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#13296466 - 11/21/18 Bait casting reel suggestions ???  
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My wife wants to learn to fish with a bait casting ( open face ) reel. What would be a good reel to start her on ?

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#13296483 - 11/21/18 Re: Bait casting reel suggestions ??? [Re: dpd]  
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I may be sort of a Neanderthal on these matters, but I like a Garcia low profile. Some right handers like a left hand retrieve.


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The reel I like best has a button that stops the line from spooling out, no cranking the reel. I wish I had the model for you.


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#13297509 - 11/21/18 Re: Bait casting reel suggestions ??? [Re: wabigoon]  
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Originally Posted by wabigoon
I may be sort of a Neanderthal on these matters, but I like a Garcia low profile. Some right handers like a left hand retrieve.


Great, advise here....I agree.

#13298419 - 11/22/18 Re: Bait casting reel suggestions ??? [Re: dpd]  
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Hand size is important for selecting women's reels. I prefer a bigger reel like the Abu Garcia Revo X with a large handle. My wife uses mostly 13 fishing Origin reels as they are narrower and fit her small hand better. At $79-99 each they are pretty affordable and come in a rough white finish that lends itself to being painted girly colors well.

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#13298423 - 11/22/18 Re: Bait casting reel suggestions ??? [Re: dpd]  
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She puts them to work too!!

#13298454 - 11/22/18 Re: Bait casting reel suggestions ??? [Re: dpd]  
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My wife does have a small hand. I will give the 13 Fishing reels a look.

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Daiwa or Garcia with magnetic spool control. She’ll be chunkin like a pro quickly.


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#13300871 - 11/23/18 Re: Bait casting reel suggestions ??? [Re: dpd]  
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Lew's are good.


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#13307606 - 11/26/18 Re: Bait casting reel suggestions ??? [Re: dpd]  
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Shimano Curado,forget the rest!

Bravo

#13307624 - 11/26/18 Re: Bait casting reel suggestions ??? [Re: dpd]  
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An old Swedish Abu.


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#13310308 - 11/27/18 Re: Bait casting reel suggestions ??? [Re: dpd]  
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I saw some comments elsewhere about KastKing reels, the main thrust being they are WAY better than their price point. Lots of reviews to confirm that. I ordered one in left-hand retrieve mostly because all my other bait casters are the usual right-side handle. So far, I'm very impressed by the KastKing Royale Legend model. Low profile, 11+1 bearings, 7.0 - 1 ratio, instant anti-reverse, carbon fiber drag, inertia AND magnetic anti-backlash.

For $40. Really.

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#13310428 - 11/27/18 Re: Bait casting reel suggestions ??? [Re: RockyRaab]  
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Originally Posted by RockyRaab
I saw some comments elsewhere about KastKing reels, the main thrust being they are WAY better than their price point. Lots of reviews to confirm that. I ordered one in left-hand retrieve mostly because all my other bait casters are the usual right-side handle. So far, I'm very impressed by the KastKing Royale Legend model. Low profile, 11+1 bearings, 7.0 - 1 ratio, instant anti-reverse, carbon fiber drag, inertia AND magnetic anti-backlash.

For $40. Really.

LINK


I read the same thing . I am looking hard at this reel and the 13 Fishing mentioned above.

#13310493 - 11/27/18 Re: Bait casting reel suggestions ??? [Re: dpd]  
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I've only fished with it a few times, but DANG that KastKing is smooth. Strangely, because I'm so used to spinning reels, I thought the left-hand crank would be natural - but it isn't. Too many decades with right-crank casters, likely. But the reel itself is very good.


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#13312543 - 11/27/18 Re: Bait casting reel suggestions ??? [Re: dpd]  
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Rocky's right. It's a small reel and mine's as smooth and easy to cast as my Shimano Curados at around 1/4th their price. Be sure to set the magnetic brake close to the max (8 or 9) to start. I don't know if it will hold up as long as the Shimanos but at $40 you can't hardly go wrong.

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#13316480 - 11/29/18 Re: Bait casting reel suggestions ??? [Re: dpd]  
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I use Shimano Curados and Chronarchs. Some are getting close to 15 years old and all I have ever done is clean/lube and fish the heck out of them.


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#13324367 - 12/02/18 Re: Bait casting reel suggestions ??? [Re: dpd]  
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If we fished solely in open water and money wasn't an issue, I'd likely fish with Curado's still. However, their drag system ( while smooth) isn't at all strong enough for big fish in heavy cover IMO. We catch most of our big gals down here pre and post spawn on jigs in matted grass, reeds and cat tails. I prefer to have 65lb braid and at least 18lbs of drag to haul them out of that mess. Shimanos are very smooth casting once you finally get them dialed in though.

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Lews makes a small reel. They are every bit as good as the shimanos i used for years. They make the only reel with magnetic brakes that i like. They even make a 99 dollar reel that is better than many higher priced reels if you want to see how she likes it first without breaking the bank. I have their top end reels and two of the 99 buck reels and they all perform awesome.

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#13348203 - 12/10/18 Re: Bait casting reel suggestions ??? [Re: dpd]  
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Thanks for all the suggestions.

#13385071 - 12/23/18 Re: Bait casting reel suggestions ??? [Re: Cast]  
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Originally Posted by Cast
An old Swedish Abu.


Great reels, have a bunch, not the easiest to learn with and not for small hands unless you find old 1500/2500 models

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