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Rapala Reels?

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Anyone had a chance to try out the new Rapala reels yet? Was thinking of picking one up but wanted to know if anyone else had tried them out yet?

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ave not tryed the rapala reels yet. Picked up a stradic this summer and just love it. Then I heard even better reports on the daiawa capricorn so I picked up one of them. Should be hear tommorrow. The capricorn was less then 80 bucks and is suposed to be a awsome real.

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For $25 here is a great deal.
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Cardinal Spinning Reel (C3000S5J)

Five steel bearings
Instant anti-reverse
Everlast bail spring system
Durable one-piece graphite body
5.2 to 1 gear ratio
10 lb. / 160 yd. line capacity

Regular Price: $44.95
FFO Price: $24.96
Link to the deal if your interested.
http://www.ffo-tackle.com/detail.cfm?PassProdId=1110

A very cool ABU reel that didn't catch on, but I really like is the ABU CD Series Spinning Reel (CD6-1000). A sweet reel for superbraids like Power Pro or FireLine! Slicker then cat snot on a door knob Eh. wink.gif

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CD Series Spinning Reel (CD6-1000)

Twice the power of front drag reels
Greater convenience than rear drag reels
6 steel ball-bearings
One-piece aluminum gear box
Instant Anti-Reverse

Everlast bail spring
5.2 to 1 gear ratio
6 lb. / 100 yd. line capacity
Aluminum spool and aluminum spare spool
Ambidextrous right or left hand retrieve

Regular Price: $109.95
FFO Price: $54.94

The Ultra-Lite version (ABU (CD4-1000))
is a very sweet ice reel! FFO Price: $39.91

If your interested in a nifty deal on a combo, here is a Agenda Spinning Combo (AG2FC) for $34.77. A very nice rig for the $$! I use a few of them reels on the ice, love them.
http://www.ffo-tackle.com/detail.cfm?PassProdId=1122

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No personal experience with the new Rapala reel, so I can not give you any informed unbiased feedback on it.

But I would venture a guess.....it's JOBBER-JUNK.

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Their rods are very high quality so i figured that their reels would be halfway decent. A really nice reel for $35 is the Daiwa Samurai!! I used this reel and was completely blown away

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