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#12286474 - 06/09/17 01:43 PM HELP New Baitcaster $200 budget
Isaiah Bock Offline
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Registered: 04/13/17
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I am looking for a new baitcaster. I am looking for a higher gear ratio to throw swim jigs. I bought a new Lews Tournament SLP spped spool reel 2 months ago and all the thing does is backlash. I changed lines and dialed it it and was overall not impressed. I don't know if that was just a lemon or usual. I have had numerous baitcasters but haven't been in the market in 5 yrs. Trying to stay under 200 bucks.
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#12286481 - 06/09/17 01:50 PM Re: HELP New Baitcaster $200 budget [Re: Isaiah Bock]
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Cuardo 70
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#12286486 - 06/09/17 01:58 PM Re: HELP New Baitcaster $200 budget [Re: Isaiah Bock]
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Registered: 03/12/14
Posts: 724
Loc: Texas
ABU Revo STX on sale at Cabelas now $129 normally $199 and offer it in 6.41 7.1 and 8.1 ratios

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#12286542 - 06/09/17 02:31 PM Re: HELP New Baitcaster $200 budget [Re: Isaiah Bock]
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Revo SX in 7:1. Now on sale for 119 everywhere. If you want an 8:1, I love the Lews Tournament MB. I'm a Revo guy, but I have the STX and I'm not wild about it
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#12286563 - 06/09/17 02:46 PM Re: HELP New Baitcaster $200 budget [Re: Isaiah Bock]
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Registered: 06/22/08
Posts: 769
Buy a used Curado 200e7 and be done with worrying about a reel

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#12286570 - 06/09/17 02:49 PM Re: HELP New Baitcaster $200 budget [Re: shotgunwilly]
Chris G Online   content
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Registered: 11/16/08
Posts: 1941
Loc: Frisco, TX
Originally Posted By: shotgunwilly
Buy a used Curado 200e7 and be done with worrying about a reel


I would buy 5 of these right now if I could find some in good condition
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#12286611 - 06/09/17 03:18 PM Re: HELP New Baitcaster $200 budget [Re: Isaiah Bock]
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Registered: 05/27/12
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Loc: San Antonio, Texas
Pay a little more and get a Shimano Chronarch. Totally worth the money! The new ones are the real deal.
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#12286613 - 06/09/17 03:21 PM Re: HELP New Baitcaster $200 budget [Re: Isaiah Bock]
Big Kahuna Fishing Offline
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Registered: 05/21/17
Posts: 240
Loc: Mcgregor, Texas
Originally Posted By: Isaiah Bock
I am looking for a new baitcaster. I am looking for a higher gear ratio to throw swim jigs. I bought a new Lews Tournament SLP spped spool reel 2 months ago and all the thing does is backlash. I changed lines and dialed it it and was overall not impressed. I don't know if that was just a lemon or usual. I have had numerous baitcasters but haven't been in the market in 5 yrs. Trying to stay under 200 bucks.



Hit me up with a pm if you want to sell the Lew's SLP.
thanks
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#12286617 - 06/09/17 03:25 PM Re: HELP New Baitcaster $200 budget [Re: Isaiah Bock]
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Registered: 05/14/14
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Loc: texas
I've tried and tried but could never find a reel I liked better than a Garcia 4600c3. They never break down, smooth casting, easy to maintain and I can cast any lure with them. Also use a 5500c3 for large crankbaits and Carolina rigs. Both fit nicely in the palm too.

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#12286618 - 06/09/17 03:26 PM Re: HELP New Baitcaster $200 budget [Re: Isaiah Bock]
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curado. best longevity for the money
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#12286802 - 06/09/17 06:16 PM Re: HELP New Baitcaster $200 budget [Re: Isaiah Bock]
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The Curado 70 is hard to beat for $200.

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#12286808 - 06/09/17 06:22 PM Re: HELP New Baitcaster $200 budget [Re: Isaiah Bock]
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Registered: 03/21/17
Posts: 18
Loc: Cleburne, Texas
Lews is all that I use now. You probably don't have it adjusted correctly if you are having backlash problems.

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#12286809 - 06/09/17 06:23 PM Re: HELP New Baitcaster $200 budget [Re: BlueSkeeter13]
Brent S Online   content
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Registered: 07/04/13
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Loc: Eagle Mountain Lake
Originally Posted By: BlueSkeeter13
Lews is all that I use now. You probably don't have it adjusted correctly if you are having backlash problems.


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#12286839 - 06/09/17 06:44 PM Re: HELP New Baitcaster $200 budget [Re: Isaiah Bock]
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2 Daiwa Tatula CTs....the smaller frame compared to original Tatula with t-wing system is a best value compared to others mentioned. 100.00 each!
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#12286844 - 06/09/17 06:48 PM Re: HELP New Baitcaster $200 budget [Re: Isaiah Bock]
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Registered: 02/25/15
Posts: 2018
Loc: Magnolia, TX
Backlash is a fact of physics related to the decreasing spool mass and shrinking effective spool diameter as line plays out during the cast. A higher end reel has a spool that is more freely spinning than a lesser product, so it's going to backlash more easily IF NOT PROPERLY ADJUSTED. Everything we do in adjusting a reel to reduce backlash is adding resistance to the spool that would otherwise spin very very freely.

An angler accustomed to a lesser reel often has to tighten down anti-backlash adjustments when moving up to a good reel so that they can get used to the superior free-spin of the better reel. I would venture that incorrect adjustment of settings is the #1 cause of angler's slamming a reel model generally accepted to have good quality - when it's really user error. I also vote that the issue is adjustments....

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