Game & Fish reviews: These 8 new baitcasters for 2018 deliver high performance, affordable price.
By Pete Robbins
Fishermen are on a perpetual search for the perfect reel.
One that casts farther, retrieves faster and is virtually bullet-proof.
For those shopping for their next reel, there’s no shortage of $300-plus reels that can do it all without compromise. However, for those of us on a budget, we must have value-priced performance.
The good news is there are plenty of baitcast reel options on the market for those wanting to get the most bang of their money.
Game & Fish reviewed the following eight new baitcasters for 2018, each with affordable prices and high-performance features:
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Check out our reviews of new baitcasters for 2018 in the gallery below
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<h2><div align="center"><a href="http://www.gameandfishmag.com/?p=94046">Lew's Mach Crush Speed Spool SLP</a></div></h2>Lew’s is the comeback kid, having gone from essentially a mothballed brand into a widely-respected player in this highly competitive market. The new Lew’s are functional, durable and dependable. The Crush is an orange-accented beauty, one which makes a statement. The flashy Crush will appeal to anglers who like a bit of style with their substance, sizzle with their steak. At $159.99, this Lew’s turns smoothly on 10 bearings with a fast 7.5:1 gear ratio. With its bling, you may find yourself the talk of fashion conscious tournament anglers. <strong>Click the headline to read the entire review </strong><em><strong> </strong></em>