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  • What is the best spincast reel under $50 ?

    Any suggestions. . I’ve been thinking about these two ,Daiwa® Procaster® Tournament Spincast Reel - Model PS100B http://www.************/servlet/catal...rTarget=search Bass Pro Shops® Magna Spincast Reel - M30 http://www.************/servlet/catal...mCat=CROSSSELL


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    Re: What is the best spincast reel under $50 ?

    Forget those two... The single best spincast reel ever made is the Zebco Omega. They come in 2 sizes, one spooled with 4 lb. test and a larger one spooled with 10 lb. They are the smoothest, most durable spincasts I have ever used and cast better than all the others I have used, and I have used a lot in my lifetime.

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    • #3
      Re: What is the best spincast reel under $50 ?

      I'll second the Zebco Omega. I bought one for my mother and the quality etc. of the reel is far better than any other spincast reel out there.

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      • #4
        Re: What is the best spincast reel under $50 ?

        Thanks for the input.I’ve used a lot of Zebco 33’s in the past, haven’t used the Omega yet.

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        • #5
          Re: What is the best spincast reel under $50 ?

          You might enjoy this article about the Omega. http://www.tackletour.com/reviewzebcoomega.html

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          • #6
            Re: What is the best spincast reel under $50 ?

            When I used spincast I had my best performance from Zebco 33s and Zebco One. Haven't used an Omega, but I trust Zebco.
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            • #7
              Re: What is the best spincast reel under $50 ?

              Thanks for the link, Sevcrist "The Zebco Omega is the only spincast reel to feature 6 stainless steel ball bearings".Sounds good to me.

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              • #8
                Re: What is the best spincast reel under $50 ?

                No question the omega is the best real for the money and better than my $200 reel.

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                • #9
                  Re: What is the best spincast reel under $50 ?

                  That Omega sounds good. I have several of the Daiwa Goldcast III's. They make a GC80, GC100, GC120. Intended for 8, 10, & 12 lb line respectively. Oscilating spool, rotating sleeve on the pick up pin. Pretty good drag system. Definitely don't have 6 brgs One of the best Spincast reels going for sure. The only real negative is the ratchet pawl anti-reverse. Click click click click ................

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                  • #10
                    Re: What is the best spincast reel under $50 ?

                    Thanks everyone for your input . I think the Zebco Omega is the one I’ll buy.Any suggestions on where’s the cheapest place to buy one? Looks like around $49. is the going price.

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                    • #11
                      Re: What is the best spincast reel under $50 ?

                      Yea, BassPro has it for $50. I got the smaller one. It comes with an extra spool that I keep 4 lb. on for crappie fishing. I took the 6 lb. off that came with the reel (it seemed a little weak), and spooled it up with some Trilene Xtra Tough 6 lb. test. Works wonderfully! I've had it for about 6 months and some lots of heavy fishing done on it. I haven't had to clean it yet!

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                      • #12
                        Re: What is the best spincast reel under $50 ?

                        Tonight I bought one of the smaller Omega's. Looks pretty good. I put it on a light action rod to use trolling for trout on the hooch. We use ultra lights for casting for trout. Pretty funny, $50 reel on a $12 crappie rod

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                        • #13
                          Re: What is the best spincast reel under $50 ?

                          Spincast? Aren't they all under $50?

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                          • #14
                            Re: What is the best spincast reel under $50 ?

                            Yea, they are all pretty much under $50. Most are under $30 including a rod.

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