I have a new Lamiglas 10' rod that I am mainly using for plugs and the occasional clambelly. I need to buy a reel for it and I was thinking of the Shimano Stradic 6000. Does anybody have another suggestion? I want to keep it under $200.
It can take a beating & keep on reeling!
Easy to get parts if you need to replace or fix. I have mine 3 years now is still in the same condition as when I bought it. First 2 years I used it for
tossing bait now I have it on my 10ft St.croix with #30 fireline and can cast Lures a Country mile.
Smooth cast and retrieve.
Definetly a dependable reel with
alot of Muscle power.
I agree with IBEW Penn Spinfisher 704z or the Spinfisher 706z are true work horses. I own six of them. They will last a very, very long time, parts are available, easy to repair, cost $ 70 to $90 new. However they are a little heavy. You can find used ones on Ebay that are cheap and work very well.
The reels that are mentioned above (Tica, Taurus, Stellas)are also fine reels that are lighter, but I don't know how easy they are to repair.
Haven't had any experience in needing to repair my Tica (or any of my other reels - thank goodness!). I'm a clutch when it comes to these things and don't think I will or can do repairs myself on anything.
What I know from experiences of friends is the excellent Tica service. If something goes wrong - send it back and they will fix it at no cost - even send you a new one.