his video explains why I think this is the best spinning reel. I own 7 of these, some over 10 years old and they still work perfectly.
I’m 60 and have easily owned over 40 reels over the years. Couple Diawas,one Pfluger,a few Cardinals, one Quantum and the rest Shimano. Clean them annually and oil as needed. I have nothing “against” any one brand.I’ve spent over a hundred bucks on a few older Stradics but my fave is what my “best” rigs have now. The Shimano Sahara. I LOVE the weightless of these babies!! Not too pricy 80$. I would recommend a Sedona also.Real nice reel for around 55$. My baitcasters are Garcia’s and Shimano. Kids are gone now but my whole family and their friends ;fished and man my stuff got used and abused. Boy Jackyl,”about” one year on that Shimano.Terrible.
I agree, it comes down to ones opinion and personal experience.
25 years ago , I didn't have much money and buying a new spinning reel was a BIG deal I bought a Shimano reel. It lasted about 1 season - I tried out a Pflueger President and liked it. 25 years later when I want to expand my spinning arsenal I never even consider buying another reel.
BigMusky12 sorry I must have missed where it was limited to a certain price point. For the $$ I think it's hard to beat the Shimano Sahara. I have a buddy that works for Cabela's in WI and the Sahara is their biggest seller.
Presidents are really good reels, but I feel like they're a bit overrated and people think they're the only reel that's a good bang for the buck. There's quite a few other reels that match or surpass qualities of the pflueger president near the same price, and it also all comes down to opinion and personal preference. I really like daiwa's such as the revros. It's definitely significantly smoother than the pflueger president, it lasts, and has more quality components and technologies.