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Qaulity reels?

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I bought some st.croix ice rods and a jason mitchel perch rods but I need some reels. Wondering what some quality reels are. I am trying not to spend $100 dollars per reel so what are some decent reels for a decent price?

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I'm a big fan of the shimona sedona sahara and or symetre all three are usually priced around 50 bucks. You shouldn't have any problems finding quality reels for under 100 bucks.

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Look into the Abu's. They are light-weight, reliable, and mostly inexpensive. I had required maintenance on 1 and the service I received was prompt and above expectations! I have 1 Okuma, 1 Mitchell, and a dozen Abu's. I've been sold for quite sometime now.

With all that being said I am somewhat anxious to check out the new Jason Mitchell reels.

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I just got a new this year Sedona 500 and man is it SWEAT! Gander Mt has the last years Sahara for $30. Very nice real for the $.

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I agree, the Sedona's are really nice, I also have some Tica reels which work well and I also just bought my 2nd and 3rd Pfluger's. The small Pfluger President is beautifull! Also have an Abu and a Shakespear and a Cabelas. Over all though the best two I would reccomend are the Sedona or the Pfluger.

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Mitchell's Avocet works well enough, as does any Pflueger or Abu. I've never tried a Tica. My personal favorite is a Shakespeare Synergy Supreme. Its drag system seems to work better cold than warm.

One thing to consider: most people insist on tiny reels for ice fishing because you don't really need all that much line, but I have had better luck with larger, say medium action reels, as they are easier to use with cold fingers or even gloves.

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My go to ice reel is my Tica. Closely followed by the Sedona. Tica's are just hard to beat and they make it hard to look at any other reel. I know people who love the Abu's. I might try an Abu on my next set-up.

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Gander guide series. You can buy 3 of these for a hundy. Great drag system for in the winter also.

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Shimano Spirex is my favorite. I did buy some Abu's that were refurbished they seem pretty good to.

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Yeah i personally have a shimano sedona on one and the sahara on another both 500's and love them. I've heard great things about tica too but never used one yet

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i have a tica and it is a very nice reel

i think im going to take it apart and give it a shot of lube because its doing a little grinding but thats probably opperator error

drag is nice and smooth

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Pinnacle T2 if you can find one. Great drag system and very small. It's what I use on my panfish rods.

Selmer

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I just got 2 of the 10 ball bearing Gander reels and they are a lot of bang for the buck. On sale for I think it was $16 regular price $20.

The Ticas are hard to beat as well.

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Hands down TICA's!!!!! Just gave a Gander Pro on a Mitchell rod a try ----- Not a Tica on a Thorne Bros Rod...Reminds me to post in the "for sale" forum.

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