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Re: Recommend me a fishing reel

Postby greybeard » Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:04 pm

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

But can you sling a HulaPopper out there with a bow?? Kind of an abrupt presentation ain't it?
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(Pflueger has made some really great baits and reels thru the decades..haven't tried one lately tho)
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Re: Recommend me a fishing reel

Postby dun » Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:09 pm

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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..

I've still got some old 33s that I got for my grandkids (who are now in their 20s and 30s) and when ever little kids come over I still have them use them. My personal reels are all Shimanos now. Got tired of replacing the bale springs in the 300s every couple of months. The Shimanos are over 25 years old and still work as well as the day I got them.
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Re: Recommend me a fishing reel

Postby greybeard » Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:18 pm

Biggest problem I remember with the old 33s was that line pickup rod or tang not retracting all the way which kept it from smoothly casting very far.



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Re: Recommend me a fishing reel

Postby dun » Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:39 pm

greybeard wrote:Biggest problem I remember with the old 33s was that line pickup rod or tang not retracting all the way which kept it from smoothly casting very far.



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Never noticed, but they only have to cast 30 feet or so for the kids to be tickled and catch fish. I've never used one so if it started screwing up I would have no idea how to fix it anyway.
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Re: Recommend me a fishing reel

Postby dun » Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:45 pm

Not mitchel 209s they were mitchel 300s, got the Penn number confused. May have to go back and reread the posts about dementia
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Re: Recommend me a fishing reel

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:34 pm

greybeard wrote:
Farm Fence Solutions wrote:https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&ccid=DctF87KI&id=5A6A56C747FA8578DEDAEBF72A3E7A1DB1E1A679&thid=OIP.DctF87KInp8jilrpbIylBwDhEs&q=bowfishing+bow+muzzy+reel+shoot+thru+rod&simid=608016806403573080&selectedIndex=14&ajaxhist=0

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

But can you sling a HulaPopper out there with a bow?? Kind of an abrupt presentation ain't it?
:lol:
(Pflueger has made some really great baits and reels thru the decades..haven't tried one lately tho)


It's the abrupt presentation that they can't resist. :lol:

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Re: Recommend me a fishing reel

Postby TexasBred » Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:17 pm

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


For the money and the job they do you can't beat them....especially for kids.
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Re: Recommend me a fishing reel

Postby M.Magis » Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:21 am

They make some good quality spincast reels. There are several out there that will run you $50-$75, or more. But a good ol Zebco 33 makes the most sense for occasional pond fishing.
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