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Sizes - 100/200/300/400 which means?

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Dumb question guys, forgive me.

 

I have been too busy trying to master the use of what I have to understand the breakdown of sizes and capabilities. Maybe I'm buying the wrong size for them to last!

 

Help an old man out here please!

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Hard To Say...look like terrible batting averages to me    :headscratch:

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If I were batting 400 I would be a happy camper!

 

But, buying series 400 Daiwa might be overkill for finesse Bass fishing.

 

Maybe not being clear, I am referring to broadcaster sizes. I don't see great differences in line capacity, and certainly gear ratios are available in all the sizes.

 

Come on, Just a dumb jarhead here wondering the difference between my Tatula 100 HSL and my Less BB1 that I don't know the size of.

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First off manufacturers have no set standards between them.  They do not care about that. Just look at the physical size of a Shimano 2500 and a 3000 sized Pflueger. Having said that I realize you are confused about the baitcasting reels.

 

Let's stay within a single brand of reels like Daiwa.  If we compare a Diawa Tatula 100 series reel it can handle 120 yards of 14# test line.  A Lexa 300 can hold 190 of 14# or 120 yards of 20 #test.  A Lexa 400 can hold 190 yards of 20# test.

This runs as you expect it to.  Each of these reels fills a different niche. If I were trolling for walleyes or fighting bigger saltwater fish than I would be interested in the Lexa 400 but for casting bass tackle the 200 series workd for me.  My friend likes to use 100 series tatula and Exceler reels, but he throws his bigger crankbaits and rattle traps for stripers on a Tatula Type HD which gives him 30% more line capacity. This makes it easier to bomb long casts which help catch fish farther from the boat.

 

Specifically what has you confused.  these two reels holds essentially the same amount of line. The Lews BB1 Speed Spool holds 160 yards of 12 pound line and the other holds 150 yards of the same line.  These are basically 100 series reels. A bb-2Z Speed Spool would be the reel with more capacity and be designed to handle the stress fishing heavier baits and heavier line.  What you have to understand is when Lews or Daiwa design a reel to handle heavier line and a larger amount of it the gears, bearings, and drag system has to be made stronger to withstand a lot more abuse.

Just consider how much more abuse a reel is subjected to if an angler is throwing a big swimbait that weighs over 5 ounces, compared to throwing say a heavy football head jig and trailer. That combo may weigh all of an ounce or ounce and a half.

I hope this helps.

 

 

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Thank you sir. I have a bunch of big round Abus for that when I fished musky a lot. 

 

This is much more comfortable at the end of the day!

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Manufacturers try to confuse us sometimes I believe.  Anyway all of these toys are just tools in your tool box. Sometimes you have to search and play with a few to find what fits you and makes your fishing enjoyable.

 

By the way I deeply want to thank you for your service and dedication to our great country.  Despite all of the political noise out there, many of us still appreciate your sacrifices.  I have some family members that have served and are serving.  Some of them were jarheads and spent many a night bobbing around in some unknown body of water, waiting till someone is stupid enough to fire at them.  My brother in law retired as an airplane mechanic and instructor from Paris Island. I have a niece that has spent two tours in terrible places, She is in intelligence, so you can imagine the wonderful places she has seen.  She decided to join the reserves to fill out her career. 

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