Shimano Calcutta 400te or Curado 300ej

CURRY

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Looking for some advice.

If you have a choice, which one will you choice to be your 20# live bait reel? Pairing with my tzc80M

Thank you in advance
 
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I would fish bait on a Trinidad 12 or 14 with the TZC80M. Reels like the Curado and CTE are more for fishing lures. Fly lined bait with a level wind can be done, but accessing the spool to control tension/bait swimming can be tough. There isn't much room to get to the spool besides your thumb. Back reeling the spool is a little harder.
 
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He makes valid points but honestly live bait isn't complicated and they will both work just fine. I personally prefer low profiles and the curado 300 is a great reel. Close your eyes and pick one, you'll be happy.

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CURRY

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I would fish bait on a Trinidad 12 or 14 with the TZC80M. Reels like the Curado and CTE are more for fishing lures. Fly lined bait with a level wind can be done, but accessing the spool to control tension/bait swimming can be tough. There isn't much room to get to the spool besides your thumb. Back reeling the spool is a little harder.

Thank you for the info Bantam1. You made a good point, I never flylined with a level wind reel before.
 
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CURRY

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He makes valid points but honestly live bait isn't complicated and they will both work just fine. I personally prefer low profiles and the curado 300 is a great reel. Close your eyes and pick one, you'll be happy.

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Thank you. I guess I just have to try it and see how I like it. I don't used 20# a lot, it's just in case of a very tough bite.
 
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