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by new2BC4bass
Mon Feb 13, 2023 3:12 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Do You Use Spinning Reels?
Replies: 81
Views: 18695

Re: Do You Use Spinning Reels?

1. Do you like spinning reels? Grew up on them. Prefer casting reels. 2. Do you use braided lines with them? On some, but prefer mono. 3. How often do you use them? Almost never anymore. 4. Are the newer spinning reels much better than 15 ~ 20 years old reels? See 3 above. I do enjoy my old Penn 430...
by new2BC4bass
Mon Feb 13, 2023 3:03 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Okuma Hakai
Replies: 35
Views: 9364

Re: Okuma Hakai

I saw the reel break down on utube Seems SOLID. I’ve used their spinning reels and thought they were amazing I used to take them on deployments all the time and never had any problems with the reel at all. I vote that you should give it a go. Okuma is one of the few companies that I have no problem...
by new2BC4bass
Sat Dec 17, 2022 8:11 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Your favorite obscure reels
Replies: 61
Views: 22274

Re: Your favorite obscure reels

I recently got a cheap Pflueger Patriarch PAT71LPX and ended up liking it a lot. Pflueger baitcasters are rather obscure to me, but in the lower high-end range (where I think it falls) it's pretty awesome! Light (6.3oz), dual brakes, good spool size (~12/140, I got 100 yards of 40lbs Maxcuatro on i...
by new2BC4bass
Sun Nov 13, 2022 4:37 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Dedicated Rods
Replies: 15
Views: 4930

Re: Dedicated Rods

I purchased the vast majority of my rods with versatility in mind. That's not to say that I haven't relegated a few of them for specific techniques. Kind of easy to do when you have way more rods than you need. A 6' MH Berkley Lightning/Daiwa Procaster 100HN were purchased for my oldest grandson to ...
by new2BC4bass
Wed Sep 14, 2022 5:55 pm
Forum: Fly Fishing
Topic: is this you? LOL
Replies: 10
Views: 15911

Re: is this you? LOL

Btw, I know at least 2 members here that use a spreadsheet to keep track of what reel is on what rod, and what line is on the reel and when it was put on. :lol: I'd do that if I knew how to use a spreadsheet. Of course many of my reels would need to be re-spooled so I'd know what line was on it. Me...
by new2BC4bass
Tue Aug 30, 2022 3:05 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: I found an oldie but goodie
Replies: 17
Views: 4869

Re: I found an oldie but goodie

Sorry. I tried to get rid of the other part of the post so only your 2 sentences remained. I didn't notice it said 'shadybanks' instead of 'dragon1' after my deletions. I'd like to blame my old eyes, but it was just carelessness on my part. EDIT: My 6'9" Light has only been used to learn how to cast...
by new2BC4bass
Mon Aug 29, 2022 7:18 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: I found an oldie but goodie
Replies: 17
Views: 4869

Re: I found an oldie but goodie

shadybanks wrote:
Sun Sep 05, 2021 10:17 pm
That Falcon Expert Gunsmoke 6'9" L was my first combo with a JDM reel, the OG 2000 Burgundy Shimano Scorpion 1000. That combo with 8lb CXX was magical for 1/4-3/8 Topwaters.
That's good to know! :big grin:
by new2BC4bass
Mon Aug 29, 2022 7:06 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: What's your rod lineup for this year
Replies: 47
Views: 15175

Re: What's your rod lineup for this year

I think I'm retiring and moving somewhere mostly for fishing in the next year or two. I'd like to revamp my setups a bit before and after the move to have my arsenal be a bit more focused. I have a pile of reels to send in for service and sell after, at which point I'll get a dedicated reel for eve...
by new2BC4bass
Thu Jun 23, 2022 5:57 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Casting reel for light duty SmallMouth fishing
Replies: 33
Views: 5288

Re: Casting reel for light duty SmallMouth fishing

What would be the best bet, under 230 and available or soon to be available? Just the 800s? You guys know more about ultra specialized baitcasters than I know about fishing. I'm in the same boat. These guys know more about reels than I will ever know. For 1/8 oz. and over, less than $230 and availa...
by new2BC4bass
Fri Jun 17, 2022 7:24 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Looking for a new baitcaster
Replies: 7
Views: 1570

Re: Looking for a new baitcaster

zelmo wrote:
Tue Jun 14, 2022 3:30 pm
Thanks, but that reel costs 2x the SLX MGL. If I go that route I will want a new rod also. I am trying to stop spending.
I was going to say "Good luck with that!", but see from your latest post that it is unnecessary. :big grin:
by new2BC4bass
Fri Mar 18, 2022 8:04 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Googan Squad makes the best rods
Replies: 82
Views: 21510

Re: Googan Squad makes the best rods

interesting thread I understand the need to promote the latest gear and "hottest" bait but its crazy what people do for views on all social media. At least some of these pro's are not scantily dressed bass fishing, what these ladies are doing for views is well a "game changer" :lol: What? You aren'...
by new2BC4bass
Thu Mar 17, 2022 3:34 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Googan Squad makes the best rods
Replies: 82
Views: 21510

Re: Googan Squad makes the best rods

interesting thread I understand the need to promote the latest gear and "hottest" bait but its crazy what people do for views on all social media. At least some of these pro's are not scantily dressed bass fishing, what these ladies are doing for views is well a "game changer" :lol: What? You aren'...
by new2BC4bass
Mon Feb 28, 2022 3:51 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: How good are these reels?
Replies: 7
Views: 2300

Re: How good are these reels?

=D> At $75 it is a no brainer.
by new2BC4bass
Mon Feb 28, 2022 3:48 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: 3rd Place Manufacturer?
Replies: 22
Views: 33171

Re: 3rd Place Manufacturer?

I like my Abu and Lew's reels, but love my Helios Air reels and the regular Helios ain't half bad.
by new2BC4bass
Thu Feb 17, 2022 4:12 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Best baitcaster under $170 for beginner
Replies: 34
Views: 6394

Re: Best baitcaster under $170 for beginner

It seems like you can buy from ebay. Look for a used Daiwa T3 1016. Should have no problem fining one for under $170. Has to be the best beginner reel there is at that price. Not hard to set up thumb free and still get pretty good distance. It's the only reel I can cast with all breaks turned off. T...