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Favorite reel company?

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uh oh.

can o worms.... open on three.........1..........2.......3!!!

mine is quantum. only because of bang for your buck.  i love the daiwas i have too! and my shimanos.... hahah... but yeah.. i have to go with quantum.

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Shimano. Bought a Quantam Energy B.C. once and it was the worst reel I have ever used. Sold it to my buddy and bought a Cuardo ;D

Haha does he like it?

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ABU GARCIA !!!! the reels are awesome ( i have the SX , INSHORE , and the TORO 51 ) and their customer service is fantastic , just dealt with them trying to get all the parts i need , i am putting a SKEET REESE handle on my high speed SX , they went out of their way to make sure i got taken care of and when parts were not shipped , they gave them to me free and priority shipped them to me at no cost . customer service is why i will always use ABU GARCIA reels  :)

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Shimano. Bought a Quantam Energy B.C. once and it was the worst reel I have ever used. Sold it to my buddy and bought a Cuardo ;D

Haha does he like it?

It's a huge step up from what he usually fishes with which was a pinnacle b.c. but he says he likes it and I guess thats all that counts.

Since I started fishing and was able to buy my own gear I have always used shimano. I'm sure Quantum has some good stuff, but I don't think I will ever buy one again. ;D

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Shimano. I, like you tried virtually every company under the sun and have been very pleased with the Shimano Reels. I have 3 of Citica 200e, 1 Calcutta, 1 Corsair, and a Stradic Spinner among others. Great reels.

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Shimano. I, like you tried virtually every company under the sun and have been very pleased with the Shimano Reels. I have 3 of Citica 200e, 1 Calcutta, 1 Corsair, and a Stradic Spinner among others. Great reels.

I've got a curado E7 and absolutely love that reel to death... i also really like the Abu Garcia STX i've got two of those also...

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Shimano all the way.

Had a few problems with other brands, most notable being quantum baitcaster I dished out over 100 bucks for and it wouldn't click into gear, it'd go into 'neutral'. So I returned that pretty quick, got another shimano....never had a problem.

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Would not trade my STX's for 200e's.

Abu Garcia is my choice.

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Shimano hands down. I did get a new model premier to try and have to say I was impressed,but it's still not in the league as the core 50...! 8-)

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Shimano.  :)

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My favorite was Abu Garcia before they were bought out by Pure Fishing. Now it would have to be Shimano with Quantum coming in second.

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I own reels under 6 different brand names. Some are over 25 years old and still in weekly use. Before you try to pick a brand, think of it this way. Performance and Features to cost ratio, multplied by parts and service. I will not bash a brand unless they misrepresent their product BUT I have found one brand that I still like has demonstrated a poor service response. That influenced me to move to another brand that "out scored" this brand. I am luckier than most in that my local tackle dealer stands behind what they sell to the Nth degree. They also get a substantial portion of my overtime check.

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Shimano. Bought a Quantam Energy B.C. once and it was the worst reel I have ever used. Sold it to my buddy and bought a Cuardo ;D

Haha does he like it?

A better question would be, "Is he still your buddy?"

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For the last 18 to 20 years I have been a fan of the Lews speedspool reels and then the Browning lews. This year I decided to retool and go with the Revo S. I now own 4 new ones and 1 used that I bought from the flea market here on Bass Fishing Resource. For the money I feel this to be an outstanding midrange choice.

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Shimano for baitcasters and Daiwa for spinners.

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I owned reels from 8 different companies and in the last 5-6 years I kinda gravitated toward Daiwa. I wouldn't know about their customer service because i never needed it.

Second choice would be Shimano

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