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Deps 250 Set Up Help...

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So I just recently purchased a deps 250 (had a little extra cash so I said what the hell, lol). . .now I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place trying to figure out what set up to buy to throw it on. . ..

 

I am kinda thinking a lexa 300, with #25-30 CXX, rod I'm not sure. . . Im a dedicated swimbait fisherman and I have several 8 hudds, savage gear 8in line thru's , but I want a completely different set JUST FOR the deps. . . 

 

What would you guys suggest rod and reel? I'm on the west coast, I primarily fish from the bank ( looking to get a rig soon, but we'll see how that goes) I don't mind spending a few tokens if it's on quality gear. . . 

 

Open to all suggestions from my fellow fishermen.

 

Tight lines!

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You didn't mention what rod-reel you currently use for 8" Hudds?

Loomis 966BBR 8', 3-10 oz, rod is a popular choice out west for 8" Huuds and Deps 250 with 400 series Calcutta reel.

Dobyns Champion XP 807HSB Mag H, 3-10 oz 8' is also popular with the same reel.

Tom

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Calcutta 300 or 400, 400 preferred. I'd match it with a Phenix ultra swimbait 800H

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LDC is the rod maker you're looking for, they make the perfect rod for those. Just got ahold of them and they will hook you up 

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I'm currently using a phenix M1 inshore series 7'11 (2-6oz) ... With a Lews BB2 , and with this 7.1.1 I have to reel EXTREMELY SLOW.... But I wanted to be able to pick up line in the event that I need to... Lol... I also throw 6in delta wood bombers with this same set up... 

I failed to mention, I would like to stick with a low profile reel as well... I like the feel of these better than the round reels... I bought a cardiff 300 a year ago and I just prefer low profile feel... I'm selling that cardiff... Good reel, but not for me... 

 

How are the Calcuttas compared to the cardiffs??? (Cadillac to a Buick?) 

Dee

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2 minutes ago, Dee Money 916 said:

I'm currently using a phenix M1 inshore series 7'11 (2-6oz) ... With a Lews BB2 , and with this 7.1.1 I have to reel EXTREMELY SLOW.... But I wanted to be able to pick up line in the event that I need to... Lol... I also throw 6in delta wood bombers with this same set up... 

I failed to mention, I would like to stick with a low profile reel as well... I like the feel of these better than the round reels... I bought a cardiff 300 a year ago and I just prefer low profile feel... I'm selling that cardiff... Good reel, but not for me... 

 

How are the Calcuttas compared to the cardiffs??? (Cadillac to a Buick?) 

Dee

send the BB2 to Lew's and have them put in 5.1:1 gears in it ....

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A calcutta is way better than a cardiff imo. I use a TE. I use low profile for everything but big swimbaits, I really do think round reels are better because of line capacity and spool size, the desired gear ratios are easier to get as well.

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for the rod , get a Phenix USB-800H blank and have it built to your liking ( guides , handle length, reel seat , grip/handle material ,etc..) custom is the only way to go on a swimbait rod ....

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I have custom angles off of a lamiglass blank spiral wrapped. Ldc white lable xh . And calcutta conquest and te's. I wouldn't go any lighter than that 

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