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I'm looking for recommendations on a casting reel.   Trying to keep it around the $200 range.  I have a few baitcasting set ups with BPS pro qualifiers but I picked up a megabass rod over the holidays and want to upgrade.   Rod is rated up to 1.25 oz.  I'll be using it to throw bigger cranks.  Spinnerbaits etc.   

 

im looking for casting distance and easily accessible braking system.   Biggger spool if possible. 

 

I'm leaning towards shimano or diawa.  New curado or zillion/sv????   or used steez or met??

 

I'm a lefty so if you are selling let me know

 

Thanks in advance!!

 

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You are going to get a lot of people saying Shimano and Daiwa to help you get your answer. For me however I love my Gen 4 Revo Winch for big crankbaits. I used the Gen 2 Winch until I upgraded to the Gen 4. Solid reels, excellent performance.

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If you want a bigger spool size, you dont want the zillion sv tw, metanium or the steez, all have smaller than average line capacity. A tatula ct/ct type r may be a good option for you.

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Just saying, you can currently get a Chronarch MGL on a certain website for a lure shop in Japan (wink, wink) for $225. If you're not into that, I've heard nothing but great things about the Curado K's.

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I don't throw big cranks, but what I read is that a lower ratio gear works better for lures requiring more torque for pulling them.  Which rod did you buy?

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Yup my 7.2 and 8.1 gear ration really struggling with those big spinnerbait. 

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11 hours ago, Deeare said:

I picked up the orochi xx during the recent sale.  $100 off was impossible to resist!!

That doesn't tell me which model. :teeth:

 

Thanks to a wonderful member I have one Orochi XX....the Diablo Spec-R.

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Curado K ($180), it’s so smooth. I picked up the Lew’s custom speed spool ($180) with 10 bearings and compared it to the Curado’s 7 bearings. Curado was smoother, by a long shot.

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