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Does anyone have any low profile casting reel recommendations for inshore fishing as well as freshwater bass fishing? My budget is $200 

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I use an Ambassaduer 5500c or a 4600c. 5500 is for when I need the extra line capacity with big reds or snook.

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28 minutes ago, crypt said:

I use an Ambassaduer 5500c or a 4600c. 5500 is for when I need the extra line capacity with big reds or snook.

Do you have any low profile casters for inshore?

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Daiwa zillion coastal, daiwa advantage htsl, daiwa millionaire bay area special , Daiwa luna off the top of my head.

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17 minutes ago, Angry John said:

Daiwa zillion coastal, daiwa advantage htsl, daiwa millionaire bay area special , Daiwa luna off the top of my head.

Dang it Im sorry I forgot to say that I have a budget of around $200 or less

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Just now, Frogliza said:

Dang it Im sorry I forgot to say that I have a budget of around $200 or less

Daiwa advantage 153 hst or htsl

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Team-Daiwa-Advantage-153HST-Super-Tuned/282786183020?hash=item41d75eb76c:g:wRYAAOSwttVaQpqi

you right or left?

 

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16 minutes ago, Angry John said:

Im right handed but i like using left hand baitcasters.

For the reel.. I think I would rather have a newer reel to buy with a warranty than a old one.

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The advantage is a tank and is as tough as a zillion.  I have two and they are very nice.  If you can pick one up for under a hundred dollars in good shape you would have enough for a professional clean job and money for line.  They do have a new arid on ebay for around 60 but i have never used one of those...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Daiwa-Aird-Coastal-100HLA/112728542201?hash=item1a3f250bf9:g:ucgAAOSwSrNaOBTh

 

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Daiwa Coastal TWS. I have one it is pretty good. U can find them for 150 usd.

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32 minutes ago, Angry John said:

The advantage is a tank and is as tough as a zillion.  I have two and they are very nice.  If you can pick one up for under a hundred dollars in good shape you would have enough for a professional clean job and money for line.  They do have a new arid on ebay for around 60 but i have never used one of those...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Daiwa-Aird-Coastal-100HLA/112728542201?hash=item1a3f250bf9:g:ucgAAOSwSrNaOBTh

 

 

2 minutes ago, freelancer27 said:

Daiwa Coastal TWS. I have one it is pretty good. U can find them for 150 usd.

I'll check both out. Would the new Shimano Curado K be a good inshore reel? It says it is rated for saltwater on shimano's cite

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The #1 coastal reel on the Gulf coast is a Shimano Citica CI200I #149.99

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My father-in-law loves his Abu Orra2 (not Orra) reels for both inshore and fresh. I've been using Shimano Curado 200 hg and 70XG reels and they have been solid. He tried some Curados but went back to his Abu reels.This year I'm going to put a couple of Daiwas inot the rotation- SV103 and SV105.

 

We haven had any issues with any reels as far as rust or maintenance. We do rinse and wipe down after every trip as well as a deeper cleaning/oil/etc. every month or so. I'd say he was 90% inshore and I'm 50% inshore.

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14 hours ago, Frogliza said:

 

I'll check both out. Would the new Shimano Curado K be a good inshore reel? It says it is rated for saltwater on shimano's cite

I've been looking for a reel for the same purpose - split duty between inshore (striper) and freshwater bass - and keep coming back to the Curado K. Only reason I'm holding off is to get more opinions on it for these duties. Capacity seems good enough for what I expect to do with it so I don't see the need for anything bigger or heavier (will use it on a 6'8 MH rod). Citica I also looks similar, slightly cheaper, a little lighter, one less ball bearing. 

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7 hours ago, Catt said:

The #1 coastal reel on the Gulf coast is a Shimano Citica CI200I #149.99

Im on the gulf coast but is the Citica saltwater approved? It doesn't say on Shimano's site

1 hour ago, haggard said:

I've been looking for a reel for the same purpose - split duty between inshore (striper) and freshwater bass - and keep coming back to the Curado K. Only reason I'm holding off is to get more opinions on it for these duties. Capacity seems good enough for what I expect to do with it so I don't see the need for anything bigger or heavier (will use it on a 6'8 MH rod). Citica I also looks similar, slightly cheaper, a little lighter, one less ball bearing. 

If the "bright orange zero ball bearing reel" is worth the hype it SHOULD be a great saltwater reel as well. I hope you know what I mean by that since the company is banned from being mentioned on this site.

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29 minutes ago, Frogliza said:

Im on the gulf coast but is the Citica saltwater approved? It doesn't say on Shimano's site

 

You are aware that the exact same anodization process is used on saltwater reels is used on freshwater reels?

 

Flush with water after use in saltwater, tear down, clean it, & re-lube every 3 months... what ya should already be doing with any reel...it's called maintenance.

