Shimano Curado 300 Or Daiwa Lexa 300

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Shimano Curado 300 Or Daiwa Lexa 300

Postby Ghost » Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:19 am

Shimano Curado 300 Or Daiwa Lexa 300 (Original, HD or CC)

Trying to decide which swim bait reel to get.

What do you own from these I mentioned, how do you like and what would you recommend?

This will be an all around swim bait reel, 6" Hudds, S-Waver 165, WP 130, Savage Gear 5 & 7" swim baits and Spro Rat 50, also other 7" swim baits.

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Re: Shimano Curado 300 Or Daiwa Lexa 300

Postby Randingo » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:21 am

This is a no-brainer to me, but it's neither of the two you mentioned. You want the Tranx 300. It's built better than either of the others. I know I didn't really answer your question, but I think the Tranx is a step up from any other reel in its class. If I had to take one of the two you mentioned--and there's nothing wrong with either of them--I'd take the Lexa HD. I prefer the brakes, the stainless gears, and the overall feel. That being said, I'm a Daiwa guy at heart... but the Tranx is the real deal.

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