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#11454539 - 03/03/16 03:25 PM Help Choosing a Lew's Baitcaster
boylerpig Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 08/02/15
Posts: 13
Loc: Texas by God
I'm finally at a point that I can update my fishing equipment and looking for some real world advice. I'm started with my spinning reels and stayed with Shimano. Stradics were my choice. My baitcasters are a different story. I would like to try a Lew's. Here's where I would appreciate y'alls help. I mostly fish bass with cranks, worms and spinners. I sometimes dabble a shrimp in salt water. the three reels I've narrowed it down to are:

1)Lew's® Tournament Pro G Speed Spool

2)Lew's BB-1 Pro Series

3)Lew's BB2 Inshore

The 6:8 and 7:1 ratios seem to work best for my lure selections but the reel model alludes me.

Thanks for your experience .. BP...
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#11454548 - 03/03/16 03:30 PM Re: Help Choosing a Lew's Baitcaster [Re: boylerpig]
Bayou Burner Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/26/08
Posts: 3470
Loc: Chocolate Bayou/Lake Conroe
Don't discount a super duty. I use mine for deep cranks and inshore on a 8' Castaway.

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#11454550 - 03/03/16 03:32 PM Re: Help Choosing a Lew's Baitcaster [Re: boylerpig]
ACAMS Offline
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Registered: 03/10/12
Posts: 959
Loc: Palestine
I too have a Super Duty for crank baits and it works great.
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#11454610 - 03/03/16 03:56 PM Re: Help Choosing a Lew's Baitcaster [Re: ACAMS]
boylerpig Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 08/02/15
Posts: 13
Loc: Texas by God
Interesting. Thanks.

BP...
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#11456042 - 03/04/16 11:08 AM Re: Help Choosing a Lew's Baitcaster [Re: boylerpig]
propman Offline
Angler

Registered: 04/06/10
Posts: 400
Loc: Pilot Point, TX
I use a Lew's Inshore with 10 - 12# mono on a 7' medium BPS Extreme for some salt water applications and I use the same set up , maybe with Fluorocarbon for freshwater crank and stick baits.

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#11456092 - 03/04/16 11:37 AM Re: Help Choosing a Lew's Baitcaster [Re: boylerpig]
RonL Offline
Angler

Registered: 07/09/14
Posts: 429
Loc: W.Texas
I have the BB1 with 14# line . So far has worked great for me . I would not use it in salt water tho . If your using saltwater then you need a reel built specially for saltwater . My nephew fishes off shore all the time . He tells me never use fresh water reels in salt water , guaranteed to ruin them even if you flush and clean them thoroughly he says they will ruin anyway .
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#11456138 - 03/04/16 11:56 AM Re: Help Choosing a Lew's Baitcaster [Re: RonL]
Bayou Burner Offline
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Registered: 07/26/08
Posts: 3470
Loc: Chocolate Bayou/Lake Conroe
Originally Posted By: RonL
I have the BB1 with 14# line . So far has worked great for me . I would not use it in salt water tho . If your using saltwater then you need a reel built specially for saltwater . My nephew fishes off shore all the time . He tells me never use fresh water reels in salt water , guaranteed to ruin them even if you flush and clean them thoroughly he says they will ruin anyway .
Been using that set up 2+ years and had no problems at all. I take care of my reels also. Break them down about 4-5 times a year. I don't use it offshore though, only in the bays and bayous. Grew up saltwater fishing and been doing it for 30+ years...

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#11456144 - 03/04/16 12:00 PM Re: Help Choosing a Lew's Baitcaster [Re: boylerpig]
musiclife_7 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/07/14
Posts: 1202
Loc: Wylie, TX
for the price, the BB1 is a solid reel. I have had just about every Lews reel out there and my fav is the Super Duty and the new Lews LFS Speed Spool. Great reels, light weight, strong and durable.


Edited by musiclife_7 (03/04/16 12:02 PM)
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#11456301 - 03/04/16 01:37 PM Re: Help Choosing a Lew's Baitcaster [Re: boylerpig]
Boat flip Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 03/02/16
Posts: 14
I have a lews pro g and it's amazing..... Best reel I've had.

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#11456613 - 03/04/16 04:33 PM Re: Help Choosing a Lew's Baitcaster [Re: boylerpig]
ToadThrower Offline
Angler

Registered: 06/29/07
Posts: 316
Loc: Arlington, TX
I have the Lews Tournament Pro G and the Lews BB1, the Tournament Pro is my favorite both are good reels...but the Tournament Pro is I think the best of those two...

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#11456662 - 03/04/16 05:11 PM Re: Help Choosing a Lew's Baitcaster [Re: boylerpig]
andy52887 Offline
Angler

Registered: 12/26/10
Posts: 320
Loc: Shreveport,LA
I own 5 Lews BB1 pros been using them for 2 years now and they have given me zero problems. I have 2 i run with 65 lb braid and the drags tightened all the way down and in the summer months I run them through the ringer.

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#11456724 - 03/04/16 05:54 PM Re: Help Choosing a Lew's Baitcaster [Re: boylerpig]
pinesaddict Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 04/11/01
Posts: 644
Loc: longview tx. usa
Super duty.
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#11456865 - 03/04/16 07:53 PM Re: Help Choosing a Lew's Baitcaster [Re: andy52887]
beeflover Offline
Angler

Registered: 01/01/05
Posts: 341
Loc: eagan, mn
Originally Posted By: andy52887
I own 5 Lews BB1 pros been using them for 2 years now and they have given me zero problems. I have 2 i run
with 65 lb braid and the drags tightened all the way down and in the summer months I run them through the ringer.


thu the ringer catchin fish? can i go fishin with you?


Edited by beeflover (03/04/16 07:55 PM)

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#11457006 - 03/04/16 09:01 PM Re: Help Choosing a Lew's Baitcaster [Re: beeflover]
andy52887 Offline
Angler

Registered: 12/26/10
Posts: 320
Loc: Shreveport,LA
Yes sir punching is my specialty

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#11457044 - 03/04/16 09:20 PM Re: Help Choosing a Lew's Baitcaster [Re: boylerpig]
TXwelder Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 11/28/15
Posts: 224
Loc: Arlington,Texas
I have 2 styles of Lews and they are 6.4.1. Bb1 pro for cranking and team Lews lite in 7.5.1 and 6.8.1 7.5.1 for the plastics and crig trig froggin and 6.8.1 for my drop shot and shakeyhead spinnerbait.
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