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It's been a long 2 years since I took up freshwater fishing and I've slowly built my arsenal of rods. I refused to be a fanboy so I purchased rods from multiple manufacturers...I have Dobyns, All-Star, St Croix, Airrus and a Rogue custom.

So last but not least I ordered my 7'8" Carrot Stix Gold(here tomorrow) that I will be using for swimbaits but I'm having a problem finding a suitable bc reel with a slower retrieve. I would prefer a low profile reel in the 5.8-1 gear ratio or less.

I will be filling the reel with 55lb Daiwa Samurai braid

Any suggestions?

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If you have some money, and want to look cool get the daiwa, otherwise if you want a slow reel that has plenty of torque a 5.3:1 or slower reel can be found cheap in the bargin bin, or pawn shop.

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Unless you are dead set on a low profile, take a look at the

Shimano CTE200GT. Here's my post from the other "baitcasting"

thread still up on the first page, a few lines down:

Shimano CTE200GT

http://fish.shimano.com/publish/content/global_fish/en/us/index/products/reels/r...

I have one matched with a G. Loomis MBR844C. This is my weighted

soft plastics rod and striper rod. Another is saddled to a Lamiglas

SR705R for deep cranking.

The CTE200GT is built like a tank, but is surprisingly compact. Strong,

smooth, silent and reliant...This is a reel that represents everything

Shimano is known for. With proper maintenance, you will fish this reel

the rest of your life.

All of my reels, except an STX, are my "favorite" reels. However, the

CTE200GT is the only reel that I have two of. I think this reel addresses

your needs and that you will be very pleased with its performance.

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Pfluger Trion.  It cost $99.00 and hasn't failed me yet.

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I would recommend the Revo Winch. Great real with a tough drag.

It's been a long 2 years since I took up freshwater fishing and I've slowly built my arsenal of rods. I refused to be a fanboy so I purchased rods from multiple manufacturers...I have Dobyns, All-Star, St Croix, Airrus and a Rogue custom.

So last but not least I ordered my 7'8" Carrot Stix Gold(here tomorrow) that I will be using for swimbaits but I'm having a problem finding a suitable bc reel with a slower retrieve. I would prefer a low profile reel in the 5.8-1 gear ratio or less.

I will be filling the reel with 55lb Daiwa Samurai braid

Any suggestions?

Hmm...I didn't see G Loomis on yout list, so I wouldn't call the Carrot Stick the last (though it maybe the least...j/k)

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I would recommend the Revo Winch. Great real with a tough drag.
It's been a long 2 years since I took up freshwater fishing and I've slowly built my arsenal of rods. I refused to be a fanboy so I purchased rods from multiple manufacturers...I have Dobyns, All-Star, St Croix, Airrus and a Rogue custom.

So last but not least I ordered my 7'8" Carrot Stix Gold(here tomorrow) that I will be using for swimbaits but I'm having a problem finding a suitable bc reel with a slower retrieve. I would prefer a low profile reel in the 5.8-1 gear ratio or less.

I will be filling the reel with 55lb Daiwa Samurai braid

Any suggestions?

Hmm...I didn't see G Loomis on yout list, so I wouldn't call the Carrot Stick the last (though it maybe the least...j/k)

Haha..I know how some of you guys feel about Loomis. I have been saltwater fishing all my life and do own a couple of Loomis GL2's. I've just couldn't get into the freshwater handle setups.

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This is the ticket...

Zillion High Power

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I have two Shimano Curado 200E5's but my new favorite slow ratio reel is my new Revo Winch...You will love this reel!!!

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Thanks guys I'm either going to go with the Abu Revo Toro or the Abu Winch. Probably going to head to Bass Pro tomorrow to play with both. :)

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you will want the REVO TORO , regular sized bait casters will not hold enough line ( even the winch won't ) you can get the TORO on ebay for $200 w/free shipping , that's where i'm gonna get mine :)

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Check out the Lew's BB-25SS of the Lew's BB19SS. The BB1's are also great reels and all have lower retrieve ratio's. These are true work horses. Some people have not been kind to the new lew's 25's and 19's but if you clean and remove some old  grease in the gears they are awsome and reliable. But they do not look sexy!!!! and are not necessarily low profile reels. I fish 2 and I never had a problem.

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