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#1 hbell

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 02:53 AM

Any suggestions for a lightweight (less than 8oz) spinning reel for an 8ft graphite MHX blank. Fishing for walleye. Need long casting with jigs and small stickbaits. Will also use it for drifting

#2 hbell

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 02:56 AM

bugeyes.gif bugeyes.gif Sorry - hit "enter" by mistake... Will be drifting walleye rigs as well. Would like max line cap at least 140yds. Thanks

#3 Ed13

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 03:26 PM

The Shimano CI4 in a size 2500 would work well. Lightweight with a good drag. The 2500 will cast better than most 1000 size reels. I would look for the previous model which was discontinued last year. I have this model and the only thing I don't like is the foam grip which I don't expect to last the life of the reel but I will replace it with something else when the time comes.

#4 Goduster

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 03:53 PM

Personally I use all "wave spin" reels and they work great

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#5 mikewink

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 10:14 PM

For the price you can't go wrong with a Pflueger

#6 redmarlin

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 10:23 PM

I use a penn fierce 2000 what a nice reel kicking.gif

#7 Mike Lawson

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 05:35 PM

The cI4 is a great reel. The Pflueger Patriarch is a good bang for the buck as well.

#8 Washougal

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 06:18 PM

I'd get the Shimano 3000, 40 yards more line capacity, no weight difference, slightly faster retrieve. If your using the blank I think you are think steelhead, big trout, maybe salmon on the same setup.

#9 angry john

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 10:34 PM

I like the newer daiwa advantage reels. I have the 2000, and the 2500. I like the 2000 a lot and just picked up a second. The Sol and fuego are nice to. I don't like the cheaper daiwas.

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