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    baitcasting reel question

    i want to buy a baitcasting reel for both saltwater and freshwater lure fishing in florida...........how is the new revo inshore?(black one).....can throw how heavy lure?..........or the other recommendation

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    Shimano Curado is nice...

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    Ditto the Curado...much better made as well..

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    Curado or Daiwa Coastal for low profile, Daiwa Luna for round

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    how is the daiwa coastal?is the max drag enough?

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    how is the daiwa coastal?is the max drag enough?
    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hexter View Post
    Curado or Daiwa Coastal for low profile, Daiwa Luna for round

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    don't know anything about the Daiwa baitcasters.... but like the above posts I can recommend the Curados. I have several anglers that use them a lot and I've done routine maintenance on at least ten of them. Very well built reels with little to go wrong (and all of my guys are using them for heavy salt/backcountry stuff with braid in the 30 to 60lb range...

    In my own arsenal it's mostly Calcuttas in 250 and 400 sizes. They're alright for the salt - but I wouldn't recommend them for freshwater work. If you look around a bit almost any of the old Shimano Bantams were great reels for both fresh/salt and you can still find parts for most of them....
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    I've been a baitcaster guy for a while, using Shimano's, particularly their Citica "D" line which is a step below the Curado. Recently, during the course of switching from right to left hand retrieve, I was enticed to get a Revo. Mostly because of the reviews, spool breaking system, and that, wow, 24lb. drag they advertise. I have fished it for a while now, and it is a nice reel. Don't let the big drag # persuade you, though. You'll never get close to that in regular use.
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    ok~~~i will buy a curado

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    thank you~~are the curado cu300e saltwater reel?

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