You might want to look through the first twenty pages of this section.

There are a few suggestions at every price level. Otherwise, state your

price range and suggestions will be posted.

::D

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Geez...

You might want to look through the first twenty pages of this section.

There are a few suggestions at every price level. Otherwise, state your

price range and suggestions will be posted.

::D

not a bait caster. a casting reel, you know, something my 13 year old son would use.

:)

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13 yrs old, I would teach him to cast a spinning outfit. jmho

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13 yrs old, I would teach him to cast a spinning outfit. jmho

i been working with him and the deal is he does ok in the back yard but once were tossing out on the water he gets frustrated and stops fishing so i assume for $25 i can buy a good casting reel for him.

the sad part is last year i bought him a symetre on RW's advise and he refuses to use it.

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the sad part is last year i bought him a symetre on RW's advise and he refuses to use it.

Darn...Hang onto the reel, he will change his mind down the road.

-Kent

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the sad part is last year i bought him a symetre on RW's advise and he refuses to use it.

Darn...Hang onto the reel, he will change his mind down the road.

-Kent

i love the reel, i just cant cast  the thing.

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This is the reel you want: http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/links/link.jsp?id=0003036110294a&type=product&cmCat=SEARCH_all_NYR&returnPage=search-results1.jsp&Ntk=Products&sort=all&Go.y=0&_D%3AhasJS=+&Nty=1&hasJS=true&nyr=1&Ne=46&Ntt=daiwa+reels&N=48&_D%3Asort=+&_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1&Go.x=0&_DARGS=%2Fcabelas%2Fen%2Fcommon%2Fsearch%2Fsearch-box.jsp.form1.

The GC100 is probably the size you want.

I have a couple of Zebco 33s that are over 15 years old and still run perfectly, but the Daiwa Goldcast is an extremely well built spincaster.  Not a "snoopy" reel.

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I agree with JFrancho and do not forget to look at the ABU's also good products. Because of the placement of the cast button, it would be worth the time and effort to have him hold a few to make sure it is comfortable to cast with.

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Geez...

You might want to look through the first twenty pages of this section.

There are a few suggestions at every price level. Otherwise, state your

price range and suggestions will be posted.

::D

not a bait caster. a casting reel, you know, something my 13 year old son would use.

:)

At 13, baitcast reels are a very viable option. If ever you needed an "excuse" to buy new gear... ;D If not, another vote for the Zebco 33.

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I agree, though its really up to the individual kid.  My son simply picked up (ok, stole) one of my baitcasting rigs, and was able to use it, and use it well at just 8 years old.  I had my mom pitching a jig into a coffee can 40 feet away last summer.  You'd think my dad could wrap his head around a baitcaster?  No way.  He says he hated them when he was a kid, and that they were why spinning reels were invented, LOL.  I'd at least let a kid try a BC before investing, though.

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My oldest son is 11 and I have all I can do to get him to try anything other that his spincast.  He does not like spinning gear.  I did get him to try one of my baitcasters last summer.  I am hoping to get him to try different equipment this year.

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I'd say just let him fish with what he wants.  Keep pressuring him to use this or that, and he'll resent the time with you.

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I try not to force it on him.  I just suggest that he try this rod, or that rod.  I would just like to see him try different types of reels.  

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