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jobbieman
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2009
311 posts

Open face spinning reels with "trigger"
Looking for suggestions on open face spinning reels that have a "trigger" mechanism that releases the bale, which allows for one handed operation.


fishfighter
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2008
25394 posts

re: Open face spinning reels with "trigger"
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open face spinning reels that have a "trigger" mechanism


Is a POS! Will break in short term. I never bought one that lasted more then 2-3 outing. Ended up removing that crap.


VanRIch
LSU Fan
Abita Springs, La
Member since Sep 2007
4874 posts

re: Open face spinning reels with "trigger"
Triggers are awful. It will break but long before it breaks it will start to stick and you'll end up having to help it with your other hand anyway.


Geauxdaddy88
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2009
747 posts

re: Open face spinning reels with "trigger"
Triggers usually start sticking. I thought the trigger was a great idea as well, but sucks when it sticks.


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The Mick
USA Fan
Member since Oct 2010
29447 posts

re: Open face spinning reels with "trigger"
Zebco FTW !!!!



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AlmaDawg
Georgia Fan
Slow Hell
Member since Sep 2012
3211 posts

re: Open face spinning reels with "trigger"
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Is a POS! Will break in short term. I never bought one that lasted more then 2-3 outing. Ended up removing that crap.


This! Flip that bail, man!


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mack the knife
LSU Fan
EBR
Member since Oct 2012
3271 posts

re: Open face spinning reels with "trigger"
i have a shimano ultra light with a trigger that has given me several trouble-free years. they are fine for fresh water but DONT'T take them into salt water. shimano's salt water series of reels don't even have a trigger option.


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hunt66
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2011
1379 posts

re: Open face spinning reels with "trigger"
Put the trigger option down and walk away quickly! Agree with other posters - had a couple of good outings with them but they always broke or stuck soon after using them and i just ended up flipping the bail anyway.


BayouBrawl
LSU Fan
Maurepas
Member since Aug 2012
1059 posts

re: Open face spinning reels with "trigger"
Shimano Spyrex is about the best option there is. Like others have said, the trigger mechanism isn't nearly as great as it seems.


OldSouth
LSU Fan
Folsom, LA
Member since Oct 2011
8780 posts

re: Open face spinning reels with "trigger"
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Will break in short term.


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Who Me
LSU Fan
Ascension
Member since Aug 2011
6698 posts

re: Open face spinning reels with "trigger"
What everyone here has said already.

Its not that difficult. My 8 year old can cast one just fine without a trigger.


Itismemc
Jacksonville St. Fan
LA
Member since Nov 2008
3249 posts

re: Open face spinning reels with "trigger"
A bail-less Van Staal is a much better option for one handed operation.


geauxpimp
LSU Fan
Cocodrie, LA
Member since Nov 2007
1894 posts

re: Open face spinning reels with "trigger"
One handed operation? How do you reel? With your teeth? And if you reel with your other hand, is that hand so busy between the time that your just reeled the bait in and the time to reel again as to not be able to open the bail?


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cdaniel76
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Feb 2008
17999 posts

re: Open face spinning reels with "trigger"
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Its not that difficult. My 8 year old can cast one just fine without a trigger.


Yall do know that jobbieman only has one arm, right?



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Boats n Hose
LSU Fan
NOLA
Member since Apr 2011
37198 posts

re: Open face spinning reels with "trigger"
They always break. I had a couple pfleuger ones that broke pretty quick. Then it just turns into a regular spinning reel


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ZacAttack
Mississippi St. Fan
The Land Mass
Member since Oct 2012
6087 posts

re: Open face spinning reels with "trigger"
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Shimano Spyrex


+1 had one for a couple of years, never really had a problem, they aren't tanks by any means but should handle normal abuse
This post was edited on 5/1 at 9:34 am


jobbieman
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2009
311 posts

re: Open face spinning reels with "trigger"
Thanks for the info. I was considering this for my wife who has trouble remembering to open the bail before casting.


AlxTgr
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Kyre Banorg
Member since Oct 2003
49101 posts

re: Open face spinning reels with "trigger"
Ooops


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fishfighter
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2008
25394 posts

re: Open face spinning reels with "trigger"
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I was considering this for my wife who has trouble remembering to open the bail before casting.



In that case get her a zebco33.


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