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Offline sparkchaser

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Re: Spinner Reels For Crappie
« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2018, 06:32 PM »
I use Shimano Sedonas on my jig rods. Pfluger Presidents on my long rods. All are strung with 6 lb fireline or suffix 832. I pre tie all of my minnows rigs with 6lb floro and connect to a snap swivel on the braid.
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Offline IAMMAC

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Re: Spinner Reels For Crappie
« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2018, 07:38 AM »
My long rods have baitcasters on them.  They are a lot easier to use when spider-rigging.

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Re: Spinner Reels For Crappie
« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2018, 08:42 AM »

The BPS Johnny Morris bait casters are not all that quality either for the price you pay?

I haven't owned a Johnny Morris but I bought a pro qualifier a few years back that I wasn't impressed with.  still have it and use a backup mostly.

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Re: Spinner Reels For Crappie
« Reply #18 on: April 18, 2018, 09:55 AM »
A wrap of electrical tape around the spool keeps the braid from spinning too.. You can really cinch your arbor knot down with that 'cushion'.

90% of the spinning reels are made by Pinnacle/Silstar, no matter whose name is on them. Different quality gears and bearings is about the only difference.

I've had my best luck with some DAM reels that I got in Germany.

Next would be some Shimanos and Daiwas. Not the bottom end but not the top end either. For most crappie fishing, the reels are just line holders. Good castability is not always important.

For the casting reels, look for the better line roller setups on the bails. That makes the most difference in my book as far as twists and tangles are concerned,

Offline Art Chamberlin

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Re: Spinner Reels For Crappie
« Reply #19 on: April 18, 2018, 10:23 AM »
I've got 14 or 15 Shakespeare Sigma 200's and have been using them for many years. They were $19.95 per at Wally World. Oh yea, sorry, they don't make them anymore! ......Art

Offline PhishingPhreek

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Re: Spinner Reels For Crappie
« Reply #20 on: April 18, 2018, 11:06 AM »
I've got 14 or 15 Shakespeare Sigma 200's and have been using them for many years. They were $19.95 per at Wally World. Oh yea, sorry, they don't make them anymore! ......Art

I have 2 or 3 of those that I got on combo rods for trout fishing when I was in high school. I think I still have 1 of them with string that I occasionally use. It's definitely been my longest last reel.

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Re: Spinner Reels For Crappie
« Reply #21 on: April 18, 2018, 12:55 PM »
I also use Shimano for my open face reels.  I have several Zebcos including Omega but I only put fluro or mono in those as the crystal fireline/braid doesn't work as well.  I use crystal fireline/braid for a couple of my open face reels I like the line has no give and easier to pull snags out of trees with that line.

I was having issues with the braided line on my spinner reels. I wasn't able to get it to grip onto the reel for most of the morning. Once the line got wet and was wound a few times it got better, but was never perfect. Is there something I need to do different when spooling it? I don't have this issue on my deep sea reels, so I know it's not "that's just how braided line works".
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Most new reels hav a rubber insert on the spool to keep Braid from slipping , but a trick I learned many years ago when Braid first came out , use a regular slip knot ,loop it several times around the spool then give it a drop of super glue , let it dry the spool it up.