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Combos #13527082 04/20/20 11:05 PM
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What reels would you pair with the following rods. I would prefer Shimanos and want to keep it below $300.00 a reel. I’m leaning towards chonarchs and 1 Stradic CI. Let ‘er rip and Thanks.

DC735, frogs and swimbaits
DC744, jigs and C rig
DC705: glass, med cranks, J/B
DC702, wacky, D/S

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I've got Chronarch MGL's for all of those techniques. They do everything well. The only exceptions are my square bill and jerk bait rods. I use the SLX and SLX XT on those. Cast well, built well, solid reel for the price and ya don't need to spend a pretty penny for chuckin and winding. My two cents.


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The Shimano SLX is an awesome reel.

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SLX or Curado DC's


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Appreciate the input guys. Tough decision between the DC and Chronach.

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slx reels a nice smooth reel for 100.00

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Originally Posted by Darin S.
Appreciate the input guys. Tough decision between the DC and Chronach.

Chronarch MGL over the DC all day.

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Originally Posted by i-Fish
I've got Chronarch MGL's for all of those techniques. They do everything well. The only exceptions are my square bill and jerk bait rods. I use the SLX and SLX XT on those. Cast well, built well, solid reel for the price and ya don't need to spend a pretty penny for chuckin and winding. My two cents.


Great choice with the Cronarchs. Easily upgraded now, thanks to Academy H2O 110 mm 30ton Carbon fiber handles with 4 bearings.


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I have been trying to decide what to pair with my DRX 755C but haven't nailed it down! noidea hmmm fish


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Originally Posted by i-Fish
I've got Chronarch MGL's for all of those techniques. They do everything well. The only exceptions are my square bill and jerk bait rods. I use the SLX and SLX XT on those. Cast well, built well, solid reel for the price and ya don't need to spend a pretty penny for chuckin and winding. My two cents.


"ya don't need to spend a pretty penny for chuckin and winding. My two cents."

Please explain for guys like me that are not so gear savvy. My best reel is a Chronarch and it is on my Topwater rod because that is my favorite technique and the technique I feel requires the most accurate cast and the one that a backlash or lost bait is going to make me cuss the most. My cheapest reel is a BPS Pro Qualifier , $49 on sale, on my Pitching and Flipping stick. I set it up real loose and it works well for me as far as getting the jig where I want it, now getting em to bite is a different story !!

Just curious what technique you feel merits using your best reels?

I know guys like Mr Harper and Mr Perry will say they use the same reel on everything, but some of us have a variety of brands, and a collection of cheap junk to the best they could afford at the time the gear junkie impulse hit us. Thanks


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My absolute best reels(Steez’s)go on the presentations that use the lightest line. I want the best, most consistent drag on those setups. I have the micro module geared reels (my Cronarchs and Curados) on baits that are cast, reel, repeat. I have the tanks(Team Lews Pros) on the heavy and extra heavy rods.


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I've got Chronarch MGL's for all of those techniques. They do everything well. The only exceptions are my square bill and jerk bait rods. I use the SLX and SLX XT on those. Cast well, built well, solid reel for the price and ya don't need to spend a pretty penny for chuckin and winding. My two cents.


"ya don't need to spend a pretty penny for chuckin and winding. My two cents."

Please explain for guys like me that are not so gear savvy. My best reel is a Chronarch and it is on my Topwater rod because that is my favorite technique and the technique I feel requires the most accurate cast and the one that a backlash or lost bait is going to make me cuss the most. My cheapest reel is a BPS Pro Qualifier , $49 on sale, on my Pitching and Flipping stick. I set it up real loose and it works well for me as far as getting the jig where I want it, now getting em to bite is a different story !!

Just curious what technique you feel merits using your best reels?

I know guys like Mr Harper and Mr Perry will say they use the same reel on everything, but some of us have a variety of brands, and a collection of cheap junk to the best they could afford at the time the gear junkie impulse hit us. Thanks


For me, when I'm cranking or throwing a jerk bait I'm either throwing a 1/2 ounce or heavier crank bait and the jerk baits are well designed to pierce wind and are heavy enough so that, on a well suited rod for those techniques you can launch those baits as far as you need to with a "cheap" reel. If you're fishing small baits then you may need to pony up on better reels that can throw lighter baits farther but for me I don't have that issue. I also like to power fish first and foremost and those SLX reels just fit great and feel great in my hand. The Chronarchs are just a tad bigger.


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Originally Posted by Rocky Robison
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Appreciate the input guys. Tough decision between the DC and Chronach.

Chronarch MGL over the DC all day.


Agreed. DC's will cast to infinity and beyond but I just don't like the giant reel handle, personally. Have had it for about a year and it's still weird every time I fish with it.


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I've got Chronarch MGL's for all of those techniques. They do everything well. The only exceptions are my square bill and jerk bait rods. I use the SLX and SLX XT on those. Cast well, built well, solid reel for the price and ya don't need to spend a pretty penny for chuckin and winding. My two cents.


Great choice with the Cronarchs. Easily upgraded now, thanks to Academy H2O 110 mm 30ton Carbon fiber handles with 4 bearings.


Steez - do these handles work on the Curado E7's? I lucked into a batch of 20 brand new ones about 2 years ago and its all I have but have had some of my older ones have the knobs "melt" away and need to replace the handles.


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I've got Chronarch MGL's for all of those techniques. They do everything well. The only exceptions are my square bill and jerk bait rods. I use the SLX and SLX XT on those. Cast well, built well, solid reel for the price and ya don't need to spend a pretty penny for chuckin and winding. My two cents.


Great choice with the Cronarchs. Easily upgraded now, thanks to Academy H2O 110 mm 30ton Carbon fiber handles with 4 bearings.


Steez - do these handles work on the Curado E7's? I lucked into a batch of 20 brand new ones about 2 years ago and its all I have but have had some of my older ones have the knobs "melt" away and need to replace the handles.

Don’t know for sure. I bet they would. If not, Academy also sells the Lews cork/rubber combo handle knobs by themselves as well. They come with two bearings per knob as well. The packaging says “fits Shimano Curado and SLX”, but I put them on chronarchs as well. No issue.


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