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TICA reels for open water?

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I have two TICA reels purchased for ice fishing this winter. Can I use them on my crappie rods, or are the spools too small for decent casting?

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I have had no issues with using my Tica's for crappie rods. Another good one is the Abu 301.

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These are great for open water panfishing, tossing a spinner for small mouth, or don't be afraid to spool it up with 6lb mono or fireline and use to jig for eyes.

My favorite panfish reel is the small Pfluegger trion GX and I also like this reel called a "tiny" but I forget the maker. Both great for ice fishing as well.

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Thanks for the response guys! I was crappie fishing just yesterday and my trusty old Shimano was finally showing it's age. With two new Tica's in the garage I guess I'd like to put them to good use.

How about that old Shimano? Probably only had it 10 years and already it's time for the boneyard. Can't get anything to last anymore huh? smile

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I had a problem when a big cat fish took the bait I almost ran out of line. They work great for pannies but be mindfull there could be a big fish lurking around the corner and there is only so much 4 or 6 lb line you can put on them

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