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#12499157 - 11/10/17 10:26 AM WTB 300 size baitcaster
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Registered: 08/12/09
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looking for a used entry level 300 size right hand baitcasting reel. brand not important

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#12499330 - 11/10/17 01:10 PM Re: WTB 300 size baitcaster [Re: dimitri]
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Are you looking for a round reel?

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#12499343 - 11/10/17 01:22 PM Re: WTB 300 size baitcaster [Re: dimitri]
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prefer a baitcaster in a 300 or 400 size. but will intertain a round reel if its a great deal!

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#12499362 - 11/10/17 01:47 PM Re: WTB 300 size baitcaster [Re: dimitri]
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I have 2 Pinnacle reels used 2 times each. They are round baitcasters. I will sell them for much less than new price.

Does your quest for the 300 size depend on the amount of line the reel will hold?

These reels will hold more line than the smaller reels but they do not say anything about 300 size. I used them for carp and buffalo with 20# line.

They are a 5:3:1 Gear Ratio and will hold 137 yds of 15# line.


Edited by retdbasser (11/10/17 02:00 PM)

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#12499517 - 11/10/17 05:01 PM Re: WTB 300 size baitcaster [Re: dimitri]
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Check out the Johnny Morris Revolution. I have 2 and they are pretty good for $99

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#12499562 - 11/10/17 05:54 PM Re: WTB 300 size baitcaster [Re: dimitri]
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I don't get why the reels get beefed up but the design keeps such a small spool. That Revolution will hold 190 yards of 14# test mono, but who's going to throw a 6-8 ounce bait costing $100 or more with that for very long (before it's lost)?

Swimbait rigs typically use 25# mono, with 20# for some lighter rigs. The Revolution spool volume works out to about 132 yards of 20# and only 118 yards of 25#. Trust me, you can take notable portion of 118 yards off a spool with even an average swimbait. Spool RPM will go WAY up, as will the risk of catastrophic backlashes. If that happens with braid, the shock can be sufficient to snap the line, creating what we call a "cast off" - where you watch that expensive swimbait sail through the air, never to be seen again after splashdown.

Many larger reels are expected to be used with fish that run the drag in open water (stripers, lake trout, salmon, etc.). Revolution works for those because the angler isn't trying to use a heavy test line. For swimbait angling, what we really want/need is a heavy duty winch, LOL

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#12499652 - 11/10/17 07:10 PM Re: WTB 300 size baitcaster [Re: dimitri]
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There was a curado 300e on here a couple days ago for 160 thats a great price for that reel. As far as spool volume braid to leader is the way to go imo, your gaining line capacity, sensitivity, and breaking strength
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#12499908 - 11/11/17 06:19 AM Re: WTB 300 size baitcaster [Re: retdbasser]
dimitri Online   content
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Originally Posted By: retdbasser
I have 2 Pinnacle reels used 2 times each. They are round baitcasters. I will sell them for much less than new price.

Does your quest for the 300 size depend on the amount of line the reel will hold?

These reels will hold more line than the smaller reels but they do not say anything about 300 size. I used them for carp and buffalo with 20# line.

They are a 5:3:1 Gear Ratio and will hold 137 yds of 15# line.


im no expert but that dosnt sound like they have enough line capacity for throwing swimbaits. i would be interested to know the exact model number of the reel so i can look them up to se if they will work for my intended use. also your price? thx for replying!

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#12499957 - 11/11/17 07:37 AM Re: WTB 300 size baitcaster [Re: dimitri]
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Pinnacle Vision Limited VST 20. $40

