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Quality Reels & Rods @ a reasonable price

Priced @ $50 - $130

Reels (short list)

Abu Garcia: C3 & C4 or Revo S

Daiwa: Tierra Series, Megaforce,  Megaforce Plus, or Trillionaire

Pflueger: Trion or Purist

Quantum: Code or Accurist

Shimano: Cardiff or Citica

Rods (short list)

All Star: Classic or Team All Star

American Rodsmith: Champion Series or Team Series

Berkley: Series One

CastAway: CTX or SLX 3

Daiwa: Tierra or S-Casting

Falcon: Original series or LowRider XG

Fenwick: HMG

Quantum: Energy PT

Shimano: Compre

St. Croix: Mojo Bass or Premier

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yup catt this will and should cover newbies and experianced as well ::::should be a sticky:::

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I agree on this list as well.

I have some more expensive rods, but I love my Energy PT, HMG and Series One rods. Looking at the Compre's for my GF to be paired with another Citica E.

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Gee thanks, Catt,  if people read this- you've eliminated about 50% of the future threads on the forum.   ;D

In all sincerity, I agree with every item on your list, that I've used or own.

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Quality Reels & Rods @ a reasonable price

Priced @ $50 - $130

Reels (short list)

Abu Garcia: C3 & C4 or Revo S

Daiwa: Tierra Series, Exceler, Megaforce, Megaforce Plus, or Trillionaire

Pflueger: Trion or Purist

Quantum: Code or Accurist

Shimano: Cardiff or Citica

Rods (short list)

All Star: Classic or Team All Star

American Rodsmith: Champion Series or Team Series

Berkley: Series One

CastAway: CTX or SLX 3

Daiwa: Tierra or S-Casting Light & Tough

Falcon: “Original” series or LowRider XG

Fenwick: HMG

Quantum: Energy PT

Shimano: Compre

St. Croix: Mojo Bass or Premier

I crossed off a few, and added a couple.  Nice list Catt!  This has to be the toughest price point around.  There aren't too many choices here, and I really think you have to be careful with what you get.

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Great List and I agree something for both the newbies and experienced guys to check out

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Now if someone could add the spinning reels it would be complete :)

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The Cabela's fish Eagle II are at 30 bucks again! I have 5 of them, all I fish now, they normally sell at 80.

I had 3 St.Croix Premiers, all had inserts fall out, and this issue has been well documented here. I treated them with the same care as my Fenwicks and Cabelas rods, and never had a guide insert fall off on these 2 brands.

Fenwick Hmx and HMG, have used both and they are good buys

Baitcasters

BPS Extremes, older ones, I have never used the newer Revo like models

BPS Pro Qualifier

Pflueger Trions, Crossed off by Francho, He's from upstate NY, what does he know :) ;D

Trions are the only reels I have now, and they work just fine for 100 bucks.

Spinning reels

Pflueger President 60$

Pflueger Trion       40$ What I use

Okuma Expixor 65$

Hardstone 40$

Penn Captiva 60$

I use the Pfluegers and they are all I use

The Okumas and the Penn are becoming very popular with my friends. I have no personal experience with these reels, but they are being used successfully by the fellas I fish with.

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Quality Reels & Rods @ a reasonable price

Priced @ $50 - $130

Reels (short list)

Abu Garcia: C3 & C4 or Revo S

Daiwa: Tierra Series, Megaforce, Megaforce Plus, or Trillionaire

Pflueger: Trion or Purist

Quantum: Code or Accurist

Shimano: Cardiff or Citica

Rods (short list)

All Star: Classic or Team All Star

American Rodsmith: Champion Series or Team Series

Berkley: Series One

CastAway: CTX or SLX 3

Daiwa: Tierra or S-Casting

Falcon: Original series or LowRider XG

Fenwick: HMG

Quantum: Energy PT

Shimano: Compre

St. Croix: Mojo Bass or Premier

Where are the spinning rigs ?

With little money you can get your hands ona very nice spinning reel ( something that 's not going to happen with a baitcaster ).

You only mention Shimano 's Compre, you are missing the Clarus.

So with $130 you can get for example a Shimano Sahara and a Clarus rod ( I 've got that combo and it 's a very good setup ).

