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I just got an awesome deal on a Daiwa Sol from Sportsmans Warehouse, $128. I was planning on buying it and selling it on ebay, but after getting it home I'm not sure anymore. Thing is, I need a reel for my CBR845. I figured the 5.8:1 would be good for cranking, but I read a review on tackletour and they said it wasn't really suited for this duty, it is more of a finesse reel. What are your guys' opinions? It looks and feels amazing on the rod...then again I could probably make $70-80 by selling it. Free money is good too.

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I have that reel on the CBR853 and it is absolutely great. I use it with #10 mono.

The rod you mentioned is rated for 10-20 pound line. In my opinion, anything bigger than 12 is too big for that reel. I would consider dropping down in rod size or getting a different reel.

That reel is very good though and does outstanding for me on my crank rod but I only throw cranks up to 6' and rattle traps on it.

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10 or 12 might be too light for the rod you wanted.  You will wear yourself out trying to fish a 10-20' deep diver with the Sol

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The Sol is a great cranking reel.  I used to have two Sols paired with Kistler crankbait rods.  I wasn't happy with the rods, but the reels were money.  Perfect IPT for cranking IMHO.

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I have the Sol on My CBR855 GLX (which has the same action as your CB845) and it is a match made in Heaven.  It is perfect for Rattle Traps and Crankbaits.  It may not handle the Deep Divers, but my rod is more of a limitaion for those lures than the Sol would be.  At $128, I would keep the reel and consider yourself very lucky for finding such a great deal.

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Great crankin reel !

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the rod is a little heavy but you will love it still, SOL=great crankin reel and will cast the lightest of light cranks with ease.

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I just got an awesome deal on a Daiwa Sol from Sportsmans Warehouse, $128. I was planning on buying it and selling it on ebay, but after getting it home I'm not sure anymore. Thing is, I need a reel for my CBR845. I figured the 5.8:1 would be good for cranking, but I read a review on tackletour and they said it wasn't really suited for this duty, it is more of a finesse reel. What are your guys' opinions? It looks and feels amazing on the rod...then again I could probably make $70-80 by selling it. Free money is good too.

thats all i do with my Sol is cranks. all be it smaller cranks.

and i might add its one of my favorite reels.

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I have mine on a 6'6" medium/medium-fast rod.  I concur its a great cranking reel.  

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I don't do a ton of deep crankin, most is limited to less than 12 ft. The reason I have the MH instead of a M is that again, I got a great deal on the rod, $120. I haven't used it yet, but I'm hoping it does what I want it to. I'm glad to hear that the Sol throws lighter baits well, as I would like to throw some 1/4 oz cranks. I know the real is a little heavy for that, but I'm hoping it works alright.

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I have two as well, one on a St. Croix AVC70MM, the other on a AVC70MHM.  Great little reels.

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