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ctom
08-23-2010, 08:46 PM
i've found most of my bass come from throwing smaller baits, wacky rigs, etc., and i find that the most fun in bassin' is had with light line, soooo.....i'm looking for a rod/reel combo that's solid for finesse fishing, and can handle 4lb test, but can take heavier line when the situation dictates. I probably won't be spending more than 250$ combined, and i'm gonna be honest, looks matter to me. thanks in advance you guys!

Clive
08-24-2010, 09:20 AM
Looking for a spinning or baitcast?

For spinning I'd go with a Quantum Energy PTi (E10PTiB) - I have the first gen Energy PTi and it sees more use then any of my other spinning reels and is smooth as silk even after 6 years of use! It will cost bout $170 at Cabelas.

Clive
08-24-2010, 09:25 AM
oh, and Bass Pro has the matching rods on clearance right now for $70. I havent used them - I have mine matched with a Shimano Bob Izumi Signature rod (not available in the USA as far as I know).

I used to have it paired with an Ugly Stik - a combo I endearingly name Beauty and the Beast

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_98397_100002000_100000000_100002000_100-2-0

ctom
08-24-2010, 03:51 PM
sorry, i should've added that i was talking about a spinning setup. Whoa that is a pretty reel, what do you think about pairing it one of these bad boys http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Temple_Fork_Gary_Loomis_Signature_Spinning_Rods/descpage-TFGLS.html ?

cbiegel
08-24-2010, 04:03 PM
For me finesse fishing is more about the sensitivity of the rod than the reel. HM 50-60 graphite blanks work well for me. More is fine but could be more than you need to pay for.

KenReece
08-25-2010, 09:13 AM
sorry, i should've added that i was talking about a spinning setup. Whoa that is a pretty reel, what do you think about pairing it one of these bad boys http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Temple_Fork_Gary_Loomis_Signature_Spinning_Rods/descpage-TFGLS.html ?


Looks like a great Rod, really like the 7-7'6" ones.

Clive
08-25-2010, 09:54 AM
looks good, cant go wrong with any G Lomis rod IMO!

ctom
08-25-2010, 10:55 AM
my thoughts exactly, I'll probably go with the 7', and while that quantum reel looks awesome, i might scale down in price a little bit...i still need snowboard boots for this winter....

KenReece
08-25-2010, 12:38 PM
For spinning I live by Shimano, my favorite reel (besides Sustain and Stella which cost a lot) is the Saros. It's around $129.00 and comes with a free spool. The Sahara is a great reel for $79.00 but does not come with a spare spool. Both reels have served me well for many many years, actually the Saros I just got 2 winters ago and is about all I use in Canada.

Nico
08-25-2010, 02:05 PM
For spinning I live by Shimano, my favorite reel (besides Sustain and Stella which cost a lot) is the Saros. It's around $129.00 and comes with a free spool. The Sahara is a great reel for $79.00 but does not come with a spare spool. Both reels have served me well for many many years, actually the Saros I just got 2 winters ago and is about all I use in Canada.


I agree with you, i've got a Sustain, it's an excellent reel, but expensive.
Four of my friends have Saros, they are very satisfied. After 3 seasons, they are as new, however they fish in salt waters and these are a few raw with the equipment.

Nico
08-25-2010, 02:14 PM
Shimano symetre is a great reel for 80$US (with spare spool)

KenReece
08-26-2010, 08:45 AM
Shimano symetre is a great reel for 80$US (with spare spool)


Never seen it for $80.00, has always been $100.00 since they upgraded the Symetre. Just bought my daughter the 3000 a year and a half ago and her set up works well with her 6'6" St. Croix.

Nico
08-26-2010, 11:05 AM
Shimano symetre is a great reel for 80$US (with spare spool)


Never seen it for $80.00, has always been $100.00 since they upgraded the Symetre. Just bought my daughter the 3000 a year and a half ago and her set up works well with her 6'6" St. Croix.


Yes, you are right, 83$ but you must pay shipping cost (12$ for Canada in this exemple) so 95$ for this reel, but in 3000FJ.
http://cgi.ebay.fr/Shimano-Symetre-3000FJ-New-/290466931614?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0#shId

Nico
08-26-2010, 11:09 AM
In France, they sold them (symetre 4000FI) for 50, 63$ last year...

Nico
08-26-2010, 11:14 AM
102$ with shipping cost for SYMETRE 4000 FJ
http://cgi.ebay.fr/NEW-SHIMANO-SYMETRE-4000-FJ-SPINNING-REEL-/310244376832?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0

Nico
08-26-2010, 11:16 AM
99.99$ on Cabelas...
http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/links/link.jsp?id=0060367123667a&type=product&cmCat=SEARCH_all&returnPage=search-results1.jsp&Ntk=Products&QueryText=symetre&sort=all&Go.y=0&N=0&Nty=1&hasJS=true&_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1&_DARGS=%2Fcabelas%2Fen%2Fcommon%2Fsearch%2Fsearch-box.jsp.form23&Go.x=0

KenReece
08-26-2010, 12:07 PM
99.99$ on Cabelas...
http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/links/link.jsp?id=0060367123667a&type=product&cmCat=SEARCH_all&returnPage=search-results1.jsp&Ntk=Products&QueryText=symetre&sort=all&Go.y=0&N=0&Nty=1&hasJS=true&_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1&_DARGS=%2Fcabelas%2Fen%2Fcommon%2Fsearch%2Fsearch-box.jsp.form23&Go.x=0


Yes, this is the only price I've seen in the states, at Cabelas and Bass Pro. I have a 4000 series on my heavy trolling rod, the 3000 is nice because it can handle big fish and still light enough to use in lighter set ups. I still prefer spending an extra $30 for the Saros, my 3000 on my 6'6" MP St. Croix Avid is a great all around set up. Whichever reel you pick sitting in a G-Loomis makes it all good!!!