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Does anyone have any info on what's coming in the new year for baitcasters. Any new technology or should I stick with the tried and true.

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pinnacle is coming out with some super light weight reels, under 6 oz adn one model is $99 and the other is $200 something, looks real nice, supposed to be out around christmas time

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Abu Garcia was suppose to introduce the JDM program mid September, but TW or BPS still don't have the JDM reels. (LTX,Elite 8 and IB I think)

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If you go back and look at the ICAST coverage on TT or even TW, you will see all new products to be released in the coming months.

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tackle warehouse and TT is what sorry for my ignorance

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ANY NEW BREAK DESIGNS OR BEARING UPGRADES THAT ANYONE KNOWS OF?

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Shimano still has an October release coming. It may be cool.

 

If you're looking for something new and interesting, Daiwa's Tatula is looking to be a pretty good reel.

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I would also take a hard look at Pflueger's revamped baitcasters.  The previous generation Patriarchs are fantastic reels. 

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I had a 1999 Pfleuger president and i really enjoyed that reel.Liked the older brake style similar to the shimanos. Pfleuger seemed to have smoother bearings than the rest aside from Shimano of which I have never owned. Spinning reels I have had and still do(Shimano).Im curious why the Pfleugers bearings seemed smoother and are they still that way.

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I don't know if I would attribute it to the bearings but my Patriarchs are very smooth reels on the retrieve.  They are packed full of bearings, so that does add to the smooth feeling the reels have.  They also have dual braking which cast great when set right.  

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Yes i have the dbs on my bps rcx and revo stx it is great to have the extra adjustments I like both reels and like the look of the last patriarch.They are all aluminum.Wish i had one.The new ones look good too.

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Anybody going to give the new helios air a shot ? 

 

Im in the market as well for another baitcaster and pretty sure okuma is the only company i havent tried yet, lol

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The October Shimano release rumor I heard is the Metanuim is coming over at $430.

 

I have fallen in love with the Daiwa Ballistic T-3 reels.  They are around for $150-$180. 

The XS (8:1 Ratio) comes stock with a nice bearing supported handle (can add more/change the knobs). 

Add a bearing below the drive shaft (5x9x3, ~$8-9) and one to the worm gear ((5x8x2.5 ~$8-9) and you have one INSANELY smooth and sturdy feeling reel. 

If you get one of the 6.3 or 7.1 ratio reels you can do the drive shaft bearing and add a Lexa Handle (what comes on the XS model) for $14 from Daiwa.

The Magforce 3D braking is really slick and almost TOO adjustable.

The drag on this reel is a smooth beast (13-14lbs without an upgrade)

 

So in the end you can get a light (7.5-7.75 oz) sturdy reel that really preforms very well for $150-$212 (upgrades added in).

 

They are not as Rolex/Mercedes C-Class solid/smooth as a Zillion, but they are half the price.  They are every bit as strong as the E series Citicas/Curados I have, with a better drag and better casting.

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Yes I like Daiwa, just haven't pulled the trigger on those T-wings,The Tatula does look promising,as well as the Helios(they have the abec 5 bearings I think).Anybody sweet on BPS Johnnymorris are they going to upgrade the signature series or keep the same reel for the new year?Anyone own one and can tell me how the perform?I have a Rick Clunn ,I like,Might be a better reel made a little lighter.

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Anybody sweet on BPS Johnnymorris are they going to upgrade the signature series or keep the same reel for the new year?

I think they recently went through an upgrade so it'll take a couple more years

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The Johnny Morris BPS has a spool with japanese bearings (and side plate) does it cast a little smoother.Just curious seems like a good buy.Like to find somebody that has one and can compare to other top end reels.

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Either the Daiwa Tatula or Lew's new BB1 are good choices in the $150.

Tom

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Never had a Lews, only hear good things about them. BB1,how's  the casting and backlash control.The breaks look different similar to the Revo Premier(bb1 pro) The bb1 also has interesting breaking feature that is different than most others(the smart plus system).Im still kinda in favor of the dbs breaking system but like to try the infinitely variable styles of the bb1 pro and revo premier.I might be putting too much into the breaks but I like to fish the windy days and it helps to add little more break and back off it on the fly.To help handle wind gusts.

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^^ From the guy who has never used a b/c reel.. LOL

 

Not saying Daiwa reels are bad though!!!

what do you recommend?

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^^ From the guy who has never used a b/c reel.. LOL

 

Not saying Daiwa reels are bad though!!!

iv tested them and most of my friends use baitcasters exclusively. all my friends has the tatula and they said is unmatched for the price. 

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The new Diawa Tatula is pretty great! I bought one to try about a week ago and I have nothing bad to say about it so far after 3 fishing trips. I mainly use Lew's Tournament Pros and this tatula may be the reel that converts me to Diawa.It is very smooth and casts a mile. The new t-wing system works flawlessly

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Hey good info I like the looks of the Tatula .Its new so if ya can keep me posted how it works out for you.So far so good.The type r looks good too.Thank you,very interesting reel I have owned some cheaper Daiwas and they worked well.

 

The new Diawa Tatula is pretty great! I bought one to try about a week ago and I have nothing bad to say about it so far after 3 fishing trips. I mainly use Lew's Tournament Pros and this tatula may be the reel that converts me to Diawa.It is very smooth and casts a mile. The new t-wing system works flawlessly

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