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#11056232 - 08/21/15 06:22 PM Which is Better
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Which reel casts, easier/further, etc? Conventional round baitcasters or the low profile?
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#11056390 - 08/21/15 08:00 PM Re: Which is Better [Re: Bob Landry]
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That's a good question. I personally make more consistent and longer smoother casts with my low profile Curado's and Revo's than I do with my old 1970-1980 vintage Ambassador 5000's. However, I have a Round Pro Rocket and a C-4 that I can cast just as far, and they are smooth reels. I have to be watching it close with those, or I will have a backlash that one could take a patent out on. I feel like I have more control on the Low Profile styles.

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#11056975 - 08/22/15 09:50 AM Re: Which is Better [Re: Bob Landry]
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Properly tuned they will all cast much further than one needs for normal fishing. The larger round reels have the ability to cast further due to line capacity.
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#11057031 - 08/22/15 10:33 AM Re: Which is Better [Re: Bob Landry]
Bob Landry Offline
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I'm looking for something that will throw light baits like spinners and such, probably in the 1/4-5/8 oz range. I'm wondering if there is much difference in the low-profile reels and say a 4600 Abu.
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#11057202 - 08/22/15 12:28 PM Re: Which is Better [Re: Bob Landry]
Po Boy Offline
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Originally Posted By: Bob Landry
I'm looking for something that will throw light baits like spinners and such, probably in the 1/4-5/8 oz range. I'm wondering if there is much difference in the low-profile reels and say a 4600 Abu.


I have a low profile Shimano Curado, and a Core, I also have a round Shimano Calcutta. I can't tell much difference in the Curado and the Core but they both perform head and shoulders above the Calcutta when used as you are describing above. I use the Calcutta mostly for cat fishing and slabbing.

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#11060067 - 08/23/15 11:05 PM Re: Which is Better [Re: Bob Landry]
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Originally Posted By: Bob Landry
I'm looking for something that will throw light baits like spinners and such, probably in the 1/4-5/8 oz range. I'm wondering if there is much difference in the low-profile reels and say a 4600 Abu.

I got both. The low profile reels `do better on light baits. The Abu 4600 is hindered by the engaged levelwind. I hot rodded my 4601 with ceramic pawl, roller bearing levelwind and cog gears but my stock Lews, Revos, and even pfluger handle the lighter baits better. The 4600/01 size works great on big swim baits and spinners

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