Reels

Mr. Crappie MCS100 Slab Shaker Spinning Reel

Lew’s is mainly known for their tournament quality fishing gear but with the Mr. Crappie connection they will soon be as well known for their quality made panfish gear. Picking the right entry level spinning tackle can be a crap shoot with most of those at a lower price point not built to last. Lews has hit the mark with …

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Shimano Citica 200G: Yet Another Success Story

When it comes to reels one of the major powerhouses over the past 10 years has been the Shimano Citica, and that is what we will be focusing on today. The Citica has been a great option for beginning tournament anglers for years and the new 200G6 is no exception. I have personally owned a few Citicas over the years, …

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Revo Premier; It’s Royalty

With so many anglers moving into the tournament circuits it is amazing to us to see so many of them ill-equipped. These anglers rely on their rods and reels to perform at their best for long periods of time and endure a lot of abuse. Abu Garcia recognizes this, which is why the Revo series was born. Once the Revo …

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Pflueger has a new head of the family, the Patriarch

Being a car guy when I hear words like “carbon” and “magnesium” I get revved up, but this isn’t the latest Corvette, though it is the ZR1 of reels. For those of you who aren’t car fanatics, that means that the Pflueger Patriarch is the top model of spinning reels in the Pflueger garage. This reel is built with the …

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Shimano Caenan, Its Full of Finesse

The Shimano Caenan is quite possibly the premier choice for people just getting into the sport of bass fishing; it’s light, cheap, and effective. I firmly believe that the Caenan should be on the list for a first baitcasting reel for a new angler. Shimano did an excellent job at reducing the weight to reduce fatigue on new anglers. The …

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Pflueger Trion: A Serious Reel With A Funny Name

The Pfleuger Trion comes in at 7.8oz, but for a good reason, the frame is rigid. While many $100 reels from other companies will come with a plasticy exterior this one comes with a wicked composite exterior that you would expect from reels costing much more. Another think to notice on the outer-shell is the paint job, the paint is absolutely …

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