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Gee thanks, Catt, if people read this- you've eliminated about 50% of the future threads on the forum. ;D

In all sincerity, I agree with every item on your list, that I've used or own.

Would be nice but, will never happen. Why? Because of the first statement. "if people read this"

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For about $50.00 or less on sale you can get a Diawa Regal XiA 10 bearing reel. I have two of them and love them.

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    Catt is not lying about the Shimano Compre.  It is VERY nice!!!!!!!!

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99% is done with spinning fresh and saltwater and gets fished hard.

Only opinions on what I have or have owned in the past.

Clarus................. great rod at any price

Hurricane redbone..best rod I have ever owned, have 6 of them

Supreme...............good, light,

President...............smooth,well built, better value than supreme

Medalist................smoothest of the smooth, bit heavy, workhorse

Trion....................ok, for 39 you can't go wrong

Cardinal 800's(soron)my everyday reel for tarpon and snook,excellent

Cardinal 101...........my frog reel, going strong for 2 years

Penn captiva..........P.O.S silverado too, high end Penns are decent

Spheros.................very good and stronger drag than stradic

Stradic..................best of the best in moderate price range(moderate if you find a deal)      

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The title of this thread is "Quality Reels & Rods"

Despite the scope of this topic, "Spinning Tackle" has been blatantly omitted,

This post offers only monolithic coverage, yet it was rated an "ALL-TIME FAVORITE".

Ever get the feeling that you're in the wrong forum? :-/ ::) :)

Spinning Purist,

Roger

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The title of this thread is "Quality Reels & Rods"

Despite the scope of this topic, "Spinning Tackle" has been blatantly omitted,

This post offers only monolithic coverage, yet it was rated an "ALL-TIME FAVORITE".

Ever get the feeling that you're in the wrong forum? :-/ ::) :)

Spinning Purist,

Roger

If you read through the thread, you will see he posted that the thread 'would be complete' if someone would add a list of spinning reels.  I imagine he doesn't use spinning reels much, and why he hinted at someone else adding a list.  

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Now if someone could add the spinning reels it would be complete :)

Roger I would think you and Raul would not make such a rookie mistake as not reading the entire thread.

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I think some of the store branded equipment is pretty nice and reasonable when it is on sale.  I wouldn't ever pay full price for them, but the BPS Extremes are good rods for $60.  I have 3 (two spinning and one casting).  I also really like the BPS Crankin Stick that I got for like $40 (maybe $30).

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For spinning gear I recommend focusing on the reel. Buy any

"in-house" combination from a big retailer ON SALE that

includes a Shimano Symetre 2500 FJ.

8-)

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Now if someone could add the spinning reels it would be complete :)

Roger I would think you and Raul would not make such a rookie mistake as not reading the entire thread.

I was initially attracted to this thread for two reasons:

1) It was listed under "All-Time Favorite Threads"

2) The title "Quality Reels & Rods @ a reasonable price", makes generic reference to angling gear.

Once inside the thread I did read the follow-up comment,

but that's after the fact, and has no bearing on #1 and #2 above.

Hey, no big deal :)

Roger

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I was not aware it had made "All-Time Favorite Threads" status, when I wrote this it was just a random thought while shaving kind of deal.

This ole Cajun's opinions on spinning reels is short, I have none :)

I would also add that Academy Sports & Outdoors, Bass Pro Shops and Cabela's have house brands @ a reasonable price.

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I would probably stay away from the academy house brand, I work there,  not in the hunting and fishing department but those guys talk down on the h20 xpress reels alot

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Good list for the money minded fishermen. I hope everybody has a good fourth of July, and takes a few hours out of the day to go fishing. Most of the combo's you listed are great deals, but I would add a spin cast combo for the folks like my mom who grew up on the old 33. I have noticed over the past few months more people fishing from the bank so I want to ask all bass boaters out here to slow down when passing these spots, and after you load the boat go down and talk to the new crowd.

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It's hard to beat the performance of the Daiwa Exceler as a spinning reel.  It's fairly smooth, but more importantly it has great casting & line management.  Well worth considering for only $70.  The Tierra is sweet, but doesn't add much in terms of function.

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