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What's your setup for throwing swimbaits (ie Mattlures Hard Bass) up to about 4 oz.?

I want to stay in the $100 range for the rod and reel ($100 reel, $100 rod).

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What else are you wanting to throw? I went with the Okuma 7'6" Heavy because I'm not going to throw anything over 5oz and strapped a Shimano Cardiff 300A on it. For the money this is the best swimbait set up you'll get.

http://www.***.com/descpageRDCOKUMA-OGSBBR.html

http://www.***.com/descpageRLCSHIMANO-SCCRA.html

That's exactly what I was looking at! Hahaha but basically the same setup as you, and for throwing Mattlures Hard Gills, etc. What kind of line do you use?

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What else are you wanting to throw? I went with the Okuma 7'6" Heavy because I'm not going to throw anything over 5oz and strapped a Shimano Cardiff 300A on it. For the money this is the best swimbait set up you'll get.

http://www.***.com/descpageRDCOKUMA-OGSBBR.html

http://www.***.com/descpageRLCSHIMANO-SCCRA.html

That's exactly what I was looking at! Hahaha but basically the same setup as you, and for throwing Mattlures Hard Gills, etc. What kind of line do you use?

should be a good setup....for line I use 20lb CXX

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Agree with both above.  I have the 7'6" H Okuma w/ a 301 Cardiff or 301 Curado D (great deal purchased around $100)

What I am throwing for the day will typically determine what reel I use.

Like Rick, I also like the 20lb CXX for most of my applications.  Larger baits (4oz and over) I will typically switch to Triple Fish Camoescent 25lb and a 401 Cardiff.

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Mine is a 7'6" Calcutta mhf rod, Chronarch 101 reel. Never throw anything over 2 ozs..

One thing you guys might consider re: line is, Diawa Samuri braid, with a short (5' or less) fluro leader. The Samuri 55 # is really Limp, makes for Loooonnngg cast's. I use 12# 100% fluro for my 5' leader..

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Rods:

Lamiglas XC807 Big Bait Special.

3/4- 3 1/2 oz.

I also have that Okuma.

Reels: shimano curado 300

and a shimano calcutta 400B

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I didn't read the original post, I thought it was just for suggestions.

Mine is a 7'11''MH Dobyns Mike Long Swimbait Rod, Revo Toro 50-HS, 20lb CXX.

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This is my set up:

Gblanks 7'11" XH/F

Curado 300E7

BPS 20lb flouro

I agree with the Cardiff 300 since you're trying to stay around $100. I had one for a long time and it's a great  reel for the price.

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I just bought the Damiki Dark Angel 8' Swimbait rod for my big stuff.. it's rated at 2-10 oz but we will see how true it is out on the water... I am going to match it with my Banax LX108 WP or i might buy the JDM  version of the cardiff , the Axis

I already have the banax and am not sure if the axis is worth a 100 more than the cardiff

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So for everyone who couldn't read the original post, he's trying to keep it to $100 each for a rod and reel.

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So for everyone who couldn't read the original post, he's trying to keep it to $100 each for a rod and reel.

Haha thank you. I mean (just to clear it up) $100 for a reel, then a $100 rod. $200 combo ;)

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yeah I somehow missed that. The Okuma rods are around 100 and they are pretty nice. and a cardif 300 would pair up nicely. If you look around long enough you might be able to score a nice used calcutta for under $100.

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For a new set up, I think Nick got about as close as possible..

Also, what about used rigs..? A friend just scored a G Loomis rod 3-5 oz..and a Calcutta reel for 180.00.

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my set up cost me 185000 won or 156.03$  ah... to be in the land of OEMS lol

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What else are you wanting to throw? I went with the Okuma 7'6" Heavy because I'm not going to throw anything over 5oz and strapped a Shimano Cardiff 300A on it. For the money this is the best swimbait set up you'll get.

http://www.***.com/descpageRDCOKUMA-OGSBBR.html

http://www.***.com/descpageRLCSHIMANO-SCCRA.html

That's exactly what I was looking at! Hahaha but basically the same setup as you, and for throwing Mattlures Hard Gills, etc. What kind of line do you use?

Yeah Hard Gill is next on my list but right now I have spooled berkley big game 20lb and it's worked just fine but ordered some triple fish camo-escent because I've only heard good stuff about this line and it's fairly cheap...I just haven't been able to use it yet because of the weather.

I found my cardiff 300 for only 70 so look around you should be able to get both of these for less than 100 and then you'll have enough for a swimbait afterwards! ;)

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