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Re: What is the best baitcaster? [Re: Mac Town Fuzz] #14437280 08/02/22 02:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Mac Town Fuzz
Someone above already said, best is very subjective. In my opinion, the Shimano Curado is the best balance of quality and bang for your buck. I have no doubt a Metanium, Steez, etc. is a better reel, but I'm not in the market to purchase $500 reels.


You don't need to pay $500 for a Steez reel. I look for deals on the older models and buy those. I'm not spending any above $250 for my Steez reels. Look around and you'll be able to find deals on them.

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Haven’t used a Steez so I’m sure it’s awesome, but love my Tatula SV limiteds and my Zillion.

Re: What is the best baitcaster? [Re: ko bass attack 27] #14437287 08/02/22 02:48 PM
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Originally Posted by ko bass attack 27
Shimano Metanium


It's got 4 1/2 stars... but who would buy a $500 dollar reel and then say it was only so-so cool



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Re: What is the best baitcaster? [Re: C DUBB] #14437292 08/02/22 02:52 PM
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This should have been broken down into, “best reel for a specific application”. Those Steez might be the best reels on the planet for bluegill fishing and Ohio river dinks, but they aren’t going to work for deep diving crankbaits and bigger swimbaits.

Re: What is the best baitcaster? [Re: C DUBB] #14437294 08/02/22 02:54 PM
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I'm still throwing baits with first gen chronarchs and green curados. Still have the first Shimano (10SG) that I bought when I was 13 years old, still works like a champ.
Pretty much a Shimano guy but have a few Lews in the mix as well.

What I wouldn't do is buy generic that is re-badged and marked up 300%. Stick with the known brands.

Re: What is the best baitcaster? [Re: C DUBB] #14437313 08/02/22 03:05 PM
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Shimano Curado and Chronarch! Admittedly I have never owned a Diawa but I have used lews, old school 4500C3s, and bps reels but I always come back to the nicer Shimanos. Sounds like I need to give Diawa a try at some point just because 20+ rods and reels is probably not sufficient for one dude...


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Re: What is the best baitcaster? [Re: C DUBB] #14437337 08/02/22 03:25 PM
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Metanium hands down.

I have nine of them and they all cast a country mile. Big line or small.


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Re: What is the best baitcaster? [Re: Bruce Allen] #14437387 08/02/22 04:06 PM
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I know I said Metaniums but wanted to say Bantams are a close second.

Re: What is the best baitcaster? [Re: C DUBB] #14437406 08/02/22 04:19 PM
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Shimano!!!! Calais, Metanium, Core, Scorpion, Aldebaron.... still have and use some chronarchs and curados.


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Re: What is the best baitcaster? [Re: tmd11111] #14437437 08/02/22 04:36 PM
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I know I said Metaniums but wanted to say Bantams are a close second.


That looks like about $8000 on the deck there OMG Not judging, I like nice stuff too!


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I see a lot of good votes for Tatula SV and heard good things about them. My favorites are my Revo Rocket and Revo SX. I might have to see what the Tatula SV is all about.


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I know I said Metaniums but wanted to say Bantams are a close second.


That looks like about $8000 on the deck there OMG Not judging, I like nice stuff too!


Forgot sales tax. That’s about half of them. Didn’t feel like pulling the rest out of the other locker.

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I'd rather have seven $100 reels than one $700 reel. You can buy the most expensive golf clubs in the World, it won't make you any better than what you currently are. The same goes with reels. It's a luxury, but not a necessity.

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Originally Posted by tmd11111
The best is subjective, I'm partial to my 20 model Metanuims.

Best reel on the market right now, possibly ever on the market lol.


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I'm an Abu Garcia fan too.. got my first 5000 as a high school graduation gift. I'm using Revo SX and SXT's now but still have that 5000!
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