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Need a new reel.

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by Swwacoma, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. Oct 24, 2008 at 10:26 PM
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    Swwacoma

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    Like the title says, I need a new salt water reel. I used to have a Shimano Stradic 4000 on a St. Creux rod but the Stradic couldn't handle the salt water corrosion more than a year even with cleaning it regularly....So I got drunk and went out and bought a G. Loomis Greenwater and Shimano Sustain 4000 as my primary set up now...but alas, I still have that sweet St. Creux thats not being used. I have a gift card for $150 at Bass Pro and want to stay under that. Suggestions?
     
  2. Oct 24, 2008 at 10:32 PM
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    SocalMan22

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    What type of fishing do you do? I do deep sea fishing.
    heres my list that i currently use
    Avet jx 6/3 2speed
    Avet mx 6/3 2speed
    Avet sx 6/3 2speed
    Daiwa sealine 40 reel on a 9ft jig stick
    Rods
    all black steal rods set up perfectly
     
  3. Oct 24, 2008 at 10:36 PM
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    Just looking for something to fish shallows/beaches with. I already have an offshore set up and my current "skinny water" setup, but I think I would like to stick with the whoe bays and beaches idea still...just incase I have some one come out with me that doesn't have a rod or the g/f ever decides to do something fun.
     
  4. Oct 24, 2008 at 10:39 PM
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    Spin cast? i like the seeker inshore series penn is always nice.
     
  5. Oct 24, 2008 at 10:43 PM
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    Spinning reel. Never had a penn...heard too many mixed reviews to jump on them. I'm in love with my Sustain, but I don't want to drop the same cash for a back up/spare reel.

    Know anything about Quantums? Been hearing good things about them.
     
  6. Oct 24, 2008 at 10:47 PM
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    Quantums are ok they sucked a while back and now they started making a product, i have had all kinds of gear g-loomis is very nice but i love seeker.
     
  7. Oct 24, 2008 at 10:52 PM
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    I think so far I'm diggin the Quantum Catalyst. I really liked my old Stradic, but I'm not sure I want to trust them again...(from what I understand they used to be made for fresh water--the model I had--and just recently began making them for salt, which explains why mine got so mucked up)
     
  8. Oct 24, 2008 at 10:54 PM
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    True i say go for it.
     
  9. Oct 24, 2008 at 10:57 PM
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    Sucks that we are out of season for much of anything good right now, because when I can't go fishing I end up spending money on gear to get my fix. Gah.
     
  10. Oct 24, 2008 at 11:05 PM
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    Sounds like me, we still have tuna around and i want some!
     
  11. Oct 24, 2008 at 11:07 PM
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    Now that its startin to get cold everything worth while is pushing deep into the passes and rivers...really thins out things here. Last two times I went out caught nothing but catfish and lady fish...freakin' garbage.
     
  12. Oct 24, 2008 at 11:13 PM
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    LOL bottom eating fish thumbsdown
     
  13. Oct 24, 2008 at 11:21 PM
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    Exactly...between the cats being bottom feeders and the freaking lady fish being the stupidest creation on earth..it hasn't been a very fun month.
     
  14. Oct 24, 2008 at 11:23 PM
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    lol yeah im going lobster fishing sunday gonna be fun last year only got 2 on two trips not bad we were on a pier.
     
  15. Oct 24, 2008 at 11:25 PM
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    Can't go wrong with pier fishing...unless you manage to snag a Lady Fish which attracts the attention of a dolphin and 2 pelicans...then 5 minutes later, a bird nested line, and dirty looks from tourists, pier fishing has lost its appeal.
     
  16. Oct 26, 2008 at 10:58 PM
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    So I got the Quantum Catalyst 40 and went out tonight. Caught a decent Trout and a small Cat on my first two casts before I switched back to my main set up. Love the reel, but after using my Gloomis Greenwater for so long my St. Croix rod feels like a cane pole.
     
  17. Oct 26, 2008 at 10:59 PM
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    Nice good to know you liked the reel
     
  18. Oct 27, 2008 at 2:00 AM
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    Here is a Bass Pro shop tip(from experience):
    Want to spend several hundred on fishing - Get a buggy :eek:
    Want to spend up to a hundred or so - Get a basket :eek:
    Just going in to get a few items, but don't want to break the bank. -What you can carry in your hands!

    I fish freshwater & when I go for one or 2 items. I have learned the hard way.
    So now I use the above rule of thumb. :D
     
  19. Oct 27, 2008 at 2:55 PM
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    Ha, good philosophy...but trust me, you don't need a cart or a basket to spend hundreds.....all it takes is a shimano stella, lol.
     
  20. Oct 27, 2008 at 10:12 PM
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    True, when buying reels. It is easy to break the bank. My philosophy is on lures & misc things. The smaller priced items. But they sure add up if you use my three methods of purchase.

    With a shopping cart, I have never left Bass pro with less than $200 worth of stuff. Shopping carts are off limits to me! :eek: Last shopping experience was Lowrance GPS/fishfinder $659 + other items = $850. :eek: :frusty:
     
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