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Pike spinning reels

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There are lots of good choices out there. I would also take into consideration what rod you will be using, and the different weights you'll be tossing with it. I would suggest going some where that has a good selection of reels( and take your rod) to find what works for you. smile

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There are dozens of great reels available in your price range. The really good news is that they're all overbuilt, too.

A 2500 series will definitely work, but if I was looking for a pike-specific reel, I'd move up to a 3000 (aka 30) model. The larger spools on these tools will give you longer casts, faster retrieves, and the ability to move up and down between line sizes. They also balance a bit better on 7ft rods--which allow you to use a wider range of lures. However, go with what feels comfortable.

After many years on the job I've come to the firm belief that $100.00, or so, buys all the features/benefits you'd ever actually experience on the water. Specifically, Penn Battles and Pflueger Supremes are bulletproof at $100.00.

P.S., I love my two Daiwa SS's, but after using newer technologies, their lack of instant anti reverse is a minor, but persistent, bugaboo.

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Lot's of great reels out there and a wide variety to choose from. I have three boys 6,8 and 10 that love to fish and do it well. They however are hard on rods and reels. Their reels end up in the sand and they bend rod guides and snap tips. While they have gotten better I just couldn't justify or afford spending too much on a rig. While you are fishing for reel advice I am a huge advocate of making sure to use the right line. I am cheap with some of the rods and reels but I'll always have good line on my rigs. My boys have landed 36 inch pike, 29 inch walleyes and 22 inch largemouths and cheap combo spinning rods spooled with Powerpro. There are a lot of good lines out there but for throwing and trolling I love this line (not a paid advertisement). Good luck.

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