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THis is a repost because the last one was in the wrong forum.

 


I have an Abu Garcia and Lews reel but I have been wanting to try a shimano chronarch. However I need the reel for either a dobyns 735c mag heavy or the 766 flip.

I havent decided on the rod but I want something for flipping and pitching grass, maybe throwing a frog and throwing my smaller swimbaits & wakebaits.

Do you guys think a chronarch would handle these applications well? I know they don't have a lot of drag for heavy apllocations but they are 25% off right now and I'm thinking now is the best time to get one if I am going to.

Also 6:4.1 or 7:0.1 gear ratio? 

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I would get one from TW right now for $150 shipped. Get the 7:0.1 ratio to cover those uses. The drag should suffice just fine. To add a little extra "security" you can do a carbontex drag upgrade. This will add a pound or two of drag and make it smoother/stronger. The drag washers will run you under $10.

Worst case scenario you can flip the reel with one of your Abu reels if you feel that the drag is still not strong enough. I know a guy that frog fishes with a pixy type r with any upgraded carbontex drag. This reel has fewer #s of drag than the chronarch e and he hasn't had any issues landing fish (even though this reel isn't ideal for this application).

I am 90% sure that the chronarch e with the upgraded drag will work. Off the top of my head DVT or the Tackletrap will likely have the carbontex drag washers in stock.

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I would get one from TW right now for $150 shipped. Get the 7:0.1 ratio to cover those uses. The drag should suffice just fine. To add a little extra "security" you can do a carbontex drag upgrade. This will add a pound or two of drag and make it smoother/stronger. The drag washers will run you under $10.

Worst case scenario you can flip the reel with one of your Abu reels if you feel that the drag is still not strong enough. I know a guy that frog fishes with a pixy type r with any upgraded carbontex drag. This reel has fewer #s of drag than the chronarch e and he hasn't had any issues landing fish (even though this reel isn't ideal for this application).

I am 90% sure that the chronarch e with the upgraded drag will work. Off the top of my head DVT or the Tackletrap will likely have the carbontex drag washers in stock.

oh i just ordered it from TW haha.. can't pass that deal up.

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Stock drags on a chronarch will handle any black bass on earth. Its a great reel and a phenomenal deal on TW. You will love it. I picked up a 50e. I also have a 200e5

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Which will be better at throwing cranks and spinnerbaits?

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Which ratio I meant..

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Which ratio I meant..

The E5 slower the better. My spinnerbait set up I use a slow 4,7:1 Pro Qualifier. But for cranks you want something a bit faster like the 5.

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I cant imagine any bass fishing situation the drag on a chronarch couldnt handle. If uou are really worried just upgrade to carbon tex drag for around 10$.

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e5 for cranking for sure. you want low speeds for more torque; the bait will also get deeper and stay there longer. the reason i would be getting an e7 is for flipping, pitching, and punching you want high speeds to pull the bass out of cover as quickly as possible.

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Thanks fellas..great an helpful site.. Learning alot.

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Just ordered one from Tackle warehouse.. Can't wait to spool it up..

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Posted · Hidden by Glenn, February 25, 2013 - tw promo
Hidden by Glenn, February 25, 2013 - tw promo

Just ordered one from Tackle warehouse.. Can't wait to spool it up..

You will be pleased. Enjoy!

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