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Shimano Spirex???

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Anybody have any experience with this reel?

It comes with a combo Im thinking about buying to use for pitchin jigs?

Any opinions or other alternatives would be sweet.

Thanks guys!

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I have a Spirex 2500FG that is on an Allstar American Classic 6'6" medium/fast rod (feels more like a medium fast or medium).  It's sort of a grab and go combo I use for panfish and pickerel and for throwing small crank baits and inline spinners. 

The reel is inexpensive but is very smooth.  I actually like the handle.  I think that adds to the feeling of smoothness and balance.  The drag is perfectly adequate for bass fishing.  The trigger is a non issue for me since I don't use it.  Otherwise, there isn't much to say about it except that it's a very good reel in its price range.  I went with the front drag model because I don't care for rear drag spinning reels. 

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I had one a few years ago. I didn't care for the handle, but that's just a matter of personal preference. What really turned me off was that it didn't have instant anti reverse. I ended up giving it to my brother.

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I believe it's a Sedona with a dual handle and without the anti-reverse bearing.

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I believe it's a Sedona with a dual handle and without the anti-reverse bearing.

Really? No anti-reverse?

Well if thats the case Ill go with a Sedona.

Unless I can find another cheap spinning combo somewhere

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If you have the Sedona as an option, go with it.  I have one from the first year they were produced (1994) and that thing is still in use. 

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Im actually looking for a combo that I will use for flippin and pitchin.

And I noticed Shimanos are on ALOT of combos so I figured Id do a little studying up on them.

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I have several Spirex reels, front drag & rear drag and I really like them.  I like the Quickfire trigger, especially in cold weather.  The Spirex has an anti-reverse, just not an instant anti-reverse.  It's never been an issue for me.  I think there might be better choices for pitching jigs, like maybe a bait caster.

I'm kind of partial to a Calcutta 200 TEGT for pitching jigs, but that might just be me.   I don't know, maybe if you're pitching jigs on relatively light line, a spinning reel could be the way to go.  Now, if you're skipping soft plastics or smaller jigs back into cover or underneath stuff, a spinning reel is definitely the way to go.  If you're doing alot of skipping, that quick fire trigger on the Spirex comes in handy.

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I believe it's a Sedona with a dual handle and without the anti-reverse bearing.

Dude, the reel does have antireverse, but it 's not infinite antireverse.

Really? No anti-reverse?

Well if thats the case Ill go with a Sedona.

Unless I can find another cheap spinning combo somewhere

Really ? not reall no antireverse, the truth is that the reel does have antireverse, but as I mentioned, it 's not infinte and it can 't be infinite in a reel with trigger bail, that kind of reels do not have infinite antireverse because the bail aligns automatically in order for the bail trigger mechanism to return to a parallel position in relation to the rod for your next cast.

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Guys, instant anti-reverse achieved with a one way roller bearing.  No AR bearing, no Instant Anti Reverse.  They still stop with the line roller at 12 0'clock.  The reason is that its a Quickfire reel.  No sense having the Quickfire feature, if you can't get to it.

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Agree, not the best for slow moving baits.  However, very good for small crankbaits, spinner baits and inline spinners. 

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I had one that got the crap beat out of it for a good 12 yrs or so and I could still use it now but it's getting pretty rough.  Would buy another just for the "tough" factor.  Really did like the trigger too.

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