Best Palming Reel?

Reels are the hottest topic for TackleTour. Everyone wants to know what the latest and greatest is and how they compare to the old guard. What's the best for light stuff, or what's your suggestion for heavy cover. Do we really need different retrieve ratios? It's all in here.
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Re: Best Palming Reel?

Post by the hooligan » Tue Aug 11, 2015 4:37 am

1. bfs xg
2. core 50/alde mg7/15 alde
3. alphas/zonda

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Re: Best Palming Reel?

Post by BigG » Tue Aug 11, 2015 4:50 am

njbasscat wrote:Alphas or Pixy for me. I have small hands. I have no complaints with the Steez, Old Zillion, or TDZ platforms either. They all fit my hands pretty well.
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Re: Best Palming Reel?

Post by trevorvandam » Tue Aug 11, 2015 4:55 am

Any shimano e series reel

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Re: Best Palming Reel?

Post by jeff h » Sun Aug 16, 2015 10:37 am

Fuego/TD-Z for me. Alphas just a little small for my big hands. Actually, so is TD-Z but I'm getting used to it the more I use them.

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Re: Best Palming Reel?

Post by mprestonSEK » Sun Aug 16, 2015 10:46 am

Really like the way my metaniums palm. I'm thinking of getting an Alphas SV so that may change

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Re: Best Palming Reel?

Post by Fishing4Fun » Sun Aug 16, 2015 12:32 pm

IlliniDawg01 wrote:Shimano 50e style reels
Daiwa T3s
Shimano Metanium (new style)
Zillion/TDZ style
Steez

Those are my favorites that I have used.

It is all personal preference though. Buy and try as many reels as you can.

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This would be mine to a "T" just add the Alphas to the list.

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Re: Best Palming Reel?

Post by jpd0144 » Sun Aug 16, 2015 1:51 pm

No particular order :

-Core/Cu/Ch 50
-Zillion/TDZ
-Chronarch/Core 100

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Re: Best Palming Reel?

Post by masterbass » Tue Aug 18, 2015 12:26 pm

In no particular order: 50e, pixy, tdz, steez and metanium. They all palm just fine for me. Any reel that sits low feels fine. I didn't like the tatula and I used to have a tdz 105HL that was too tall to palm comfortably.

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Re: Best Palming Reel?

Post by progressive816 » Fri Aug 21, 2015 3:19 pm

The 50E palms very well. A 50E on a first gen Zillion rod palms extremely well. It it just not right though.

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Re: Best Palming Reel?

Post by k3fishing » Sat Aug 22, 2015 1:59 am

I think it depends on the person and the size of their hands. Some people with larger hands have trouble with the smaller reels fitting in their hands and not disappearing. So the 50 size reel might not be a good choice for some. Just an observation.

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Re: Best Palming Reel?

Post by zodiak311 » Sat Aug 22, 2015 3:23 pm

1. Pixy
2. TDZ
3. Zillion

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Re: Best Palming Reel?

Post by pharmboy2010 » Sat Aug 22, 2015 3:25 pm

zodiak311 wrote:1. Pixy
2. TDZ
3. Zillion
Couldn't agree more!

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Re: Best Palming Reel?

Post by timsford » Sun Aug 23, 2015 4:23 am

For me its definitely the t3 followed by the td z and then the zillion

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Re: Best Palming Reel?

Post by tnt2671 » Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:36 am

my vote would go to shimano 50's but the lews lfs series reels palm quite nicely also

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Re: Best Palming Reel?

Post by jerrylo913 » Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:08 am

Shimano 50e's for sure

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