Benjamin I started out with the white colored Trion reel and it works well for the money but the thing that sold me was being a cheaper reel I couldn't believe how smooth it was an smooth reels are everything to me. I purchase 1 or 2 a year for about 3 years then decided if the Trion was that good the higher priced reels or upgrades must be better. I have upgraded I think I have every spinning reel Pflueger makes and pleased with every one.
I found this one used it was neglected but hardly used. I'm always refurbishing old stuff and reusing old materials. I use both style reels but the closed faced give me less trouble with light mono especially in windy conditions. I like to fish when when I'm fishing not untangle line. Check out a few pawn shops or junk stores to see if you pick up a few deals and revive a classic.
I only have one Micro Cast spin cast rod but I have been eye-ballin' some at a local store. I like the one I have it must be 30 yrs. old. I would like a 6 footer. As for reels I have no preference I have Gander Mountain Competitor that I really like it's about $30. This is a pic of my semi-vintage Eagle Claw Combo.
Benjamin I really can't answer your questions. All my reels are Pflueger I started out with the cheaper white models with were so smooth I started upgrading. I own lots of Pflueger reels. I do have lots of ultra lite rods and for the money I would say Berkley rods in the lightning series. I do have different rods but for the price they are sweet little rods. There will be different opinions on the site so ask around my friend what I gave you was my opinion. Sorry I couldn't comment on what your question was I just don't or have ever used then.
Thank you Benjamin I would be honored to be a friend on your friends list. Any time I can help please jump in and ask away. If I don't know the answer we'll find it out some how some where or if you just want to talk feel free I love to talk especially fishing.
welcome Benjamin;; you will find this site to be the best site for blue gill fishing !! all kinds of great information to be found here; great bunch of guys who will share their info; also; we have people who; make fishing rods; flies; jigs; fishing floats; just about everything you can imagine !
Hey welcome to Bigbluegill.com Benjamin! A bio is certainly welcome and I just suggest you go to the top of your page and post it in the "What are you up to?" box......character limited but you can break the ice!
Welcome Benjamin to Big Bluegill. I am also a member of Big Bluegill wanting to welcome you and to share some of what goes on here at the site. This is a site with loads of information where we can learn and enjoy in what we like doing best, fishing. In this site we have loads of information we can feed off of and share and learn and having a good time doing so. We have FORUMS, BLOGS, CHAT ROOM, SPECIAL GROUPS, VIDEO'S, and the best PHOTO'S you can find anywhere on the internet. Feel free to jump in and investigate the site it is loaded with information and above all don't be afraid to participate we are all still in the learning process and improving and honing our skills making us better fishermen/fisherwoman and enjoying it all throughout the process.
What you personally may add my be that little extra something that we can put in our own little bag of tricks something we can use to make us better fisher people ourselves.
We are all about Bluegill, Big Bluegills ( Bluegills, Sunfishes, Red Ears, Brim family) but not to stop there you will read about many different species of fish even some you may not have known even existed in the Bluegill world and forums with many picture to share, but our main goal is catching that ultimate giant Gill so we can meet that special goal and maybe some bragging rights along the way. Its just a good well rounded site with loads of information with good people a family atmosphere who don't mind sharing, we have loads of fun doing so which you will see.
Our Video section that will keep your blood pumping and make you want to be fishing on that special lake or river fishing your heart out. (TAKE A KID AND DADS FISHING) such a great high. Above all we want you to enjoy yourself don't be afraid to share some of your fishing experiences with us we would love to hear about them please don't be afraid to share your exact lakes with me with all GPS coordinates and the exact baits you used it will be our little secret.
We have the best Photo's on the web some being so good you will be in aw and they are so addictive you'll keep coming back for more, there is truly some beautiful stuff there posted for our BBG family. We all love to share and share we do with some breath taking photo's. It will take you hours to see then all and you'll enjoy every minute of it..
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