Round Baitcaster's

Discussion in 'Fishing Reels' started by baitcasterboy20, Jan 12, 2010.

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What Brand has the best Baitxaster's

  1. Aby Garcia

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  2. Daiwa

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  3. Pfluger

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  4. Shakespeare

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  5. Shimano

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  6. Store Name Brands

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  7. Penn

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  8. Other

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  1. baitcasterboy20

    baitcasterboy20 Newbie

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    i'm think'in of buying a round baitcaster but have only used them for small fish. sooo i was wondering if u guys think round baitcaster's would be good fishing for 5-20 pound snook and 5-15 pound jack's and other fish of that size.


    soooo please reply the quetion is do you think i should buy one??????????
     
  2. oetheous

    oetheous Newbie

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    Yes. Those size fish are good for a 400 sized baitcaster.
     
  3. kelpbass_kid

    kelpbass_kid Salvay Pacific

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    A Shimano Calcutta 400B would fit your bill perfectly. For roughly $200, you'll get A-RB (anti rust bearings), a full aluminum frame, Shimano's great customer service, and more. My Calcutta have been in my arsenal for close to 3 years, and still performs at the top of its game. If your budget doesn't permit you to spend $200 on a reel, the Shimano Cardiff offers many of the calcutta's high end features, for an extremely reasonable price.
     
  4. fly liner

    fly liner Well-Known "Member"

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    again look through the classified forum youll find what you want for an un beatable price go with a used reel for now youll be fine
     
  5. bluedog38

    bluedog38 Wax on wax off

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    under $100.00 go with an abu 5500 or 6500, under $200.00 shimano calcutta or daiwa luna. for round baitcasters these will do fine for what you target. and like josh said look at the classifieds you will find something. good luck!
     
  6. baitcasterboy20

    baitcasterboy20 Newbie

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    thanxs guys i was looking at some okuma's they look very good 4 a low price. have any of u guys used okuma round baitcaster's my fav might b the chromer
     
  7. Master Chief

    Master Chief Member

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    My wife uses a Okuma Chromer on her Ling rod, 8' MH Salmon Backbounce rod. She landed her first last season a 39" 37# football ling in 110 feet of water up here in the Puget Sound using live herring, got it to the boat twice and the fish ran all the way back to 100 feet, smooth drag and had no gear issues. Personal preference though would be an Abu in the 6500/6600, my rig is the same rod w/ 6600. Never an issue and very easy to hotrod by upgrading bearings and such.
    Chad
     
  8. coryellk

    coryellk Fly Navy

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    Calcutta 300TE with carbontex drags.
     
  9. djd35de

    djd35de Newbie

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    I second the Calcutta 300TE

    Or go with a Daiwa Luna 203 or 253 should also be fine.
     
  10. alex88

    alex88 Member

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    x3
     
  11. baitcasterboy20

    baitcasterboy20 Newbie

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    my budget is between 50-200$$
     
  12. djd35de

    djd35de Newbie

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    You can get a used Luna in that price range no problem.

    The 300TEs cost a bit more.

    I had a couple of TE 300s that i sold. I moved over to the Daiwa Plutons. Freaking small tank of a reel !!
     
  13. coryellk

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    What the difference between the TE's and the Pluton?
     
  14. BigJack

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    Calcutta TE is made by shimano

    Pluton is made by Daiwa

    prolly more than that but that is what I know

    I love my C300TE and it is a beast with the 65# braid to a 3' 15# topshot
     
  15. baitcasterboy20

    baitcasterboy20 Newbie

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    srry i forgot to mention a want a one with a clicker.:Poop_and_Run:
     
  16. BigJack

    BigJack Newbie

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    get a newell 229
     
  17. djd35de

    djd35de Newbie

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    Big difference betweena Calcutta and a Pluton.

    Both are great, but the Pluton is a complete FORGED TANK!!!
     
  18. J.AkuHed

    J.AkuHed Well-Known "Member"

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    Try looking at the Daiwa Saltist STTL20H or STTL30H levelwinds, 200yds and 280yds 50# spectra repectively, 6:1, both under $200.
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  19. Mo

    Mo #1

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    Shimano
     
  20. Gino The Bass

    Gino The Bass Newbie

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    Corvalus or Cardiff, they cast great. last forever. why spend the money on a calcutta.
     

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