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Which reel? #13411812 01/21/20 08:34 PM
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I need to buy a new reel that will help me make longer casts. I will use it on a 7โ€™ MH, fast action, bait casting rod that is rated for baits between 1/4 and 1 ounce. I understand that line size, filling the reel spool almost to the top, and other factors come into play for long distance casting.

I like low profile reels, but would not rule out other styles. Which reel, at a cost not exceeding about $175 would you suggest? Thanks for your help.

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Re: Which reel? [Re: SlowDown] #13411865 01/21/20 09:21 PM
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I know you said you like low profile, but i have an abu garcia toro beast if interested... I used it this past weekend for the first time and It doesn't fit my style. I dont like it.

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look at the lews wide spool, I just got 2 in 6.3:1 and love them so far.

scroll down for gear ratios, they have them in a few.

https://www.lews.com/casting/superdutywide

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Re: Which reel? [Re: SlowDown] #13411883 01/21/20 09:35 PM
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Daiwa Lexa 300HL

Retails around $175-180 online

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Re: Which reel? [Re: SlowDown] #13411988 01/21/20 10:56 PM
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Get a Shimano SLX DC. It will sling baits way longer distances, since you can rare back on it and chunk with confidence, knowing itโ€™s really hard to backlash.


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Give concepts 13 a try

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13 Fishing Concept A


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The reels are great when it comes to casting etc... but Iโ€™ve serviced about 8 concept Aโ€™s with broken main gears with teeth broken off. The gears are just pot metal so please know this before going and spending a ton of money on these reels. Plus getting parts from 13 fishing is a pain in the butt.


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Re: Which reel? [Re: SlowDown] #13412527 01/22/20 02:22 PM
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Thanks for your replies. This is very helpful.

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I like my Lew's.


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Originally Posted by Finesse Master/ Dropshot king
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13 Fishing Concept A


The reels are great when it comes to casting etc... but Iโ€™ve serviced about 8 concept Aโ€™s with broken main gears with teeth broken off. The gears are just pot metal so please know this before going and spending a ton of money on these reels. Plus getting parts from 13 fishing is a pain in the butt.



I've been doing quite a bit of research looking at a new reel for myself. When it comes to the Concept A the feedback is about 80/20. 80% negative and 20% positive. No way I would pay more than about 20 bucks for one of these reels. I'm a budget minded guy and I like the Lew's line of reels between $120 & 160. I think they give the best performance for the money.


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The Shimano K series Curado is another good option .

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I'd go with the Lews or the Shimano that was suggested . But Abu Garcias are really nice too .


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Originally Posted by RonL
I'd go with the Lews or the Shimano that was suggested . But Abu Garcias are really nice too .



I really like my revo winches in 5:1, have 5 of the first revo premiers that are good too but the new lews I have I like a lot better. had air bearings put in the premiers and about to do the same to the winches.


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