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Old 03-02-2019, 07:13 PM
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Looking at getting a low profile reel. Daiwa is out because I hit there cast control knob on the side when I palm the reel. Any opinions on the 364 Okuma's, Lews superduty wide spools, and Ardent apex magnum? Using this with a lighter rod...likely to throw baits that are under 3 ounces. Other option would be to find a used Curado 300. Possibly go with a abu toro but would like over 6 to 1 gear ration and budget is around 150.
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Old 03-03-2019, 01:30 AM
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Love my curado for my light bate and fits my hand better.
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Old 03-03-2019, 08:29 AM
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Curado fan here, I have tried others, always go back.
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Old 03-04-2019, 08:48 AM
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The Currado , which WAS an excellent reel, is no longer in production in Musky Sizes. The Tranx 300 (or 400) has replaced it in the lineup. Both are awesome reels.

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Old 03-05-2019, 04:12 PM
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Update: Ended up buying a Lews super duty 300. 9.1 ounces and should hold 65 braid without issues. Ordered a St. Croix 7'10" Bass X rod. Rated to 4 ounces. Rod is only 6 ounces!!!! We'll see once I get this together how they fit but worst comes to worst I can return. Really hard finding info on Lews and Musky stuff. I have a couple smaller tournament baitcasters and they are really nice. Will do a full review on this setup once summer comes. Really is hard to find a nice light combo that isn't 500 dollars or more and I have 0 interest in tossing 1/2 pound lures.
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Old 03-06-2019, 12:56 PM
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Update: Ended up buying a Lews super duty 300. 9.1 ounces and should hold 65 braid without issues. Ordered a St. Croix 7'10" Bass X rod. Rated to 4 ounces. Rod is only 6 ounces!!!! We'll see once I get this together how they fit but worst comes to worst I can return. Really hard finding info on Lews and Musky stuff. I have a couple smaller tournament baitcasters and they are really nice. Will do a full review on this setup once summer comes. Really is hard to find a nice light combo that isn't 500 dollars or more and I have 0 interest in tossing 1/2 pound lures.

I have a Lews and like it. It is NOT a Curado, but seems to work very well for the money. I throw the same size stuff you do or smaller. My son works for Cabelas/BPS and told me that Walmart bought out Lew's, so the pricing dropped, but the quality was still good. Seems that may be the case.
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Old 03-06-2019, 07:54 PM
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got my super duty 300 in the mail today. Seems real nice. Has 3 cast control adjustments and a dual anti reverse. 25lb drag too. Can't wait to take a few casts......if winter EVER ENDS!
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I recently picked up an Abu Garcia Maxtoro for a pike setup to throw 1 to 4oz baits. I think it is another reasonably priced alternative. You can find them for $100, but are typicaly $150. Holds plenty of line and has a 25lb drag. Will see how well it performs soon enough. Otherwise you have the Okuma Citrix 354 and 364 and the Daiwa Lexa 300/400 CC, WN and HD. I almost grabbed a Lexa at ~$190, but couldnt pass up the Maxtoro for $100.

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Old 06-03-2019, 08:49 PM
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but couldnt pass up the Maxtoro for $100.
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The price is cheap enough.
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Just ordered the Concept Z3 7:3:1 - For under $300 I wanted to give this brand a shot. Mostly use ABU with no complaints, but some do need a rebuild after a full season.

Just can't pull the trigger on that Tranx$$ I have kids to feed.
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