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Which is best, all around? Whats your favorite for rods and reels. Fanboys, show us your true colors.  8-)

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Not to be rude, but there are a TON of threads re: which reel is best, your fave ...ect, ect..What is the point of starting another one..?

SHIMANO. 8-)

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Daiwa for me. In my eyes they deliver good consistent value at a reasonable price.

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I voted not a fanboy.

I have Pinnacle ABU Shimano Daiwa Pflueger Quantum Zebco reels.

St Croix Pflueger BPS Mitchell UglyStick rods.

My favorite of each would be my Pinnacle bc and St Croix spinning rod.

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This thread might as well be titled "THE ENDLESS (AND USELESS)  ARGUMENT THREAD"

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Tough one. If I did not feel obligated to buy from Ardent, I probably would have stuck with Daiwa BCs and Shimano Spinning reels. BUT..... got the XS 1000, and I'm lovin it and I'm more loyal to America than Daiwa, so now I'm an Ardent customer.

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Why isnt Quantum Reels an option? even thought the gear isnt popular on this forum its a real choice.

stir stir stir

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This thread might as well be titled "THE ENDLESS (AND USELESS) ARGUMENT THREAD"

Should be moved to the "Pampers" forum imo. 

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This thread might as well be titled "THE ENDLESS (AND USELESS) ARGUMENT THREAD"

Should be moved to the "Pampers" forum imo.

naaaa. it will be great entertainment.

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I love my Revo STX,Love my Shimano curado,love my Daiwa fuego.

No fanboy here....

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This thread might as well be titled "THE ENDLESS (AND USELESS) ARGUMENT THREAD"

Should be moved to the "Pampers" forum imo.

naaaa. it will be great entertainment.

In that case, I voted Shimano.  The others are terribly inferior.  ;)

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Which is best, all around? Whats your favorite for rods and reels. Fanboys, show us your true colors. 8-)

You need to get a girlfriend   ;D

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I voted for Abu.  They have been good to me.  I have recently replaced my rods with Lamiglas Excel's....Made in USA...nuff said.  If ardent ever comes out with lefty models I may just make that switch as well.

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Tough call for me between Shimano and Abu. Shimano holds the lead right now, but I'm about to pick up an STX... we'll see.

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Love my Zillions. Love my Core 51s. Love my 2010 Premiers. I just realized that these are the only reels I currently own.

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Which is best, all around? Whats your favorite for rods and reels. Fanboys, show us your true colors. 8-)

You need to get a girlfriend ;D

He's not old enough to date yet...   8-)

I have both Shimano, Abu, and a Pro Qualifier.  I have less troubles with Abu and PQ...  Maybe I just need to get the Shimano tuned.

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1. Shimano/Daiwa

2. Abu (but gaining)

I really love my Zillion, Core, Chronarch and Skeet Reese Revo. Hated the Premier, went through several of them all had issues! 

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12 Daiwas

12 Shimanos

4 Abus

I stopped purchasing Abus many years ago, don 't know what happened but suddenly the quality wasn 't there anymore, after a couple of regretable purchases they lost my business, that 's when I began purchasing Shimano and Daiwa, apparently Abu has made it back, I 've fishe with a couple of Revos ( S and STX ) and found them to be nice reels, however I don 't know if I 'll purchase Abu again, Shimano and Daiwa got so much new very nice stuff.

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I have 9 Daiwas (5 Zillions, 2 Fuegos, 2 Sols) and 10 Shimanos (1 Core, 1 Calcutta, 1 Castaic, 2 Curados, 2 Stradics, 2 Symetres and 1 Spirex).  I sold all of my Abus. 

With my Revos I had several with bearing issues and one with metal shavings in the reel.  With my Cardinals, I had one 800 with bearing problems, and a 500 ALB with paint flaking off.  To their credit, Abu replaced all of these reels.  But they should have never made it out the door with these problems. 

I have not encountered any problems of any sort with any of the my Daiwas or Shimanos. 

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