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#11237108 - 11/21/15 07:48 PM Casting reel recommendation
Aquiles Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/24/11
Posts: 1233
Loc: Texas, Dallas
Hey guys can someone recommend an inexpensive bait caster that can handle light lures , I know light is subjective but I want something I can use for light jigs and weightless worms .. Any recommendations would be appreciated.

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#11237443 - 11/21/15 10:09 PM Re: Casting reel recommendation [Re: Aquiles]
Wadefishing Offline
Angler

Registered: 07/02/08
Posts: 308
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
Diawa Laguna bait casters are good for the money and can throw fairly light lures. I recently bought an H2O Mettle reel from Academy and although I haven't tried any light lures on it yet, a fiend of mine has several and I have seen him throw 1/8 oz. jig heads with 2 1/2 and 3" plastic grubs a good distance. He also throws Zoom finesse worms with 1/16 oz. weights with them.
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#11242847 - 11/24/15 06:22 PM Re: Casting reel recommendation [Re: Aquiles]
chas1 Offline
Angler

Registered: 04/01/06
Posts: 341
Loc: Stephenville tx.
I would go with low end base model shimano

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#11244164 - 11/25/15 11:23 AM Re: Casting reel recommendation [Re: Aquiles]
Aquiles Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/24/11
Posts: 1233
Loc: Texas, Dallas
Thanks Guys , I'll be going to Academy today and will check out both recommendations.

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#11245086 - 11/25/15 07:01 PM Re: Casting reel recommendation [Re: Aquiles]
Brad R Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 791
Loc: Texas
LakeForkGuy on YouTube reviews Shimano reels and I saw, but can't find his very positive review of the Shimano Casitas, a $119 reel. It is made of Shimano's composite material, super light, and he says he thinks it actually casts farther than the $400+ Shimano Aldebaran.

Sounds like a really great low end baitcaster to me. Sorry, I looked through his videos, couldn't find it again for some reason.

Brad

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#11246213 - 11/26/15 11:46 AM Re: Casting reel recommendation [Re: Aquiles]
jwfflipper Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 11/07/09
Posts: 123
I use my Tatulas for a 1/4 and up but the rod is just as important. And you can gegt the best deals on ebay
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#11246313 - 11/26/15 12:55 PM Re: Casting reel recommendation [Re: Aquiles]
rednecksims Offline
Angler

Registered: 06/01/14
Posts: 276
Loc: AR
Tatula type R for 119 shipped on ebay. Seems to be a good all around reel especially for the price.

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#11246972 - 11/26/15 06:27 PM Re: Casting reel recommendation [Re: Aquiles]
chas1 Offline
Angler

Registered: 04/01/06
Posts: 341
Loc: Stephenville tx.
check out all the reels on black Friday in the newspaper adds, there are some really good deals.

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#11249441 - 11/27/15 10:49 PM Re: Casting reel recommendation [Re: Aquiles]
Aquiles Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/24/11
Posts: 1233
Loc: Texas, Dallas
I just bought the H2O Maxim at Academy for $24.00 , it had some really good review and I figured for the money if I was wrong it was not to bad a deal . Well I loaded it up and have been practising for a few hours and it really is smooth and casts well . I don't know what it will be like when I hook my first fish but so far just casting is nice and at that price !

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#11249459 - 11/27/15 11:01 PM Re: Casting reel recommendation [Re: Aquiles]
Wadefishing Offline
Angler

Registered: 07/02/08
Posts: 308
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
Congrats on a good deal. My friend who has the H20 Mettle reels also has an H20 Maxim and likes it very well too.

I tried to buy one at my local Academy a few hours ago and they were out darn it.
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#11251128 - 11/28/15 09:28 PM Re: Casting reel recommendation [Re: Aquiles]
ezbassin Offline
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Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 12208
Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
Daiwa Lexa on Ebay $80 shipped.

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