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First baitcaster?????

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Hey Guys,

I am new here and new to the world of baitcasting reels. I am looking to try to find one for under $125.

The type of fishing i normally is in small ponds filled with weeds, so i throw jigs and frogs, with the senko mixed in a little. all is done from shore.

Thanks for the help

CJ

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That's enough money to hop on a new citica 200E.  However, if you're lucky you can get a curado for that price as well.  These two are the perfect reels for you.

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X2 Citica 200E. I dont think I have seen Curados for what you can get a Citica for but dang near close to it. You cant go wrong with either one.

Second.

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New Citica or used Curado.  I would definitely go with a Shimano.  I find their anti-backlash mechanisms to be quite forgiving.  This was of critical importance to me when I was learning to throw a baitcaster.

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For some of us, Shimano is always the answer.

8-)

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Personally I would get the Citica LONG before the revo S. I am not very impressed with the Revo S. However a Diawa Tierra would be a great starting reel as well.

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Im nervous about using shimano, in the past they have failed me and lost me a few big ones. But you guys seem to know what your talking about so i going to trust you and keep my options open. :D

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Shimano.

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For some of us, Shimano is always the answer.

8-)

for the rest of us who know better, Abu will do. ;Dseriously though shimano makes a nice reel.  my first baitcaster just happened to be Revo S and it is very forgiving. i was very clumsy and still hardly ever got backlash. either or will be a good first baitcaster.

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Personally I would get the Citica LONG before the revo S. I am not very impressed with the Revo S. However a Diawa Tierra would be a great starting reel as well.

I have a buddy that has a citica and revo s he siad he would give up the citica before the revo.I myself would go with anything abu.

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I cant believe nobody has suggested a Bass Pro Shops PRO QUALIFIER! Great reel sells at $99 :D

The dual braking on this reel makes it a good choice for the experienced angler or newbie IMHO. I don't think you can go wrong with any of the reels mentioned. Too many guys try to learn on the cheapest reel they can find, and that makes learning a lot more challenging. Good luck.

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I cant believe nobody has suggested a Bass Pro Shops PRO QUALIFIER! Great reel sells at $99 :D

The dual braking on this reel makes it a good choice for the experienced angler or newbie IMHO. I don't think you can go wrong with any of the reels mentioned. Too many guys try to learn on the cheapest reel they can find, and that makes learning a lot more challenging. Good luck.

I just bought my second PQ, and will probably buying at least one or two more during the BPS Spring Sale. Can't go wrong with the reel. I've had zero issues with mine. Casts light baits with relative ease. Like K_Mac said, the dual braking is great. Makes it very forgiving and easy to cast.

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I would get a Daiwa.  Here is a smokin deal on a reel in your price range.  No connection to seller.

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-Team-Daiwa-Advantage-153-HSTA-Baitcasting-reel_W0QQitemZ250574658783QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item3a5769dcdf

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Another vote for the BPS Pro Qualifier - I have 4, with more planned. As mentioned by K_Mac, the dual braking feature offers superior cast management than single braking system reels, thus minimizing backlashes and shortening the learning curve.

PQs are regularly priced at $99 - many of us are hoping that they will be marked-down to $80 during the BPS Spring Classic sale that starts in about 3 weeks (Feb. 26).

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