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i need a cheap cranking reel to pair with a skeet reese tessera cranking rod. im looking for reels with a max of $120. i have looked at the extreme series by bass pro shops and am curious if they are worth $80. so if u have any suggestions that would be great.  ;D

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The Shimano Citica is a great reel and it's right at your price range. :)

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I traded for a BPS extreme reel a while back and gave it to my father. Those things cast extremely well and fit perfect in my/his hand. He used it quite a bit this past fall throwing crankbaits and loves it. I think they're well worth the $80

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Extreme, Pro Qualifier, and David Fritts crankin' reel are all under your budget. Not sure if BPS still sells the Fritts reels or not though.

They cast a MILE, and have plenty of power, nice long handle, etc. I just don't care for how they fit in my hand. They are a little larger diameter than I liked.

You could also pick up a revo S on e-bay, and swap a 5.4 gear set into it and probably still come in under your budget.

The funny thing is, the most success by FAR I've had cranking was with an older Quantum Iron round reel.

Makes me wonder if Fritts is onto something in liking the pawl anti reverse. Or it just had the right speed....Something.

I'd sell that to you for cheap too if you want it.

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I love the fritts Cranking reel. it fits perfect in my hand and can cast any size crank a country mile. And it also looks d**n good on my crankin carrot stick. It just sucks BPS doesnt sell them anymore.

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The New Pro Qualifiers come in thw low gear ratios for deep cranking. They are also really smooth and cast well.  Good reels for the money.

BM

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I would recommend the Pflueger Trion too.  I love these things and for $100 you cant beat it.  Yeah, the Citica is probably a good fit too, but the Trion will out cast it and will reel smoother also.

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Abu Garcia Revo S, BPS Pro Qualifier or Extreme, are just what you're looking for.. 

try and get something with a 5:1 Gear ratio... 

6:4:1 works fine also

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