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2009 Quantum Energy PTi-B Spinning Reel Question

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I need help deciding which of these 2 I need to get. I'll be mostly using it for bass fishing w/ 1 spool w/ either 6-8 lb mono & the other spool w/ 10(4lb) braid. This will be for multi-use, but the 2 I listed below have good & bad points. So I need your guys opinion, please.

Size 20 is 10.7 oz, 5.2:1 gear ratio, 24" IPT, 6/140 yds & 8/100 yds

Size 30 is 11.1 oz, 5.2:1 gear ratio, 27" IPT, 6/250 yds & 8/160 yds

I like the IPT on the 30 & like the size on the 20, but don't like the slower 24" IPT on the 20. Does it make that much of a difference of 3" IPT from the 20 to the 30? Also the 20 is slightly lighter in weight. I guess I'm used to the faster gear ratio & higher IPT on Shimano spinning reels in the 2500 & 3000 sizes. I wouldn't mind the 30 but it just takes too much line & I know I won't be filling it full w/ the main line. The 20 seems to be the one I want but it just seems slow at 24" IPT. I gotta say that these reels are super sweet & smooth, Quantum did a very good job on this years model & dropping the weight just a bit. I'll admit I had last years 20 size & it felt like a dog...slow feeling while reeling. I don't know if the 2009 20 model is the same way.

Opinions???

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Bass-Brat, which spinning reel(s) would you recommend?

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I have a bunch of the 20's that I use for everything, I also have a 30 and a 40 that I use for salmon and trout casting.  I promise you, you will not notice the 3" difference.  The 30 is just to big of a reel, at least for me, to use all the time for bass fishing.  A person does not need 160-250 yards of line on a bass spinning reel. I have found that the 20's are perfect for almost every spinning application. I have 2 10's that I once used for really light line spinning and liked them, but now I use them for ice fishing, they are a little too small for bass (unless you like to use really light line).  Anyway, I would say the 20 will work for almost any fishing you do (minus real long running fish) you wont even notice the 3" slower retrieve.

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Thanks for your input!  I'm heading to Cabela's spring sale at the end of the week, I'll stop at BPS & exchange the PTi-B 30 I bought last night & get the 20.  As I said, I'm used to the IPT on Shimano spinning reels.

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