One TOTALLY STOCK reel to rule them all

Reels are the hottest topic for TackleTour. Everyone wants to know what the latest and greatest is and how they compare to the old guard. What's the best for light stuff, or what's your suggestion for heavy cover. Do we really need different retrieve ratios? It's all in here.
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Re: One TOTALLY STOCK reel to rule them all

Postby mark poulson » Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:11 am

jig61 wrote:$300 or less I'm sticking with my lews. The only reason I really get away from lews is for bfs stuff or more refined round reels(conquest), lews is a really great value the team lite and pro magnesium are amazing reels and look very nice also.

I would really like to see lews come out with something to compete with the $400-500 market but I'm not counting on it, they have a great thing going with their current lineup.


All they'd need is a lighter spool.

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Re: One TOTALLY STOCK reel to rule them all

Postby Bootytrain » Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:28 am

For all around Metanium MGL.

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Re: One TOTALLY STOCK reel to rule them all

Postby LowRange » Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:44 am

jig61 wrote:$300 or less I'm sticking with my lews. The only reason I really get away from lews is for bfs stuff or more refined round reels(conquest), lews is a really great value the team lite and pro magnesium are amazing reels and look very nice also.

I would really like to see lews come out with something to compete with the $400-500 market but I'm not counting on it, they have a great thing going with their current lineup.


All the Korean oems make reels with light and shallow spools but companies in the US market ordering their reels purposely order them with deep, heavy spools. Look at Okuma and Tail Walk reels. They're both Banax reels but the Tail Walks have been ordered with shallow spools because they are targeting the Japanese market. As the desire to cast 1/4 and under on BC gear increases in the US is it possible, even likely, that Lews will offer a reel with a light and shallow spool along the lines of a Tatula CT or Curado 70 weight range. Doyo has a shallow spool for the last gen Lews LFS but I don't know how you would order one from them.

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Re: One TOTALLY STOCK reel to rule them all

Postby jig61 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:45 am

mark poulson wrote:
jig61 wrote:$300 or less I'm sticking with my lews. The only reason I really get away from lews is for bfs stuff or more refined round reels(conquest), lews is a really great value the team lite and pro magnesium are amazing reels and look very nice also.

I would really like to see lews come out with something to compete with the $400-500 market but I'm not counting on it, they have a great thing going with their current lineup.


All they'd need is a lighter spool.



Yep, I'm completely happy with every Lews reel I have I just wish they would do something out of the ordinary for them.

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Re: One TOTALLY STOCK reel to rule them all

Postby LgMouthGambler » Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:47 am

jpd0144 wrote:Sticking to my guns stock .... Daiwa SV103 8-)


Yep \:D/
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Re: One TOTALLY STOCK reel to rule them all

Postby cortman » Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:01 am

If it has to be $300 MSRP or under I'm going with the SV103 as well. If it can get over $300 it's still my Metanium MGL. :)

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Re: One TOTALLY STOCK reel to rule them all

Postby Tavery5 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:34 am

Revo Premier Gen 2

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Re: One TOTALLY STOCK reel to rule them all

Postby Fishing4Fun » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:30 am

SV 103 or Met MGL (about $300ish ordered from Japan). Those would be my picks :D

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Re: One TOTALLY STOCK reel to rule them all

Postby Ham Solo » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:27 am

The SV103 gets my vote. Amazing reel right out of the box.

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Re: One TOTALLY STOCK reel to rule them all

Postby jpd0144 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:51 am

Early in the poll here ... but based off the other thread and this one it's funny how much love the SV103 gets for a reel that supposedly didn't sell well. ](*,)

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Re: One TOTALLY STOCK reel to rule them all

Postby fishingandfords » Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:00 am

jpd0144 wrote:Early in the poll here ... but based off the other thread and this one it's funny how much love the SV103 gets for a reel that supposedly didn't sell well. ](*,)

Like the D7

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Re: One TOTALLY STOCK reel to rule them all

Postby IlliniDawg01 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:30 am

bronzefly wrote:
mark poulson wrote:
bronzefly wrote:
mark poulson wrote:
johnD wrote:no budget ?


You are tough!

Let's make it under $300, so we can see what affordable reels folks choose.


Any other restrictions? Current production only? :lol:


Hahaha You are so tough! New in box, available new today or within the last five years.
I read so much here about how guys modify their reels after they get them that I was wondering which reel they'd choose if they couldn't modify anything.
I'm looking for their one workhorse reel that can do everything.


Alright, here's my laser focused on these parameters:

MSRP $300 max, CURRENT PRODUCTION - Zillion SV TW, also awesome, Chronarch MGL.
MSRP $200 max, CURRENT PRODUCTION - Tatula SV, also awesome, Curado 70.


Agreed.

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Re: One TOTALLY STOCK reel to rule them all

Postby jpd0144 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:13 am

fishingandfords wrote:
jpd0144 wrote:Early in the poll here ... but based off the other thread and this one it's funny how much love the SV103 gets for a reel that supposedly didn't sell well. ](*,)

Like the D7


If it were within his 5 year criteria I'd have to agree with you.

One of the greatest Shimano has ever turned out IMO.

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Re: One TOTALLY STOCK reel to rule them all

Postby LowRange » Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:12 pm

Is BFS still a criteria? Even if not the SV103, Alphas SV, Zillion SV, Tatula SV and Curado 70 are still top picks.

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Re: One TOTALLY STOCK reel to rule them all

Postby mark poulson » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:58 pm

LowRange wrote:Is BFS still a criteria? Even if not the SV103, Alphas SV, Zillion SV, Tatula SV and Curado 70 are still top picks.


Yes it is.
The reason I asked is, when I sent my Chronarch MG 50's in to Ian Shields for service after 10 years, I needed a reel to throw my Orbit 80 jerkbaits and my drop shot on, so I put a Quantum Smoke Burner reel, a reel I use for frogs, onto that rod, with 8lb fluoro, and it cast that 5/16 oz jerbait and the 1/8 oz drop shot just fine.
So I wondered which other totally stock reels out there could cover that same range.
I just said 5 years because I had to put a limit, I thought.
But maybe older is okay, too, since a good reel is a good reel.


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