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best reel around 100$
« on: March 03, 2019, 02:14:06 PM »

trying to decide between a shimano slx, daiwa fuego and kastking speed demon. Any advice? Thanks
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Re: best reel around 100$
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2019, 04:26:08 PM »

I own several tatula svís and wanted a cheaper reel to fill out an extra rod. Listening to LMG talk about the diawa fuego I bought one last month. For the price it is amazing. The breaking system is spot on. I have several kast king as well. They work fine but the fuego just cast so much better.


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Re: best reel around 100$
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2019, 04:38:04 PM »

Fuego all the way. But the SLX is excellent also. It comes down to which braking system do you like.
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Re: best reel around 100$
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2019, 06:24:22 PM »

Fuego all the way. But the SLX is excellent also. It comes down to which braking system do you like.
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Re: best reel around 100$
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2019, 06:41:18 PM »

I also got a Fuego last year and really like it.

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Re: best reel around 100$
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2019, 07:48:13 PM »

Definitely Diawa Fuego.
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Re: best reel around 100$
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2019, 09:24:55 AM »

I lean towards the SLX but only because I'm a fan of the braking system. However with $20 more you can find a Citica online and be in a very fine machine for the money.

As mentioned, pick your braking system and run with it.
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Re: best reel around 100$
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2019, 10:43:18 AM »

thanks for all the input. I don't know what braking system would be best for me. I'm looking for a dual purpose combo, bass in heavy cover and pike.
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Re: best reel around 100$
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2019, 12:31:03 PM »

If you're casting heavy lures the centrifugal brake will definitely be the best IMO. Now pitching baits to heavy cover, this is where the argument for both centrifugal or magnetic gets deep and I see both sides.
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Re: best reel around 100$
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2019, 03:37:53 PM »

The fuego ct you should be able to find online for less than 100. Great reel in my opinion.
If your budget is 100, you can always upgrade the bearings on it and make it a rocket launcher.
I highly recommend ZPI bearings, my Tatula CT and Tatula Type R have them.

Also the all aluminum frame on them is one of my favorite features. They feel sturdy. No bending or warping while pulling in fish.
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Re: best reel around 100$
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2019, 08:13:40 PM »

Matt Allen from Tacticalbassin really likes the SLX


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Re: best reel around 100$
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2019, 08:22:53 PM »

keep an eye out or even message sportsman outfitters.  I picked up a bunch of new tatulas from them for around 100$.  Great reels!
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Re: best reel around 100$
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2019, 08:30:58 PM »

I haven't tried all the options, but I do like Shimanos. Had a beater Caenan from a pawn shop that I put through absolute hell. It held up great for a while, especially considering it was used and battered when I got it, and I really did abuse it.
Love my Curado too, but that's out of your price preference.

I was wanting the SLX myself, but once I got my hands on one I couldn't get past the looks. All reviews I've seen, including on this forum, seem to say it's a great reel that fishes above it's price point.

I looked at the Daiwa's. Wanted one for sure and haven't read a negative review.

But ended up getting the Revo X. Just love the looks and the reviews, ended up liking the reel just as much as my Curado. It's not the smoothest and damn sure is noisy out of the box, but it's proven to be a sturdy little thing and is very easy to use.

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Re: best reel around 100$
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2019, 04:23:28 AM »

I have 2 Diawa Fuego CT seem to be very good reel for under 60 bucks (on sale)  check out ebay.  Also bought a KastKing Assaasin for under 50 Just wanted to try one. The KK is a hate/love relationship some hate it and some love it.
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Re: best reel around 100$
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2019, 09:42:25 PM »

best? I like deals ... very good deals ... recently bought kastking Royale legend elite bait caster ... IPT 35"... max drag 17 lbs. ... magnetic brakes ... solid and smooth ... 7.2 oz. ... 45 dollars on amazon fire sale ... down from 75 dollars ... enjoy using it ... excellent reel for worming and frogging ... next ... BPS pro qualifier 2 special edition 49.99 down from 99.99 ... 31 IPT ... drag 10 lbs. ... dual brakes system ... 7.2 oz. ... excellent casting once you get adjusted right ... used recently t rig and performed well with decent bass caught ... could get a good rhythm with a spinner bait too ...

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Re: best reel around 100$
« Reply #15 on: March 12, 2019, 04:23:24 PM »

I haven't tried all the options, but I do like Shimanos. Had a beater Caenan from a pawn shop that I put through absolute hell. It held up great for a while, especially considering it was used and battered when I got it, and I really did abuse it.
Love my Curado too, but that's out of your price preference.

I was wanting the SLX myself, but once I got my hands on one I couldn't get past the looks. All reviews I've seen, including on this forum, seem to say it's a great reel that fishes above it's price point.

I looked at the Daiwa's. Wanted one for sure and haven't read a negative review.

But ended up getting the Revo X. Just love the looks and the reviews, ended up liking the reel just as much as my Curado. It's not the smoothest and damn sure is noisy out of the box, but it's proven to be a sturdy little thing and is very easy to use.

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I have a couple of the Revos' love them got them off CL, I am thinking of the Diawa Fuego, I hope it will be a workhorse like Revo, never owned a Diawa this will be my first one, hard to imagine I wouldn't like it

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Re: best reel around 100$
« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2019, 04:26:29 PM »

I have a couple of the Revos' love them got them off CL, I am thinking of the Diawa Fuego, I hope it will be a workhorse like Revo, never owned a Diawa this will be my first one, hard to imagine I wouldn't like it

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If you like the Revo, youll love the Daiwa. Dont get me wrong, Revos are a great reel, but lack in the "refinement" category. The Fuego does as well, but still overall better than any Revo (trust me, and many can vouch for me, Ive owned damn near everything  lo ).
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Re: best reel around 100$
« Reply #17 on: March 13, 2019, 05:38:47 AM »

Upgrade the bearings on the Fuego to ZPI bearings and youll think you've got one of them high end expensive reels that cast far as heck. It will feel good cause you didn't spend 300+ dollars.
Reel and bearings should cost you no more than 100 if you find the right deal on the reel.

I've got that upgrade on my Tat CT and Tat Type R.


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Re: best reel around 100$
« Reply #18 on: March 13, 2019, 02:01:38 PM »

Where do you get the bearings for the upgrade? Do they sell them for a specific reel or do you just have to put them together?

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« Reply #19 on: March 13, 2019, 02:06:53 PM »

Where do you get the bearings for the upgrade? Do they sell them for a specific reel or do you just have to put them together?

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« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2019, 04:57:45 PM »

Hard to beat a Fuego with bearing upgrade,thanks Lgmouthgambler!



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