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Opinions on saltwater spinning reels under $200

Discussion in 'Boating & Fishing' started by UGAFAN, Dec 17, 2013.

  1. Dec 17, 2013 at 5:56 PM
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    UGAFAN

    UGAFAN [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Looking to buy myself a birthday present, and have about $200 to spend. I'd like a medium weight salt/freshwater spinning reel, and was curious what everyone is fishing with. Really like the looks of the new Penn reels, but have never used one. Open to any ideas. Thanks!
     
  2. Dec 17, 2013 at 6:12 PM
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    Joe.erau

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    Can't go wrong with the Shimano Stradic, or any Shimano. I have a Penn Battle and 2 Shimano spinning reels. For the money I like the Battle but haven't had it as long as the Shimano. I can't speak for the quality of the new Penn's because I just don't use them enough.
     
  3. Dec 17, 2013 at 6:52 PM
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    blitz

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    I will tell you the same thing I tell everyone. buy the most expletive shimano you can afford and you will be happy. if you want to spend a little more than $200 buy a stradic 5000. if you fish live bait a lot buy the baitrunner 6000. if you want to save a little dough buy the spheros and if you can save up another $50 grab a saragosa 6000 and have it for the rest of your life
     
  4. Dec 19, 2013 at 8:16 PM
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    I would go with the recently discontinued Shimano Saragosa too. You shoud be able to find them for under $200.
     
  5. Dec 19, 2013 at 8:37 PM
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    Yup....cant go wrong with a shimano!! Thats about all I will buy anymore.
     
  6. Dec 21, 2013 at 8:38 AM
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    Sounds good! Thanks for the input you guys.
     
  7. Dec 22, 2013 at 8:57 AM
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    Shimano bait runners are amazing I have 3 and they are rock solid
     
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    I have two Shimano Stradic CI4 2500 that I use for inshore fishing. Reds, drum, and trout no problem.
     
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