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Old 07-05-2013, 05:00 PM
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Default Re: Reel advice

If economy is a concern, finding an old Pflueger Medalist 1495 in good shape will be a good choice for bass and brim. No they don't look cool like the new anodized large arbor reels. However they have a fairly good and serviceable drag system and will hold a DT 7 or * with some room for backing. If you were to watch the auction site for the 1495 1/2 model, these are a wider spool and will provide more space for backing. Another 'if', if you use a WF 7 or 8 weight line it will fit the narrower 1495 with room to spare.

The reel I speak of could be bought for 35 dollars or perhaps less on eBay. They are a classic and will work great for your fishing.

The large reel at the left is a 1495, I used a DT 7 on that for pike & bass for a lot of years.
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