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Offline AB

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Suggestions on a new Baitcasting reel
« on: May 08, 2006, 07:50:44 PM »
It is amazing how fast a fishing rod and reel can disappear from the back of your truck in San Antonio Texas.  I know that I shouldn't leave stuff like that in the bed, but I was only running in for a few min and thought it would be ok.   My last reel was an abu garcia ambassadeur that I liked fairly well.  Does anyone else have a suggestion on what kind of baitcasting reels they like for bass fishing.  I would like to keep it under $100. Thanks for the help.
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Re: Suggestions on a new Baitcasting reel
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2006, 01:18:21 AM »
Well, since it was in San Antonio, probably an illegal immigrant came by and saw the word Garcia and figured the reel belonged to him!! :D ;D :wink:

Seriously it is hard IMHO to beat a Garcia. I've got a 5600 (C5) and love it. It runs about $90.00 give or take. It's real good about keeping birdnests small and it casts real easy and is quite accurate too.

The 5600CB is a little cheaper; around $70.00 give or take and a friend has that one and he thinks its the best thing since sliced bread.

I've got one friend who has a Shimano Calcutta TE DC. He paid around $500.00 for it and has it on a $300.00 Saint Croix rod. That's a bit high to me but he likes it....To bad he can't fish for sh**!!!
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Re: Suggestions on a new Baitcasting reel
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2006, 07:33:49 AM »
Well, since it was in San Antonio, probably an illegal immigrant came by and saw the word Garcia and figured the reel belonged to him!! :D ;D :wink:

That's exactly what I was thinking.... ;D ;D ;D

Sorry AB can't help you with the baitcasting reels, never got the hang of one.  Always fixing birds nests, that's why I spin cast...you need any advice on those let me know.... O0
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Re: Suggestions on a new Baitcasting reel
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2006, 11:20:32 AM »
Yeah...It was probably the same Bas***d that stole my Jeep Scrambler...  That thing was 5years in the making and had just been finished when it dissapeared.
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Re: Suggestions on a new Baitcasting reel
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2006, 03:53:39 PM »
The Ambassadors are a good reel, but Pfluger is making an excellent reel these days and they can be had for $80 to $100. I have several Garcias, Shimanos, Diawas but the last reel I bought was a Pfluger and I think it is as good or better than most of the rest
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Re: Suggestions on a new Baitcasting reel
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2006, 02:14:48 PM »
I realize this thread is a few months old, but I just had to say I feel your pain, AB.

Some son of a left-handed bowler (SOLB) walked right into my garage and snatched a Garcia reel off of one of my rods.  That's right, that SOLB stood in my garage long enough to pull off the chug-bug, disassemble the reel from the rod, and take both the lure and reel.

It's my own fault for leaving my garage door up during an afternoon in broad day light... but a ya think a guy would be able to do such a crazy thing once in awhile.

I thank the Lord Jesus that I didn't catch this SOLB.  The entire ordeal would have ended up costing me much more than what it cost to replace the reel.    >:(
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Re: Suggestions on a new Baitcasting reel
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2006, 09:30:50 PM »
geez bryan what were you thinking. hey AB walmart sells some very nice stuff and when you fish like i do cheaps all that matters 4 inch bluegill dont seem to mind
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