Need a large bait reel

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Re: Need a large bait reel

Postby DirtyD64 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:24 am

Curado 70. Just a joke, I use a Tatula HD with 25lb fluoro and it holds up pretty good, I could see where the clutch release would struggle with super heavy baits, but the aforementioned weights are fine.

It is a very good cheaper alternative entry/lighter heavy stuff reel.

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Re: Need a large bait reel

Postby cortman » Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:45 am

I'm kind of leaning towards Curado over Tranx when it comes to low profile, simply because I'm pretty confident I can find a used Curado for a sizable discount, whereas the Tranx is too new for that.
Even Cabela's has them listed for $194 right now.

Should also mention I like Daiwa reels too; if there's a good classic Daiwa model I should look for instead let me know!

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Re: Need a large bait reel

Postby Mike and Pike » Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:52 am

cortman wrote:
...Should also mention I like Daiwa reels too; if there's a good classic Daiwa model I should look for instead let me know!

The last Ryoga 2020 I bought new, with an RCS 100mm carbon handle and Forte Ti knobs installed for $300 tmd. The 2020h before that was NIB stock for $232.50 tmd.
Bought them both winter time, and you have to search the Bay religiously , but I find those reels and deals pretty tough to beat, if you want a truly bullet proof big bait reel, made in Japan.
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Re: Need a large bait reel

Postby Mike and Pike » Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:54 am

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Re: Need a large bait reel

Postby DaisyZillion » Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:56 am

Mike and Pike wrote:
cortman wrote:
...Should also mention I like Daiwa reels too; if there's a good classic Daiwa model I should look for instead let me know!

The last Ryoga 2020 I bought new, with an RCS 100mm handle and Forte Ti knobs installed for $300 tmd. The 2020h before that was NIB stock for $232.50 tmd.
Bought them both winter time, and you have to search the Bay religiously , but I find those reels and deals pretty tough to beat, if you want a truly bullet proof big bait reel.



Gotta agree with you there Mike with the z2020 or z200 models taking the cake in casting comfort.

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Re: Need a large bait reel

Postby Mike and Pike » Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:00 pm

DaisyZillion wrote:
Mike and Pike wrote:
cortman wrote:
...Should also mention I like Daiwa reels too; if there's a good classic Daiwa model I should look for instead let me know!

The last Ryoga 2020 I bought new, with an RCS 100mm handle and Forte Ti knobs installed for $300 tmd. The 2020h before that was NIB stock for $232.50 tmd.
Bought them both winter time, and you have to search the Bay religiously , but I find those reels and deals pretty tough to beat, if you want a truly bullet proof big bait reel.



Gotta agree with you there Mike with the z2020 or z200 models taking the cake in casting comfort.

I also have a Z2020H and it palms wonderfully for a bigish low profile. Paid $340 tmd for that one.

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Re: Need a large bait reel

Postby Randingo » Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:03 pm

If you want a big bait reel by Daiwa, the Lexa 300 (regular or HD) will do the job, as will the Luna or Millionaire CV-Z.

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Re: Need a large bait reel

Postby DaisyZillion » Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:46 pm

Randingo wrote:If you want a big bait reel by Daiwa, the Lexa 300 (regular or HD) will do the job, as will the Luna or Millionaire CV-Z.


True with all of the above as well as easy availability except for the CV-Z, just a little heavy is all, probably not much of a problem when your chucking 2oz baits. But the drive train on the Ryoga/2020/Z200 droooool!

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Re: Need a large bait reel

Postby cortman » Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:36 am

Well saw this and am tempted by it. http://www.ebay.com/itm/322452692384?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
Can anyone school me on different CQ generations and whether this would be a good buy for under $300? This one obviously isn't the latest, but I'm not sure how old it is.

Thanks yall!


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