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Big Bait Guys #13328856 10/31/19 06:59 PM
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Looking to buy a new reel for throwing med to larger size glides, swimbaits, etc.. Top of the list are Lews Super Duty 300, Curado 200, Lews Super Duty GX3. I have looked at older Calcuttas also just not sure about the round reels. Any others i should consider or look at? Or any cons about any of these choices? Looking to stay at $200 or less and want something solid that will last. The reel would be mainly for 1-5 oz baits, paired up with a Dobyns Fury 795SB or an Okuma Guide Select 7'-11", I have been using the wrong reel for awhile and just want a dedicated reel for this.


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Re: Big Bait Guys [Re: YakfishinTx81] #13328862 10/31/19 07:01 PM
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Tranx 200 or 300 would work well.


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Curado 200 is too light in the seat for the mid to top end of your weight range. I have two Calcutta 300E7's for 8" Hudds and Deps 250's and its a good fit. They don't make that model anymore, but the spool size is great.

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Abu Revo Beast. Will work great if you wind up fishing for musky up north as well.


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Re: Big Bait Guys [Re: YakfishinTx81] #13328918 10/31/19 07:40 PM
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I have a Lew's Super Duty 300 on a Dobyns Fury 795SB. I throw big line-through swimbaits on it and I'm happy with the setup. The rod does overpower lures under 1.5 ounces but a for a 2 or 3 ounce glide bait, it's pretty good.

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Can usually get two of these or one of each for $200

Quantum Monster 300--not the smoothest reel out of the box, but functional in the 1-5oz lure range.
On clearance everywhere at or below $100.

Abu Garcia C3 or C4 5600 at or below $100. Clearance price usually around $70



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I would suggest a Lew’s Super Duty HD Wide Spool in 6.4:1. I’ve got Curados 3 300e’s my favorite for bigger baits 2 of each Tranx 200 & 300, and the Lews. The Lews works well with everything. I’ve been extremely impressed and am buying 2 more because it’s performed so well for me and handled mid and bigger baits.

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Lexa 300 works pretty good and isn’t too expensive. I use that and a okuma 8’ swimbait rod, have about $250 in the whole setup

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I just use a standard Lews super duty wide spool. It is smaller in size than the 300 series reels and it holds a ton of line.

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Lews SD 300 or Curado 300E.

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There is a nice 300E for sale in the classified section...

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Originally Posted by ezbassin
I just use a standard Lews super duty wide spool. It is smaller in size than the 300 series reels and it holds a ton of line.

This for me too.

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I have the Lews Super Duty 300 and the Lexa 300 Wn. Both great reels but I find myself liking the Winn Grip knobs on the Lexa. I need to add them to the Lews.


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Thank you for the responses & comments, i need to go put some of these in my hands and see what feels good cheers


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I have both Super Duty 300 and Super Duty Wide Spool. The 300 is a good reel and comfortable for a bigger reel but I find that I prefer the Wide Spool because it's smaller. Both will get the job done.

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