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I want to know about casting distance. Disregarding experience level, which baitcaster have you owned that has given you the ability to absolutely launch a senko or other bait across the pond? I'll go first.

Daiwa Procaster PT 100-4bi( the one exclusively made for bps)

- pretty good distance maybe 40yds w/ light brake setting and spool tension down

Pfleuger Trion:

- casts about 45-50 yds max for me but much smoother than the Daiwa

Oh, and btw, I'm in the market for a couple of baitcasters... one in the $170 range and one in the $70 and under range....casting distance is BIG for me. Thanks ;)

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Casting distance also involves other things. For example rod action and line diameter.

That being said my Shimano Scorpion 1000 Mg paired with a St Croix Legend Tourney 68MXF with 8 lbs line has got me good enough distance with weightless soft plastics to just about eliminate my need for spinning gear.

Others I have used for weightless soft plastics:

Curado 100D - just about as good as the Scorpion

Curado 200B - descent

Team Daiwa Advantage Supertuned - did not like it for this application

Pflueger President - I would rate it a class just below the 100D and Scorpion

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ok, lets say about 10lb line and a 6.5' ft MH rod...pretty typical i believe. Just looking for an idea.

So about what yardage would you say you could get on average w/ the scorpion?

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I have the Pflueger Supreme, Summit, and Trion. And will say that the Summit is the best one out of the three for what you say.

The Summit IMHO is just perfect for 10lb test line, although it is a little small for my hands, and can cast light lures forever.

The Supreme IMO is built to be an excellent all around reel, and is a little bigger than the Summit.

The Trion is a good solid baitcaster, but at 9 ounces, it just seems a little too big and overweight. I use it for big carolina rigs and such.

As for casting distance, the Supreme and Summit are about the same followed closely by the Trion

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Sorry can't help you I only have experience with the Trion and i cast it just fine for distance. But I can not campare it to those other reels becuse i have never used them :;)

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ok, lets say about 10lb line and a 6.5' ft MH rod...pretty typical i believe. Just looking for an idea.

So about what yardage would you say you could get on average w/ the scorpion?

Sorry, couldn't even begin to guess the yardage, but ...

If distance is your main concern, you may want to consider going down to a M power rod.  You would find it much easier to cast and you would pick up quite a bit of distance versus a MH rod.

For example I use a completely different set up to fish weightless plastics in heavy cover.  That's what I use a MH rod for.  And that's more for pin point pitches with a max distance of 25-30 yards.  Now if I casted this set-up as far as I could, I bet it would only go about 60%-70% as far as I cast with my M power set up.

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I hold 7 titles in casting competition for distance & accuracy; all were won using a Shimano Calcutta which only has 3 ball bearing.

It aint the reel it's rod  ;)

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I get the greatest distance out of the right rod and a well maintained reel.

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I gotta say my Revo STXs are about as good as it gets. This one may suprise people, BPS David Fritts crankbait reel. That deep, heavy spool really throws baits. I know the rod has a lot to do with it too, but the reel helps too.

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I hold 7 titles in casting competition for distance & accuracy; all were won using a Shimano Calcutta which only has 3 ball bearing.

It aint the reel it's rod ;)

Noooope, it 's the guy.  :)

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FORGET ABOUT OTHER FACTORS BESIDES THE REEL!!

Which baitcaster that you have owned has given you hands down the best casting distance?

Thanks for the great replies so far, guys ;)

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The longest casting set up I own is a Shimano Calcutta 251 and Loomis BCR803.  It is also the most accurate and the simplest to use.

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Daiwa Pixy

Daiwa Steez

Daiwa Alphas Ito

I can nearly spool these reels with 12lb. Fluoro. when casting a 1/2 oz. trap.

I probably could spool the Pixy if I tried hard enough.

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Daiwa Pixy

Daiwa Steez

Daiwa Alphas Ito

I can nearly spool these reels with 12lb. Fluoro. when casting a 1/2 oz. trap.

