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Speck and Red baitcaster ???? #12748154
05/08/18 11:34 PM
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I have several Citica's (8-10 yrs old) still in great shape. My son has several black max's and a silver max. I know everyone says (as long as you wash them out good) but if we could get what we want is there an advantage in getting a true saltwater version low profile bait caster? If so, which one ? And why ? (Gonna use these answers with the Boss and see if she bites on it)

Re: Speck and Red baitcaster ???? [Re: txhuntingguide] #12748244
05/09/18 12:37 AM
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i've only used the round Abu 5500C3 and 6500C3 since I was about 8 or 9 years old. not sure if the internal materials are any different. brass, stainless steel, aluminum, plastic, etc.


Re: Speck and Red baitcaster ???? [Re: txhuntingguide] #12748582
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I have a Daiwa 153 Inshore that I swear by. GREAT reel. I also have a Daiwa Coastal TWS that's been great too. Both low profile.


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Re: Speck and Red baitcaster ???? [Re: txhuntingguide] #12748730
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Higher end "inshore" reels will have sealed bearings. Nothing is rust-proof, so keeping as much salt out of metal places is a good idea.
I use the 13Fishing Origin TX, which is a saltwater rated reel, but I still wash the hell out of it, and lube it after every trip.

Re: Speck and Red baitcaster ???? [Re: txhuntingguide] #12751489
05/11/18 01:42 PM
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Yes there is a difference. Some of the older baitcasters and spinners for that matter used pewter for gears and that can corrode. Same for Magnesium, it corrodes too easily. You want all internal components made of either alumium, brass, or Stainless. And like Kurt said, they all still corrode if let's say 'dunked' for some reason and then not properly taken down. Also, never soak a reel in a bucket of water.. if one dunks a reel immediately take it to a shop or tear it down yourself taking pics before each item is removed and also laying out the parts in the order they came out the reel.. use both. take pics and layout in order.

I've been using Lews reels for the last 4 years and I'm super happy with how they've held up. Lews starting putting more attention to material quality and listening to what inshore anglers wanted.

The just released a new reel they call the Custom Inshore and it's a pretty sweet little reel. I'm fishing with their team Lews lite and I really like it. The Pro G is also super sweet.. any of those three and also the new BB1 Pro are all great and the specs on them make them saltwater ready.


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