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I know most won't agree with me.....But I would try to find a Pro Qualifier or even the JM spinning reel on sale.

I don't care for them, but my brother has used an Extreme for a couple years. Uses it a ton. No problems. And the bigger spool really does cast farther and reduce line twist/management problems.

The pro qualifier and JM might be more refined feeling than the extreme. Never inspected or used them.

The second choice would be a Pflueger President.

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The Daiwa Regal-XiA is a great spinning reel for $49.95.

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The Daiwa Regal-XiA is a great spinning reel for $49.95.

I've heard some good things about them too...Anyone else use this reel?

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Abu Garcia Cardinal.. These are pretty much all I use and have never had a problem with them..   

My favorite one I have had for at least 6 or 7 years and its a workhorse!  Sometimes you can find them for under 50 so you can get some other goodies from BPS.

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http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_58697_100001002_100000000_100001000_100-1-2

And you still have $10 left to spend. I've owned one for going on three years and have fished it hard. It's a great reel for the money. No matter where you read the reviews they are overwhelmingly positive.

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The Daiwa Regal-XiA is a great spinning reel for $49.95.

I've heard some good things about them too...Anyone else use this reel?

Based on these reviews I think I'd pass on the Regal

read these reviews for yourself

Quite a few good ones but consistent bail problems.

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_96661____SearchResults

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The Daiwa Regal-XiA is a great spinning reel for $49.95.

I've heard some good things about them too...Anyone else use this reel?

Based on these reviews I think I'd pass on the Regal

read these reviews for yourself

Quite a few good ones but consistent bail problems.

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_96661____SearchResults

Hmmm. Maybe it was the Exceller I had heard good things about. It was one of the Daiwa spinning reels without the airbail. That was how it came up. The cost to replace the bail on the more expensive reels after stepping on them. (not me the guy who I heard this from)

Made the Regal or maybe it was the Excelleer a good buy.

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ffo-tackle.com has great deals on refurbed abu garcia cardinals. they only have certain sizes in though. i bought both a 801 and a 601 but decided to keep the 801. nothing wrong with the 600 series , but the 800's feel bulletproof.

presidents are another option , but those handles dont feel right after using rubber ones.

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The Daiwa Regal-XiA is a great spinning reel for $49.95.

I've heard some good things about them too...Anyone else use this reel?

Based on these reviews I think I'd pass on the Regal

read these reviews for yourself

Quite a few good ones but consistent bail problems.

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_96661____SearchResults

Hmmm. Maybe it was the Exceller I had heard good things about. It was one of the Daiwa spinning reels without the airbail. That was how it came up. The cost to replace the bail on the more expensive reels after stepping on them. (not me the guy who I heard this from)

Made the Regal or maybe it was the Excelleer a good buy.

Those air bail are awesome on the higher end Daiwas.

This is the reason i prefer those over Shimano's spinning reels.

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id tell you to get a quantum incyte.... but i dont think bps carries them.

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The Daiwa Regal-XiA is a great spinning reel for $49.95.

I've heard some good things about them too...Anyone else use this reel?

I've been using a Regal 1000 on my ultralight rig for the past couple years without a problem, and I wouldn't hesitate to pick up another.

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President here too. I had one until my dad started using it, he has one too. Smoother than many other lower in the price range. And I love the handle.

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I'd scrounge up another $10.00 and get a Shimano Sedona. I received a Sedona for my birthday in 1997 and that reel is still in use.

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The Daiwa Regal-XiA is a great spinning reel for $49.95.

I've heard some good things about them too...Anyone else use this reel?

I've used this reel and never had a problem with it at all. It has my vote

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The Mitchell AvocetII is a nice reel for 30.00

x2. I bought one to keep in the trunk of my car along with a pack rod. Not a bad reel - seems pretty solid - and comes with a spare spool. There are 4 sizes available.

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I'd scrounge up another $10.00 and get a Shimano Sedona. I received a Sedona for my birthday in 1997 and that reel is still in use.

x2. I was just getting ready to mention this, or for a few more bucks he could get a Sahara.

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