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I have narrowed my search to these 3 reels from American Legacy:

 

1) Daiwa Fuego CT 7.3:1

2) Lew's LFS 7.5:1

3) Lew's Tournament MB 7.5:1

 

I will be using the reel on a Carbon Lite 2.0 6'6" MF casting.  This will be a general purpose set up.

Thanks!

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I habe tried both the lfs and fuego ct...I still have the 3 fuegos. 1 in every ratio. The magforce z braking system is awesome, different to set up than a normal baitcaster, but super beneficial when done correctly. The lews reels aren't bad by any means, but for me, the best fit was the fuego ct. My personal favorite is the tatula ct or tatula ct type r.

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Take lfs off the list.  Not a bad reel but lowest of the bunch.   Fuego has much better brakes than the MB. I own 3 MBs and 1 Fuego.  If you are new to baitcasters Fuego hands down.  Otherwise it's a tough choice.

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Tournament MB all the way. It's my favorite baitcaster ATM.

 

It is a smooth casting, rock solid, dual brake reel.  

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I own multiple Fuegos.  I love my Fuegos.  They catch me everything that swims, bulldogging redfish and jumping largemouth.

 

You're gonna find multiple people in both camps, and neither is right and neither is wrong.  Either one of those reels is going to make you happy, I'm betting.

 

Get whichever one you think is prettiest.

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Down to Fuego or Lew's MB.  The Fuego for $59 on eBay from American Legacy is pretty hard to pass up.

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I'd go Fuego for the braking system alone. I've owned the other two reels and they were good reels, no complaints, but I replaced them with Tatulas eventually. 

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3 hours ago, Tizi said:

Down to Fuego or Lew's MB.  The Fuego for $59 on eBay from American Legacy is pretty hard to pass up.

The Tournament Pro is on sale at Tackle Warehouse for $119 instead of $200. I just bought one myself.

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7 hours ago, Tizi said:

Down to Fuego or Lew's MB.  The Fuego for $59 on eBay from American Legacy is pretty hard to pass up.

For 59 bucks, everyone should own at least one IMO

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Thanks for the replies, I am going to go for the Fuego.

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19 hours ago, Tizi said:

Down to Fuego or Lew's MB.  The Fuego for $59 on eBay from American Legacy is pretty hard to pass up.

My humble opinion is those shouldn’t even be in the same category. I own both and the MB is twice the reel. 

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36 minutes ago, Tizi said:

Thanks for the replies, I am going to go for the Fuego.

I have several Fuegos. I like them alot on MHF and H rods. Mostly 7' and up. Not a big fan on 6'6"-ish medium or on a 7' MHXF. I can throw with them all day on the lower power rods, but it requires a certain consistency of stroke and more concentration than I'd like to expend while keeping the brake dial on the lower limit. Personally, I'd go for a centrifugally braked reel on your ML 6'6" set up. I think you'll have less grief. Magforce Z doesn't do well with any type of snap. Trouble happens more on a short medium power rod if you're casting with differently weighted lures close to the rod's limit. It's hard to avoid. Crank up the brakes and you'll be fine, but you might not hit your target if it's out there a bit. Just My opinion.

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I waited until today to decide, got a 15% off eBay code, ordered Lew’s Tournament MB from American Legacy for $78.19 shipped!!

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