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    To me personally the high end reels really only matter when it comes to baitcasters, spinning reels are more of what I call line holders, low end spinning reels will cast as well as a high end reel, the difference will be spool size and drags Usually when I am using a spinning reel I am picking up line with the rod then cranking up the slack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bricks View Post
    ... spinning reels are more of what I call line holders ...
    I don't think any of the guys on the board using high-end JDM reels think of them only as "line holders".

    IMO, the high-end spinning reels do everything better.
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    Or come on down here and finesse a big snook or redfish without a quality drag and see hor far ya get.


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    Quote Originally Posted by huntinslabs View Post
    Or come on down here and finesse a big snook or redfish without a quality drag and see hor far ya get.
    Or mess with a musky, a 30" pike, a 20#+ carp or a 20"+ largemouth on 4# line. I tangle with some of each of these oversize fish nearly every year during my crappie fishing, which is 4# on 5' UL tackle, and I land many of those oversized fish with out even a net. It is the drag, live on it or you die by it. Not all cheap reels have bad drags either. When I look at my checkbook there aint no way I put out even a hundred bucks on a fishing reel, generally not even over 30, and some of my cheapies are half a dozen years old and still go fishing with me as many as three or four times a week in open water season. BTW the line I use exclusively is GAMMA from Black Knight, and I have no financial interest in them either. That has some stretch which augments the drag when fighting a large fish. IMO most line twist comes from either not manually closing the bail on a cast, reeling against an outgoing drag run, or improperly rigged baits and lures. And some lines just plain naturally twist no matter what you do.

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