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My new Core 51mg7

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Got a chance to use my new Core 51mg7 for the first time today. Let's just say that I'm getting another one. Paired with my BCR853 and 30lb fireline braid I was easily able to throw a trick worm on a 3/16 shakey head a long long way, and needless to say this is not the ideal rod for this task. It was also able to land a nice 3lb 2oz flawlessly. I'm very excited about this reel for lighter/finesse applications.

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No reason to limit its use to lighter/finesse applications, dont let the reel size and weight fool you, it can handle heavier use.

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No reason to limit its use to lighter/finesse applications, dont let the reel size and weight fool you, it can handle heavier use.

Great reel, it will spoil you!

8-)

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I'm keeping that reel on my BCR853 for bottom contact baits up to 1/2oz and plan to pick up another to pair with my BCR852 and some 10lb flourocarbon for the really light stuff 1/4oz and under.

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Both outstanding rods for your 51's!  You'll absolutely love them.  They can definitely handle your stuff up to 1/2 oz. no problem and are outstanding on a 2 power BCR for finesse jigs and plastics.  Enjoy!

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I figure the 2 power BCR will be good for 1/8 - 3/16oz spinnerbaits and buzzbaits when it comes time to down size as well.

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You might consider the MBR842C.

It's a match made in heaven!

8-)

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I'm keeping that reel on my BCR853 for bottom contact baits up to 1/2oz and plan to pick up another to pair with my BCR852 and some 10lb flourocarbon for the really light stuff 1/4oz and under.

Good luck on that one. I bought my 50mg7 a little over a month ago and put it right on my BCR852 GLX with 10# Invisix. Not a happy combo throwing light baits at all. Even with 4-5 pins engaged, it overran way too easily. Kind of disappointing as that's what I bought it for. Now it's on one of my BCR803 GLX's, and it's happy there throwing "normal" sized bass baits. Not nearly as versatile a reel as my 2010 Revo Premier's, one of which now happily lives on the 852 throwing my finesse baits. My Calais DC also throws small baits well, but I don't use it for that very often.

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I was just throwing a t-rigged trick worm with a 1/8oz weight on my 853 with 3 brakes engaged without any trouble at all, and was able to cast quite a distance as well. I realize that a trick worm weighs a decent amount for its size, but this is still a reletively light offering for this rod.

I picked up the 852 mainly for 1/16 - 3/16oz shakey heads in open water, weightless plastics, and maybe drop shotting on the rear occasion I choose to do so. Aside from maybe weightless plastics, I feel the Core 51 should work well for these tasks. There's only one way to find out and I plan to try the Core on my 852 soon.

I do have a 2010 Premier and I love that reel as well. I am currently using it on my Dobyns 733C for moving baits, mostly spinnerbaits, lipless cranks, and topwaters. I agree that the Premier may make a better all around reel, but I am confident that the Core will work for what I plan to use it for. It would be nice if the Premier was offered in a shallow spool version maybe rated at ~90-100 yards of 12lb line.

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I picked up the same reel & paired it up with a st croix avid crankbait rod AVC70MM. I spooled up with 150 yards of 10lb suffix performance braid. Cast like a dream with baits from 1/8 up to an ounce. Super combo. Very light weight, super smooth drag & can handle anything the smallies throw at it. 

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I've had my new core 50mg7(righty) for about 2 months now just waiting to use it.  Bass opener is Sat. in MN. ;)  I can't wait to try it.  I have mine on a Kistler 6'6" MH LTX.

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jeb

you might want to try some different line before giving up and the reel. mine throw light baits as well as any baitcaster ive ever owned. great reel.

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