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Question, if you were going to buy a baitcasting rod that is 7'4” in length, has a lure weight of 1/4-3/4 ounces, fast action, one piece rod, 9 guides+ tip, Rear grip length of 10 inches, Rod Weight of 4.7 ounces, spooled with a range of lines from 14 lb mono to 30 lb braid and was priced under $300 what would your top three baitcasting reels choices be?

 

#1. Shimano

#2. Daiwa

#3. Abu Garcia

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I only need two choices

1 Daiwa

2 Shimano

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51 minutes ago, Maxximus Redneckus said:

Abu just one

ditto………..4600c models,older black or pro max, orras,revos etc.

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6 hours ago, Hot Rod Johnson said:

Question, if you were going to buy a baitcasting rod that is 7'4” in length, has a lure weight of 1/4-3/4 ounces, fast action, one piece rod, 9 guides+ tip, Rear grip length of 10 inches, Rod Weight of 4.7 ounces, spooled with a range of lines from 14 lb mono to 30 lb braid and was priced under $300 what would your top three baitcasting reels choices?

 

#1. Shimano

#2. Daiwa

#3. Abu Garcia

Daiwa. Unless the rod was only 7'2, had 1 less guide, weighed 4.5 ounces and the rear grip was a half inch shorter. That would call for something entirely different. 

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Pfluegar

Okuma

Shimano

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Abu hasn't been relevant for Low Profile reels for sometime. Their Gen 3 reels are junk. This should be Shimano and Daiwa with Lews getting a look If you want something cheaper. 

I would order the Metanium MGL from Digitika for $308 and then skip going out to lunch once and then you have it.

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16 hours ago, Hot Rod Johnson said:

Question, if you were going to buy a baitcasting rod that is 7'4” in length, has a lure weight of 1/4-3/4 ounces, fast action, one piece rod, 9 guides+ tip, Rear grip length of 10 inches, Rod Weight of 4.7 ounces, spooled with a range of lines from 14 lb mono to 30 lb braid and was priced under $300 what would your top three baitcasting reels choices?

 

#1. Shimano

#2. Daiwa

#3. Abu Garcia

Can you repeat the question?

It doesn't make any sense. 

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Diawa Tatula CT  Daiwa Tatula, Daiwa Tatula Type R

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15 hours ago, Hogsticker said:

Daiwa. Unless the rod was only 7'2, had 1 less guide, weighed 4.5 ounces and the rear grip was a half inch shorter. That would call for something entirely different.

What about if the ranger of line for mono and braid was different and was price over $300.00?

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23 hours ago, Raul said:

I only need two choices

1 Daiwa

2 Shimano

I can name that tune in one note.

Shimano.....lol.

Hootie

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First of all I'd select the reel based mostly on lure weight.  I assume the brands listed are YOUR choices.  Mine are

Daiwa - my choices for that weight range: Fuego, Alphas, Tatula Type R or T3 variant

Primmus

Helios Air

with Lew's Tournament MB and Pro Z, Patriarch XT and Curado 201E7 hot on their tails.  I'd add another reel, but we can't mention them here.

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23 hours ago, bigturtle said:

#1. Daiwa

#2. Daiwa

#3. Daiwa

Ditto...

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What are we missing with a rod 7'4" baitcasting rod 10 guides that weighs 4.7 oz? 

Tom

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6 minutes ago, WRB said:

What are we missing with a rod 7'4" baitcasting rod 10 guides that weighs 4.7 oz? 

Tom

2 things, m, mh, or h. and is it moderate or fast tip ?

 

as far as brands go its mostly personal preference, everyone has brands they like and brands not so much, for me i like abu, daiwa, and lew's and dislike quantum. 

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I eliminate all other choices and stick with daiwa and shimano.  It simplifies things a little for me.

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Let's see; I have five Alphas, six Fuegos, four Zillions, a PX-R, an SS SV, a Viento and two Certates. I guess disqualifies me from the Shimano posse.

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35 minutes ago, .ghoti. said:

Let's see; I have five Alphas, six Fuegos, four Zillions, a PX-R, an SS SV, a Viento and two Certates. I guess disqualifies me from the Shimano posse.

Hmm...

If you want to kick in $100 I'll trade you a Curado for all that stuff.

 

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If I was going to buy ????????  Thank heavens my next rod purchase will be 7'3".  I couldn't take the pressure of  making such a stressful choice under those vague parameters.  Get one of each and rotate them.

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