Good evening! Gotta question, and would like some advice or tips. I have a few rigs for fishing inshore... I'm a Stradic/Ballistic fan. What I need, are some less expensive options for when I bring friends, family on the boat. For whatever reason, I don't want to share the good stuff. What are some of your favorite reels for $100 or less, with the emphasis on less. Thanks in advance and have a great night
I'll check them out. I bought a Daiwa Procion at Christmas, and it's a great reel. I think I'm becoming a Daiwa convert
I 2nd that
If you are not technical fishing the rod is not that important.
I think you do need to match the rod to the application e.g. you don't want to use a light weight graphite fast action med rod for throwing mullet heads under a 2 oz sinker as nor would you want a heavy action rod the diameter of pool stick for casting soft plastics.
shimano sahara reel $79-89
fin nor lethal 40 mid $ 80
20# pp $20
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I love Daiwa reels, they have served me well. X2 on this suggestion.
Captain Keith - Crooked Rod Charters
Is the pflueger president a saltwater reel? I used a trion, which I liked, but would not last even after careful rinsing
I'm not sure if it is specifically marketed as a saltwater reel but the president holds up pretty well for the 50$ price point.. I have two I have been beating the hell out of for 2 years and they are still smooth as can be.. the only complaint I have about them is the chrome on the handle starts to flake off after about a year but that is strictly cosmetic..
Trick is to take them in the shower when you get home from fishing saltwater. Rinse them thoroughly and leave 'em where the water hits while you wash up. The warm water helps take the salt off.
Be careful of the trebles if you drop the soap.......
I hit mine with a mixture of salt terminator/water in a pump sprayer as i am washing the boat. then rinse.