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Recommend me a fishing reel

Postby Bigfoot » Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:49 pm

The kids either won't or can't use the reels I prefer (open face). They insist on the kind with a button. I'm tired of buying them to throw away. Anybody know of a dependable one? Strictly fishing our ponds if that makes a difference.
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Re: Recommend me a fishing reel

Postby Caustic Burno » Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:58 pm

Bigfoot wrote:The kids either won't or can't use the reels I prefer (open face). They insist on the kind with a button. I'm tired of buying them to throw away. Anybody know of a dependable one? Strictly fishing our ponds if that makes a difference.


http://www.basspro.com/shop/en/abu-garc ... extensions

http://www.abugarcia.com/abugarcia-reel ... 73566.html
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Re: Recommend me a fishing reel

Postby Bigfoot » Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:03 pm

Caustic Burno wrote:
Bigfoot wrote:The kids either won't or can't use the reels I prefer (open face). They insist on the kind with a button. I'm tired of buying them to throw away. Anybody know of a dependable one? Strictly fishing our ponds if that makes a difference.


http://www.basspro.com/shop/en/abu-garc ... extensions

http://www.abugarcia.com/abugarcia-reel ... 73566.html


I'll try one. Reasonable price to.
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Re: Recommend me a fishing reel

Postby dun » Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:28 pm

The Zebco 33 has been pretty much the standard for closed face reels for years.
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Re: Recommend me a fishing reel

Postby Bigfoot » Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:57 pm

dun wrote:The Zebco 33 has been pretty much the standard for closed face reels for years.


My thoughts to. I normally don't post something negative about a product on here. I figure the company is working hard on their image. I shouldn't draw it down. We've had several, and they don't last any time.
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Postby BobbyLummus1 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:15 pm

Lews. casting or spinning
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Postby Rafter S » Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:30 pm

But them the cheap pencil sharpeners. When one quits get another one. Or teach them to throw a bait cast.
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Re: Recommend me a fishing reel

Postby bird dog » Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:02 pm

I think Quantums are the best deal for the money. If you want something really good get a Shimano Curado. They will handle anything your rod will. I used mine in Brazil on some Peacocks, and that is where good reels go to die.

Some of the bass fishing forums have them used for about $100. They will last a lifetime for almost everyone except the guy who fishes 200 days a year. For him they only last a few years.
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Re: Recommend me a fishing reel

Postby greybeard » Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:10 pm

bird dog wrote:I think Quantums are the best deal for the money. If you want something really good get a Shimano Curado. They will handle anything your rod will. I used mine in Brazil on some Peacocks, and that is where good reels go to die.

Some of the bass fishing forums have them used for about $100. They will last a lifetime for almost everyone except the guy who fishes 200 days a year. For him they only last a few years.

All true, but Bigfoot is looking for good push button (spincast) reels.
like this
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i'm not sure anyone makes a good one anymore.
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Re: Recommend me a fishing reel

Postby Brute 23 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:30 pm

Bigfoot wrote:The kids either won't or can't use the reels I prefer (open face). They insist on the kind with a button. I'm tired of buying them to throw away. Anybody know of a dependable one? Strictly fishing our ponds if that makes a difference.


Make them use spinning reels. There is no such thing as a dependable push button reel.
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Re: Recommend me a fishing reel

Postby Bigfoot » Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:35 pm

The inner workings of a reel can't be very complicated. You'd think somebody would use quality components, and make a good one.
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Re: Recommend me a fishing reel

Postby greybeard » Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:49 pm

http://www.basspro.com/shop/en/zebco-om ... -reel#tab1

scroll down or click on the 'stars' to read the reviews.
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Re: Recommend me a fishing reel

Postby slick4591 » Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:13 am

Brute 23 wrote:
Bigfoot wrote:The kids either won't or can't use the reels I prefer (open face). They insist on the kind with a button. I'm tired of buying them to throw away. Anybody know of a dependable one? Strictly fishing our ponds if that makes a difference.


Make them use spinning reels. There is no such thing as a dependable push button reel.


I agree. Started out on a Mitchel 300 and although they are not as well built today I still use one.
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Re: Recommend me a fishing reel

Postby greybeard » Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:37 am

dun wrote:The Zebco 33 has been pretty much the standard for closed face reels for years.

Dun, today's 33s are about like 202s were in the 60s. The new 33s just aren't the good product they were back then. I do have a 606 that isn't bad, but it has to be kept clean and lubed and I can't use a 1/4 oz lure such as a Roadrunner with it no matter how light line I try..
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Re: Recommend me a fishing reel

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:50 am

https://www.bing.com/images/search?view ... ajaxhist=0

.....but we force feed em. We have a few Pflueger reels for boring fishing, and no complaints.
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