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A new baitcasting reel for under $50 that's the best?

There isn't one. They're all chinese made and of fairly low quality. It really won't matter which brand you buy. Just pick one, it's a crap shoot.

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I agree 100% with cart7t.

The Garcia® Round reel in C3 ($85.00), and older rounds are bottom of the budget price for quality BC reels.

just my .02¢ again....

Good Luck & Tight Lines!!!  

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They're all chinese made and of fairly low quality.

It 's not because they are chinese made, it 's because the components are low quality.

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For $20 more I have a Shimano CU-201 Bantam for sale in the flea market. I am sure many people would agree this is a great reel for a low price.

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Abu Garcia Ambassadur reels are as low in quality that I'll stand behind. They are great reels for what they cost. Truly the Budweiser of fishing reels.

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Abu Garcia Ambassadur reels are as low in quality that I'll stand behind. They are great reels for what they cost. Truly the Budweiser of fishing reels.

Nothing wrong with Budweiser as long as its cold.

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If you are personally going to buy a $50 baitcaster in the near future then I would spend the extra and get dmac's curado. If you want to spend $80 then I would look for a Revo S or Citica on that bid and wait site.

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you can wait and get a more quality one however I have been pretty happy with my wally world pinnacle's that I picked up. I mainly picked them up to get into baitcasters and eventually like next season buy a high end one but these things work really well and cast really nice.

I know I am probably going to get hammered for saying all of this but ive been really happy. The platinum plus is only 40$ too, worth a try.

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You might want to try the Cabelas Prodigy which is made by Daiwa and on clearance at Cabelas for $60

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i was just wondering what the best baitcasting reel is for under 50 bucks is?

If you're just starting to use a baitcaster, get a BPS pro Qualifer. Its $99 but easiest reel to use and learn on. I bought one for my 15 yr old son and he mastered it in a few hours. Utilizes dual braking system, both centrifugal and magnetic for a very smooth cast with minimal chance of backlash. Plus for the first 30 days, BPS will take it back and refund the full price if you dont like it.

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_102287_100001001_100000000_100001000_100-1-1

Comes in both 7.1 and 6.4 ratios and weighs only 8.8 oz.

You might even be able to pick on up on ebay for close to $50.

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For $20 more I have a Shimano CU-201 Bantam for sale in the flea market. I am sure many people would agree this is a great reel for a low price.

If I had the bucks right now I would have that reel for sure........ :)

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If you must get one in that price range, i would go with the Abu Garcia Silver Max. You really should save a bit more for the Revo S though!

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I would try to save a little bit more for a better reel or try and get lucky and find a used reel in good shape.

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actually, the instore price on the cabelas prodigy is 49.00. Very good reel for 50 fifty bucks. They are made for Cabelas by Daiwa. They are normally 99.99.

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Prodigy is a good way to go. I would also keep your eyes on our Flea Market, I have bought many Bait casters for between 35 and 60 used, all were in great condition and all but the one laying on the bottom of the lake are all still in use by those who have them

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