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#10785658 - 04/21/15 07:08 PM Best Daiwa Reel for Big Swimbaits?
Crash DeVerle Offline
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I have a bit of brand loyalty but what reel is bulletproof and has a lot of line capacity for throwing big swimbaits on 20-25 pound fluorocarbon? I throw the same Daiwa reel on every rod I own in different gear ratios and they just don't break...
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#10785664 - 04/21/15 07:10 PM Re: Best Daiwa Reel for Big Swimbaits? [Re: Crash DeVerle]
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man id go with the tatula. i got one and like it. can cast a mile with the t wing. good spool capacity too. price point is nice. you can get the type r for under 150$ on ebay

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#10785665 - 04/21/15 07:10 PM Re: Best Daiwa Reel for Big Swimbaits? [Re: Crash DeVerle]
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Lexa 300
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#10785704 - 04/21/15 07:26 PM Re: Best Daiwa Reel for Big Swimbaits? [Re: Crash DeVerle]
aneil Offline
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Shrapnel, Luna, lexa.

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#10785745 - 04/21/15 07:41 PM Re: Best Daiwa Reel for Big Swimbaits? [Re: Crash DeVerle]
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Lexa 300 is supposed to be pretty good. I think I'm gonna buy a Daiwa Tatula HD to toss some swimbaits it's a 200 reel size I'm really not into tossing baits that really require a huge about of line yet

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#10785765 - 04/21/15 07:46 PM Re: Best Daiwa Reel for Big Swimbaits? [Re: Crash DeVerle]
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Switched from Shimano to Daiwa for all bass fishing applications several years ago. Haven't found a Daiwa for BIG swimbaits that can match the Shimano 400B. I'm all ears for anyone who has.
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#10785874 - 04/21/15 08:41 PM Re: Best Daiwa Reel for Big Swimbaits? [Re: Crash DeVerle]
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#10786129 - 04/21/15 10:18 PM Re: Best Daiwa Reel for Big Swimbaits? [Re: Crash DeVerle]
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Used lexa 300. Best bang for your buck

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#10786136 - 04/21/15 10:22 PM Re: Best Daiwa Reel for Big Swimbaits? [Re: Crash DeVerle]
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Lexa 300
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#10786266 - 04/21/15 11:41 PM Re: Best Daiwa Reel for Big Swimbaits? [Re: Crash DeVerle]
Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life) Offline
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Lexa 300 is like 150$ on eBay FYI

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#10786486 - 04/22/15 07:35 AM Re: Best Daiwa Reel for Big Swimbaits? [Re: Crash DeVerle]
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Lexa 300
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#10786493 - 04/22/15 07:40 AM Re: Best Daiwa Reel for Big Swimbaits? [Re: fouzman]
Ken A. Online   content
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Originally Posted By: fouzman
Switched from Shimano to Daiwa for all bass fishing applications several years ago. Haven't found a Daiwa for BIG swimbaits that can match the Shimano 400B. I'm all ears for anyone who has.


Fished with two of the swimbait gurus in Cali a few years back and thats the reel they both used. They are a little bulky & heavy compared to our Steez reels but when you consider you are chunking baits that weigh half a pound or more....


Edited by Ken A. (04/22/15 07:41 AM)

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#10786501 - 04/22/15 07:45 AM Re: Best Daiwa Reel for Big Swimbaits? [Re: Crash DeVerle]
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Originally Posted By: Crash DeVerle
I have a bit of brand loyalty but what reel is bulletproof and has a lot of line capacity for throwing big swimbaits on 20-25 pound fluorocarbon? I throw the same Daiwa reel on every rod I own in different gear ratios and they just don't break...


The problem you run into using line that size is line capacity. You can throw an 8 oz Huddleston a mile only if you have a mile of line on your reel. Know what I mean??

I bought a green Curado 300 and like it but I don't fish as much as I used to before all the Chillrenns came along....

Call me and we'll chat.

I just looked and the Curado 300 and the Lexa 300 both hold 120 yds of 20# test.





Edited by Ken A. (04/22/15 07:49 AM)

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#10786511 - 04/22/15 07:47 AM Re: Best Daiwa Reel for Big Swimbaits? [Re: Crash DeVerle]
ezbassin Offline
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Registered: 01/15/04
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Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
Daiwa Luna 253,,,built like a tank. I have two of them and one 203. Same specs but the 203 holds a little less line. The Lunas are a 5-1 gear ratio.

I also have the Lexa 300 because it is a 6-1 gear ratio.


Edited by ezbassin (04/22/15 07:52 AM)

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#10786881 - 04/22/15 09:55 AM Re: Best Daiwa Reel for Big Swimbaits? [Re: Crash DeVerle]
Crash DeVerle Offline
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Loc: Bedford, TX
I had looked at the Lexa and Luna both, and they felt a little off in my hand on the rod. Been throwing on a Steez so long it's hard to get the right feel with another reel, but I can pretty much throw 75% of the line off it. I'll holler Ken A!
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