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best casting bait caster for $200 #10664175 03/03/15 05:18 PM
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What's your best casting bait caster in this price range? Mine was an old Daiwa Tdx103. It's worn out and so old parts aren't available. I want to throw poppers with it.

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Re: best casting bait caster for $200 [Re: RickS] #10664178 03/03/15 05:19 PM
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I think the Shimano Curado is the best overall value in a reel.


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Re: best casting bait caster for $200 [Re: fouzman] #10664296 03/03/15 05:57 PM
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Originally Posted By: fouzman
I think the Shimano Curado is the best overall value in a reel.


X2. The new(ish) Curado I is a great bang for your buck at $179.99 Shimano Curado I

Re: best casting bait caster for $200 [Re: RickS] #10664310 03/03/15 06:01 PM
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You can buy 2 Shimano Caenan's for $200 and I like the 3 I have better than my Curado. Hard to go wrong with anything from Shimano though. thumb

Re: best casting bait caster for $200 [Re: RickS] #10664311 03/03/15 06:01 PM
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I would also throw in the Lews Tournament Pro. It is really a very nice reel at $199 retail. But you can pick them up of ebay for $140 new. Smooth as glass. I have some Antares and Core 50Mg7s and they are unbelievably smooth, but next up in my book would be the Lews TP1SH.

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Re: best casting bait caster for $200 [Re: RickS] #10664329 03/03/15 06:07 PM
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Abu Garcia Revo SX for around $150


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Re: best casting bait caster for $200 [Re: RickS] #10664330 03/03/15 06:08 PM
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Here's the tatula plug! Not a 200 dollar reel but I can't imagine there being much difference and a lot less money. I've been very pleased with them after just switching out to them a couple months ago.

Re: best casting bait caster for $200 [Re: RickS] #10664350 03/03/15 06:14 PM
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Curado 50E and the lews.




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Re: best casting bait caster for $200 [Re: RickS] #10664363 03/03/15 06:18 PM
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Re: best casting bait caster for $200 [Re: RickS] #10664405 03/03/15 06:38 PM
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Lew's BB1 Pro hands down. Smooth as butta'!


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Re: best casting bait caster for $200 [Re: RickS] #10664487 03/03/15 07:03 PM
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Curado 50 E or Curado I
Lews BB1 Pro
Tatula type R.

That gives you Shimano, Lews, and Daiwa.
I have them all and they are smooth.

For throwing light weight baits I would choose the BB1 Pro or the Curado 50E.


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Re: best casting bait caster for $200 [Re: RickS] #10664591 03/03/15 07:43 PM
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Re: best casting bait caster for $200 [Re: RickS] #10664629 03/03/15 07:54 PM
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Chronarch or Curado. Cant go wrong with either one..


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Re: best casting bait caster for $200 [Re: RickS] #10664696 03/03/15 08:21 PM
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Daiwa tatula type r are pretty spiffy.


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Re: best casting bait caster for $200 [Re: RickS] #10664726 03/03/15 08:30 PM
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Your options a limitless. I have liked just about all I have owned except the Quantum. I struggled controlling the spool with that brand. I cant explain why but just could never use them. I dont usually adjust my reels. I just throw them with free spools and control with my thumb. I had to adjust the Quantum and still had trouble. I agree with just about anything Shimano or Abu Garcia. People on this forum really like the Lews but I have never used one to say.

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