I probably could spool the Pixy if I tried hard enough.

WOW! so you can cast out 100yds w/ them?!?

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Daiwa Pixy

Daiwa Steez

Daiwa Alphas Ito

I can nearly spool these reels with 12lb. Fluoro. when casting a 1/2 oz. trap.

I probably could spool the Pixy if I tried hard enough.

WOW! so you can cast out 100yds w/ them?!?

Not quite 100 yds. The Pixy holds about 75-80 yds. of 12 lb. Fluoro. so I would say 65 yds. would be real close. It's a casting machine normally for use with lighter baits. The Steez is a close second followed by the Alphas Ito. I could probably spool the Pixy with a 1/2 oz. trap on a calm day. I can't imagine what a backlash I would get if a headwind kicked up during the cast. It would be brutal. :-/

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To directly answer the question posed...

Of the baitcasting reels I've used the one that I get the greatest casting distance with casting a senko would be the chronarch mg50.

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My longest casting reel is an Abu Garcia 7000. I can launch a 4 oz weight and squid past the waves on the Gulf Coast. Of couse I have it mounted on a 10' rod too. But back to your questions, my best casting reel is my Revo SX. With 15# Big Game and mounted on my BCR803, I can throw 5" senkos and 1/8oz t-rigged plastics a good ways, maybe 60 feet. I do get some decent overruns sometimes if the wind is blowing strong.

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I want to know about casting distance. Disregarding experience level, which baitcaster have you owned that has given you the ability to absolutely launch a senko or other bait across the pond? I'll go first.

Daiwa Procaster PT 100-4bi( the one exclusively made for bps)

- pretty good distance maybe 40yds w/ light brake setting and spool tension down

Pfleuger Trion:

- casts about 45-50 yds max for me but much smoother than the Daiwa

Oh, and btw, I'm in the market for a couple of baitcasters... one in the $170 range and one in the $70 and under range....casting distance is BIG for me. Thanks ;)

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My man, a 5 inch senko is hardly a light bait, any baitcaster will launch it across the pond, a 3 inch senko would be in another plane of existance.

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I hold 7 titles in casting competition for distance & accuracy; all were won using a Shimano Calcutta which only has 3 ball bearing.

It aint the reel it's rod ;)

Seems like this fella might know something about it... :)

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I hold 7 titles in casting competition for distance & accuracy; all were won using a Shimano Calcutta which only has 3 ball bearing.

It aint the reel it's rod  :)

Seems like this fella might know something about it... :)

I didn't know Muddy was involved in Casting Kids!  Way to go Muddy! ;D ;)

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I want to know about casting distance. Disregarding experience level, which baitcaster have you owned that has given you the ability to absolutely launch a senko or other bait across the pond? I'll go first.

Daiwa Procaster PT 100-4bi( the one exclusively made for bps)

- pretty good distance maybe 40yds w/ light brake setting and spool tension down

Pfleuger Trion:

- casts about 45-50 yds max for me but much smoother than the Daiwa

Oh, and btw, I'm in the market for a couple of baitcasters... one in the $170 range and one in the $70 and under range....casting distance is BIG for me. Thanks ;)

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My man, a 5 inch senko is hardly a light bait, any baitcaster will launch it across the pond, a 3 inch senko would be in another plane of existance.

When did I say "light bait". I have no idea why you even posted in this thread. You didn't even answer my question. ::)

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I'll agree w/ the Shimano Calcutta.  I had a Calcutta 151 & that reel casted much farther than other round or low profile reels I owned.  Once you get the brakes set w/ the lure weight & the right flex rod, the reel just casted things very far.

My second would be the previous version of the Team Daiwa Advantage.  It didn't cast as far as the Calcutta 151, but it casted far.

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I hold 7 titles in casting competition for distance & accuracy; all were won using a Shimano Calcutta which only has 3 ball bearing.

It aint the reel it's rod ;)

I disagree...It's you the man behing the rod. Good job, I was not aware of that. Congratulations

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