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Old 05-02-2012, 04:40 PM   #1
Rob Rockcrawler
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FW reel gripe.

I have some sort of mitchell reel that i got last year for about 40 bucks. What a piece of garbage. It got bound up somehow so i figured i would take it apart and fix er up. There is no fixing these cheap reels. They are completely disposable. Tiny springs holding stuff together that, cheap screws that strip when you look at em. And you cant just pop off the sideplate to take a look. Lesson learned i guess. In the market for a half way decent FW reel. 50-75 bucks, any suggestions for something that will make it through 3 years with about 10 days a year of use? And something that is serviceable at home?

Everything is better on the rocks.
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Old 05-03-2012, 04:56 AM   #2
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I've been using a Shimano Symetre without issue for the past 3 years....I'd recommend that. I got it for $50 but it might be a little more than that now

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Old 05-19-2012, 07:22 AM   #3
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I got another walmart special. This time i tried an Abu. This one is atleast serviceable. I would have gotten a symetre but i needed something quick, i know i will be replacing it in a couple years again. Good news is the freshwater fishing is on fire now. 40+ bass in 2 hours the other day. Nothing over 2 lbs but still had a blast.

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