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#12593157 - 01/24/18 05:57 AM Re: Best bass sized baitcasting reel if money no object [Re: Patrnflyr]
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#12596728 - 01/26/18 02:32 PM Re: Best bass sized baitcasting reel if money no object [Re: Patrnflyr]
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Just noticed Shimano is announcing the Stella FJ and Bantum MGL. Would the Bantum be above or below the metatanium? The Stella looks like the top of the line spinning reel of all time

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#12602375 - 01/30/18 12:58 PM Re: Best bass sized baitcasting reel if money no object [Re: Patrnflyr]
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Originally Posted By: Patrnflyr
Just noticed Shimano is announcing the Stella FJ and Bantum MGL. Would the Bantum be above or below the metatanium? The Stella looks like the top of the line spinning reel of all time


IMO the Bantam will be above the Metanium. But again, its all what you are looking for. The Metanium is a nice reel, but, its not made for heavy duty work. The aluminum gears get noisy quick, and dont hold up to abuse. Also, I think its a little on the awkwardly long side. The Bantam, that will be more fitting to what we used to remember the Bantam as, a heavy duty workhorse. Its gonna have solid brass gears, the pinion supported by dual bearings, metal wormshaft and pawl. Its basically what I would compare as the modern day Curado200SF.

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#12602462 - 01/30/18 01:43 PM Re: Best bass sized baitcasting reel if money no object [Re: Patrnflyr]
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I have to say I think one of the best bangs for the buck right now it the Daiwa SV TW line. Dang near impossible to backlash and will cast even the lightest of lures without issue. They list for $199 but there's a couple of sellers on ebay that have them listed for between $115-130 depending on what ratio it is.
IIRC the seller on ebay is alpha2omega. I just picked up my 4th one and am seriously considering replacing all my reels with them

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#12613513 - 02/06/18 11:13 AM Re: Best bass sized baitcasting reel if money no object [Re: Patrnflyr]
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I'd say Shimano and Daiwa still lead the pack. My oldest reels are also the most dependable reels. They are Shimano and Daiwa. I've tried other brands and have been repeatedly disappointed. I can't speak to the digital reels durability, but there are lots of used digital reels for sale. The longest cast I ever witnessed in person was made by a Pro with a digital Calais. They are among the most expensive and may be what you need.
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#12613532 - 02/06/18 11:22 AM Re: Best bass sized baitcasting reel if money no object [Re: Patrnflyr]
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get a decent reel, the rod is more important.

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#12616546 - 02/08/18 06:15 AM Re: Best bass sized baitcasting reel if money no object [Re: tmd11111]
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Originally Posted By: tmd11111
I have to say I think one of the best bangs for the buck right now it the Daiwa SV TW line. Dang near impossible to backlash and will cast even the lightest of lures without issue. They list for $199 but there's a couple of sellers on ebay that have them listed for between $115-130 depending on what ratio it is.
IIRC the seller on ebay is alpha2omega. I just picked up my 4th one and am seriously considering replacing all my reels with them


been looking at this one too

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