Poll: What type of reels do you use?

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    I'm primarily a baitcaster guy. I have 5 Ambassadeurs, a 5500-C3, 5600 CL Rocket, Record RC50, a USA Bass 4600-C and a ProMax 3600 along with an old Shakespeare President II model 1980 HB, a BTX 100 mag, a Shimano Bantam Mag 100, a Ryobi AD4000V and a Quantum Lite QL-1000. The last three are presently out of service and, depending on whether or not I can find parts, may be permanently retired.

    My spinning reel arsenal includes a Quantum Micro MS00, Mitchell Avocet S2000. Okuma Avenger 20, Pinnacle Deadbolt DGX25C, Shimano Sonora 2000F, Daiwa AG1605XB, Mitchell Copperhead 40 and a big ol' Quantum LS6.

    I also have a gaggle of old-school Zebco 33's for the grandkids to use.

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    Dont forget about those little old Zebco 33s on a ugly stick, yea I got the exspensive reels and rods but over a lifetime many of fresh and salt water fillets have been harvested by those little inexspensive kid freindly combos!! And as far as rods ,why would you not go Ugly Stick they will replace for life, they have one for every type of reel or fish size you are targeting.

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    I have all, and use them for different kinds of fishing

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    I love my Garcia Mitchell 300's I have 2. I also have a 206 and a 308 great reels all of them.
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    When I'm on my boat i usually have 4 baitcasters,5 spinning reels (2of spinning rigged for crappie 3for bass)1fly rod for panfish.baitcasters are 1daiwa sol, 2 quantum,1pfluger spinnig are 1daiwa sol,shimano and pfluger models with many more left at home.

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    Thought I'd bump this to the top for all the newer members to vote in the poll. Remember, click on ALL the types you use, it's a multiple choice poll.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bass or bass? View Post
    With the number of people I see fishing with spin cast gear I'm rather surprised at the low count for spin cast on the poll results. I don't much care for them myself but I do see a lot of folks (mostly shore fishing) using them when I go fishing. Just an observation.
    I use them b or b...but the ones I use are sort of "high end" pieces...if there is such a thing for spincast...! My Zebco Omega is an all aluminum, 6 bearing, multi-disk drag reel...and as smooth as any high end reel! My platinum 33 boasts similar specs. the only drawback? They are HEAVY! Pick one up and you'll see what I mean. Must be why most spincasts are made of plastic, the frame design must not lend itself to being metal...too much mass. At any rate...they are bulletproof...and many fishermen don't know such spincast equipment even exists.

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    Older, blue collar single action fly reels. Couple J. W. Youngs, Pfleuger 1400 series, one South Bend for 7-8 weight and the best fly reel I have is an Orvis Battenkill 3/4. I have an ultra-light spinning reel from Bass Pro bought 20+ years ago, a Shimano I believe. I think the rod/reel combo my wife prefers is her custom spin rod and a Shimano also. Also a couple old 202's on solid glass rods for kids at church fishing outings. I'm pretty generous but I ain't about to put a bamboo fly rod in a 9 year olds hands who has never fished before!!!!!!
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    Thanks Mo65, that Zebco Omega sounds like a nice reel.
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    No problem b or b, If the only Zebco a guy had fished with was a 202 or a standard 33, I can see where he would say "leave those for the kids"...but these all metal Zebcos are a different story. Instead of a few bushings, they have bearings, multiple pickup pins, all metal gearing, and better drag washers. I use the Omega for weightless wacky worming. It will toss one farther that any of my baitcasters or spinning reels. I use the Platinum 33 for crappies...guaranteed the last crappie reel I'll ever buy. There ain't enough crappies in the state to wear out that tank! These "top of the line" spincasters have many applications...give one a try!
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