Shimano makes so if the best reels on the market. Is there any other brand that makes just as good if not better reel for an affordable price? I think yes see for yourself.
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Not only got a new low profile but an UL spinning also. Put the low profile on a 6' Shakespere ugly stick and put on 4# test mono, just for bull heads and small mouth bass. Well liked it so much, kastking had a sale so I got another low profile and Shakespere rod. Got the Kastking Rover 40, round reel, after reading some guy bashing the tar out of it. Looked it up and then it was something like $40 and for $40 I had to find out for myself. Tell ya what, I'm an ABU snob but if I'd had this Rover 40 before to ABU's I may never have got an ABU to start with!Don Fischer said:I love my ABU's. Also just came back into the first Shamino I'd ever had, a 100. One really nice reel that somehow ended up at my sons! Have a few other's I really like but the other mentioned was a Kastking. Yea, got one of them too. Round Rover 40 and so far it is one very nice reel. I think it's a piece of that stuff called crap that was made in China, I'd get another in a heart beat if I needed one, I must like crap. I suspect the guy's calling China stuff crap have either little experience with them of none at all but saying China makes crap is a popular saying. Think I'll just go look at a low profile from Kastking now just for kicks!
I believe it's called Chinese crap mostly because it's made in China and we don't like China. Only way you'll ever really know is to buy one and try it!troutdude said:Abu Garcia. They have stood the test, of time. And are greatly favored, by many guides.
The ones made in Sweden. Not the new Chinese made crap.
I did that. The Chinese versions are NOT the high quality as the original Swedish models. Period.DonF said:I believe it's called Chinese crap mostly because it's made in China and we don't like China. Only way you'll ever really know is to buy one and try it!