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#11470757 - 03/11/16 09:53 AM Best baitcast for $175
Insurance man Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/12/14
Posts: 735
Loc: Texas
I am currently using all Revo Sx or STx reels but having a problem with them letting out line while in the rod box. When I finally get them untangled I can pull out drag until it stops and they fish fine but just frustrating that I am having that problem. I am thinking about trying another brand and just wanted some feedback.

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#11470775 - 03/11/16 09:59 AM Re: Best baitcast for $175 [Re: Insurance man]
jseago Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/07/09
Posts: 1914
Loc: Deep East Tx
LEWS

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#11470783 - 03/11/16 10:01 AM Re: Best baitcast for $175 [Re: Insurance man]
BlaiseWeimer Offline
Angler

Registered: 02/10/15
Posts: 478
Loc: Coppell, Texas
Curado

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#11470803 - 03/11/16 10:07 AM Re: Best baitcast for $175 [Re: Insurance man]
Fish hunter 59 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/21/11
Posts: 1136
Loc: Del Rio TX Transplant, TN at ...
Revo STX, JMO, I have 10 or 12 never had that problem!
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#11470825 - 03/11/16 10:16 AM Re: Best baitcast for $175 [Re: Insurance man]
bigbass94 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/12
Posts: 3963
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
Shimano Curado I

I definitely think you should go with a Curado. They've been proven winners for years and they're truly the bomb. Shimano hit a home run again with the I series and these reels feel like a $300 reel in your hand. They're very durable and strong but they're small and compact, which is hard to find in a reel nowadays. They have a smooth, buttery retrieve and all the drag power you could possibly need. I really think you'd be happy with a Curado. Give it a try!
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#11470852 - 03/11/16 10:23 AM Re: Best baitcast for $175 [Re: Insurance man]
Michael.Beaty Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/04/11
Posts: 1135
Loc: south side of Texoma
Save a little $$ and buy a daiwa tatula

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#11470866 - 03/11/16 10:27 AM Re: Best baitcast for $175 [Re: Insurance man]
Ban-D Offline
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Registered: 02/08/10
Posts: 6709
Loc: Tx
lews tournament lite speed spool,lews bb1, or Curado I.

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#11470867 - 03/11/16 10:28 AM Re: Best baitcast for $175 [Re: Insurance man]
musiclife_7 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/07/14
Posts: 1274
Loc: Wylie, TX
Lews Super Duty or LFS.....or Shimano Curado

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#11470881 - 03/11/16 10:32 AM Re: Best baitcast for $175 [Re: Insurance man]
LinkLowrance Offline
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Registered: 07/06/15
Posts: 429
Loc: On the Wheel
Lew's Tournament Pro G Spool. You can find them on eBay for around $165.

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#11470912 - 03/11/16 10:42 AM Re: Best baitcast for $175 [Re: LinkLowrance]
Insurance man Offline
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Registered: 03/12/14
Posts: 735
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: LinkLowrance
Lew's Tournament Pro G Spool. You can find them on eBay for around $165.
I was looking at the Lews LITE speed spool..have you tried it compared to the G spool?

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#11470925 - 03/11/16 10:47 AM Re: Best baitcast for $175 [Re: bigbass94]
Insurance man Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/12/14
Posts: 735
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: bigbass94
Shimano Curado I

I definitely think you should go with a Curado. They've been proven winners for years and they're truly the bomb. Shimano hit a home run again with the I series and these reels feel like a $300 reel in your hand. They're very durable and strong but they're small and compact, which is hard to find in a reel nowadays. They have a smooth, buttery retrieve and all the drag power you could possibly need. I really think you'd be happy with a Curado. Give it a try!
I looked them and they only have 5 ball bearings compared to 11 on most higher end reels.

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#11470953 - 03/11/16 10:57 AM Re: Best baitcast for $175 [Re: Insurance man]
BASS101 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/03/07
Posts: 587
Loc: NW Houston, TX
Lew's Super Duty
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#11470973 - 03/11/16 11:01 AM Re: Best baitcast for $175 [Re: Michael.Beaty]
happycampr Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 04/01/12
Posts: 104
Originally Posted By: Michael.Beaty
Save a little $$ and buy a daiwa tatula

Also check into the Cabela's Arachnid... near the same as Tatula only with "Cabelas" stamped on it and 4 or 5 additional bearings and just slightly over your budget... if you can wait them out they can usually be had for $130 or so on sale

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#11471031 - 03/11/16 11:20 AM Re: Best baitcast for $175 [Re: Michael.Beaty]
SRitchey Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 10/31/13
Posts: 724
Loc: McKinney, TX
Originally Posted By: Michael.Beaty
Save a little $$ and buy a daiwa tatula

Love my Tat's!
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#11471217 - 03/11/16 12:18 PM Re: Best baitcast for $175 [Re: Insurance man]
Ban-D Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 02/08/10
Posts: 6709
Loc: Tx
Originally Posted By: Insurance man
Originally Posted By: bigbass94
Shimano Curado I

I definitely think you should go with a Curado. They've been proven winners for years and they're truly the bomb. Shimano hit a home run again with the I series and these reels feel like a $300 reel in your hand. They're very durable and strong but they're small and compact, which is hard to find in a reel nowadays. They have a smooth, buttery retrieve and all the drag power you could possibly need. I really think you'd be happy with a Curado. Give it a try!
I looked them and they only have 5 ball bearings compared to 11 on most higher end reels.
5 high end bearings. I know of 10 and 12 bearing reels I wouldn't buy or even use if they were given to me.

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