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#13003787 - 07/20/18 Re: Spinning reel preference? [Re: Reloder28]  
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I always liked Shimano reels. Company is well known for quality gears and bearings on a lot of equipment.

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#13008389 - 07/22/18 Re: Spinning reel preference? [Re: Reloder28]  
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The older Shimanos. The new ones, not so much. I like to have the ability to backreel.

#13009215 - 07/23/18 Re: Spinning reel preference? [Re: Reloder28]  
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Just recently spooled up my two 40+ year old Mitchel 300's with metal gears. Landed a lot of steelhead and consider them good friends.


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#13931710 - 06/27/19 Re: Spinning reel preference? [Re: Reloder28]  
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The Daiwa BGs are a lot of reel for $100. For a 50# fish I'd go for their 4500 or 5000. Check out Alan Hawk's review. While you're there, take a look at all his spinning reviews. There are certainly more expensive reels if you want to go that way.

#13932514 - 06/27/19 Re: Spinning reel preference? [Re: Condition Yellow]  
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Originally Posted by Condition Yellow
The Daiwa BGs are a lot of reel for $100. For a 50# fish I'd go for their 4500 or 5000. Check out Alan Hawk's review. While you're there, take a look at all his spinning reviews. There are certainly more expensive reels if you want to go that way.



I bought a couple of the 1500 series BG's for fishing panfish and have been using them for a few months . They are really good reels with a good drag system.

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#13951384 - 07/05/19 Re: Spinning reel preference? [Re: Reloder28]  
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Always had the urge to try a high end reel. Anyone have any experience with a Shimano Stella?
Or is the Certate a better choice to consider?


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#13958976 - 07/08/19 Re: Spinning reel preference? [Re: Reloder28]  
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Guess I'll find out, just ordered a CERTATE LT4000-CXH


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#13960391 - 07/09/19 Re: Spinning reel preference? [Re: Snowwolfe]  
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Originally Posted by Snowwolfe
Always had the urge to try a high end reel. Anyone have any experience with a Shimano Stella?
Or is the Certate a better choice to consider?


I love the Stella. Let us know how you like the CERTATE.


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#13964790 - 07/10/19 Re: Spinning reel preference? [Re: Reloder28]  
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Pretty much preferred Shimanos until I bought a Pleuger President, tough to beat for a $100, let alone the $50 they go for. The Okuma baitrunners or whatever they are called are nice for bigger fish. I use them in the salt and they hold up well.


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#13974972 - 07/14/19 Re: Spinning reel preference? [Re: Reloder28]  
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The Certate is an amazing reel. The smoothless and precision is unbelievable. The drag is rated at 26.5 pounds and is smooth as silk. The adjustment range of the drag seems to be endless. For a medium sized spinning reel the drag puts it in a league of its own. Hope to go fishing this coming week and try it in the water. Only held a Stella in a store but this reel feels every bit as good.
My wife "frowned" on me spending so much on a reel. I handed the reel to her and asked her to look it over and try cranking the handle, about 30 seconds later she told me, "I want one".

Worth the money? To me it is. If I want to spend $75 on a bottle or bourbon or $400 on a reel at my age it doesnt matter. Life is getting shorter and shorter.


My biggest fear is when I die my wife will sell my guns for what I told her they cost.
Bravo

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