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    Default B'n'M PRO50 or Ballo Reel

    Does anyone have this reel yet? I heard about this a few a months ago, and it has been released recently.

    It looks like it could be a nice match for the TCB rod.

    PRO50 Reel - B'n'M Pole Company

    The other reel I thought about pairing the TCB with is the Ballo from Leland's.

    Ballo Spinning Reel



    Thoughts?

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    I would buy the best Daiwa or Shimano you can afford.

    I say that in every “which reel” thread.
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    I've been very happy with the Ballo reel especially at that price. Good luck with whatever you choose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deathb4disco View Post
    I would buy the best Daiwa or Shimano you can afford.

    I say that in every “which reel” thread.
    This is mainly for a guest and travel rod.

    I normally fish a Daiwa Caldia, which is awesome.

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    Go with Daiwa or Shimano mid price 30/60$, they will serve you well.

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    I just bought two Shimano Siennas to replace a couple that were a little tired. For the $30 cost I think they’ll do just fine and have shown a smooth drag on a 5lb 1oz tilapia I boated a while back. No first hand info on the two you mentioned.
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    I field tested the Ballo reel. It performed as I expected a reel in that price range to perform. We had it on a TSS rod....which is virtually identical to a TCB rod. We boated 30 black nose crappie like you see in the pic....nothing less than 14 inches on that day....and we also had to deal with a ton of big buffalo....see the pic. The combo worked out fine. If that is your budget I would say go ahead and get it. But I think you would be far better served if you could spring for a Shimano Sedona....or as has already been said...the best Shimano or Daiwa you can afford.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alphahawk View Post

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    Quote Originally Posted by deathb4disco View Post
    Sweet Trout Magnet buff!
    PM me your address and I’ll send you one. They were actually made in USA. As much as I need to wear one just can’t get comfortable in it. I have 4 more I’m fixin to giveaway on my channel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alphahawk View Post
    ....and we also had to deal with a ton of big buffalo....see the pic.

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    Off topic here but I read those buffalo can live over 100yrs and average 80-90 years of age.

    Nice fish Alphahawk!

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