i LOVE Abu Garcia Cardinals. I couldn't tell you how many I have, but they range from ultralight with 4# test, to giant saltwater surf casters. They're inexpensive, easy to care, and i've never had a failure.
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Re: Best spinning reel for saltwater under $100
5 years 1 month ago #3
I have been really impressed with the Penn Fierce Reels. I have 4 of them now 2000, 3000, 4000, 5000. I have caught 40"+ stripers on the 5000 and a 38" on the 4000. for under $60 I really like them. They are metal and solid when you hook a big fish. The drag is also very nice. Not as nice as a $200 reel but better then most $100 reels I've used.
Like you I'm on a limited budget as well...I really like the Cabela's Salt Striker. They come in several sizes and in two different models. One model has a bait runner option and the other is just the standard reel.