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Best Daiwa Baitcaster for < $150?

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I'm a newer bass fisher and I'm looking to put together a decent all around type rig. I don't really have the cash to put 6 or 7 rigs together for a fishing arsenal.

I would like to get a baitcaster and it seems that most of you agree that Daiwa's are hands down the best. But are they only the best if your holding a Steez? What's the best Diawa B/C for less than $150? Or is there a better way to go for that kind of money?

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If you could add another 50, a Viento wouldnt be a bad reel at all. On ebay you could probably get one for around 150 new. Dont rule out used reels either. I was fortunate enough to get a Fuego for 180. The drag needed to be worked a little but other that that it has perfomed flawlessly.

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Here is my worthless .02....

You want Daiwa quality?  You'll get it for $100 in the Cabela's Prodigy baitcaster (made by Daiwa). It is the same thing as a TD-A Tierra and will work great for you.  

There is no need to spend $150 or more when just starting out.  Heck, I've been fishing bass over 40 yrs and this reel is all I really need.  It is very close in performance to my Revo SX and a equal to my TD-A HST153.

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I would go with one of the TD-A variants. For another $19 you could get the Team Daiwa Advantage HSTA. By all accounts, an excellent reel. People seem to hold it high regard for its ability to cast light baits.

http://www.***.com/descpageRLCDAIWA-TDACA.html

REVIEW

Another choice (and you'll save $50) is the Daiwa Black Widow II. It's a rather limited edition reel that not only looks cool, but apparently performs very well.

http://www.***.com/descpageRLCDAIWA-DBWCR.html

REVIEW

Edit:  I agree with Skunked_Again

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If you have used spinning gear for any length of time, you may want to consider a reel with a left hand retrieve.  I personally found cranking with my left hand was too distracting.

You're in dangerous ground implying that Daiwa are the best reels.  There's quite a large "Shimano Posse" here.   ;D ;D ;D

And a few Pflueger Mooks as well   ;)

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I just bought the Black Widow II about a month ago.  For the price, it is a great reel.  Not only does it look cool, it is very smooth and feels great in my hand.

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The Cabelas Prodigy is a great reel made by Daiwa and even better when you can catch them on sale or clearance. I would check them out and this was my first baitcaster and is still in my arsenal.

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153hsta hands down. AWESOME reels!

X2 but the Prodigy is a fine reel also. I have both and am satisfied with them.

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Why just Dawia? You ruling out THE BEST reel for under 120 made and it's the Shimano Citica. This reel is awsome. It competes with reels 2 times the price. I think your making a mistake not even considering it.

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Here is my worthless .02....

You want Daiwa quality? You'll get it for $100 in the Cabela's Prodigy baitcaster (made by Daiwa). It is the same thing as a TD-A Tierra and will work great for you.

There is no need to spend $150 or more when just starting out. Heck, I've been fishing bass over 40 yrs and this reel is all I really need. It is very close in performance to my Revo SX and a equal to my TD-A HST153.

2X Great reel for the price you will not be sorry if you buy one. JMHO ;)

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The Cabelas Prodigy is a great reel made by Daiwa and even better when you can catch them on sale or clearance. I would check them out and this was my first baitcaster and is still in my arsenal.

I agree its a great reel for the price

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I own almost all of TD reels. And I really like the TD-Pro. For $120 new and prob less used this i a really smooth reel. You can also get Curado E on fleabay for around $150. Have fished with buddies and seem to be great reels. SMOOOTH! Would also recomend a Revo_SX. Have one that I use for frogs. Its a great reel too. Your options are plentiful IMHO

Rand

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honestly i use 12 r&r's when i fish, i only have 1 reel that cost 150+. its a revo sx. i own 3 daiwas 2 exelors and 1 megaforce and i love all of them. the exelors are $80 at academy and i absolutley love them. im sure there are better, but i wouldnt know.

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Daiwa Advantage Super Tuned, Retail is $180 I believe, but they're all over ebay for $130 shipped to your door.

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