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I’m somewhat new to the bigger swimbait industry. I ordered a dobyns 806 and looking to match it up with a reel. I plan on mainly throwing 5-6” bull shads. I have many curado k’s and metanium mgls, I’m assuming they can’t withstand 2+ oz. I’ve tried to see what the recommended weight for the Tranx 200 but haven’t found anything. Thoughts?

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I have a Tranx 300 on that rod and seeing your other reels leads me to believe you'd be very pleased with that combo as well. 806 is an excellent glide bait rod, and someday you may find yourself throwing heavier baits than the bull shads (and wanting that 300 size). 

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3 hours ago, NorcalBassin said:

I have a Tranx 300 on that rod and seeing your other reels leads me to believe you'd be very pleased with that combo as well. 806 is an excellent glide bait rod, and someday you may find yourself throwing heavier baits than the bull shads (and wanting that 300 size). 

    Couldn't have said it better myself.    jj

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You could throw that size Bull Shad on a K and get by until you decide to throw something bigger. I fish my Bull Shads in that size on a 200B Curado and it works great. 

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On 12/31/2018 at 12:39 PM, BoatSquirrel said:

That makes 2 for the Curado 200.  Also consider a Tatula 200.  I have had excellent results with both.

you like the tatula 200? i was looking at buying this reel for throwing larger swimbaits (6"-8"). Thoughts? 

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I use a Curado K for Bullshads, slammers and and Triple Trouts. Does great.

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The heavier swimbaits 2-4 oz isn't going to damage a quality baitcasting reel. The issue is line capacity using Mono or FC over 20 lb test, using braid the smaller size 200 reels are OK. 

When you upgrade to larger swimbaits between 4-8 oz like 8" Hudds or big glide baits, then 300 to 400 size reels offer more line capacity to cast longer distances

Shimano Tranx, Calcutta and Cardiff all are built to handle heavy lures and big fish. 

Tom

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3 hours ago, zred said:

 

you like the tatula 200? i was looking at buying this reel for throwing larger swimbaits (6"-8"). Thoughts? 

I do not like round reels so after a lot of research, I went with the Tatula 200 and Curado 200 for swim/glides.  They have both been great for me in a year of regular fishing.  

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37 minutes ago, BoatSquirrel said:

I do not like round reels so after a lot of research, I went with the Tatula 200 and Curado 200 for swim/glides.  They have both been great for me in a year of regular fishing.  

What size swim/glides are you using with them?

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9 hours ago, zred said:

What size swim/glides are you using with them?

6-8” stuff, 1.5-4 oz.  Bull Shads, SWavers, 168, Huds.  I am not interested in throwing anything heavier than that. 

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I've been casting heavy swimbaits for about 3 decades now with my Ambassadeur 6500C. Using 25# test mono to throw 2 - 4 oz. baits on a musky bucktail rod. No problems, no worries. For you folks that do not like "round" reels, I'm curious as to the reasons why? I've fished with a lot of folks that don't use them either - yet, they never seem to be able to do anything with those (much more expensive) rigs, that I cannot do. Just curious is all. :)

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55 minutes ago, Crestliner2008 said:

I've been casting heavy swimbaits for about 3 decades now with my Ambassadeur 6500C. Using 25# test mono to throw 2 - 4 oz. baits on a musky bucktail rod. No problems, no worries. For you folks that do not like "round" reels, I'm curious as to the reasons why? I've fished with a lot of folks that don't use them either - yet, they never seem to be able to do anything with those (much more expensive) rigs, that I cannot do. Just curious is all. :)

Com'on man ~

Everyone knows those round reels are out dated, don't work and can't catch anything . . . . 

:smiley:

A-Jay

 

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Buy the Morrum 5600C that I have in the classifieds that was tuned by Ian Shields.  It is an amazing reel that needs a new spot on a swimbait rod!  

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2 minutes ago, Big-Bass said:

Buy the Morrum 5600C that I have in the classifieds that was tuned by Ian Shields.  It is an amazing reel that needs a new spot on a swimbait rod!  

This.  I've dealt with Big-Bass before.  That reel would be a perfect swimbait reel.

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2 hours ago, Crestliner2008 said:

I've been casting heavy swimbaits for about 3 decades now with my Ambassadeur 6500C. Using 25# test mono to throw 2 - 4 oz. baits on a musky bucktail rod. No problems, no worries. For you folks that do not like "round" reels, I'm curious as to the reasons why? I've fished with a lot of folks that don't use them either - yet, they never seem to be able to do anything with those (much more expensive) rigs, that I cannot do. Just curious is all. :)

I don't understand it either. When I finally found the right deals on a swimbait rod and reel I went with the Abu C4-5600. When it was delivered I was shocked by how small it really was. I haven't had a chance to get on the water with it yet but I don't see the size of it being a issue. I was playing around with it last night and it seems like it's not going to be an issue as far as the palming it goes. I have big hands but don't really do the palming thing anyways. I just hold my rod in the whats more comfortable too me way depending on which combo I'm using.

 

 

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I have the Tranx 300 also. Outstanding reel, Once its mounted on the rod it really doesn't feel much bigger than a Curado 200

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I have (4) Calcutta 400D's for my big bait applications.

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