I was looking round the net for a small bait casting reel and saw a nice on...

I was looking round the net for a small bait casting reel and saw a nice one by a company called MPeter or MPeter Knight. I know they have fishing line but was not aware that they made reels....or do they.

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1 month ago #2
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Post some pictures of what you found.

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Looks like cheap generic reels that are made in China. Companies just put their names on the reels.

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I was thinking that, when I couldn't verify that they did manufacture it or find a web site. Even the reviews seem a bit....contrived. I was looking for a smaller bait casting reel for a nice 6 foot rod I have. My Penn Long Beach would be serious overkill.. LOL

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I was thinking of giving one of those small bait caster a try. They look nice, and for $30 your not lossing that much.

Yesterday I bought this Lews reel that is very similar to the link you show. Found out it was also made in China. List price was $149.99, got it for $97. Ten bearings and I think cheaply made. Lots of plastic. Four of the bearings are in the handle. Returning the reel.

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An old saying flashed through my mind as I looked at the one you posted and the one I was looking at..."you get what you paid for" Being on the younger side of dirt I have heard that a few times before, I started looking at the small Abu Garcia and Phugler ( I know I miss spelled that ) low profile ones. Found that each has one in the $59 dollar range with good reviews. Think I might choose one of those. Still thinking.

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You get what you paid for, but I don’t feel the reel is worth the $97, which they said was dealer cost. Having four bearings in the handle paddle to me is a bad joke. Like to hear you reviews on the Abu Garcia or the Pflueger.

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Like I've always said Rod, all those high numbers of bearings are mainly to catch fishermen, not fish. As everyone who has used one, a Mitchell 300 is a great dependable reel in spite of it's one and only bearing where it makes a difference, on the rotor. Jim

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The MPeter Spinning reel looks just like my Pflueger Special Edition President. It is the $23.00 range on Amazon. The President sells for around $70 depending on where you buy it, which was made in China. If I could do over
I would buy the MPeter. Seems we pay for name brand now...not necessarily quality.
You don't always get what you pay for, we need to shop!
Brian

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Thank you Brian W for your post. The Mpeter baitcaster is still on my radar and I will post which one I decide on. Just like with SUV's it is hard to tell one from another as they all look the same. LOL

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You are welcome Capt. Redbeard. My older Pflueger President made in the USA was about the same price as my newer 2016 China Special Edition Pflueger Pres. The older USA one is better, the new China one has a quirk with a bail gap which my braid occasionally gets caught in. You get what you get and the price paid doesn't mean everything...
Brian

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