Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Scorpio

SOL or FUEGO

Recommended Posts

I need another reel like a hole in the head. But, I have been wanting to try these reels and can only afford one. Which of these reels (per their specific application) is the better performer? Thanks.

PS--I am talking about baitcasters

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If it were me I would definitely go with the Sol and upgrade it to Solasaurus status. One thing I heard about the Sol is it feels unbalanced on a heavier rod.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I bought both of these reel when they first came out, and I tend to use the Sol more. The fuego tends to "freespool" at times as though the magnetic brake doesn't work. This could be a problem with my reel only though. I use the Sol on a custom made rod, and use the Fuego on a 7' rod with braid and like them both. Hope his helps.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Depends on what you want to use them for but of the two the Sol is my favorite since it is Orange.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It depends, the Sol doesn 't hold much line per se, wanna spool larger than 12 lbs ? ----> oops ! you end up with a pretty short ammount of line, also it 's not burning fast. The Fuego holds a lot more line, holds more heavy line and it 's faster than the Sol. But the Sol can do what the other won 't do as well, cast light baits into the next zip code with little effort.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ive had both, prefer the sol for my intended application.  The fuego is a good all around reel and the 6.x speed, a little heavier and bulkier than the sol but still lighter and smaller than other reels of its time.  I sold my fuego but kept my sol.  I use the sol for shallow cranks, jerkbaits, and some smaller topwaters like the zara puppy.  It excels in these applications and paired with a 6'10''MH Gold Carrot Stix, it feels like it weighs next to nothing.  Like Raul said, not alot of line capacity, I use 10lb line on mine and can cast out the entire spool with a 3/4oz bait.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Exactly, the Sol is more light line/lure oriented and everything in it is meant for that purpose, the , the Fuego is more heavy line/lure oriented, doesn 't mean it won 't cast a light lure but it won 't cast is as far and effortlessly as the Sol does, also, for some applications ( like buzzbaiting ) it 's a better option, try buzzbaiting with a Sol and you 'll have to reel in like crazy trying to keep the buzzbait on the surface.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Which of these reels (per their specific application) is the better performer?

i have both and they're both nice reels. however, many reels can do what the fuego does (general duty) but few can handle light lures with the aplomb that the sol exhibits without costing significantly more. and, except for the somewhat limited line capacity, the sol can cover many duties. the difference in line retrieve between the two is 4" (28 IPT for the fuego and 24 IPT for the sol).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have two of both.  I use the Sol for shaky heads, light plastics, light cranks and topwaters.  The Sol will outcast the Fuego with light baits.  

The Fuego casts great with heavier baits.  With medium diving cranks and heavier plastic applications, or where long casting is necessary, the Fuego is better.   The Fuego is a joy to fish with.  

They both palm great and have equal drags.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have both, and like them both. If I could do it again, I would have gotten another Fuego and ditched the SOL.

ONLY reason for that is because I can't stand slow retrieve reels. Most of mine are  7.1:1, so the Fuego is about as slow as I care for.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great responses and a big help.  It seems you can get a Fuego cheaper these days.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I have both, and like them both. If I could do it again, I would have gotten another Fuego and ditched the SOL.

ONLY reason for that is because I can't stand slow retrieve reels. Most of mine are 7.1:1, so the Fuego is about as slow as I care for.

Reason why when i brought my Sol and a member said i could swap out for a Fuego i did.Very thanksful for this member here for allowing me to do that.

I thought about it and decided the Fuego would be the better choice.I use my spinning rig for lighter baits anyways.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • fishing

    bass fishing

    fishing forum

    fishing rods

    fishing rods

    fishing rods


    fishing rods

    fishing reels
    fishing gear

    Truck Caps

    fishing reels
    fishing reels

    fishing

    bass fish

    fish for bass
    fish

×