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#12504475 - 11/15/17 12:47 PM Re: WTB 300 size baitcaster [Re: Bradshuflin aka hunter'sdad]
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Originally Posted By: Bradshuflin aka hunter'sdad
There was a curado 300e on here a couple days ago for 160 thats a great price for that reel. As far as spool volume braid to leader is the way to go imo, your gaining line capacity, sensitivity, and breaking strength
Originally Posted By: Bradshuflin aka hunter'sdad
There was a curado 300e on here a couple days ago for 160 thats a great price for that reel. As far as spool volume braid to leader is the way to go imo, your gaining line capacity, sensitivity, and breaking strength


yea i sent him a pm ssking to meet at bps. he read it and never responded. lol

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#12504481 - 11/15/17 12:48 PM Re: WTB 300 size baitcaster [Re: Brandon Potter]
dimitri Online   content
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Originally Posted By: Brandon Potter
Check out the Johnny Morris Revolution. I have 2 and they are pretty good for $99


picked up one and plan on throwing it friday. will let you know how i like it afterwards. thx

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#12504632 - 11/15/17 02:40 PM Re: WTB 300 size baitcaster [Re: dimitri]
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If you don't like the big oversized reels the Lews BB1 and BB2 are good choices. BB2 seems to be a little more of what your looking for. For big swimbaits round reels are the way to go for high capacity with heavy line. Watch videos of the California guys throwing these things and most that I have seen use them.

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#12504704 - 11/15/17 03:51 PM Re: WTB 300 size baitcaster [Re: dimitri]
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For those who aren't in the know on throwing big baits (of any type), selecting a reel with higher line capacity isn't everything needed. The drivetrain of the reel needs to be able to take the punishment of the added stress. Those Lews reels may be great reels, but that doesn't mean they would be up to the task of heavy baits. Many a nice reel has self-destructed in time when tasked with heavy duty use they weren't intended for. A reel such as the new $99 hot item might work fine for a day, weeks, even months....but I'm betting it will blow up long before one of the proven reels.

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#12504711 - 11/15/17 04:02 PM Re: WTB 300 size baitcaster [Re: SAKS]
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Originally Posted By: SAKS
If you don't like the big oversized reels the Lews BB1 and BB2 are good choices. BB2 seems to be a little more of what your looking for. For big swimbaits round reels are the way to go for high capacity with heavy line. Watch videos of the California guys throwing these things and most that I have seen use them.


Those round reels often popular were designed for and marketed to the saltwater fishing crowd where they encounter some very brutish fish requiring heavy duty drive-train designs, not just line capacity. I've seen grown men on a boat who were physically challenged to not have a fish pull the rod from their hands, but the reels held up day after day. The bass swimbait crowd leveraged that market segment and it has worked well in the application. It's not a place for light-duty aluminum gears such as we have in typical bass-fishing gear today.

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#12505084 - 11/15/17 10:53 PM Re: WTB 300 size baitcaster [Re: Flippin-Out]
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Originally Posted By: Flippin-Out
For those who aren't in the know on throwing big baits (of any type), selecting a reel with higher line capacity isn't everything needed. The drivetrain of the reel needs to be able to take the punishment of the added stress. Those Lews reels may be great reels, but that doesn't mean they would be up to the task of heavy baits. Many a nice reel has self-destructed in time when tasked with heavy duty use they weren't intended for. A reel such as the new $99 hot item might work fine for a day, weeks, even months....but I'm betting it will blow up long before one of the proven reels.
Originally Posted By: Flippin-Out
Originally Posted By: SAKS
If you don't like the big oversized reels the Lews BB1 and BB2 are good choices. BB2 seems to be a little more of what your looking for. For big swimbaits round reels are the way to go for high capacity with heavy line. Watch videos of the California guys throwing these things and most that I have seen use them.


Those round reels often popular were designed for and marketed to the saltwater fishing crowd where they encounter some very brutish fish requiring heavy duty drive-train designs, not just line capacity. I've seen grown men on a boat who were physically challenged to not have a fish pull the rod from their hands, but the reels held up day after day. The bass swimbait crowd leveraged that market segment and it has worked well in the application. It's not a place for light-duty aluminum gears such as we have in typical bass-fishing gear today.


THX FOR ALL THE HELPFUL INSIGHT!!!!!!!!!!

the rod is a cheap mh dobyns fury so this setup is just to get me started throwing 7” soft plastic baits. i plan on getting a better setup to throw bigger hardbaits IF i get into that eventually.

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