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darkwater777

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Best Ice fishing reel
« on: Dec 06, 2010, 11:05 PM »
Im looking for a good ice fishing reel....any suggestions? I dont want cheap crap that seizes or falls apart.

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Re: Best Ice fishing reel
« Reply #1 on: Dec 06, 2010, 11:17 PM »
  Had good luck with the older St. Croix reels, Fluger trions and an ht reel called accucast, got 9 rods with those reels on them, the model from 2 years ago, i fish without a shanty, they will all lock up if you set them down in water. my trick is i leave my reels outside in below freezing temps, learned that trick being a steelheader, if they heat up on the ride to your spot let them set in a snow free environment for a bit til there cold again, then the snow won't melt on them...

     When my guests come in for lunch after steelhead fishing, I have pvc pipes in the snow banks, they put there rigs in them, that way they don't warm up in the lodge and lock up later after going back fishing in the cold. ;)
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Re: Best Ice fishing reel
« Reply #2 on: Dec 06, 2010, 11:41 PM »
i like those ht accucast they have a longer shaft for gloves
for the price they are pretty good
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Re: Best Ice fishing reel
« Reply #3 on: Dec 07, 2010, 12:56 AM »
 Tica Cetus

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Re: Best Ice fishing reel
« Reply #4 on: Dec 07, 2010, 03:20 AM »
I'm brand biased so I'll say Shimano.  ;D

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Re: Best Ice fishing reel
« Reply #5 on: Dec 07, 2010, 04:09 AM »
Tica Cetus.  Any model but the LV500.  The GV, SS, SB, & SE all are great.  I own almost a dozen now.

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Re: Best Ice fishing reel
« Reply #6 on: Dec 07, 2010, 05:11 AM »
Slater cane pole reels. No twist. Much like schooleys.
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Re: Best Ice fishing reel
« Reply #7 on: Dec 07, 2010, 05:56 AM »
Shimano for me
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Re: Best Ice fishing reel
« Reply #8 on: Dec 07, 2010, 06:39 AM »
Accucast is my choice, love the long shaft for gloves and the angled reel face lining up with the first guide. I have all my rods equiped now (7) and the price is right too.
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Re: Best Ice fishing reel
« Reply #9 on: Dec 07, 2010, 07:25 AM »
I use Tica Cetus almost exclusively. Great reel

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Re: Best Ice fishing reel
« Reply #10 on: Dec 07, 2010, 07:53 AM »
for hardwater -cetus never freezes!

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Re: Best Ice fishing reel
« Reply #11 on: Dec 07, 2010, 08:46 AM »
Accucast.  6 ball bearing.  Great price. 

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Re: Best Ice fishing reel
« Reply #12 on: Dec 07, 2010, 09:14 AM »
If you don't want cheap lookin reals that are not going to fall apart on ya and has an excellent drag, then go shimano.
shimano sahara 500FDor 1000FD
shimano symetre 500FJ or 1000FJ
both of these reels are better than the ticas IMO :o

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Re: Best Ice fishing reel
« Reply #13 on: Dec 07, 2010, 09:17 AM »
Just picked up a Pfleuger presedente 10 bearing reel and its amazing, you need to remove most the grease so it doesent freeze up on you but other than that it is a fantastic reel.
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Re: Best Ice fishing reel
« Reply #14 on: Dec 07, 2010, 09:39 AM »
 I use Tica Cetus, Pflueger, and Shimano. And like them all.

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Re: Best Ice fishing reel
« Reply #15 on: Dec 07, 2010, 10:04 AM »
I'm using an Abu garcia cardinal and it works pretty good. Bought it for trout fishing but it crosses over quite well.

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Re: Best Ice fishing reel
« Reply #16 on: Dec 07, 2010, 05:57 PM »
Another vote for the Tica Cetus.  I have half a dozen GV500's and love them.  Smooth as silk all the time.

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Re: Best Ice fishing reel
« Reply #17 on: Dec 07, 2010, 06:03 PM »
 you're gonna love el presidente layne.  i just took mine off my summer jig rod and have been using it as is in the pop-up without any freeze up issues.  the price is right too.  going to pick up a couple tica cetus' in the near future though as i've read very few sour reviews.

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Re: Best Ice fishing reel
« Reply #18 on: Dec 07, 2010, 06:07 PM »
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Re: Best Ice fishing reel
« Reply #19 on: Dec 07, 2010, 06:12 PM »
ive had goood luck with the st croix reels that come on the premier rod packages, i also have a pfluger president, the old man uses shimano's never had a problem

 


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