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Lew's Bb-1 Pro Series Speed Spool Vs. Daiwa Lexa 100

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It's getting to be bass time in Colorado again. I am looking for a reel strictly for deep cranking. The Daiwa Lexa 4.9:1 is only $120 bucks and I have heard it casts lighter baits VERY well, though almost all of my deep divers are 3/8 of an ounce or heavier. But I have heard a few bad reviews of it. 

My other option is spending $200 for a Lew's BB-1 Pro Series Speed Spool in the 5.1:1 ratio. It seems to have almost no bad reviews where ever I read about it, and it supposedly casts light baits well too.

 

Should I bite the bullet and get the Lew's, or get the Daiwa and save the extra cash for some more lures?

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Just get the regular bb1 and not the pro. It's around $115 or so online. The lexa is not the best choice in the $120 catergory by any means. I'm a fan of daiwa reels too.

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lexa is a good reel, lighter baits are definitely not its specialty, but it isn't terrible either. I would also suggest the regular bb1 instead of the pro. Honestly though the tatula or the curado G5 would probabily be my reels of choice for this range. Quantum energy pt is a pretty good reel also...

 

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Hmmm it says they have multi stop anti reverse (the Lews 5.1:1). Does that mean there is backplay in the handle?

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Yes but they also have a non anti stop version if you don't want backplay. Model bb1z

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It's getting to be bass time in Colorado again. I am looking for a reel strictly for deep cranking. The Daiwa Lexa 4.9:1 is only $120 bucks and I have heard it casts lighter baits VERY well, though almost all of my deep divers are 3/8 of an ounce or heavier. But I have heard a few bad reviews of it. 

My other option is spending $200 for a Lew's BB-1 Pro Series Speed Spool in the 5.1:1 ratio. It seems to have almost no bad reviews where ever I read about it, and it supposedly casts light baits well too.

 

Should I bite the bullet and get the Lew's, or get the Daiwa and save the extra cash for some more lures?

Get ahold of Ron at Valley Sports. I just got the BB1 Pro for a great price. He'll take care of you. tell him you're a member. Definitely go with the Pro. Almost an ounce lighter and externally adjustable brakes.

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Hmmm it says they have multi stop anti reverse (the Lews 5.1:1). Does that mean there is backplay in the handle?

Yes it has a small amount of back play. It's really not that noticeable though it seems like it at first.

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Yes it has a small amount of back play. It's really not that noticeable though it seems like it at first.

This is only on the 5-1. Seems a lot of oldtimers love this feature on their cranking reel. Gives them a split second longer to let fish inhale the bait deeper maybe? Not sure I would like it or get used to it.

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This is only on the 5-1. Seems a lot of oldtimers love this feature on their cranking reel. Gives them a split second longer to let fish inhale the bait deeper maybe? Not sure I would like it or get used to it.

Yes that's correct. The higher ratio models are instant anti reverse. It seems weird when just messing with the reel but once you start fishing with it,it's barely noticeable.

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X 2 on contacting Ron from Valley Sports. I've got a BB1 Pro on its way to me right now. Very reasonable pricing and a great purchasing experience. You won't regret it!

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It's getting to be bass time in Colorado again. I am looking for a reel strictly for deep cranking. The Daiwa Lexa 4.9:1 is only $120 bucks and I have heard it casts lighter baits VERY well, though almost all of my deep divers are 3/8 of an ounce or heavier. But I have heard a few bad reviews of it. 

My other option is spending $200 for a Lew's BB-1 Pro Series Speed Spool in the 5.1:1 ratio. It seems to have almost no bad reviews where ever I read about it, and it supposedly casts light baits well too.

 

Should I bite the bullet and get the Lew's, or get the Daiwa and save the extra cash for some more lures?

Get the regular bb1 or the revo winch. 

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