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What is the diff between the round and low profile bc. besides the shape and name. which one is better. i have an abu garcia 5600 c4 and love it, looking to get a low prof. revo premium or wench. any suggestions.  :-X

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It boils down to about two things:

1) Personal preference.

2) Generally, round reels tend to hold more line. This gap is somewhat narrowed with the coming of LP reels that can hold a lot of line like the Curado E300.

I love both types. If you don't need the line capacity, go LP. They tend to be lighter. If you need the line capacity, go round or pick an LP with a greater line capacity.

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X2 what Island Bass says.  :)

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Usually round reels have a bigger gear than the lp (comparing the same company and size), they are more powerfull and durable.

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Neither are "more reliable" and line capacity is never an issue

for bass fishing. I find that a low profile is more comfortable for

"active" techniques (jerkbaits, topwater, buzzbaits, spinnerbaits).

I like round reels for jigs, big soft plastics, and drifting live bait.

However, I personally prefer spinning tackle for some light to

medium weight presentations (soft plastics and minnows).

8-)

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In bass fishing, rouds reel are prefered due to their line capacity, specially for swimbaits. A Shimano cardiff 300/301 carry more line than the Curado 300/301 and weights 2 oz less.

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From personal experience I can say that a round reel is easier to cast and will cast farther than a LP.  Again that's my opinion, my Pro Qualifier round reel will out cast any of my low profiles with far less backlashes

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now I'm confused

PERSONAL PREFERENCE

8-)

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I agree with RoadWarrior.  There isn't much difference in performance, a quality reel is a quality reel regardless of the shape or line capacity.  It all comes down to what feels better to you.  The round reels do tend to be a little heavier because the frame is usually metal compared to graphite.

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Neither are "more reliable" and line capacity is never an issue for bass fishing. I find that a low profile is more comfortable for

"active" techniques (jerkbaits, topwater, buzzbaits, spinnerbaits).

I like round reels for jigs, big soft plastics, and drifting live bait.

However, I personally prefer spinning tackle for some light to

medium weight presentations (soft plastics and minnows).

8-)

Guess you have not thrown any Hard Swim Baits Yet ;D

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Well, I like to have 80 -100 yards of "good line" for fishing, the rest is just backing, even if it's brand new! I guess if you can cast farther than that you would need a little more capacity.

8-)

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I don't think capacity is the issue with heavy swimbaits as leverage and circumference are.  I simply cannot keep the spool from spinning under the pressure of my thumb early in the cast with the tiny spool on a lopro reel when casting a 3-6 oz. lure.  I guess I'm a wuss, but that's my preference.  For swimbaits, pike, and even trout and salmon fishing, I prefer a round casting reel.  For everything else, I like a lopro reel.

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Hey John, You have to and get all correct and everything. I was just bustin on Kent, he mooked up our Pflueger thread. Geezzz ;D

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Sing with me, Muddy...

Semantics..

Pedantics..

Schematics..

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Sing with me, Muddy...

Semantics..

Pedantics..

Schematics..

 Ah John, How do you get A&W Rootbeer out of a keyboard

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Interesting, Kent. here's one area where we are at opposite ends of the thing.

I have three round reels, two Millionaire 103's and one 253. I use them all for moving baits. One 103 is on my crankbait rod, one is on my spinnerbait/jerkbait rod, and the 253 is on my toad/buzzbait/small swimbait rod. These reels are all 5.8:1 gear ratio. I like a little slower reel for these techniques. I don't palm the reel when using these type baits, so the round reels are good for me.

I use all of my low profile reels for "feel" techniques. I find them easier to palm. And they are all 6.3:1 or 7:1 ratios.

Once more; personal preference. A good reel is a good reel, whatever shape it is.

And, for me, line capacity is never an issue. All of my reels have el cheapo line as backing, and about 60 yards of fresh line on top. I like to change line often, and this saves me quite a bit of cash over a season. I'm changing line 5 or 6 times every year on at least 14 reels. it adds up.

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I have both round and LP reels ---- Love them both.  Both equally performing well.

Personally, it is more of a "weight" issue than performance. I prefer using my lighter LP reels on days where I would be casting more often and would be moving around often to different fishing spots especially when I am shore-line fishing. And I would use my heavier round reels more often when I am on a boat.

My advice is to have both. BTW, go for the shimano E series (citica or curado).  I like them better than my Revo Sx.  Based on my experience, centrifugal brakes seem to perform better than the magnetic ones. ...... (just my 2 cents.)  

Good Bites to all and happy Thanksgiving.

 

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