One TOTALLY STOCK reel to rule them all

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One TOTALLY STOCK reel to rule them all

Post by mark poulson » Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:14 pm

Okay, I should have known better than to ask a bunch of gear heads to pick a reel without any restrictions, so I'm reposting the question, but this time the reel need to be totally stock, off the shelf, NIB,other than clean and reoil/relube.
And it has to be a bait caster, and under $300.
New in box, available new today or within the last five years.
I read so much here about how guys modify their reels after they get them that I was wondering which reel they'd choose if they couldn't modify anything.
I'm looking for their one workhorse reel that can do everything.
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Post by jpd0144 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:20 pm

Sticking to my guns stock .... Daiwa SV103 8-)

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Post by johnD » Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:22 pm

no budget ?

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Post by mark poulson » Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:27 pm

johnD wrote:no budget ?
You are tough!

Let's make it under $300, so we can see what affordable reels folks choose.

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Post by bronzefly » Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:34 pm

mark poulson wrote:
johnD wrote:no budget ?
You are tough!

Let's make it under $300, so we can see what affordable reels folks choose.
Any other restrictions? Current production only? :lol:
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Post by alafly » Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:54 pm

If you could raise the bar until $400, I would recommend 15 Conquest 200/201HG.
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Post by johnD » Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:06 am

bronzefly wrote:
mark poulson wrote:
johnD wrote:no budget ?
You are tough!

Let's make it under $300, so we can see what affordable reels folks choose.
Any other restrictions? Current production only? :lol:
:lol:

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Post by jpd0144 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:11 am

bronzefly wrote:
mark poulson wrote:
johnD wrote:no budget ?
You are tough!

Let's make it under $300, so we can see what affordable reels folks choose.
Any other restrictions? Current production only? :lol:
jpd0144 wrote:Sticking to my guns stock .... Daiwa SV103 8-)
Glad my pick made the cut after all the rules changed !

Or is there a weight restriction also ? :lol:

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Post by mark poulson » Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:16 am

bronzefly wrote:
mark poulson wrote:
johnD wrote:no budget ?
You are tough!

Let's make it under $300, so we can see what affordable reels folks choose.
Any other restrictions? Current production only? :lol:
Hahaha You are so tough! New in box, available new today or within the last five years.
I read so much here about how guys modify their reels after they get them that I was wondering which reel they'd choose if they couldn't modify anything.
I'm looking for their one workhorse reel that can do everything.

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Post by bronzefly » Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:38 am

mark poulson wrote:
bronzefly wrote:
mark poulson wrote:
johnD wrote:no budget ?
You are tough!

Let's make it under $300, so we can see what affordable reels folks choose.
Any other restrictions? Current production only? :lol:
Hahaha You are so tough! New in box, available new today or within the last five years.
I read so much here about how guys modify their reels after they get them that I was wondering which reel they'd choose if they couldn't modify anything.
I'm looking for their one workhorse reel that can do everything.
Alright, here's my laser focused on these parameters:

MSRP $300 max, CURRENT PRODUCTION - Zillion SV TW, also awesome, Chronarch MGL.
MSRP $200 max, CURRENT PRODUCTION - Tatula SV, also awesome, Curado 70.
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Post by poisonokie » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:11 am

Zillion SV TW
This is the way.

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Post by Hogsticker2 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:12 am

SV103. . . Hands down

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Post by poisonokie » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:32 am

poisonokie wrote:Zillion SV TW
In 6.3:1 with 12# invizx on a Tatula 6101MHFB...
That's one versatile all around setup.
This is the way.

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Post by Big-Bass » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:39 am

SV103H or Chronarch MGL.

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Post by jig61 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:24 am

$300 or less I'm sticking with my lews. The only reason I really get away from lews is for bfs stuff or more refined round reels(conquest), lews is a really great value the team lite and pro magnesium are amazing reels and look very nice also.

I would really like to see lews come out with something to compete with the $400-500 market but I'm not counting on it, they have a great thing going with their current lineup.

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