Budget Sweet Spot... Casting Reels

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.

What is your budget sweet spot when looking for a new reel?

Under $100
4
2%
$100 - $125
12
5%
$126-$150
31
12%
$151-$175
24
10%
$176-$200
58
23%
$201-$250
37
15%
$251-$300
23
9%
Budget? What Budget? Enthusiasts don't care about no stinkin' budget!!
62
25%
 
Total votes: 251

SSS
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Re: Budget Sweet Spot... Casting Reels

Postby SSS » Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:39 pm

If i had $200 for a rod n reel, i'd get a used TDZ for $100-120 and a Corzza from MC.

jjbassnforfun
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Re: Budget Sweet Spot... Casting Reels

Postby jjbassnforfun » Sun May 20, 2018 2:43 pm

Depends on if the wifey finds out.......... :talk hand:
2012 Stratos 285XL 150 Etec HO

bpettus2
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Re: Budget Sweet Spot... Casting Reels

Postby bpettus2 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:51 am

I’ll pay for rarity and limited editions love having things others don’t . That being said I say 400.00 can get most of that

btoups
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Re: Budget Sweet Spot... Casting Reels

Postby btoups » Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:55 pm

I end up being too worried about scratching up my higher dollar reels so end up fishing the mid range ones more often.

mark poulson
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Re: Budget Sweet Spot... Casting Reels

Postby mark poulson » Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:03 pm

btoups wrote:I end up being too worried about scratching up my higher dollar reels so end up fishing the mid range ones more often.

Me, too!

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LgMouthGambler
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Re: Budget Sweet Spot... Casting Reels

Postby LgMouthGambler » Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:25 pm

Wow. I didnt think the 200 to 250 margin was gonna be soo low on this site. :lol: Thats my sweet spot.
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jvelth74
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Re: Budget Sweet Spot... Casting Reels

Postby jvelth74 » Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:32 pm

Budget sweet spot is Tatula from Autumn discount ~$100. It's worth of much more :) Still I love my SV Zillion and OG Zillion and planning to buy Steez.

K3RRY
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Re: Budget Sweet Spot... Casting Reels

Postby K3RRY » Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:42 am

$200 for me but I just got a 17 scorpion dc and a curado dc so there goes my budget
A metanium mgl for $285 is tempting

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Re: Budget Sweet Spot... Casting Reels

Postby HobeyBaker » Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:20 pm

The Tatula 100 is a nice caster, good ergo, and somewhat light. One would need to move up to a Met MGL or Steez to get a better combination, in my opinion. The Bantam MGL is a hell of a reel if you don't care about weight, but if you do then you're looking at a $400 msrp reel.

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Re: Budget Sweet Spot... Casting Reels

Postby Just_Bass » Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:57 pm

100-200 is good start, but also depends on size and comfort of the reel. I'd love to spend more but family come first. My recent purchased 1 brand new Bantam MGL, followed by a brand new Shimano SLX.


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