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Hey guys, I'm looking for a baitcaster that I can slam on a 6 or 6'6 rod that will handle weights in 1/8 to 1/4oz.  I'm looking for hopefully less than 100 or 150 bucks.  It doesn't have to be a spectacular reel, just something that can handle lighter weights.  Any recommendations??

I'm really not wanting a spinning reel because I am garbage with them.  Any help would be awesome.  Thanks in advance.

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If it's all in the rod then, that really opens up my playing field.  I would have guessed that the reel was where it was at.  Looks like I'm still learning lol

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I think it is better to match the finesse rod and reel together.  A Medium Light to Medium rod with a finesse reel.  Throwing an 1/8 on a finesse reel vs regular, you can probably tell the difference.

I have a Daiwa Pixy which I switch between a ML and Med rod depending upon the situation.  That reel is friggin awesome.  With upgraded drag, it really has a wide range + is a pleasure to fish.  Doesn't meet your price range though....

 

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Hey Brian. my go to finesse stick is a BPS Pro finesse rod. 6'9" medium light baitcast rod. Sells for $100, but goes on sale every year for 80. I have a Johnny Morris Signature series reel on it, loaded with 10lb test XL. Got the reel for 120 and the rod for 80. A $200 combo that is the one I pick up when most would choose a spinning rod.

Not to most expensive setup, but it does the job for me.

Cheers,

GK

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Brian,

Get your hands on a Pixy and you wont be dissapointed.  You'll pay a little more but I guarantee it will become one of your favorite reels.

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The pixy 2x his price range go with a ebay chronarch 50mg or maybe a used curado 100d. Or daiwa sol for 180 dollars.

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Brian please list the reels you own, depending upon that I can tell you if you need a reel or not.

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The Pixy is out of your range, but would be the ticket. My 2nd choice would be the Chronarch 50mg. But like everyone else says, the rod better be M/L or Med. with a soft tip.

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Brian please list the reels you own, depending upon that I can tell you if you need a reel or not.

All are baitcasters

3x Quantum Tourney Wal-Mart combo reels...I don't know their actual name

1x H20 Xpress 10 bearing

1x Bass Pro Shops Tournament Special piece of on a clearance rack junk ;D  It used to be a good reel, but time is catching up to it pretty badly.

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Do you all think the curado 100D would be a good finess reel for smallmouth and river fishing?

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A freind of mine was using a Calcutta CT-50B this week end and man let me tell you that little thing was putting a lite lure out there. I think he said he payed $130 for it new.

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