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Hey I want to get in to swim baiting, but I also don't want my pockets empty. I want quality but at a low price and I know that a hundred dollars is very cheep for a reel but please help.

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1 hour ago, MassYak85 said:

Look for a Shimano Cardiff it's a solid reel and what many start out on

thanks

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Abu Garcia Orra Winch. On sale for $79.99 at TW, BPS, Cabelas and other places. Holds good amount of line, slower gear ratio, longer handle and more compact than a round reel.

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By Swimbaits are you talking up to 3oz or say 3-6 oz or BIG mommas?  I'd say the Winch mentioned above for smaller baits is fine.  The Cardiff 300/301 for the bigger baits is great.  You can get an Abu 5500 for ~$30-$50 all day on the auction sites.  5:1 ratio, good capacity, upgradable to the hilt.  Another option is the Regular Tatula used for $60-70 and get the HD spool from Daiwa and drop that in.  That works well on baits up to ~4oz (8" Hudds, R2S S Waver 200, Deps SS175, 9" Slammers).  If the swimbait thing is not for you, moving a Cardiff or the upgraded Tatula is EASY/Fast. 

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I'm not sure how big of swimbait you're talking, but an old green Bantam Curado will get the job done.

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49 minutes ago, FrankN209 said:

 

Doesn't have the line capacity to qualify.

 

I'll echo the answers above: Millionaire, Cardiff, Ambassedeur.

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If the OP is asking about swimbaits that weigh over 2 oz he also needs a swimbait rod and reel, under 1 1/2 oz a standard heavy action crank bait rod/reel combo works good.

Tom

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