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Old 07-27-2015, 10:16 PM   #1
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Going to pick up a new baitcaster for inshore soon. I've never owned one and was wanting some suggestions on a good one to start with? Thanks!
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For inshore I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Abu Garcia Revo Inshore. If you're looking to save some cash & like the feel of a round reel better (they're also easier to learn with), I'd go with an Abu C3 or a C4!
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I second the C3. Tanks. You just can't beat time-tested design.

If going low profile I also like the Revos but my favorite is the Daiwa Lexa. Awesome drags and a good selection of different gearing for different kinds of fishing.
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All the above are outstanding. Just wanted to say that I love my revo rocket by abu garcia - smooth, light, lots of drag, holds up to the salt, and blistering fast. The revo inshore is what I would tell you to start with, then when you like it start investing in the other revo reels such as rocket, beast and toro
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Thanks a lot!
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EDIT: sorry I miss read your thread. Didn't realize you were inshore saltwater

I really like my Okuma bass reel bait casters. And the drag has held up for Specs and Slot reds also. I will buy the same thing once I retire these. Pretty sure they were about $59 each for the reel only and I got them on sale for like $37.
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All the above are outstanding. Just wanted to say that I love my revo rocket by abu garcia - smooth, light, lots of drag, holds up to the salt, and blistering fast. The revo inshore is what I would tell you to start with, then when you like it start investing in the other revo reels such as rocket, beast and toro
Comparing these to a $60 or $70 reel, what makes them so much superior? I don't mind paying for quality Im just curious.
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youtube them at jandhtackle reviews you will be well rounded after that. there are many websites that actually dissect an entire reel, you will see quality in through every part. designs built to last and hold up against strain and or corrosion, while being smooth comfortable and stylish plus being able to cast further and pack twice as much drag pressure

honestly its like everything else

a Hundai will get you from A to B
but a Lambo just does it better

premium reels
last longer
are more comfortable
a lot smoother
cast further
just all around perform better
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Cronarch. By Shimano. Fished them for 30 plus years. Well mine are old and still have a lifetime warranty. But they still work like the day I got em. Redfish or whatever. They will handle whatever bites. The younger guys on here are way more in tune with what's good now.
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Comparing these to a $60 or $70 reel, what makes them so much superior? I don't mind paying for quality Im just curious.
Main thing would be the aluminum frame vs. graphite frame. Aluminum will be a lot more durable and keeps the gears in good alignment on big fish.

For a beginner, Shimanos VBS and new SVS braking is hard to beat, very consistent. The Abus are good reels as well but I have had some issues with them.
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