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  • Reel care and best reels

    Posted by tennesseejed on October 20, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    With Christmas right around the corner, I would like to know your thoughts on the best baitcaster and spinning reels under $200 also I’ve been using Ardent Reel Care products good or bad . Thanks

    snowman replied 8 years, 9 months ago 6 Members · 8 Replies
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  • Brian

    Administrator
    October 20, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    I like the Lews Reels! I use the $99-$169 range. They cast far and are really smooth for me. The only issue I have with these reels is the handle grips. If you watch me set the hook and fight fish in the Elite Videos my fingers slip off the grips often.

    Brian

  • krogers79

    Member
    October 20, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    Lews reels all the way. The new $79 MG Baitcaster is probably the hands down best reel in that price range. I also have some of the $100+ reels and I can say the MG reel does everything the more expensive ones do.

  • snowman

    Member
    October 21, 2015 at 12:23 am

    Lews all the way….good price and cast a mile

  • rolltide

    Member
    October 21, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    Abu Garcia Revo Sx is what I use.
    Price tag $159.99..
    Brian you might want to look at
    replacing your grips to the eva knobs.
    The revo eva knobs will fit the lews reels.
    You can get them on ebay for $19.99.
    I’ve replaced all my knobs to eva knobs.
    And love them no slips…

    Chuck Howell…

  • blockel

    Member
    October 21, 2015 at 1:55 pm
    quote Krogers79:

    Lews reels all the way. The new $79 MG Baitcaster is probably the hands down best reel in that price range. I also have some of the $100+ reels and I can say the MG reel does everything the more expensive ones do.

    +1

    I have three of them and they’ve been good to me.

    As for reel care, I’m by no means an expert but while the ardent stuff works, I prefer the Penn cleaner in the spray bottle and the Shimano drag grease. The Shimano grease works on both gears and drag system washers.

    Here’s the link for the grease: http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Shimano_Reel_Grease/descpage-SHRG.html

  • tennesseejed

    Member
    October 21, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    Thanks everyone for your quick responses. But what about spinning reels .? My wife likes the spinners and I can’t buy a new reel for myself and you know. Lol . And any thoughts on reel oils?

  • rolltide

    Member
    October 21, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    Spinning reel the same Abu Garcia Revo Sx.
    I use the Abu Garcia Oil works fine for me.
    Price Tag on spinning reel the same $159.99..

    Chuck Howell…

  • snowman

    Member
    October 21, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    Also check out Cals Drag grease….I use it on one my reels and never had one fail yet

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