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Suggestions on new spinning reel

Discussion in 'Boating & Fishing' started by Brian.in.FL, May 11, 2013.

  1. May 11, 2013 at 7:42 PM
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    Brian.in.FL

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    I'm thinking of a getting a bass setup. Looking for spinning reel around $100. I am looking at a Penn Battle 2000. Any thoughts, suggestions, or testimony? I will most likely get a 2 piece rod to go along with it.
     
  2. May 15, 2013 at 2:34 PM
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    kirkofwimbo

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    Have heard nothing but good things about the Battles. I'd personally go a size up into the 3k range. I use a Penn Slammer 360 on a 1pc 7ft Falcon m/l rod. It has been a great setup for me, pulled this with it a couple weeks ago :D

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  3. May 15, 2013 at 8:29 PM
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    Kirk what did that guy weigh around 5lb????
     
  4. May 15, 2013 at 8:31 PM
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  5. May 16, 2013 at 1:45 PM
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    kirkofwimbo

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    It's got LSD man.....
    I'm not sure honestly, I had no scale :eek: We were thinking maybe somewhere in the 6-6 1/2 lb range.
     
  6. May 22, 2013 at 11:25 AM
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    i'm currently shopping for an ultralight spinning reel.

    i'd call that a 4 lb bass..great looking fish.
     
  7. May 22, 2013 at 11:29 AM
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    Pflueger trion. Been an awesome ultralight! Pulled a 6lb trout in with it last year.
     
  8. May 22, 2013 at 11:33 AM
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    I've heard a lot of good things about the Pflueger President. I've only owned the ultralights and just bought one of these (Apprentice combo).

    [​IMG]

    Seems to be a decent reel so far.
     
  9. May 22, 2013 at 11:37 AM
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    that would be a big ol bass around these parts. been using less expensive quantums for all my fishing. never had an issue.
     
  10. May 22, 2013 at 8:16 PM
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    Just picked up a tiny phlueger president. Can't wait. Thx
     
  11. May 24, 2013 at 1:42 PM
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    How about the new shimano stella 14000sw? Only $1250
     
  13. May 29, 2013 at 7:44 PM
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    Shimano pm me for more information, I do a ton of bass fishing and have 8 different set ups. I have a couple shimano spinning reels, including a stradic CI4 but my buddy just bought a saros, and the reel is awesome. The rest of my reels are all shimano baitcasters
     
  14. May 30, 2013 at 1:58 PM
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    Only $1250. Just barely out f my range.. Went put to the pier today. Nothing, huess ill have to go out tomorrow.
     
  15. Jun 9, 2013 at 2:06 PM
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    Well I got a little side tracked on this. I just ordered a Rainshadow SW 1087. I hope to catch kings, spanish and really anything else out there. It should be ready this week. Now I will have to get a reel for it.
     
  16. Jun 9, 2013 at 2:09 PM
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    I used a couple pflueger presidents last summer because a buddy had 4-5 of them

    we used them on bass and some hefty cats with no issues whatsoever...love those reels

    I'm planning on replacing all my reels with them as they wear out/break
     
  17. Jun 9, 2013 at 3:13 PM
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    Never liked Penn. Picked up a battle 3000 and landed a 30 inch redfish and numerous trout with it on a medium light calico jack. Very impressed with the combo and will change my mind on penn. Shimano seems to be a default of mine. Never had an issue. And since no one has mentioned it. Wright and McGill makes a sabalos for about 80 bucks. Have 3 of them and they are great at taking salt water abuse.
     
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    I love shimano rods and quantum reels.
     
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