Originally Posted by Jackster
Not true. That depends on very many things like your budget, what you plan to use it for, if it is an investment, do you plan on dieing with the most money and more.
I've paid more and less than $100.00 for a reel.
Ask me if I'm happy.
Oh so very very true. I recently paid $500 for a reel and felt like a bandit when I did it. It's going on my 17' 11 wt. and there is NO reel for under a $100 that will work. Then there are things to consider like the drag, durability, weight and more. There are times when maybe a cheap reel withh get you by, but most of the time to be safe for that you had better be casting at imaginary fish in the grass. Not to say every cheap reel is a waste of money, but there are a bunch of them that are just a place holder till you NEED to replace it.