Originally Posted by baddream
How about a used Daiwa BG? You can ususally find them on the auction site and they are battlewagons.
Best Spinning Reel under $100
Posted February 03 2010 - 06:20 PM
I agree on this reel too. The BG series is a metal workhorse that should
last you 50 years. I own a few. Not the most refined, but it is all you will
need to get the job done.
No need to buy used. You can pick up one of these for under $80.00.
Great bang for the buck!
Posted February 03 2010 - 06:24 PM
My choice would be the Slammer.
There are some great Quantums in that price range as well. Generally, the Quantums are very light, have superior drag capability and have held up very well for me.
Posted February 03 2010 - 06:26 PM
I'm not a reel mechanic by any means but, I have some mechanical ability.
Something inside the reel whaen I was putting it back together. I don't remember what it was exactly. I threw the reel out and decided I wouldn't buy another.
But, lately I have been looking for an inexpensive reel for schoolies in the back this spring and the Sargus is the only reel that I can think of that's affordable and reliable.
I never rinsed the thing (on purpose) and it never failed me. I waded with it out to a bar and had it completly under water and it still didn't fail me.
The only thing it didn't do was land a big fish. But, that's not the reels fault. The largest fish I landed was 27" and the reel beat the fish without any problems.
Ok, I just convinced myself.....
I'm getting another Sargus!
Posted February 03 2010 - 06:37 PM
Jim, both the ssg, and the ssm Penn reels now have instant antireverse
although the ssm's can be a little heavy. The BG does not have the AR.
Posted February 03 2010 - 07:41 PM
Daiwa BG20 and Penn 710 weren't designed with braid in mind, but are durable light reels.
Sargus and spheros 4000 series also fit the bill.
Posted February 03 2010 - 07:53 PM
The FA models are discontinued now but you can get the FB for under $100.
Posted February 03 2010 - 08:03 PM
It's a time tested, proven reel that can still hang with today's newer reels - and cast better than most of them.
The only other reel I'd consider would be a Shimano Saros 3000F, which sells for about $30 more at $120.
Posted February 03 2010 - 08:08 PM
C&R IS GOOD
Posted February 04 2010 - 02:10 AM
Originally Posted by FinS 32
I have a shimano sahara 4000. On a tsunami 7'. It works great except you have to really wash it. It is not so salt friendly. It is like 75 bucks. I use it on small lures in bays.
Posted February 04 2010 - 05:35 AM
My new BG 90 was ~ $100.00 shipped.