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      I have a variety of pflueger reels but I feel like the quality isn’t what it used to be. I have been checking out Diawa reels and they seem to be pretty smooth and solid. The next reel I buy will be a Diawa.

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      Wondered around Scheels a little today. President Xt are 59.99 and Purists are 49.99 for there Fatherday sale. Picked up one of each. Have a few older presidents and supremes that have held up fairly well.

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      Quote Originally Posted by cooter00 View Post
      I like the patriarcks by fluger because they are light match with my Loomis great they are 200 bucks but I also have 200$ rod I do have a few presidents but they are a bit heavier I like to match the price of my rods same price for rod and reel no reason I guess just what I do
      Same. My number one rod, for pretty much all but pike-specific fishing, is a lower-end Loomis with a Patriarch. Time after time, fish after fish, no troubles. Any mess-up is completely this guy's mistake.

      Casting cranks into the wind, at night, especially when it's cold out, equals snarls. Sometimes. Otherwise, no issues whatsoever with Pflueger.

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      I used to love Shimano reels, then I seemed to develop bail issues with them, one by one.

      I've since gone the way of Pflueger, they really do feel different than the Shimano reels I once loved, but thus far they have been problem free. Someone up above also noted the "buy cheap and replace as needed" strategy. Yep...I once got a deal on some Mitchell reels years ago for some jigging rods and didn't even think twice about them until just this spring when the last one finally crapped out on me. Mentioned it to a very avid fishing partner who also bought a bunch of the same reels only to realize we got them roughly 12 years ago. For a $20 reel, that was a damn good purchase!

      Anyway, I probably have nearly 20 rod/reel combos nowadays. There's something I liked about every single one of them and how they filled a particular niche or they wouldn't be in the rack. Some were $50 combos, some were worth closer to a couple hundred, but they each still fill a niche. I find I like line-counter reels a lot nowadays when fishing with the kids, by giving them a number I help ensure they have the crank or BB in the strike zone. Nothing worse than seeing a kid pull a BB around for an hour about ten ft up off the bottom. Speaking of which, I could probably use another BB rod/reel combo.

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      Okuma avengers with or without the baitrunner option.

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      used to use alot of diawa's way back, then switched to STRADIC"S as well and now really pissed off that i have bought a 2nd replacement thinking the first one was a lemmon and it sucks as well!!!! Actually my favorite reel i have now is one I purchased after having to many cocktails at a sport show. Believe it or not Abu Garcia Revo. paid 150 and has been awesome.

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      Quote Originally Posted by roosterfish View Post
      used to use alot of diawa's way back, then switched to STRADIC"S as well and now really pissed off that i have bought a 2nd replacement thinking the first one was a lemmon and it sucks as well!!!! Actually my favorite reel i have now is one I purchased after having to many cocktails at a sport show. Believe it or not Abu Garcia Revo. paid 150 and has been awesome.
      I’m a Daiwa man now. I like the Pflueger’s too, but prefer the similar priced Daiwa’s. They seem smoother to me, and I like the drag better.

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      aNY OF yall hand your wife a spinning rod when your pitchin and she looks at me like wth is that. My wife told me last weekend -- i cant cast those spinning reels -- hand me my blue one . (she has a blue quantum bait caster that is hers and it is set in free spool mode no less).

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      I got a speed spool - its ok - i cant remember the speed but its a burner. Diawa -- somebody mentioned --- do you remember back in the 80s when one of the reels had a gear shifter on it. I had millionaire as one of my first baitcasters -- loaded with dacron -- those were the days. rippin reeds

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      this is funny

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      Quote Originally Posted by Achucker View Post
      Another question I thought I would throw out there. Does anyone use a baitcast reel for pitching jigs?
      In my experience, I have more "feel" with a spinning rod then baitcaster and here's why. With a spinning reel, I am holding on to the rod and just the stem of the reel is betwixt my fingers whereas with my baitcaster, part of my hand is on the reel so when it comes to feeling bites, I think the spinning reel is better.

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      Quote Originally Posted by bowcarp View Post
      I just set up 2 pfluger president 6920's on 2 of my ice poles , so far I'm liking them at $35 apiece figured why not considering the 2 reels I replaced should of been replaced years ago
      Where were you able to get for $35, everywhere has been $45 I looked? Nice ice reels!
      Edit: old post my fault

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      I've been running Patriarchs and Patriarch XTs. If one effs up, I send it to Pflueger. They used to send you a new one, but now you have to pitch them about $75 for a replacement. I haven't had to send any XTs in yet. Just the regular Pats.

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      BTW, I've always got the darn things for $125-175. It's hard to find a deal on them now days.

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      I have a few presidents which are tough to beat for the money. I still have the old Abu Garcia ambassador bait caster for the dead man. that thing is about 18 year old and indestructible.

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      Almost all my pflueger reels are in a box getting taken to a guy that fixes them. Then they’re going up for sale. Top
      to bottom, those damn reels don’t last for me. I’m pretty stuck on Diawa now. Mostly Tatula and Ballistic, but some kage’s and some of the lower end reels on my bait rods. I do like Shimano reels for the most part and have a few upper end Abu Garcia’s that are holding up so far.

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      Quote Originally Posted by shorthairsrus View Post
      Phlueger = Honda
      Shimano=Toyota
      Diawa =Ford
      Abu Garcia= Chevy
      Quantum zebco = dodge
      Lew's= Subaru
      Okuma= Kia

      Who did I miss
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      Quote Originally Posted by wslayer View Post
      Where were you able to get for $35, everywhere has been $45 I looked? Nice ice reels!
      Edit: old post my fault
      might of been on sale cant remember and the wife works part time at Runnings so I got her discount also

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      Last edited by bowcarp; 02-26-2020 at 01:14 PM.

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      I've been using the same 3 okuma avengers for the last 4-5 years, even use them in saltwater once a year, still work like new.

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      For durable baitcast I like Abu Garcia. They last many years. I will not buy another Shimano ever. Every one I have purchased failed prematurely. Sucks when you have a new reel on a Canadian or Alaska fishing trip and it fails within a few hours of use.

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      Bought a Quantum Smoke yesterday. It appears to have been $160, but bought the last one (a 25 series size) for $59.99. Spooled her up with 10 lb power pro last night.

      I will report back. Things like: How hard do you have to slam your liftgate, to snap off the tip? and: "After the last 10" are gone, how does it feel when snagged in rocks?". "how about other line?"

      Discuss amongst yourselfs...

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      Me, to Shadrap65:
      "What the heck kinda line you got on?!"
      Shadrap65, to me:
      "Fish catchin' line, son!"

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