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Looking for a baitcaster great for lines between 6lb and 8lb

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I'm going to Basspro in Fort Lauderdale tomorrow (hopefully it's staff is better than the one in Orlando lol), and I am in need of a smaller sized baitcaster good for light/medium lines. I'm looking to spend $200 or less, but up to $250 if anyone has had a fantastic experience with one of that price. And, for fun let me know what fair priced rod you would pair with it.

Thanks in advance!

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I'm not sure if this helps, but with a $200 to $250 budget, there are two reels I'd be looking to purchase - neither of which are at BPS. First would be a Daiwa Pixy. It's a legendary finesse reel for a reason. They can easily be found in your price range - just not at BPS. The second choice would be a Shimano Chronarch 50mg. They are also an absolutely phenomononal reel for lighter lines and can also be found in your price range - again though, not at BPS. 

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I agree the Daiwa Pixy is the baitcast reel for light lines.  I got to hold one a few weeks ago, its sweet and everyone says it will cast light stuff a mile.

Not sure about the Shimano Chronarch 50mg, Ive never held or used one but I cant imagine its much different then a Core 50mg.  What are you thoughts Bronzefly on that comparison?

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Not sure about the Shimano Chronarch 50mg, Ive never held or used one but I cant imagine its much different then a Core 50mg. What are you thoughts Bronzefly on that comparison?

I didn't bring up the Core 50MG7 simply because of it's $369.99 price point which is outside his stated budget. 

The Core 50MG7 and Chronarch 50MG feel very different in my hands.  I really enjoy both reels, but for different purposes.  They are without a doubt both among the finest light weight finesse baitcast reels in the Shimano arsenal.  I use the Chronarch for smaller moving baits - cranks, topwaters, jerkbaits, etc. whereas I use the Core for pitching lighter t-rigs, shakey heads, small jigs and other plastics.

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Be patient and you can find a CH50MG NIB,

or in excellent condition, for around $175.

This is a great reel and keeps you on budget.

8-)

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Be patient and you can find a CH50MG NIB,

or in excellent condition, for around $175.

This is a great reel and keeps you on budget.

8-)

I think I will. I was also wondering if you or anyone else has any reviews on the pfluegar patriarch>?

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You can put 6# on any baitcaster. I have a TD-X (thanks Bronzefly :D) spooled up with 6# Siege for trout. Its how well they'll cast very light baits where the differences lie. A few good reels have already been mentioned.

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You can put 6# on any baitcaster. I have a TD-X (thanks Bronzefly :D) spooled up with 6# Siege for trout. Its how well they'll cast very light baits where the differences lie. A few good reels have already been mentioned.

That's outstanding!!  I'm so happy to see it being put to good use!  6lb line and Trout fishing no less!  Very cool 8-)

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When you say 6-8lbs line, what kind of line are you referring to?  I have a Revo S spooled with 10 lbs Fireline Crystal which has a .008 diameter equivalent to 4lbs mono, and it casts just fine.  I'm sure any equivalent reel in that range would also do just as well.

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I'd just like to mention the Daiwa SOL. Used it for lighter cranks, jerkbaits, light top water and plastics with #8 line without any problems.

I think the weight of the bait is more important than the size of the line... :D

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Yes, the Pixy is the ultimate finesse baitcaster but it 's an import.

From what is available now there are several options:

Right away right now ---> Daiwa Sol

E-baying ---> Chronarch 50 Mg, Curado 100D

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When you say 6-8lbs line, what kind of line are you referring to? I have a Revo S spooled with 10 lbs Fireline Crystal which has a .008 diameter equivalent to 4lbs mono, and it casts just fine. I'm sure any equivalent reel in that range would also do just as well.

I basically just meant baitcaster for finesse fishing.

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Alright, so I still haven't bought anything and did not go to basspro today, but have been looking online. I'm probably just going to ebay a chronarch. I appreciated all you alls help.

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