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I am trying to decide between a BB-1 pro series speed spool, and a Tournament Pro G. They are the same price, so that is not an issue. My plan is to pair it with an iRod Gen 2 rod, and throw swim jigs with it. Does anyone recommend one of these reels over the other for this application? Thanks for the help.

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I have 4 different Lew's models to include the two you mention. Either one will get the job done. Pick your poison!

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BB1 is heavier, and 1 less bearing, but has a deeper spool. Both have ACB braking system. Not much difference. You can find them both for about the same price much lower on different sites. 

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It's a coin flip. I have a TP, a BB1, and three BB1 Pros. The spool on the Pro seems to give me a bit more distance on a cast, but my regular BB1 out tosses both of them. The ACB braking system is a joy to work with though so that's how I ended up getting away from more BB1s and went with the BB1 Pro and the TP.  I have big hands and the BB1 Pro feels a bit more comfortable to me.  The TP has a cool hook keeper......that I never use.  The TP to me also looks a bit sexier.  It's kind of like asking if you should date the super hot Swedish model or her identical twin sister.  

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I use my bb1 for cranking and topwaters, whenever I want the longest casts. For everything else, I like my TPros. However, I love my new TProG for bout near everything I throw, 

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hey they are both lews how could u go wrong

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Pro G is going to be more compact  and lighter.  I would go with that imo.  Either would be a good choice.  

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both very nice, but the bb1 is a little bit larger in the hand.  for swim jigs, you don't need a ton of line capacity really.  i'd opt for the TP myself.

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Can't go wrong with a Lew's !!!!!

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That's a regular BB1 on top and a TPG on bottom.  Not a whole lot of difference. I was too lazy too pull a BB1 Pro off of a rod tonight, but if you need it, I will. 

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Thanks for the help. I am going to go with the Pro G.

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I own a few Lews reels and absolutely love them.  The Pro G is my favorite and the workhorse.  I was blown away when I purchased that compared to my curados. 

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I run a Tournament MB for swim jigs and it does more than good enough. Any of those three options should be great. 

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