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help please..

i have always picked out a cheap reel... under $35.  they have worked ok.  until now.  i am fishing 3-5 times week. they are not holding up well.

i am getting ready to order from Cabela's.  where i can pick up more Yo-Zuri line at same time.

they have these on sale... or i am open to other suggestions.  i don't have more than $60 to spend.   :'(

Cabela's Prodigy model PD1500B $60  was $100

Quantum Kinetic model KT1oPTiA $40 was $90

Pflueger President model 6730 $60

also, stupid question..... when a reel says "line capacity" and lists 4lb.  does that mean that i shouldn't put 6lb Yozuri Hybrid ult-soft on it??  :-/

i really appreciate all your ideas/suggestions.  if you know of others that i should consider and where to get them.....i'm open.  

thanks..._

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Out of those listed the Kinetic is a really nice real for that price. A buddy of mine has one and it really is a nice real and hasn't had any problems with it in the past few seasons.

As far as line all that is saying is that for 4lb test it will hold x amount of line. higher lb test it will go down in how much it will hold. However I wouldnt go putting on 17lb when it clearly states 4lb and its a small reel. A decent mid size reel will be able to hold 6-14 or so lb test all day long. I believe mine is rated at 6lb and im running powerpro 20#.... you should be fine running 6-8 on that tho.

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You should also take a look at some Shimano reels like the Spirex and Sedona which both go for 60 dollars at Cabelas, they won't be marked down but are both great reels.  Personally I like the Sedona better.  Although, I have to admit the Quantum Kinetic PTi is a good reel at a bargain. :D

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I own two Pflueger Presidents (6735) and (6730) and I love both of them. I also have two Trions which are only 40.00. and they are great reels for the price.

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i would suggest checking out ffo-tackle's website. they have quite a few abu garcia cardinals for good prices. even though they say they are reconditioned , they look/feel new to me. also , they include a freebie of some type in every order.

:D

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If I was interested in a Pflueger President, I'd pick one up from my local Walmart instead of paying shipping from Cabelas. Now if you live near Cabelas, that's another story.

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Of those 3 from Cabelas I would go with the Prodigy reel which is made by Daiwa for Cabelas. I have the B/C reel and it is d**n good and have handled the reel in store but picked up the Daiwa Regal Xi off ebay for cheap.

Even though I'm a Quantum guy I couldn't recommend the Kinetic A but would reommend the Kinetic B

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Don't overlook the Shimano Sahara. It's priced at 80 bucks and is a darn nice reel for the money. I have the 2500 size spooled with Yozuri 6 lb. test and it's a good set up. I have not used the others you listed, so I can't comment.

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of the three,

id go with the pflueger..... they make a quality reel (though the others would be just fine as well).

as far as size, if your bass fishing..... id go with a 2500 or 3000 size equivalent.

and i personally wouldnt put anything over 10lb test on a spinner of that size.

most of my reels are spooled with suffix braid 8/30, and works great (their all spinners)

though not on your list of choices, i thought id mention it anyway...as i saw it mention above as well..

the shimano sahara..... its a great reel, i own one and love it....(mine is the tiny 500 size though.. spooled with suffix braid 2/6)

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If I was interested in a Pflueger President, I'd pick one up from my local Walmart instead of paying shipping from Cabelas. Now if you live near Cabelas, that's another story.

Not all Wal-Marts carry Pflueger spinning reels, the ones I've been to only carry the Asaro baitcaster, I kinda wish they did though, I'd have a few more spinning setups.  The President is always my recommendation for an affordable spinning reel, I feel its the best in the price range, but I have never really fished many Shimano spinning reels.  I have a friend that has a Sahara and really likes it.

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That's funny because the half-dozen Walmarts right around here only carry the President spinning reel and Pflueger's bottom of the line baitcasters. I've thought about picking up a President, but they only carry one size and it's just too heavy.

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I guess it depends on the location of your stores and what mod setting they use.  I used to work at Walmart for about 10 years.  Not there now.

Around here though, I have about 7 of those stores within less than an hour's driving time of me, and not one of them carry's the Pflueger President spinning reel.  Just the Asaro baitcaster.

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The Prodigy 1500 is NICE! I have one and it's been a gem for 2 years now. The Tournament ZX is also very nice for a little less cash when on sale.

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