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Your Favorite Brand Of Reels (Baitcast Or Spinning)

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  1. 1. Your favorite brand of fishing reels

    • Abu Garcia
      26
    • Daiwa
      13
    • Shimano
      56
    • Quantum
      10
    • other
      29


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my personal choice was Abu Garcia

not afraid of saying so lol! B)

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Daiwa. By far the most comfortable fishing reels out there IMO. Also cast pretty dang far, as well as SHIMANO. But I chose Daiwa because the palmability and ergonomics of there reels are second to none.

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Man, you guys are made for each other.

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Dont throw suff at me please unsure.gif Im new here but I have fallen in love with China reels the last few years. Especially the bigger reels that I use for Striper fishing. Better built than the ambassaduers and for half the cost. There is alot of cheap crap that comes out of China but great quality can be bought also. Cut out the middle man and buy direct.

*ducks and takes cover*

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Dont throw suff at me please unsure.gif Im new here but I have fallen in love with China reels the last few years. Especially the bigger reels that I use for Striper fishing. Better built than the ambassaduers and for half the cost. There is alot of cheap crap that comes out of China but great quality can be bought also. Cut out the middle man and buy direct.

*ducks and takes cover*

Welcome to the boards :)

I've never seen "China" reels, maybe the ones on EBAY but not sure if those are the ones you are talking about.

Where in Oklahoma are you from?

As for my favorite reel, I can't really say. I own 6 different brands. lol My BPS tourny is probably my fav though. Even though it was a refurbished reel and has a couple of hitches in it's giddy up. It's my favorite to use, a close second is my Pinnacle Platinum.

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Yikes - yet another reel survey! Here we go again - reel wars, June 2011 version...

I voted "other".

For baitcast reels, "other" means modern (say post 2009) BPS BC reels for their overall value. I have 2 Rick Clunns (heavy but OK), 6 PQs (great value and features - unmatched number of models [i have all 4 ratios offered]), 2 CLs (incredible feature set at their price), and 3 "C" model ProLites (nifty little reels - I really like these). I also have a RevoS, Curado 200E7 and 50E, Ambassadeur 5000 (60s vintage), and a couple older Shimano BC reels. Nowadays, it's really hard to go wrong with BC reels above the $100 list price range - all are probably fine reels that will give good service.

For spinning reels, "other" means, of all things, SHAKESPEARE ! I still have 6 mid-80s vintage Shakespeare Sigma 2200 spinning reels in front-line service with 3 more stored away (salt-water size). They still work, catch fish. My PB LMB (9.06) was caught with a Shakepeare 2200 spinning reel in 040 size. However, the lack of an instant anti-reverse is starting to bug me and my trusty Shakespeares will be gradually phased out with...PFLUEGERS. Right now, I have a couple Pflueger Presidents, a Supreme, and a couple Supreme XTs that are starting to replace the Shakespeares.

There's the "non-mainstream" vote !

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i had to go with other.

my only baitcaster is a BPS PQ (only use it for deep cranking)

as for spinning, all Pflueger...i have 2 presidents, an arbor, 2 supreme xt's and i just picked up a patriarch, which i have only used once, but im liking it alot.

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I chose other. All my reels are BPS. I know they are probably made by Abu or Pfluegar but it says BPS on them so thats what I'll call them. I have had very good luck with BPS reels. The PQ, what an outstanding reel for $70.

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I only own 4 combos, 3 of the reels are daiwa(regal, TD Advantaqge spin, td Advantage BC), and one is an okuma(citrix). I like the citrix a lot though, for the price, i think I will be buying another!

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My favorites are Shimano for both but I have fished with and owned many brands and have liked several of them very much. I just like to stick to a certian model reel so each one I pick up is the same so I don't have to make those first couple bad casts while I relearn all that is unique to how each reel works. I've just always fished Shimano and had good success with them and until I get a reason to change I plan to stick with them. :)

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Been using Shimano for a long time......

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I chose other. All my reels are BPS. I know they are probably made by Abu or Pfluegar but it says BPS on them so thats what I'll call them. I have had very good luck with BPS reels. The PQ, what an outstanding reel for $70.

They're not made by any other company, in terms of reel manufacturer. BPS owns the tooling, and uses a factory in South Korea as well as one in Japan. "Most" of the OEM reels in the world are made from a couple different factories, Bass Pro is another that has gone that route. I wouldn't be surprised to see the purchase of a factory in the future.

In terms of what I fish, who cares. What matters is that I fish.

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Abu.

Looks like posse leads in voting but posts look neck and neck.

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Johnny Morris Sig Series,,,,,3 chrome 1 blue 2 blk. love them

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Daiwa for me. I think that Shimano is a great company that makes a wonderful product, but for me Daiwa reels feel more solid and smooth. They feel like they are machined perfectly, and built like tanks.

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Shimano all the way! Ive actually just switched from Quantum to Shimano baitcasters. I always used Shimano spinning gear but recently just bought 2 Curados and they destroy my Energy's in every aspect and from what I hear last forever. I also just got a Crucial Pitching Stick and its great, with the best rod warranty available!

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