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    My whole life has been about precast snag and after cast impact. And it had nothing to do with fishing. (Big sigh).


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    This is seemingly an old thread, but I'll add my two cents.

    I've been happy with this 2500 Sedona https://under-the-open-sky.com/best-baitcasting-reels/ $59.99, holds plenty of 6# and a decent drag. It's three years old and is still pretty smooth....I hose it off when I can remember to. Not sure what you'll be targeting there, but out here it's barred surf perch, corbina, yellow fin croaker, spot fin croaker to six pounds or so.
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    Nothing wrong with bumping an old thread. At my (and some others) age, it's like a new thread.
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    I remember I bought my first baitcaster at Walmart in the late 80s. Got it home, put line on it and tied on a half ounce casting plug. Went out in the parking lot, cast it, bird nest from hell. Back inside for 20 minutes to untangle. Repeat, repeat, repeat, man this sucks. I tried again off and on every once in awhile but it was just to frustrating. Then about 20 years ago I was fishing with this guy and he finally got me casting his setup. Now I can cast a eighth ounce spinner bait into a 15 mph headwind with no worries. Its like riding a bike, once you get it, you got it.
    I still prefer spinning gear because it is more versatile. For reels I like the Sedonas and other mid range Shimanos.
    Lately most my fishing has been done sitting in a chair on the river bank with a cane pole and whatever I can kick up for bait.




    edit: some facts in this post have been embellished because its about fishing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sportsman296 View Post
    So i was looking online for a cheap baitcaster for my friends and team-mates on my bass team to use because they like to throw around my 200$+ Lew's, and Abu Garcia's. So i came acrossed the Shakespeare Alpha for 15$ on ebay new, and i know it won't be as great as my high-end reel's but is it even worth the 15$ just for a throw around, also it still has to work as a good reel not just a rag doll.hehee

    Has anyone used or have a shakespeare Alpha low profile baitcaster?

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    Ethan
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