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I have been taking my kids fishing a lot lately and want to get a set up for myself. I'm not new to fishing but I lost my best friend and fishing buddy 6 years ago. It kind if killed the fishing vibe for me as it would just depress me and I gave all my gear away. Now that my kids are really enjoying it I want to start back up again. I'm looking for a good real for under $100. I'm not sure what's good anymore, I have looked online but there's just so much out there it makes my head spin. Thanks!
 

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Without details on what kind of bass (I'm assuming small/large and not stripers), for spinning, I've always used Shimano, though not the real pricey stuff. To be honest, I also had one from BassPro (their label) and it wasn't too bad either. You can have one for less than $70 and they will last as long as you maintain and clean it.
 

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Thanks guys. It's for freshwater fishing. I was actually looking at the cheaper Shimano's.
 

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Gunsick I use a cheap reel from walmart , it works great . The only thing I can advise is to get one with the most bearings you can get ( they are smoother casting and retrieve ) plus if you stay under 25 - 35 dollars for the whole setup . The best one I own is a whupping stick from cabelas ( it's pretty much unbreakable but will haul in the toughest bastards you can meet up with ) Shakespeare , okuma, . They are all pretty good anymore . Technology has come along way ! Have fun getting some . FYI for fishing panfish I use a 6 ft ultralight I got from bass pro them bull gills are fun on 4 pound test fluorocarbon !if you need more info a PM me and I will help ya out !
 

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I use an $80 Shimano love it. I cannot remember the model number and the reel is currently 200 feet locked up in the garage have to get back to ya on that.
 

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When I did fish I used a Shimano that had a Quick fire system on it,I need to get back in to fishing since my outing a couple weeks ago,I forgot how much fun it was just to get out for the day to have some fun..
 

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Shimano is the way to go. I use the stradic model for tournament fishing, but they are expensive. I got a Sedona last year for trout (about 60.00) it's super smooth
 

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Shimano certainly makes a quality reel. I have three baitrunners that I bought for striper fishing. They are very smooth and also versatile, i actually use them for almost all of my saltwater fishing. Love them.
 
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