Calico baitcasting Reel for rod

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  1. 30lbbg2299

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    I am getting a nice okuma rod at big 5 for 50 bucks and want to put a nice sized baitcasting reel on it. Round or low profile but nothing over 200 bucks i like the shimano cardiff or was it he corvalus? What is a good reel that will be good for live bait and swimbaits that will also allow a good amount of 30lb braid on it.
     
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    An Okuma akena might be a good match. The 250 should get around 150 yards of #30 spectra with around 60 yards of #15 izor xxx mono. You'll enjoy it more if it's well balance, so let us know the model of your rod to give us better idea.
     
  3. 30lbbg2299

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    The rod is an okuma catalina graphite with a cork handle i do not think it is a very well brodcasted rod.
     
  4. daweez

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    I have a abu garcia 5500 thats a lot of fun to fish plus its only bout $100 so you have $ left over to put it to use
     
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    Newell 220
     

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