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 I am wanting to know some far casting low profile  baitcasting reels under $200.I have heard the revo sx is good and the shimano reels like the curado and casitas are good too but I would like to know yalls opinion though.Thanks..also what about the shimano citica is that a quality reel?

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I hear the Tatula SV is real good. I just got mine in the mail, but obviously haven't got a chance to try it out.

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I can say, with a fair amount of certainty, that if you spend between $150 and $200 on a new low profile reel (from any of 10 or more top manufacturers), you will get a reel of very good quality.....and you will be able to cast more than far enough. 

  That's a solid budget and the market is loaded at that price point.  You should go to your local sporting goods store and put a few different ones on a rod and see how they feel to you. 

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I can cast lures so far with my Lew's SuperDuty Speed Spool that I can barely see the splash when they land! :)

 

 

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Anything in that $150-200 range will cast just fine. 

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5 minutes ago, Choporoz said:

I can say, with a fair amount of certainty, that if you spend between $150 and $200 on a new low profile reel (from any of 10 or more top manufacturers), you will get a reel of very good quality.....and you will be able to cast more than far enough. 

  That's a solid budget and the market is loaded at that price point.  You should go to your local sporting goods store and put a few different ones on a rod and see how they feel to you. 

Thanks 

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11 minutes ago, J Francho said:

Anything in that $150-200 range will cast just fine. 

 

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Take any baitcaster you can find [ almost any price ] upgrade the stock spool bearings with dry Boca 7 ceramic bearings or very lightly oiled if you don't like the sound and you'll be casting a mile with no problems. 

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From someone on this site --- borrowing the pix of the Shimano Curado 70XG 

Great price between $160 to $199

 

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Long casting distances depend mainly on the 'rod' and the 'line'.

The reel shouldn't be a major player, unless the tension settings are improperly adjusted. 

 

Roger

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12 minutes ago, RoLo said:

 

Long casting distances depend mainly on the 'rod' and the 'line'.

Barring some mechanical issue, the reel is a minor player.

 

Roger

 

Yup.  40 yards should be doable with about any reel.  DVT cleaned an older Trion for me.  Spooled with 17# mono, mounted on a 6' 10" HF and casting a 1/2 oz. jig plus trailer it will do 40 yards or better all day.  It was a $100 reel when new.  An older 7' ML HMG with a TD-Z 105H spooled with 8# mono will cast a #5 Shad Rap (3/16 oz.) 30-35 yards with no problem.  No doubt further in a better caster's hands.  A 1/4 oz. compact lure should do 40 yards easily.  I (and others) could go on with plenty more examples.  I've got reels from at least 8 brands.  All will make that 40 yards with the correct set up.

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Curado 70 or 200 I, Tatula CT, CT-R, SV, Lews, Citica. Like many of others have said, you cannot go wrong with any reels in that range.

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10 hours ago, RoLo said:

 

Long casting distances depend mainly on the 'rod' and the 'line'.

The reel shouldn't be a major player, unless the tension settings are improperly adjusted. 

 

Roger

Proper technique also plays an important role. 

IMO, casting distance is not as important as accuracy. Distance is for show, accuracy catches fish.

 

Tom

 

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I have Pflueger, Abu Garcia, Daiwa and Quantum baitcast reels that cast great but nothing casts farther than my Kastking Stealth.

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A light weight spool wont cast as far as a heavier spool because of the heavier spools greater rotational mass having more momentum.

Having said that other factors like the line used, rod action and casting technique all play more of a role in distance.

 

Any reel will cast that far OP. Casting distance is at the bottom of the list of important attributes I look for in a reel because they all cast far enough.

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$200 is a high price point when looking for long distance casting.  You can't go wrong with most Lew's models, but the Custom SLP is a great reel for $179 and you can find some places for less...the Gander by me had theirs for $155.  http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Lews_Custom_Speed_Spool_MSB_Casting_Reel/descpage-CSP.html

 

I also have a couple Daiwa CT's that cast a mile.  They are heavy compared to the Lew's, but great reels. 

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15 hours ago, Finesse Wayfarer said:

I have Pflueger, Abu Garcia, Daiwa and Quantum baitcast reels that cast great but nothing casts farther than my Kastking Stealth.

I have the stealth too 

On 6/15/2017 at 8:40 PM, RoLo said:

 

On 6/15/2017 at 9:36 PM, new2BC4bass said:

 

Yup.  40 yards should be doable with about any reel.  DVT cleaned an older Trion for me.  Spooled with 17# mono, mounted on a 6' 10" HF and casting a 1/2 oz. jig plus trailer it will do 40 yards or better all day.  It was a $100 reel when new.  An older 7' ML HMG with a TD-Z 105H spooled with 8# mono will cast a #5 Shad Rap (3/16 oz.) 30-35 yards with no problem.  No doubt further in a better caster's hands.  A 1/4 oz. compact lure should do 40 yards easily.  I (and others) could go on with plenty more examples.  I've got reels from at least 8 brands.  All will make that 40 yards with the correct set up.

How do u know what line to use for each reel??

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I think for $150-200 you'll get a great reel from almost any manufacturer.  I have a bunch that normally sit in that price range and they all cast well.  I'd pay attention to what you like and what's on sale.  Often if you time it before a new model comes out, $200 reels can be had for $130 or less.  As for reels in that price range, I have a Lews SS BB1, a Revo Winch, the un-named reel that Lefty Murk posted above, and 200 and 50 size Chronarchs.

 

The Shimanos are most likely the best handling of the lot, but they all cast well.  

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