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New Baitcaster?

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I am looking for a new baitcaster for this summer. I want something that has a good anti-backlash. I like Abu Garcia, but don't which one to get. Any ideas?

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The high-end Shimano's are pretty nice. If you're not into spending $150-200 for one of the high-end models the Abu's are pretty good.

I've got 2 C5000's for Muskie and Pike and they do back-lash easier than the Shimano's.

Cabela's has some great prices on their own label baitcasters, check them out on line or catalog, or even better, go to one of their retail stores!

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Shinamo Calcuttas are suppose to be the best. I haven't gotten on yet but with out a doubt it will be my next baitcaster

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I had problems with backlash on my Eon whenever I tried to pitch light lures this past summer. My other ABU's and Shimano's pitch light lures just fine. I tried to get the sideplate off of my EON a couple weeks ago to clean it, but it was jammed shut. I returned it to the manufacturer with a note about the backlash and they sent me a new reel in 3 days. I opened the sidecover on this new reel and I noticed that the adjusting weight plate was different than the original. It was a different color (red) and it appeared to be a modified and beefier design. The old EON weights did not quite line up with the slots in the plate so you could never get the weights turned completely on. The new and improved version pitchs light lures without backlash and I am much happier with this version.

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I have two of the Johnny Moris signiture reels and love them. I havn't had alot of different reels to compare to but these are smooth. I've also noticed a good rod makes a ton of diffence. Put a good reel on a dump rod and you have trouble.

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Ambassadeur makes an anti-backlash series called the UC. So that'd be 5500UC and 6500UC. I have one of each. Quite nice, and far harder to backlash (uh, I mean professional overrun) than a standard Ambassadeur or other standard reels. These go for about $100 to $125.

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I have 2 of the 6500 Ambassadeur UC that I use for Muskie. Once you set them up for the lure you are using they are flawless. That is pretty much the story with any good bait caster. I have used mine for 3 years, and haven't had a single problem.

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Don't make your final decision without closely inspecting the new Quantum Catalyst line...........

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