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Casting Reel For Light Baits #13956067 04/11/21 08:24 PM
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I'm looking for a casting reel to throw baits ranging from 1/8-3/8oz. Is there anything decent for $100 or less?

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Re: Casting Reel For Light Baits [Re: jkowalkowski3] #13956104 04/11/21 09:08 PM
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Buy a use Revo STX on eBay. Then send it to southwest parts and service to get cleaned for $25. It will come back like a new reel and will cast light weight lures better than anything.

Re: Casting Reel For Light Baits [Re: jkowalkowski3] #13956111 04/11/21 09:22 PM
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I cast 1/8oz and 3/16oz on my Lews Speed Spool LFS, which is $100, with no problems. I find the rod is more important than the reel for light baits.

Re: Casting Reel For Light Baits [Re: Lee Finlay] #13956119 04/11/21 09:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Lee Finlay
I find the rod is more important than the reel for light baits.


This and using a lighter line will help improve cast distance for lighter lures.

Re: Casting Reel For Light Baits [Re: jkowalkowski3] #13956202 04/11/21 11:09 PM
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I cast little square bills with a Shimano Scorpion and a Shimano Scorpion Metanium MG. Usually with 12 or 15 # test.

Bought the metanium's off ebay for $100 each. But the shipping out of Japan is expensive.

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Re: Casting Reel For Light Baits [Re: Lee Finlay] #13956235 04/11/21 11:40 PM
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My best reel for skipping or casting really light baits is a lews speed spool. U wont go wrong. I have 300 dollar reels and i goto the lews when i need to skip or cast a light bait. Think it cost 120 dollars

Re: Casting Reel For Light Baits [Re: jkowalkowski3] #13956254 04/12/21 12:06 AM
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Daiwa CR80 on ebay.

Re: Casting Reel For Light Baits [Re: jkowalkowski3] #13956291 04/12/21 12:33 AM
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An Ambassedeur 4600c with 8lb. Test is hard to beat. And is well within a $100 budget.

Re: Casting Reel For Light Baits [Re: jkowalkowski3] #13956299 04/12/21 12:37 AM
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Thanks for the input everyone.

Re: Casting Reel For Light Baits [Re: jkowalkowski3] #13956343 04/12/21 01:06 AM
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I use a chronarch MG 50, but newer chronarch is good too.

Re: Casting Reel For Light Baits [Re: leethefishking] #13956513 04/12/21 02:56 AM
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Originally Posted by leethefishking
I use a chronarch MG 50, but newer chronarch is good too.


+1

Re: Casting Reel For Light Baits [Re: leethefishking] #13956554 04/12/21 03:34 AM
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Originally Posted by leethefishking
I use a chronarch MG 50, but newer chronarch is good too.

Best reel for light weight stuff ever built
Gonna be tough to find one for under a hundy


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Re: Casting Reel For Light Baits [Re: Fish Killer] #13957861 04/13/21 12:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Fish Killer
[quote=leethefishking]I use a chronarch MG 50, but newer chronarch is good too.

Best reel for light weight stuff ever built

The Tatula Elite is better but it is in the $240 range, but it is better than the Mg 50 even though the Mg 50 is an awesome reel.

Re: Casting Reel For Light Baits [Re: jkowalkowski3] #13957872 04/13/21 12:41 AM
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Rod and line just as important.....need fast tip and limber low memory line


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