Lexa 300 for yellowfin and small dodos?

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I personally would go with a 400 size reel. And make sure it's paired with a nice stiff rod.
 
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    Very well played. This gave me one hell of a chuckle.

    the only thing that's not going to change is that you don't like baitcasters and you think they're inferior but they're not. I bought a tern 400 that I've been using all season and I love that thing I just bought a HX raptor that I'm eager to get a big fish with and although I love baitcasters does not mean that I hate round reels. You on the other hand seem to be annoyed that baitcasters are the new thing.

    And I'll repeat myself again. Baitcasters are just as capable as around reels and they are here to stay, they are the new normal LOL.

    .... Oh but you're wrong again.

    I don't hate low profile reels, just for boat applications. I use smaller Lew's bass reels for shore plugging for Lingcod & Rockfish, THAT is where they are superior to round reels. Casting control, light weight, ease of use, make them the best at this type of fishing. They will be around on boats, especially for those who want more of a challenge, but I'm not annoyed because they really aren't the "new thing or normal", up here they were a phase that many anglers got past.
     
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    hucklongfin

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    So, maybe he upgraded. I went from an original Lexa 300 to a TranX 300 and a Lexa 400 to a Lexa 400 HD. I got both my original Lexa 300 and 400 when they first came out. I still have and use my original Curado 200 and a pair of Calcutta 250's.

    Those little Lew's are great for spotted bay bass!
     
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    .... Oh but you're wrong again.

    I don't hate low profile reels, just for boat applications. I use smaller Lew's bass reels for shore plugging for Lingcod & Rockfish, THAT is where they are superior to round reels. Casting control, light weight, ease of use, make them the best at this type of fishing. They will be around on boats, especially for those who want more of a challenge, but I'm not annoyed because they really aren't the "new thing or normal", up here they were a phase that many anglers got past.
    Well down here they are extremely popular and they can do anything that a so-called "proper boat reel" can do.
     
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    I personally wouldnt opt for a level wind baitcaster for this purpose. Maybe. Maybe. For throwing light little snipers etc , time and a place thing.

    (To me) the torque, line capacity, and freedom of spool rotation from a conventional reels easily outweighs whatever casting advantage a level wind reel has.

    I wouldnt be using an inshore rod for this stuff either for that matter ..
     
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    Omarkayak

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    Got a Lexa 400 HD and love it. Usually fish 30 pound leader on it, sometimes 40 when I wanna turn the amp up to 11. Loads of cranking power and solid drag. Only thing unappealing is it has a levelwind. Great for lures, you don't have to pay attention while you're diddling with the lure action or hopping it across the bottom or whatever. But like all levelwinds, there comes a point when you got a heavy puller on a heavy drag and the line is pulling off the opposite side of the spool from where the levelwind is making a sharp angle and you wonder if you should back off a bit to avoid breaking the line (say at a slight hidden nick) or damaging the levelwind.

    My tinkertoy setup is a "round" reel/baitcaster. Ancient ABU 6000C with 15 or 20 pound mono. Levelwind long since busted and removed and holes plugged. Drag decidedly so-so. Nevertheless it goes on every trip except for biguns. It'll pull in little 15 pound yellowfin all day long no prob for example, but of course not like 30 pound. Don't worry, I'm not planning to be "that guy" holding the rest of the boat up while getting nowhere with the tinkertoy.

    Good fishin'!
    BDC OK
     
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    Fissshermansbft

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    You may be a total baddass with a low profile, my hat goes off to you, but I still suggest you do a comparison. The difference will be obvious.

    As for the "new normal", a few years ago I used to see folks show up on the party boats with Lexas & Tranx, but rarely now, I went thru the same evolution myself, and have friends that their Tranx collects dust now.
    For all the round reel comments I have a torium 20hg just thinking about adding a lexa or tranx
     
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    There’s a time to use “screw off” gear, and a time to use something with a little more pulling power. The Lexa 300 is a fun reel but not in the powerhouse category by any means. Use it when the situation allows. If you’re holding up the boat, it’s time to rack the fun gear, and go with something more substantial.

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    I caught a few 35-40lb yft on it paired with a phenix abyss rod. Its really a beast, it looks like its bass gear thats why people get pissed, they dont realize it gets the job done like most bigger setups
     
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    The komodo's have a clicker too. If the old timer from Nor-cal searches "best iron reel" and sees the overwhelming majority of replies come back with Tranx 500 his head might explode. But arguing over a fishery you don't participate in is its own kind of pointless
     
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    Proteus

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    The komodo's have a clicker too. If the old timer from Nor-cal searches "best iron reel" and sees the overwhelming majority of replies come back with Tranx 500 his head might explode. But arguing over a fishery you don't participate in is its own kind of pointless
    You're right about one thing, I don't throw iron.

    I did search (including BD) best reel for throwing Iron just to see all the low profile reels and found mostly Accurate Dauntless and Shimano Trinidad, go figure.
     
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