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Farley

Sight fishing pannies

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Long story short, I found some of my panfish rods are too long when sight fishing so I just picked up a really short Jason Mitchell sight fishing rod, cant wait to get out and use it but was looking for a reel to match it up with. I thought I'd just put on one of my walleye reels that wont be used for the rest of the ice season but found they are probably too big for that little rod. Looked around at Gander and didnt find much also looked at Cabelas and Thorne online and couldnt find anything that seemed that much smaller than a standard reel. For those of you who use these tiny rods, what reels do you put on them. I wasnt planning on spending more than $50 on a reel but I guess if that's my only option for a decent reel with no backlash, I'll go that route. Most of the reels I looked at online were 6.3 oz, maybee that's small enough???

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Another vote for the 6720 and Tica cetus. The drag is better on the president but it stiffens a little bit in the cold where the ticas do not.

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All I use for ice fishing are the tica reels. Sheels store brand are nice too and have a lifetime warantee. That is what im going to switch over to for next year.

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I have a Thorne Bros 19" Power Noodle with the 4" cork handle on it. Pat Smith at Thorne's recommended the cheap Shimano 500 which has preformed beautifully. Nice setup!

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I would have to agree with some of the previous posters. I have fished with TICA CETUS reels for several years now and prefer them over any other reel.

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I own most of the ones mentioned ... you'd be happy fishing panfish with any of these reels. I don't own any of the new Shimano 500's, but tried them in the store - they are very smooth, I'd say on par with the Pflueger President.

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A mitchell avocet 2 or a cabelas fish eagle would work great. They are all I use for ice fishing.

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I use ticas on all my rods but I still dont have a sight rod. By next year I will have one and I'll be putting a fly reel one it. Zero line twist!

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I have the Mitchell Avocett 2 gold and that is a really nice reel for a great price. Great drag and fits nicely in your hand.

Very much agreed! I have three of them and love them.

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i agree with the mitchell avocett it is a nice reel that is smooth and cheap and it hold alot of line. but i guess you dont need alot of line for sight fishing since your in probably 3-6 fow . thats my opinion. hope you find what your looking for!

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