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Re: Spinning reel preference? [Re: Reloder28] #14147374 09/23/19
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60+ years using spinning gear for all manner of fishing here in PA and NY.
Mitchell 300’s
D-A-M Quick 2000
D-A-M Quick 220N
Penn 4300 SS


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Re: Spinning reel preference? [Re: Crappie_Killer] #14148701 09/23/19
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Originally Posted by Crappie_Killer/
To answer the original question about the Stella is that it is an incredible reel worth the money if you are a serious fisherman. It will last a very long time when a lesser reel would have to be replaced several times.
Crypes for the price one of those Stella reels ought to catch 'em, clean 'em and cook 'em all by itself. I realize I don't fish as much as some here, realistically probably only 30-40 days a year but my god man, my Garcia Cardinal cost 29.99 12 years ago and has caught a boatload of fish. Now I'm sure it ain't as smooth and sophisticated as a Stella but It still shows no sign of giving up the ghost. Same could be said for my Mitchell 300 and 308, which if I remember right, cost about the same. You'd have to burn through about 20 of those reels to equal the cost of one Stella and that would take more years of fishing your ass off to accomplish than most people have on this earth.

Re: Spinning reel preference? [Re: weagle] #14152222 09/25/19
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Originally Posted by weagle
I started using Zebco Cardinals back in the 70s and that's what I still fish with. Plenty of them available on ebay. Light, smooth and fast; I have some I've been fishing hard for 40+ years.


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I figure my oldest - still in use - goes back almost 50 years now. Not quite, but almost!


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Re: Spinning reel preference? [Re: Poconojack] #14152624 09/25/19
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Originally Posted by Poconojack

60+ years using spinning gear for all manner of fishing here in PA and NY.
Mitchell 300’s
D-A-M Quick 2000
D-A-M Quick 220N
Penn 4300 SS



As I recall D-A-M reels were made in Germany......built like Panzers.

Re: Spinning reel preference? [Re: Blackheart] #14152896 09/25/19
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Originally Posted by Blackheart
Originally Posted by Crappie_Killer/
To answer the original question about the Stella is that it is an incredible reel worth the money if you are a serious fisherman. It will last a very long time when a lesser reel would have to be replaced several times.
Crypes for the price one of those Stella reels ought to catch 'em, clean 'em and cook 'em all by itself. I realize I don't fish as much as some here, realistically probably only 30-40 days a year but my god man, my Garcia Cardinal cost 29.99 12 years ago and has caught a boatload of fish. Now I'm sure it ain't as smooth and sophisticated as a Stella but It still shows no sign of giving up the ghost. Same could be said for my Mitchell 300 and 308, which if I remember right, cost about the same. You'd have to burn through about 20 of those reels to equal the cost of one Stella and that would take more years of fishing your ass off to accomplish than most people have on this earth.



To each his own. I have no problem paying for quality if it enhances my enjoyment. I used to have to explain myself every year to folks who just didn't understand how I could catch 2 or 3 fish to their 1. I would explain my technique and so forth, but most of the time, it was simply the fact that the equipment I was using put me at an advantage. Now days, if it is a good friend or someone I trust, I tell them to just bring whatever snacks and such they need, I will provide all of the tackle and gear to include rods and reels. I like to try new stuff as much as the next person, but I know what I like and luckily my job allows me to afford it.


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