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#11390379 - 02/03/16 08:56 PM Favorite Baitcast Reels for Texas Rig:
Dakota22 Offline
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Here's an argument starter for everyone. What is your favorite baitcast reel for a Texas Rig? Brand, gear ratio, drag strength, ect. Annnnnddd GO!!!

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#11390420 - 02/03/16 09:12 PM Re: Favorite Baitcast Reels for Texas Rig: [Re: Dakota22]
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Steez 100H 6.3-1


Edited by ezbassin (02/03/16 09:14 PM)

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#11390432 - 02/03/16 09:15 PM Re: Favorite Baitcast Reels for Texas Rig: [Re: Dakota22]
Dakota22 Offline
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The reason why I'm asking, I've used Shimano my entire life and I'm debating on trying something else. I love my curados from the 200e7 and older but I'm less than impressed with my 2 new ones.

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#11390436 - 02/03/16 09:17 PM Re: Favorite Baitcast Reels for Texas Rig: [Re: ezbassin]
Dakota22 Offline
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Originally Posted By: ezbassin
Steez 100H 6.3-1


A little steep for my budget. You had good luck with Daiwa in the past?

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#11390440 - 02/03/16 09:18 PM Re: Favorite Baitcast Reels for Texas Rig: [Re: Dakota22]
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Steez 100XS. On a Steez MH XF rod. 7.9 ratio. It can get the slack out of line really fast. Has balls to handle BIG fish. 10 lb drag is not the highest rated drag around, but it is a superior quality drag that is very consistent and more than enough to properly preserve line and keep a bass pinned.
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#11390445 - 02/03/16 09:19 PM Re: Favorite Baitcast Reels for Texas Rig: [Re: Dakota22]
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And find them on sale, from time to time.... Or just save up till you can get one.
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#11390451 - 02/03/16 09:23 PM Re: Favorite Baitcast Reels for Texas Rig: [Re: SteezMacQueen]
Dakota22 Offline
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Originally Posted By: SteezMacQueen
And find them on sale, from time to time.... Or just save up till you can get one.


Where's the best place for that?

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#11390462 - 02/03/16 09:26 PM Re: Favorite Baitcast Reels for Texas Rig: [Re: Dakota22]
ezbassin Offline
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Originally Posted By: Dakota22
Originally Posted By: ezbassin
Steez 100H 6.3-1


A little steep for my budget. You had good luck with Daiwa in the past?



Yes, Daiwa, Shimano, and Lews.

My favorite reels. Older Shimano Chronarch 100SV, Core, and Curado E, Citica E (with upgraded bearings)
Daiwa, Steez, Zillion, Sol, Lexa
Lews BB1, BB1 Pro, Super Duty


FYI I like the E series better than the newer I series also.


Edited by ezbassin (02/03/16 09:28 PM)

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#11390473 - 02/03/16 09:29 PM Re: Favorite Baitcast Reels for Texas Rig: [Re: Dakota22]
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Shimano Antares 7.4:1 Gear Ratio 13lb. Drag
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#11390500 - 02/03/16 09:39 PM Re: Favorite Baitcast Reels for Texas Rig: [Re: Dakota22]
ezbassin Offline
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Originally Posted By: Dakota22
The reason why I'm asking, I've used Shimano my entire life and I'm debating on trying something else. I love my curados from the 200e7 and older but I'm less than impressed with my 2 new ones.


Do you have the Curado G or the I reel?

If you have the I series, get Ron @ Reel Time Rods @ lake Fork to put you some ceramic bearings in it. You will like it way better after that.

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#11390503 - 02/03/16 09:41 PM Re: Favorite Baitcast Reels for Texas Rig: [Re: Dakota22]
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Originally Posted By: Dakota22
Originally Posted By: SteezMacQueen
And find them on sale, from time to time.... Or just save up till you can get one.


Where's the best place for that?


Tackle warehouse had them on sale for a while. 25% off plus whatever the store wide sale was in addition. Bought one for $309. Regularly they were right at $600.

I think they are discontinued. The only way to get a "real" Steez now is via Megabass as a HyperLariat model. And with the Japanese yen conversion right now it is a steal at around $509. That's the Yuki Ito tuned version with lighter spool, ceramic bearings, carbon handle, and custom paint.
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#11390514 - 02/03/16 09:46 PM Re: Favorite Baitcast Reels for Texas Rig: [Re: Dakota22]
ezbassin Offline
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TFF member Brian McCarty might still have one for sale.

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#11390533 - 02/03/16 09:51 PM Re: Favorite Baitcast Reels for Texas Rig: [Re: ezbassin]
Dakota22 Offline
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Originally Posted By: ezbassin
Originally Posted By: Dakota22
The reason why I'm asking, I've used Shimano my entire life and I'm debating on trying something else. I love my curados from the 200e7 and older but I'm less than impressed with my 2 new ones.


Do you have the Curado G or the I reel?

If you have the I series, get Ron @ Reel Time Rods @ lake Fork to put you some ceramic bearings in it. You will like it way better after that.


I have 2 of the I series not any of the G's. That intrigues me to swap the bearings. Do you know if Olson's here in Fort Worth can do that and what bearings should I put in them?

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#11390540 - 02/03/16 09:52 PM Re: Favorite Baitcast Reels for Texas Rig: [Re: SteezMacQueen]
Dakota22 Offline
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Loc: Parker county
Originally Posted By: SteezMacQueen
Originally Posted By: Dakota22
Originally Posted By: SteezMacQueen
And find them on sale, from time to time.... Or just save up till you can get one.


Where's the best place for that?


Tackle warehouse had them on sale for a while. 25% off plus whatever the store wide sale was in addition. Bought one for $309. Regularly they were right at $600.

I think they are discontinued. The only way to get a "real" Steez now is via Megabass as a HyperLariat model. And with the Japanese yen conversion right now it is a steal at around $509. That's the Yuki Ito tuned version with lighter spool, ceramic bearings, carbon handle, and custom paint.


Thanks! That is something to keep in mind when I can afford it down the road.

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#11390541 - 02/03/16 09:52 PM Re: Favorite Baitcast Reels for Texas Rig: [Re: Dakota22]
ezbassin Offline
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I am not sure about Olsons, you will have to call them. Ron did mine and they cast a lot better than with the stock bearings, by far.

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