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2 minutes ago, Catt said:

 

You are aware that the exact same anodization process is used on saltwater reels is used on freshwater reels?

 

Flush with water after use in saltwater, tear down, clean it, & re-lube every 3 months... what ya should already be doing with any reel...it's called maintenance.

Yeah but I am just confused on why they wouldn't say that it is for inshore on the shimano site like they do with the Curado K and the Casitas

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Welcome aboard!

 

I use a Chronarch 50e for both fresh/salt. I would also

consider a Curado 70, or a Daiwa Tatula model.

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4 minutes ago, Darren. said:

Welcome aboard!

 

I use a Chronarch 50e for both fresh/salt. I would also

consider a Curado 70, or a Daiwa Tatula model.

What is the difference with the Curado 70 and Curado K?

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2 minutes ago, Frogliza said:

What is the difference with the Curado 70 and Curado K?

From what I understand, K is a bit beefier than the 70.

 

I haven't used either, just made the recommendation since

the Chronarch 50e is no longer sold (except used). I prefer

smaller reels all around for weight, comfort. Power is not

a problem at all.

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1 minute ago, Darren. said:

From what I understand, K is a bit beefier than the 70.

 

I haven't used either, just made the recommendation since

the Chronarch 50e is no longer sold (except used). I prefer

smaller reels all around for weight, comfort. Power is not

a problem at all.

I am also considering the Okuma Komodo SS and the Daiwa Lexa Type-WN 300 size

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58 minutes ago, Frogliza said:

Yeah but I am just confused on why they wouldn't say that it is for inshore on the shimano site like they do with the Curado K and the Casitas

 

The Citica was designed as a bass fishing reel but that in no way means it cannot be used for Specks-n-Reds!

 

What do you think makes a reel for inshore use?

 

Because a website says so!

 

Don't like going there but I worked 15 yrs in the aerospace industry as a manufacturing engineer. The exact same anodization process used to protect the metal parts of the Citica are the same processes used to protect the inshore reels. They're selling you a reel as inshore that has nothing different in it that their freshwater reels.

 

Oh & by the way the same applies to trolling motors & outbounds 😉

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Catt said:

 

The Citica was designed as a bass fishing reel but that in no way means it cannot be used for Specks-n-Reds!

 

What do you think makes a reel for inshore use?

 

Because a website says so!

 

Don't like going there but I worked 15 yrs in the aerospace industry as a manufacturing engineer. The exact same anodization process used to protect the metal parts of the Citica are the same processes used to protect the inshore reels. They're selling you a reel as inshore that has nothing different in it that their freshwater reels.

 

Oh & by the way the same applies to trolling motors & outbounds 😉

 

 

Thanks for informing me on this! I will keep the citica in mind. But would a reel designed for heavy saltwater use like a Daiwa Lexa or a Okuma Komodo be better than something that isn't? Because I have been looking at the Daiwa Lexa Type-WN and the Okuma Komodo SS (both around $200) for a 300 size reel. The Komodo also has a baitclicker.

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I have become a Daiwa guy, ever since a friend lent me one of his Daiwa Excelers to play with.

I sold off all of my Lews, Shimanos and a few BPS.

I fish nothing but Daiwa Tatula family reels. I fish mostly on the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, like the Potomac River, Middle River, The Bush and Back Rivers etc. I even fish the main bay areas around some of the big islands. All of which are tidal water.  All I do is rinse my gear off. We chase bass, stripers, big perch and cats.  I have some reels that are 5 years old with no problems.  I am sure a a Daiwa CT would work fine, but the Daiwa Coastal 200 would be great too.  That reel will run you $150 new on Amazon. A Tat CT would run you around $100 on Amazon. I have purchased several reels from ABCD, a supplier on Amazon. I have had great service from them, so if you are thinking about who to buy from on Amazon you can have confidence with them.

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12 minutes ago, fishnkamp said:

I have become a Daiwa guy, ever since a friend lent me one of his Daiwa Excelers to play with.

I sold off all of my Lews, Shimanos and a few BPS.

I fish nothing but Daiwa Tatula family reels. I fish mostly on the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, like the Potomac River, Middle River, The Bush and Back Rivers etc. I even fish the main bay areas around some of the big islands. All of which are tidal water.  All I do is rinse my gear off. We chase bass, stripers, big perch and cats.  I have some reels that are 5 years old with no problems.  I am sure a a Daiwa CT would work fine, but the Daiwa Coastal 200 would be great too.  That reel will run you $150 new on Amazon. A Tat CT would run you around $100 on Amazon. I have purchased several reels from ABCD, a supplier on Amazon. I have had great service from them, so if you are thinking about who to buy from on Amazon you can have confidence with them.

I checked out the Daiwa Coastal. For almost the same price on amazon would the Daiwa Coastal or Daiwa Lexa Type-WN be better? And would the Daiwa Lexa HD be worth jumping up to? The HD has good reviews

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