That's strange. My Komodo casts just as good if not farther than my Lexa 400 and TranX 300. Best Baitcaster I have used.My Tranx 400 caster further with ease than my 463 but hooking a big fish on it is another story. Cortez handle on 463, I can set drag at 12# on my 801XH PCH
That's strange. My Komodo casts just as good if not farther than my Lexa 400 and TranX 300. Best Baitcaster I have used.
True. I love them both, they are super smooth and feel reel good!I should preface that the Tranx is better with lighter lures. Heavier lures like irons the difference would be less. The Tranx has 50# braid versus the the 65 on the Komodo so it’s not an exact apples to apples.
I trust the Komodo with bigger fish.
My 364LX has some scratches from concrete bridges I usually fish from here in South Florida. I've been thinking about Duracoating my Komodo. I'm a little nervous to do it but if I do, I'll post it up for sure.
Makes sense. I haven't noticed any issues with casting. Doesn't really apply for the kind of fishing I do anyways.
I have heard degreasing a bit will help the cast distance too. I haven't done it tho =PMakes sense. I haven't noticed any issues with casting. Doesn't really apply for the kind of fishing I do anyways.
I also, upgraded a few bearings to ceramic hybrids. As well as degrease the levelwind and plastic gearing on the side plate and replace with oil instead.
When I first got mine I thought it would poorly cast too. But I thought wrong... My 450 casts as well as my less 400hd. When the level wind goes from one side to another it creates some.drag making shorter casts, the 450 has a wide enough spool to prevent this, and the non disengaging level wind is a really good thing to have when using more drag!
I never saw a difference in on the water casting performance between the Komodo, Tranx, Abu, and Lexa.
But, because I keep seeing people say that the Komodo is the worst caster I decided to hit the fields and actually measure out my casts between a Komodo 364SS untuned and a Tranx 300.
Using the same rod, same exact line (50lb Sufix 832), same condition s I am actually getting better distance with the Komodo then the Tranx.
112yds for the Komodo 364SS
106yds for the Tranx 300
Guys told me that to get the best distance with the Tranx you use just one centrifugal pin and you have to make sure the levelwind guide is centered. That is how I got 106yds. But, on the water I am not going to piss around with making sure the levelwind is centered for every freakin cast.
I was barely touching 100yds if that when the levelwind was not centered.
I will post my final results in a couple weeks as I am still retesting and retesting just to see if anything will change.
The coatings used my numerous manufacturers sucks. As far as I am concern all reels should be anodized. The only reel with this shit coating material I have is a Komodo. It seems like the reel manufacturers all got together to put that shit on their baitcasters.
The lower price-point stuff can't be anodized because the components are die-cast from low-grade aluminum making the surface too porous.
Most of the anodized reels are machined from billet or (better) forgings.
Interesting. What weight jigs are you testing with? I’d imagine the heavier the jig, the less difference you will notice as the inertial force would cause stronger recoil on your rod, making the resistance of the level wind less noticeable. I’d Like to see your results. I personally get better distance casting 80-100 g jigs on the Tranx or lexa vs the Komodo but that’s just my experience. Also the spool being narrower than the other two, the line would have to change directions more often, which also causes drag. A reason why surf fisherman prefer a long stroke spool for casting distance as there is less directional change to cause frictionz
considering these 2 factors, it doesn’t make sense to me that the casting distance would be greater.
also, it’s the same reason I wouldn’t cast jigs on a tekota as I would think the non disengaging level wind would fair the same results. For me anyway.