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I'm looking for a finnesse and light lure throwing baitcaster

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Right now I'm looking at the Abu Garcia Revo LTX leftie, on a side note the real MUST come in left handed retrieve, I can't fish righty. I'm looking to spend under 500 dollars, and this is going to be paired on an G. Loomis NRX 853C JWR. I have a lot of lighter shad raps, suspended raps, and deeper raps I plan on throwing, mixed with the occasional worm etc. What do you guys advise? What do you use?

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PX-R...That's the king. Others would be the Alphas SV105 and the Aldebaran/Metanium.

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Shimano Aldebaran BFS XG Limited is ready to go straight out of the box. It's about $300. What are the weights of what you plan to throw? Light lure can mean different things to different people. My opinion on BFS is anything about 1/16-3/16 ounce in total weight.  The rod you mentioned isn't going to work for those weights. The Pxr/Px68 is a great choice but they're aren't being made any longer so finding a new one is almost impossible. If you don't mind used then it's one to consider too.  

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I bought a PIXY 68 SPR for short money on that auction site from a sporting goods store. I love mine. I just found a number of left handed ones out there, some for very reasonable prices.

Best of luck.

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Revo Premier, MGX

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Daiwa sv105 does a nice job.  Under $300 at TW.

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For more detail im looking for good casting distance on 20 or 30lb power pro, with between 1/16th and 1/8 weight counting hook and rig, not counting line weight. Thanks for all of your ideas thus far. Keep em coming.

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Well it's a 3 power rod and that may effect your casting distancebut when it comes to light baits, the obvious choices are PXL-R and Aldebaran/Core 51 IMO.  

 

No no clue why you're throwing 1/16th baits on a 3 power though.  That's going to be less than ideal, that's for sure.  I have an 852 JWR and find the tip a but stiff for those light baits.  Get a ML if you're talking between 1/16-1/8oz in all honesty.  

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11 minutes ago, Master Bait'r said:

No no clue why you're throwing 1/16th baits on a 3 power though.  That's going to be less than ideal, that's for sure.  I have an 852 JWR and find the tip a but stiff for those light baits.  Get a ML if you're talking between 1/16-1/8oz in all honesty.  

 

Thank you Sir. I thought I was the only one who saw that. If the 853 is anything like my 893, he might have a hard time throwing even sub quarter oz baits.

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6 minutes ago, deep said:

 

Thank you Sir. I thought I was the only one who saw that. If the 853 is anything like my 893, he might have a hard time throwing even sub quarter oz baits.

 

Yeah there's just no way anyone is casting 1/8-1/16 baits on a MH NRX on 20-30# braid.  It's just not physically possible.  As I said before even my 852 isn't ideal for those weights.  

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The Rod plays a much bigger role in casting than the reel does. Get a Rod that will load and cast properly and match it with any shallow spool reel that is set up properly and you should be fine. 

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10 hours ago, Fishinthefish said:

For more detail im looking for good casting distance on 20 or 30lb power pro, with between 1/16th and 1/8 weight counting hook and rig, not counting line weight. Thanks for all of your ideas thus far. Keep em coming.

You need to be looking at an ultra light or light powered rod for those weights and #10 power pro is a better choice.  

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You don´t need a finesse baitcaster for those baits. It´s not the reel what you have to take into consideration, it´s the line. I can cast without any effort a Shad Rap size 5 with a heavy rod ( CR724-MBR784 ) on a Curado 200B ( which has a deep and heavy spool ) with 10-12 lb test Big Game.

Now, if what you want is to purchase another reel ( without the lame excuse of "needing" a finesse bait caster ) then I would suggest purchasing a Daiwa SS Sv or a Daiwa Alphas SV.

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If you have your eye on the LTX spend a little more and get the LTZ which is a slightly tuned version(ZPI bearings and knobs). It will handle those weights with ease and it comes with a deeper spare spool that's nearly as light as the shallow spool.

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Thats because i quoted the wrong rod. Im buying 3 atm. I am getting a ML casting rod. Sorry for the confusion ill edit my post with the right model number when i get home

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This is what I am saving up for, and it would fit exactly what you are wanting to do.

http://japantackle.com/casting-reels/daiwa/low-profile-casting-reels/daiwa-ss-air.html

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21 minutes ago, Fishinthefish said:

Thats because i quoted the wrong rod. Im buying 3 atm. I am getting a ML casting rod. Sorry for the confusion ill edit my post with the right model number when i get home

No problem man, it doesn´t really matter, as I said, I can cast a Shad Rap size 5 or a Rapala original minnow size 7 or 9 with a Heavy power rod, we understand: The BaitMonkey bit you, now it itches, you gotta scratch it, it´s all good.

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1 hour ago, Fishinthefish said:

Thats because i quoted the wrong rod. Im buying 3 atm. I am getting a ML casting rod. Sorry for the confusion ill edit my post with the right model number when i get home

What kind of rod are you getting? I have been doing my fishing lately with L power rods and 7# Sniper FC and having loads of fun doing it.

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Dobyns championship extreme 7' ML split grip

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15 minutes ago, Fishinthefish said:

Dobyns championship extreme 7' ML split grip

That is a nice rod. Have fun! 

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7 hours ago, Raul said:

You don´t need a finesse baitcaster for those baits. It´s not the reel what you have to take into consideration, it´s the line. I can cast without any effort a Shad Rap size 5 with a heavy rod ( CR724-MBR784 ) on a Curado 200B ( which has a deep and heavy spool ) with 10-12 lb test Big Game.

Now, if what you want is to purchase another reel ( without the lame excuse of "needing" a finesse bait caster ) then I would suggest purchasing a Daiwa SS Sv or a Daiwa Alphas SV.

 

Question.  Wouldn't a HF rod be a little too much for a #5 Shad Rap?  I thought lures this small required rods with a little less power and a little slower action to keep the hooks from tearing out  If not, then I am going to start using a 6'10" HF rod for a wider range of lures than what I have been using it for.  I've always read that crankbaits deserve a dedicated rod with a Moderate or Med-Fast action although I must admit to using a MF or ML-F most of the time as I personally feel if a rod will load with a lure less than 1/4 oz. then its tip should be flexible enough not to rip treble hooks out of a fish.  Especially if the drag is set right.

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I asked this very question last night to a guy who has extensive experience with BFS. He recommended...

Dobyn's DX701C

Daiwa Pixy SPR w/ 4 lb line

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I have a diawa pixy, unfortunately with those reels one decent back lash and you cant use the reel until you respool which I hate doing on the water. So that reel is sitting collecting dust. I also fish all of my lighter lures on 10lb braid

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13 minutes ago, Fishinthefish said:

I have a diawa pixy, unfortunately with those reels one decent back lash and you cant use the reel until you respool which I hate doing on the water. So that reel is sitting collecting dust. I also fish all of my lighter lures on 10lb braid

I'll take the Pixy off your hands. What to sell? I've heard good things about the SS Air thus far. 

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