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Old 05-13-2019, 09:51 PM   #1
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What's yalls picks under 200 and preferably closer to 100. Wifes revo bit the dust and some of my other reels are close behind it. Something for kayak fishing the bay. I am sure this will hurt because we will probably pick up 4 reels at once. I am open to any budget reels also.
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Old 05-13-2019, 10:09 PM   #2
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Lews make a great selection of bait casters that run from 100.00 to 260.00 check them out they **** good reels

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Old 05-13-2019, 10:09 PM   #3
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Does Lew's make a salt water superduty? If they do get a 200 series one
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Old 05-13-2019, 10:10 PM   #4
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I’m a shimano guy so I’d say citica for closest to $100, Lews have been gaining popularity but I personally wasn’t impressed with the one I got. You could also go the used route and get more reel for the money Ilya curado or lews inshore.
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Old 05-13-2019, 10:13 PM   #5
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ive got a diawa it was $100 and i really like it. i also have a abu garcia blackmax and its really nice for $40
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Diawa tatula models work great too...
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Old 05-13-2019, 10:21 PM   #7
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What's yalls picks under 200 and preferably closer to 100. Wifes revo bit the dust and some of my other reels are close behind it. Something for kayak fishing the bay. I am sure this will hurt because we will probably pick up 4 reels at once. I am open to any budget reels also.


I would check eBay and bid on there.

When I was building my reel collection I bought several of the Shimano Chronarchs going for $200 at academy for around 130-140 shipped.

All reels where brand new and after tax they were $220 academy.


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Old 05-13-2019, 10:29 PM   #8
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Does anyone make a sealed bearing reel? What do yall think about the diawa costals?
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Old 05-13-2019, 10:32 PM   #9
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Diawa tatula models work great too...
I don't know what these run now, but this is my go to surf reel and it is bullet proof. I would NOT go with any Shimano now. I have a cabinet full of them and they all need worked on. I would go Diawa, Quantum, or Concept 13 in no specific order. Others sear by Lews, but I've never used them.
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Old 05-13-2019, 10:45 PM   #10
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For a reel that is going to get dunked or splashed quite a bit in saltwater I would go with the less bearings the better. I the older days when all I did was wade fish I went with the Shimano Citicas and after the firs full service/cleaning I would replace the bearings with either brass or teflon bushings. I still have a couple that I still use on occasion that are 20+ years old. Now that I don't wade as much I have moved up to the Chronarch 50e or the Lew's inshore. Heck I still have one old Shimano 10x on an old original All Star Shrimp Tail Special that I like to take out from time to time when I want to feel all nostalgic.

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Old 05-13-2019, 10:51 PM   #11
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I enjoy my Diawa steez but the lews really grew on me. Good real for the money.
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Old 05-13-2019, 10:58 PM   #12
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Matts rod and reel repair in San Antonio has several Shimano Curado greenie reels that have been gone thru and in tip top shape all new bearing ext. I think they are $100 a piece. Can't go wrong with them.
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Old 05-13-2019, 11:10 PM   #13
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Lews hyper max is what Ive been throwing ,
https://www.americanlegacyfishing.co...ing-reels.html


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Old 05-13-2019, 11:23 PM   #14
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Matts rod and reel repair in San Antonio has several Shimano Curado greenie reels that have been gone thru and in tip top shape all new bearing ext. I think they are $100 a piece. Can't go wrong with them.
I use Matt for all repairs. Great place and great business.

Shimano Citicas and Curados are my go to saltwater reels now. I have a couple Revos and a 13 Origin C that I use but my shimanos get more use than anything. . I wash/rinse my reels after each use in salt water and have never had issues with any Reel. Some of mine are 5plus years old and work like perfect
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Old 05-13-2019, 11:34 PM   #15
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Personally I love the 13 fishing stuff, I have a couple of concepts A, but theyre right at the 200 mark


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Old 05-14-2019, 12:16 AM   #16
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Personally I love the 13 fishing stuff, I have a couple of concepts A, but theyre right at the 200 mark


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Old 05-14-2019, 12:47 AM   #17
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Just bought 2 of these, looking to try these out. Saltwater reels combo.
Penn Battle 2, 5000.. price is 138. for combo,
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Old 05-14-2019, 05:53 AM   #18
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13 fishing Inception Sport Z.

