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Polar Bear

Best $30 spinning reel ?

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Need to replace the reel on my cheap canoeing rod. I want to stay around 30 bucks because of the potential of loss or damage during portages. It will be loaded with 6 pound Trilene XL. What you say ?

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For $35 you can get one of the new Mitchell 300's. There is a rebate of $5 available to get you at $30. Not too bad of a reel for the money. Spare spool also.
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My favorite walleye rod and reel has a Shimano LX 2000 which I believe you can get for $20 or $25. It matches perfect with 6 lb test. The reel is solid with a great drag system. Mine is several years old and works the same as the day I got it. I've used the G-loomis rods and $100 reels etc...

But I wouldn't ever spend that money when I can get a great reel for under $30.

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Local chain retailer has Spidercast SCA10's on sale for $20.00 - 5 bearing. No spare spool, though. They are $20.00 to order, or get a 2nd reel for $20.00.

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Go to Fisherman's Facotry Outlet and the have a number of Abu Garcia for under $30 and some mitchells they also have combos and a lot more. Backwater Eddy turned me onto this place and the have a great motto "Fish don't care how much it costs". With that said I must say that I absolutly love Shimano reels I have them ranging from $19-$120 and I love them and have had not trouble with any of them and some are getting pretty old. Check out that site thought good stuff for the money. ffo-tackle.com/

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Abu Garcia, as stated above makes some nice reals in that price range. Also try the Gan. Mt. series. Got them on sale often.

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I picked up 3 of the new Zazz reels. Very nice 7 bearing, metal body, infinite antireverse, alum spool, Titanium line roller. $29 no tax. Sweet Reel! grin.gifgrin.gif

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Check out the Okuma Avenger AV-20, 7 bb, alum. spool, xtra graphite spool. Really nice reel. retails for $35

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kwkfsh where did you get the reels you are talking about?

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I've always had good luck w/ the Pro-Am series by Shakespeare on my icefishing poles and intend to change them over to my summer poles this year. Also they have really good customer support. I lost a few pieces when removing the bale, they sent out a new set.

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