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#3720102 - 07/28/14 03:50 PM Advice on Baitcast Reel
tnbucs1
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I have been looking into purchasing a baitcast reel.
I could not find many reviews on this one.
Has anyone used it? Any recommendations in that general price range?
Ardent Avid Angler Evercast Horizon Baitcast Reel $64

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Ardent-Avid-An...tem+Description

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#3720206 - 07/28/14 07:03 PM Re: Advice on Baitcast Reel [Re: tnbucs1]
DKO77
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Never used that reel but I do have 2 of the Abu Garcia silver max and they do just fine for a $50 reel - not had a problem yet - that would be my suggestion in that price range
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#3720531 - 07/29/14 09:27 AM Re: Advice on Baitcast Reel [Re: DKO77]
KENBOB10
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Take my word on this or not. In the baitcasting world you get what you pay for. If you want to go cheap be prepared to pick backslashes. If you put a little more with your sixty bucks you will have fewer backslashes.
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#3720532 - 07/29/14 09:27 AM Re: Advice on Baitcast Reel [Re: DKO77]
cbhunter
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I also have found that their pinnacle reels are reliable. been using a couple of those for ten years now. they are also in that price range
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#3720623 - 07/29/14 11:31 AM Re: Advice on Baitcast Reel [Re: cbhunter]
tnbucs1
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Thanks for the replies I will look into the above reels. KenBob in your opinion what is the range for diminishing returns. For example big gap between 50 vs 100 vs 150. Small gap between 150-200 as far as performance.
I also know a lot of people that use spinning reels that say invest in the reel and the rod isn't nearly as important.
I know both would be more critical the more you became skilled.
I have never used a bait-caster and am wanting a beginner to mid level setup.

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#3720625 - 07/29/14 11:41 AM Re: Advice on Baitcast Reel [Re: tnbucs1]
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I personally think there is more of a performance gap between $50-$100 than $100-$150. I spent $240 on a baitcaster 5 or 6 years ago and it still is as smooth as the day I bought it. Take care of the good ones and they'll last until you just want to buy a new one.
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#3720629 - 07/29/14 11:50 AM Re: Advice on Baitcast Reel [Re: SES]
KENBOB10
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Yes, there is a big gap between the fifty and one hundred price tag. I would suggest you get the best one you can afford. Careful of the combos too. Sometimes a good reel will be pared with a crappy rod.
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#3720852 - 07/29/14 05:23 PM Re: Advice on Baitcast Reel [Re: KENBOB10]
bowtch huntr209
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Look at what Lew's has to offer.
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#3721373 - 07/30/14 12:51 PM Re: Advice on Baitcast Reel [Re: bowtch huntr209]
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Revo,you get what you pay for
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#3721851 - 07/30/14 10:55 PM Re: Advice on Baitcast Reel [Re: Football Hunter]
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For an affordable and very good working reel I really like the Bass Pro Shop Pro Qualifiers the positive reviews are very high on there web page. They sale for $99 and are on sale a lot for $79 I have 5 of them and plan on picking up a few more. My neighbor is a hardcore tournament fisherman he was so impressed with mine he is replacing his big name reels as they wear out.
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#3721864 - 07/30/14 11:17 PM Re: Advice on Baitcast Reel [Re: Tennessee Lead]
tnbucs1
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Thanks I am looking to up the ante a little and piece together a prob.100 or less reel and then go for a rod medium to medium heavy. I will definitely check into the qualifiers Tennessee Lead! I have a Shimano spinning reel now that does well but just like everyone who started bass fishing after looking into it a bit more I wanted to give baitcasting a try. Any advice on length of rod? I was thinking 7' to 7'6

Edited by tnbucs1 (07/30/14 11:18 PM)

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#3722371 - 07/31/14 03:45 PM Re: Advice on Baitcast Reel [Re: tnbucs1]
feathersandfur2214
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Take a look at the Pflueger President. Cabelas has them on sale for $80. 9 +1 ball bearing system. Good smooth real.
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#3722891 - 08/01/14 08:20 AM Re: Advice on Baitcast Reel [Re: feathersandfur2214]
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 Originally Posted By: feathersandfur2214
Take a look at the Pflueger President. Cabelas has them on sale for $80. 9 +1 ball bearing system. Good smooth real.


I have two Pfluger Supremes and have not has an issue out of them in years!
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#3722892 - 08/01/14 08:21 AM Re: Advice on Baitcast Reel [Re: Tennessee Lead]
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 Originally Posted By: Tennessee Lead
For an affordable and very good working reel I really like the Bass Pro Shop Pro Qualifiers the positive reviews are very high on there web page. They sale for $99 and are on sale a lot for $79.


I picked up two of them when they were down to $79 a couple of months ago. I like them. Not bad for $79 bucks!

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#3741212 - 08/22/14 03:00 PM Re: Advice on Baitcast Reel [Re: Tennessee Lead]
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Im a Revo and Curado man, but I have got my boys the BPS Pro Qualifiers and have been really impressed by the way they fish. Theyre smooth, a little noisy but overall a great reel for the money. I would start there until you figure out if your gonna like a baitcast reel.Then move up, but youll like thisreel so good you may not want any other brand.
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#3741688 - 08/23/14 12:00 AM Re: Advice on Baitcast Reel [Re: Tennessee Lead]
Woodson223
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