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#11217374 - 11/10/15 06:34 PM Heavy Duty Reel?
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Registered: 07/14/11
Posts: 1695
Loc: McKinney, TX
Who uses something other than a standard reel for bigger baits (a-rig/swimbaits)? I think I thrashed my Lews BB1 by throwing heavy rigs. The reel wouldn't stay engaged. Pulled it apart and found a broken screw post one the palming side plate. I put it back together right on the other three connections, but pretty sure it won't hold up. What reel would be a good low profile reel in a heavy duty construction for these big baits?

Not looking to spend $500 either , $200-$300 I would call mid-high end.
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#11217382 - 11/10/15 06:39 PM Re: Heavy Duty Reel? [Re: David Burton]
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Registered: 12/11/04
Posts: 25337
Loc: Weatherford
Old greenie curados are bulletproof

Or upsize to a 300 sized frame for heavier applications
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#11217398 - 11/10/15 06:45 PM Re: Heavy Duty Reel? [Re: David Burton]
Chris Borden Offline
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Registered: 03/23/10
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I have trashed a revo mgx and a lews speed spool throwing the arig. I'm interested in what the responses are as well.

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#11217400 - 11/10/15 06:45 PM Re: Heavy Duty Reel? [Re: Fish Killer]
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where can you Find the Old Green Curados?? i would Like to Buy a Few!!
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#11217406 - 11/10/15 06:49 PM Re: Heavy Duty Reel? [Re: David Burton]
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Revo Beast
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#11217430 - 11/10/15 06:59 PM Re: Heavy Duty Reel? [Re: David Burton]
361V Offline
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Registered: 11/21/08
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Loc: somervell county
I just bought a Diawa Luna 253. Really nice. Small enough to still palm in my hands but larger capacity and more heavy duty than all my low profile reels. Very smooth. Perfect for medium to large swimbaits or A-rigs. Carlos w/River-A-Tackle on here saved me some money also.
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#11217439 - 11/10/15 07:01 PM Re: Heavy Duty Reel? [Re: 361V]
Delvec Offline
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Registered: 02/09/02
Posts: 1688
Loc: Prosper,Tx. USA
Curado 300
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#11217507 - 11/10/15 07:39 PM Re: Heavy Duty Reel? [Re: David Burton]
T54 Offline
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Registered: 12/05/07
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I use both the Curado 300E and 200I

Gear durability on the 200I is stronger than any of the old 200 sizes. Only reason I use the 300E is for line capacity with heavy line, 20-25lb.

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#11217511 - 11/10/15 07:44 PM Re: Heavy Duty Reel? [Re: David Burton]
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Registered: 05/07/05
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Citica 200D is what I use. Great reels for the mid range baits/a rigs

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#11217539 - 11/10/15 07:56 PM Re: Heavy Duty Reel? [Re: David Burton]
ETBA Offline
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Registered: 05/30/11
Posts: 1227
Loc: Garland, TX
I use lexa 300's for both of my big swimbait setups. I think I'm gonna try a Luna when I'm in the market for my next.
I would definitely suggest using a beefier reel for heavier baits, it's a good investment IMO.
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#11217551 - 11/10/15 08:01 PM Re: Heavy Duty Reel? [Re: David Burton]
lamoon78 Offline
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Registered: 05/05/10
Posts: 4360
Loc: Livingston Tx
Lews Super Duty

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#11217655 - 11/10/15 09:12 PM Re: Heavy Duty Reel? [Re: David Burton]
Danny L. Weems Offline
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Registered: 03/19/14
Posts: 1210
Loc: Como, Texas
I bought a Lexa 300 for that application, spooled it with power pro braid and only used it a handful of times. It doesn't cast all that good and is noisy as heck. I put it on the shelf and almost forgot about it until I seen they were $200, I forgot I paid that for it so I'm going to try lubing it and put it back in the fleet.
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#11217735 - 11/10/15 09:56 PM Re: Heavy Duty Reel? [Re: David Burton]
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Registered: 08/13/13
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Loc: Longview, Tx
I use a calcutta. Not low profile, but I can almost cast the line off of it and it is smooooooth!

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#11217859 - 11/11/15 12:27 AM Re: Heavy Duty Reel? [Re: David Burton]
Brian McCarty Offline
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Registered: 05/28/03
Posts: 5576
Loc: Dallas, TX
Daiwa Tatula HD or Daiwa Zillion HD.

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#11217861 - 11/11/15 12:33 AM Re: Heavy Duty Reel? [Re: Brian McCarty]
Ted Martin Offline
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Registered: 07/26/05
Posts: 1219
Loc: Dallas, TX
Originally Posted By: Brian McCarty
Daiwa Tatula HD or Daiwa Zillion HD.


Tatula HD - $140 online all day long!
Zillion - ~$225-240 if you shop

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