Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
bmc

Open water walleye reels?

9 posts in this topic

I'm looking at buying 2 new reels for open water walleye fishing. I'm looking at the Abu Garcia Cardinal 500. Has anyone had any experience with these? I'd be using them for jigging and lindy rigging. Thanks for the info.

bmc

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Unfortunately, I have no experience with those reels. I would want to make sure I have "infinite anti-reverse", rear drag, and trigger. I'd also make sure that when the bail is open it doesn't take too much to get the bail to flip over to pick up line. I have a few ice fishing reels that I actually can harldly get the bail to flip closed unless I use my hand to manually flip it. That's what I get for leaving everything in my boat rod lockers and being too lazy to uncover it and get the reels out, bought new reels instead.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Try the Okuma Epixor or Inspira. 10 and 11 ball bearings and smooth. Far less than the same quality reel in Shimano. Shimano is also a nice reel but they know it. $!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Check out the Pfleuger line. A very smooth reel (7 ball bearings) at a very reasonable price.

------------------
fish smarter, not harder

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree with Northlander on the Okumas. Last year, I switched over all my rods to the Inspira. They perform just as well as the Stradics, but for $40 less.
I haven't had a single problem with these reels.

------------------
-FNC

"get on the natch"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I really like my Shimano Stradics and have been using them for a munber of years. They aren't cheap but are very nice to use for all kinds of situations.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

100% of my reels are Shimano, I don't spend the big $, I think the average price of my reels is in the neighborhood of $60. And I have 12 different length/action rods, I've never had a problem with any of them over the last 25 years.

Ole

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Shimano Stradics and Sahara's in my Boat (and my Otter grin.gif...

------------------
Chells

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

bmc
Go to a sporting goods store that cares a full line of reels. Try the ones in your price range.. Garcia, Shimano, Diawa, any of the well known Mfg's.. Front drag ,instant anti-reverse, four or more ball bearings..
They all look good but cosmetics don't make a good fishing tool.. When ya walk out of the store, you and only you have to be satisfied..By the way the new Shimano Symetre is my choice..Smooooth
Don

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    •   When someone gets to the personal aspect, whether it's me or someone else, I will challenge them and if they can justify what they have said about an individual --OK -- otherwise show me why, and if it is just their opinion say so. I'll accept that if it's their opinion.   There is nothing generic about an insult, an insult is an insult. What do you consider as a douchebag?
    • Not sure why people get so worked up about being called dummies, poopyheads and sons of bees.  Whatever, its generic insults and this is the internet.   But yeah, there's a line somewhere in the there that separates the real douchebags* from the rest of us.  You know it when you see it.   *Sorry if any douchebags felt personally attacked by being called douchebags.
    • I was addressing it to JigSawJimmy Peatmoss  response : That's an opinion, not anything more , so I let it go.
    • Created/Saved all these jobs, cut gajillions off AF1 costs, etc.  Ok, so how did the that work?  Usually these sort of dealings aren't totally one sided.  At least the carrier deal had a bunch of Pence fingerprints on tax incentives Trump took credit for.   I have doubts that King Cheeto just shows up and blows a bunch of smoke up assses and corporate executives are just like, "Yay!"   Is Trump's Twitter bully pulpit that powerful?  He randomly yells at Boeing and they just fold over for him?  I thought we realized Trump on Twitter is only for the LOLs.
    • Well hope the Trump supporters are having fun, seems those days are numbered. Turns out you can't just yell fake news at real news and make it go away. The Feds are closing in, and at best it seems Trump thinks throwing Manafort to the wolves might get them off his tail. Anywho, lots of news today.   The FBI has information that indicates associates of President Donald Trump communicated with suspected Russian operatives to possibly coordinate the release of information damaging to Hillary Clinton's campaign   McCain: Congress doesn't have 'credibility' to handle Russia probes    Because this happened - House Intelligence chair discloses classified intel in clumsy effort to validate Trump   Also this earlier in the day -  Former campaign manager Paul Manafort secretly worked for a Russian billionaire with a plan to "greatly benefit the Putin Government."     And in completely unrelated news - remember those Carrier jobs you bragged about Trump saving? Yeah, those jobs are gone. Carrier pocketed the tax breaks then screwed the workers anyway. Great negotiation there. http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/job-cuts-endure-at-indiana-factories-despite-trump-pressure-416511193.html
    •   Who are you addressing this to? I did not make the statement only re-posted it. I also don't find PEATMOSS's comment very humorous as well.   PEATMOSS said: This is still, by far, the funniest thing I have ever read on these threads in a decade.
    •   Anything you post on here from now on has no merit or credibility as far as I'm  concerned.  I wasn't even going to respond to this, but feel what you posted needed to be. If you wish to call my mother a dam, you will, the same as you called another persons mother that. I don't give a rats butt what your political views are, however when you start getting into personal attacks you had better look in a mirror. You don't probably don't know anyone on here personally, yet you attack someone on a personal bases, call there mother a dam and ridicule them because they had a lower portion of a leg amputated due to something they can control, but had no control whether they have the illness and sometime that illness makes you pay a price. BD2 has that illness he can control to a certain extent where he can lead a normal life, however there will be complications and from what I know of him he will accept that. I don't know DB2 personally, I've never met him, I've debated against some thing on this where he and I have had different views, I respect his opinions even though I disagree on many, BUT I SURE AS H--- DON"T ATTACK HIS ANCESTORY OR  ANY TYPE OF DISABILLITY
    • Yea yea all ya auld pharts would  pass out the minute she popped the first button!!
    • Would he get a free hoodie for his efforts?
    • Great to see this in Minnesota. Trout has been on my bucket list and will happen this year. The mix of largies and smalls really works for this show and plays into the guys heads. I was pulling for Hack. He's become one of my favorites. I think these guys are gaining a new appreciation for MN.  Except maybe the Lane Bros.
  • Our Sponsors