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Hey guys,

Looking to put a finesse baitcasting setup together. I'd love to get a Pixy, unfortunately I don't have the funds at the moment. Any ideas or suggestions on other reels? I'll probably be using it for throwing senkos, other weightless plastics, and small plugs.........I know I should just use a spinning reel, but honestly I don't think I can bring myself to do it :-[

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BPS prolite finesse reel, or diawa sol. im not sure about the rod but something on the lighter side.

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I use a Daiwa Sol. Ive got it low ridin on a TD Light and Tough 7'0" M rod rated for 1/8oz to 1oz. I broke the rod once and got a new one, other than that its been excellent. If you got SiC bearings in that Sol Id say itd be smokin :-*

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I have a BPS Prolite Finesse comb that I use for just those purposes and like it just fine. Stuff is stored

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Another vote for the Daiwa Sol.  I have two - great little reels.  

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I must have pushed a wrong button but I was about to write the stuff is stored and hard to get to but as I remember the rod is a 6'3" ML.

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I have a Sol and two Chronarch 50mg's. I have only used the mg (the Sol is at the post office waiting to be picked up :)) I would recommend the mg for anything finesse and throwing light cranks. Great little reel. I am however, looking forward to fishing the Sol. I do not think you could go wrong with either of the two.

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Chronarch MG 50 if you can find a deal.  I just used mine for the first time.  About the same size as a Revo S, but I couldn't backlash until I tried...  Then, I got a little too cocky :)  If you a good deal, it is very light & comfortable to use.  No problems with 1/4 oz cranks.

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Thanks for all your help guys......I'm now down to a Sol or the Shimano Scorpion 1000.  Could anyone give me even more info on the Scorpion and maybe some good ideas on how to get one at a reasonable price?

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Daiwa SOL and if you want the best there is Daiwa Pixy or TD-Z 103(5)

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Reels good for finesse fishing you can put your hands on like right now:

Domestic.-

Curado 100/101D

Chronarch 50/51Mg

Sol

Import ( JDM ).-

Alphas Type F

Scorpion 1000/1001 Mg

Scorpion 1000/1001

Alphas R Edition

Alphas 103/103L

Reels that you have to look for and possibly bid on them.-

TDZ105H

Liberto Pixy

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trav, you have yet to get a complete answer to your question.

First, you do not need a "finesse" outfit to cast a senko. You can throw a senko with just about any rig you have.

For lighter, finesse plastics, the rod is as important as the reel. I have Daiwa Fuegos, Daiwa Millionaires, Revo STXs,  Pfleuger Summits and JM SIG series reels; all of which will cast very light baits with ease, when mounted on the correct rod.

I use a St Croix LT, 6'9" med-light, extra-fast baitcast rod for all my finesse applications. It currently has a Revo STX on it. I just got the rod over the winter, so I need to experiment a little more with reels and line to come up with the best match. This is one of the right rods available for this application.

For a less expensive alternative, I have a BPS Pro Finesse rod, 6'9" ML, Extra fast. Same length, power and action description as the LT, but it's a different rod. Doesn't feel the same at all, but is still a nice rod for very light baits. I got it on sale for 60 bucks. This was my finesse baitcast rod until I bought the LT, and I intend to keep it.

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JMO, seconds to Ghoti, the rod is more important than the reel.  You really don't have to mortgage the house to go fishing.  I've got an extremely OLD shimano bantam on a medium/fast rod that will work wonders down to an 1/8th of an ounce!  If you have the opportunity and the time, just try different outfits in your price range and when you find the one that fits, get it.  In truth, there's a lot of quality equipment out there that's more than adequate, but of course, there's gearheads like me that think they have to have the latest and best of everything and keep the credit cards maxxed out!  Good luck with your endeavors and just remember, tomorrow, whatever you have today may very well be obsolete tomorrow!  God Bless!

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trav, you have yet to get a complete answer to your question.

First, you do not need a "finesse" outfit to cast a senko. You can throw a senko with just about any rig you have.

For lighter, finesse plastics, the rod is as important as the reel. I have Daiwa Fuegos, Daiwa Millionaires, Revo STXs, Pfleuger Summits and JM SIG series reels; all of which will cast very light baits with ease, when mounted on the correct rod.

I use a St Croix LT, 6'9" med-light, extra-fast baitcast rod for all my finesse applications. It currently has a Revo STX on it. I just got the rod over the winter, so I need to experiment a little more with reels and line to come up with the best match. This is one of the right rods available for this application.

For a less expensive alternative, I have a BPS Pro Finesse rod, 6'9" ML, Extra fast. Same length, power and action description as the LT, but it's a different rod. Doesn't feel the same at all, but is still a nice rod for very light baits. I got it on sale for 60 bucks. This was my finesse baitcast rod until I bought the LT, and I intend to keep it.

Truer words were never spoken about the importance of the rod.

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