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I use mine for swimbaits and bigger bait presentation. I was wondering if you have one what you use them for and the benifits of having a round reel vs. a low profile one.

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I have two Shimano CTE200GT. These reels are relatively small,

but built like a tank! They are as smooth as any other Shimano at

higher pricing points. I have one mounted on a G. Loomis GLX

MBR844C which I use primarily for weighted soft plastics and jigs.

The other is saddled up with a Lamiglas SR705R for deep cranking.

8-)

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I have four all abu garcias, three EXT Pros and 1 4600C3, I use mine for everything.  I recently sold most of my lp's as I switched to round reels.  The only LP's I have now are an Accurist for flipping and an 05series Extreme for the really light stuff.  I love the classic look, feel nostalgia of a round reel I guess.  Seems to me that you get more bang for the buck with a round reel as well.  

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I have four all abu garcias, three EXT Pros and 1 4600C3, I use mine for everything. I recently sold most of my lp's as I switched to round reels. The only LP's I have now are an Accurist for flipping and an 05series Extreme for the really light stuff. I love the classic look, feel nostalgia of a round reel I guess. Seems to me that you get more bang for the buck with a round reel as well.

I agree.I run Abu Garcias and I've tried to tear um up....You just can't.

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I have over 50! From 1500C's all the way up to 6500C's,I love the way these reels work.They're easy to work on,and easy to upgrade.

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Wow!  You've got some really nice older Abu's there oldschool and in great condition.

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I bought an Aub Garcia Ambassadeur 6500 CL3 many years ago and use it for heavy swim baits and deep diving crankbaits.

The reel is OK.  It serves its intended purpose.

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the only round reel i own is a calcutta.. and its the only shimano i have ever truly liiked... i toss heavier swimbaits and a c- rig on it

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X2 on the calcutta.  I recently got the 200b for something i could use for both bass fishing and redfish when I go over to the coast. It doesn't have the nice contour that my low profiles but still easily palmable.

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My first baitcaster ever was an Abu 5000 round reel. I have since switched over to all low profile Revos. They are much more comfortable to palm and lighter as well.

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No love for Quantum around here .  I have two old irons that I still use regularly for buzzbaits, deep cranks, and trolling cranks.

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Have a Tour 300 that I still use.Been throwing this one for awhile,still find it quite comfy for it size.Like it for topwater prop baits,jitterbugs.

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I have  these

Calcutta 200B

Calcutta 200TE x 2

Calcutta 200TE GT

Calcutta 200 x 2

Calcutta 100

Calcutta 400B

I use them for everything from cranking to jigs to worms and spinnerbaits. The only thing I probably wouldn't use em for is flippin/pitching.

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i got an abu 5600 ext pro on a new okuma carbon c3 rod that i like to use for throwing anything into the nastiest slop i can find and pulling the fishies and 20 pounds of the lake grass/trees in with them

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Calcutta CT100A 2 ea.

Calcutta CT50A 1 ea.

Cardiff CDF100A 2 ea.

I use them for everything from wacky rigs to swim baits & from Crappie to Bull Reds ;)

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