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Just sold my older ci4ís that had some years on them and only negative was the shallow spool. Gonna use for bass fishing 1/8-1/2oz weight and price range $150-$300 what should I be looking at.

So far I have handled the revo s, Daiwa tatula, shimano vanford. Tatula felt cheap and hand decent wobble, revo x felt solid and vanford felt the best. I still need to locate and handle Daiwa ballistic, lews custom speed spool spin, Daiwa fuego(a lot of good reviews) and Stradic do.

I am looking for 3 reels to use for shaky heads, drop shots, wacky rig, Ned rigs. Any opinions or recommendations to try


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I use BPS PRO QUALIFIERS, on sale you can find them around 50-60 dollars, they're rock solid. Shimano Nasci, Pflueger Presidents and higher levels are also good reels.
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I have  4 pfluegers and have yet to have any issues ,2 of the presidents are @ 5 years old. I just spooled up a new XT supreme that is smooth as butter but I haven't used it yet.

Pfluegers are my spinning reel of choice. I no longer have my Patriarchs, but have both of these models. You will not be disappointed with the Supreme XT.
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You may also want to consider looking at some of the inshore saltwater reels, such as the Daiwa BG series. They get very good comments and are priced reasonably and may hold up better than freshwater reels.
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I suggest looking into Penn reels, they are worth the price.
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