Coronado CDX Baitfeeder experience

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  1. NextMikeSays

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    I haven't found a lot of reviews online regarding this reel. Looks like a good value especially with Carbon Fiber drag and a new designed baitfeeder that is more similar to Shimano.

    Does anyone have any experience with these reels?
     
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    I'm going to get one for island fishing this year. I'll post a review once I have a few fish on it.
     
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    Wish I could find a store selling them.
     
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    1 kg = 2.2 pounds so whatever the KG rating, the equivalent in lbs is a little more than double.
     
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    A reasonable rule of thumb is 2/3 of the factory rating is USABLE, sustained fighting drag. Subjecting a graphite frame to 27+ lbs of drag? YMMV and good luck with that.
     
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    I guess that would put the drag max usable around 18lbs, so 15lb on graphite.
     
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    18 lbs of drag from top of spool plus 1 to 2 lbs of drag from the line running through the rod guides under load would get 19-20lbs of total drag. applying the 1/3 rule, this works out to a 60lb setup. IHMO, a full metal reel would be required.

    A 40lb or 50lb setup with 13lbs or 16lbs drag respectively seems much more reasonable as long as graphite frame flex is not too severe. My old Okuma Coronado CD90, rated 300/30, would flex too much for comfort as a 40lb setup, so it stayed at 30lb. For the similar reasons, my CD65 is also capped at the factory 20lb rating. The CDX's new stem design (as pictured on okumafishingusa.com) may offer more rigidity to allow it to jump beyond their factory rating but this would only be confirmed by trial and error on the water.
     
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    I think Okuma would have sold a zillion of these things if they had used a more rigid zaion type frame like the Helios, cast aluminium, or a mix of metal and graphite. I think many (myself included) are understandably hesitant to buy a spinner with that much drag and a basic graphite frame. That's my 2 cents anyway.
     
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    I have the CDX 60 and I must say the body is very rigid, Rotor has no flex its a pretty awsome reel for the money. The only thing i dont like about it is the bait runner click is extremely soft.. I hate this.
     
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    Thanks Arturo..good to hear
     
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    What level of drag are you running the reel at?
     
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    around 10 lb. I spooled it with 40lb jbraid x4.
     
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    Thanks...sounds like a spinning rig that should handle 20-30 pound toppers with ease.
     
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    I bought one for my daughter last year to go island fishing. We put 200 yard of 50 lb braid and 100 yards of 25 lb mono so she didn’t rip up her fingers. She’s caught bass and yellowtail with it with no problem. She said she’s ready to move up to tuna this year. Nice piece for the price.
     
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    Got one at the fhs for my daughter, excited to put it to use shortly.
     
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    I just bought 2 of those and will post my experience at the conclusion of my next LR trip. Packed them with 220yds of 60lb solid and should be plenty to whip on some YT and tuna.
     
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    Any update?
     
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    Bringing this to the top since I'm thinking about getting either the 65 or 80. Anyone put it through the paces yet with some feedback?
     

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