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I was thinking of upgrading my toad reel I'm considering the  kastking speed demon or Dawia Fuego CT,what would you do?It's only $20 difference between the two.Thanks guys!

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Just get a dawia fuego - I wouldn't trust anything from kastking :)

 

 

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I have 2 regular speed demons, 1 for frogs, 1 for buzzbaits. No complaints about either of them. I haven't used a Fuego but I'm sure they would work fine as well. The Speed Demon is a much larger bodied reel (think greenie Curado sized), so if that's an issue for you, then I wouldn't suggest it. 

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Thanks guys!!! I've heard so much about kastking think I'm gonna give it a shot and decide for myself what I think of it,if I don't like it I'll send it back.

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6 hours ago, Wurming67 said:

Thanks guys!!! I've heard so much about kastking think I'm gonna give it a shot and decide for myself what I think of it,if I don't like it I'll send it back.

Check out our new Royale Legend Elite reels as well. Cheaper than the Speed Demon Pro and the red option comes in an 8.1:1 gear ratio.

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57 minutes ago, KastKingUSA said:

Check out our new Royale Legend Elite reels as well. Cheaper than the Speed Demon Pro and the red option comes in an 8.1:1 gear ratio.

I went ahead and ordered the speed demon should have it tomorrow,gonna try it out Friday morning

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Lots IPT, and a powerful drag are what you want for toads.  Looks like you made a good choice in the Speed Demon.

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2 hours ago, J Francho said:

Lots IPT, and a powerful drag are what you want for toads.  Looks like you made a good choice in the Speed Demon.

I'm looking forward to trying it out , IAM pairing it up with my Dobyns fury,I was using  a Lew's carbon blue speed stick combo as my toad rod n reel,than I tried my bass pro shop pro qualifier 2 6.8.1 with Dobyns fury just wasn't  fast enough to work the bait  properly or pull them out of the vegation fast enough,so I'm  sure the speed demon and Dobyns will be noticeable difference.

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I agree on the speed, tied a YUM Tip-Toad on my heavy (JWR 804) jig rod to try it out, since it was my only braided set up, and the 6.3:1 TD-X was a little tiring to use.  The bait was awesome, though.

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7 hours ago, J Francho said:

I agree on the speed, tied a YUM Tip-Toad on my heavy (JWR 804) jig rod to try it out, since it was my only braided set up, and the 6.3:1 TD-X was a little tiring to use.  The bait was awesome, though.

I was using 6.8.1 and 7.1.1 so I'm looking forward to 9.3.1.That yum tip toad looks awesome

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41 minutes ago, Wurming67 said:

That yum tip toad looks awesome

Yuuuup!.

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I had a BPS Pro Qualifier on my frog rod for three years with 50lb braid and it worked great.  surprisingly husky little reel and I got in on sale for $80  Never a problem with it..

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3 hours ago, OnthePotomac said:

I had a BPS Pro Qualifier on my frog rod for three years with 50lb braid and it worked great.  surprisingly husky little reel and I got in on sale for $80  Never a problem with it..

The problem I had with was I need a higher gear ratio than 6.8.1 to pull them out of the south Florida slop so they wouldn't get all wrapped up in it,I lost a really nice fish this past weekend in the Lily pads I couldn't get the line up fast enough to get him from wrapping up in the pads and he came off the hook, that's why i decided to to get a reel with a higher gear ratio to avoid that in the future and wanted to try kastking to see what all the talk was about.If I like it I'll keep it if not try something else I'm not rich by any means and i do work very hard for my money but we are only talking about $70, My wife cost me $90 last weekend for dinner and drinks so I guess that kinda puts things in prespective,but I won't spend no more than $100 on a rod or reel.

 

 

PS I had a bps pro qualifier before and like it alot better than bps pro qualifier 2.

3 hours ago, J Francho said:

Yuuuup!.

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Awesome!!!!

3 hours ago, J Francho said:

Yuuuup!.

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I'm going kayak fishing this weekend in Punta Gorda Florida for snook and redfish pretty stoked about that looks like alot of fun.

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Well I took the speed demon out today and I caught quite a few fish on it,what I like about it was it casted great,smooth,fast.BUT what I didn't like about it was the drag system it says it's 13lb drag system and I was catching 2-3 lb fish on it and was having hard time reeling it in.Improve on drag system and you got a nice reel 

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18 minutes ago, Wurming67 said:

Well I took the speed demon out today and I caught quite a few fish on it,what I like about it was it casted great,smooth,fast.BUT what I didn't like about it was the drag system it says it's 13lb drag system and I was catching 2-3 lb fish on it and was having hard time reeling it in.Improve on drag system and you got a nice reel 

How did you attach your braid to the spool? If you don't use backing mono or some tape the braid will slip on the spool, making it feel like the drag is weak.

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18 minutes ago, Tim Kelly said:

How did you attach your braid to the spool? If you don't use backing mono or some tape the braid will slip on the spool, making it feel like the drag is weak.

I put tape on it,maybe I'll try mono backing, thanks!

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I don’t trust the tape. Always use a at least 20 turns of mono. 

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11 minutes ago, J Francho said:

I don’t trust the tape. Always use a at least 20 turns of mono. 

I'm gonna try that cause I really like the reel.Thanks!

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And if that still doesn’t work, contact them. They’ll get you one that’s right. 

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They had an issue for awhile with the drag washers not being placed in the reel correctly. 

 

They were in the reel like this when I took them apart.

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When they needed to look like this.

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That helped my drags out a lot on both of mine. 

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39 minutes ago, Bluebasser86 said:

They had an issue for awhile with the drag washers not being placed in the reel correctly. 

 

They were in the reel like this when I took them apart.

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When they needed to look like this.

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That helped my drags out a lot on both of mine. 

It tripped me out I'm cranking my reel and it's not gathering line,I'm gonna try what JFranco said and put mono backing I think I put the braid on wrong I put a piece of tape on spool than put braid on it could be the line slipping so it might not be reel it might be the way I put the braid.

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Went out fishing today caught alot on the speed demon,put mono backing than braid, problem solved,no issues at all.Thanks guys!!

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I also think it's the tape.  As for the backing of mono, if you wish to max on the braid, you will only need about 30' of mono to prevent the braid from slipping.  Please report back as to your findings. Thanks.

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37 minutes ago, islandbass said:

I also think it's the tape.  As for the backing of mono, if you wish to max on the braid, you will only need about 30' of mono to prevent the braid from slipping.  Please report back as to your findings. Thanks.

I put mono backing on it,no more problems with drag slipping

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