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Good for a new fisherman

Advantages: Durability, smooth, good beginner reel
Disadvantages: Drag is nothing great, not for the experienced fisherman

...your kids, or if you are new at fishing. I got it when I first started, and caught a few bass on it. It has an ok drag but it is pretty smooth overall. Durability is where it excels, being that it is, after all, an Abu Garcia. I ne ...

Brinefershizzle 10.05.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Abu Garcia Fixed Spool Reel

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Best Clutch ever

Advantages: front drag clutch
Disadvantages: some may find it slighty heavy

In my opinion this is the best front drag bait runner. I think the line capacity is unbelievable it can handle any big fish in european waters. I like fishing in all weathers (rain, sun or snow) and I find it is a real workhorse. It has a waterproof cl ...

samerlin 04.10.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Shimano Big Baitrunner Reel Lc

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How good the big shimano bait runner Lc is

Advantages: It has a super smooth retrieve, a larger spool and handle for a quick retrieve.
Disadvantages: The cost is still quite high, it is also slightly heavier than some other reels.

In my opinion this piece of kit is absoulutely outstanding. I was at first going to get tournemant Iso's but when you read the description they dont have much more to offer than this bait runner. I managed to buy mine for 129.99 each compared to the avera ...

ALEXDJBK 12.06.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Shimano Big Baitrunner Reel Lc

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STRADIC GTM 3000

Advantages: Everything other than price is just amazing
Disadvantages: Price but you get what you pay for

After travelling around as a child (18 actually), just checking out how smooth these things are, I finally had the money a couple of years ago, to be able to splash out and buy one. I didn't have to pay the rrp. of £125, but managed to find a cheap deal ...

BJEEE 20.12.2000 · Read full review
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Review of Shimano Stradic GTM 3000

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Makes fishing fun and stress free

Advantages: Stylish, easy to use, well made and very durable
Disadvantages: Quite expensive

I recently purchased 2 Shimano 8000 GTE-B baitrunners and wow how have I managed to fish before without them. I'm yet to find a fault with them. With the ability to adjust the baitrunner and drag with ease and my casting distances have increased dramatica ...

mattz 27.03.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Shimano Baitrunner Aero Gte B

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