I have a Concept C and a Inception Saltwater 8.1 and they are good reels.
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Old 05-14-2019, 06:13 AM   #19
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Buy used. I picked up a like new recent model curado on a Shimano rod for $75 Easter weekend from offer up. Im a Shimano guy, but all models mentioned can be found used. Basic maintenance matters more than the name stamped on the side regarding saltwater use imho.


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Old 05-14-2019, 07:08 AM   #20
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Bought my dad this lews inshore for 129 at academy. I’d buy one for myself in a heartbeat

https://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/lew...-baitcast-reel

The 13 origin tx is a good reel too
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Old 05-14-2019, 07:50 AM   #21
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Lews Inshore 199.99
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Old 05-14-2019, 08:03 AM   #22
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Get a gently used Shimano Curado and call it a day. It will last you F-O-R-E-V-E-R...
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Old 05-14-2019, 08:29 AM   #23
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Does anyone make a sealed bearing reel? What do yall think about the diawa costals?
I have switched over from Curado SF's to these right here... Diawa Coastal TWS... Smoothest, best casting reels I've used since Diawa introduced the split line guide PT series 25 years ago... Jumped on the Curado band wagon and liked them pretty well, but the Diawa anti-backlash magnetic system works better for me than anyone else's and for sure better than the Curado's centrifugal system.

The Coastal TWS is a saltwater version of the tatula...

Available left or right hand now...

https://www.amazon.com/Daiwa-0001-40...s%2C169&sr=8-2
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Old 05-14-2019, 10:21 AM   #24
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Shimanos all the way, rinse with fresh water after use...had mine for quite some time...Chronarchs and a Citica that I started with to learn to use a bait caster....still a great reel in the 100$ mark...
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Old 05-14-2019, 10:26 AM   #25
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These threads end up with every current reel on the market listed Good luck on your decision sir.
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Old 05-14-2019, 10:37 AM   #26
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I use Lew's baitcasters. Take a look at the Lew's Tournament MB. My son uses that reel and it has worked very well for him. I think they are about $130-$140. It has both a centrifugal break system and a magnetic brake system. It's an easy reel to set up for a fisherman of any experience level.
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Old 05-14-2019, 02:23 PM   #27
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I recently picked up a Lew's Team Lite Speed Spool after hearing nothing but great things about them. I have only used it once, and so far I am really impressed. If it holds up like it is supposed to then I will be happy. I bought mine new on eBay for around $170. It replaced a Curado that was a piece of junk.
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Old 05-14-2019, 03:01 PM   #28
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Bought my dad this lews inshore for 129 at academy. Id buy one for myself in a heartbeat

https://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/lew...-baitcast-reel

The 13 origin tx is a good reel too
I have this Lews and really like.
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Old 05-14-2019, 03:30 PM   #29
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Lews Tournament series all day
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Old 05-14-2019, 03:36 PM   #30
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OP, (and anyone else) who may decide on the Lew's, I've got this one spooled up and ready to fish... I bought it and the Diawa Coastal TWS at the same time... Took 'em both fishing... came back and ordered more Diawas... This Lews works just fine, but to me and the way I fish, I liked the Diawa better... I'll take a hunert bucks for it and cover shipping to you if you're out of the Houston area...

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Word my concept A is sick nasty funk tard
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Old 05-14-2019, 05:18 PM   #32
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I've got a curado right hand model w boca bearings I'd let go for 120 shipped. It's not beat up either. It's got braid on it. I may still have the box. It's a newer style low profile one. I'd sell it to go into another chronarch
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Old 05-15-2019, 06:06 AM   #33
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Those that say shimanocorrado, are you talking about all models or the old greenie? Saltwater slick, how long have you had the diawa costals?
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OP, (and anyone else) who may decide on the Lew's, I've got this one spooled up and ready to fish... I bought it and the Diawa Coastal TWS at the same time... Took 'em both fishing... came back and ordered more Diawas... This Lews works just fine, but to me and the way I fish, I liked the Diawa better... I'll take a hunert bucks for it and cover shipping to you if you're out of the Houston area...

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
"Slick" you are AMAZON famous. LOL!!!
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Get a gently used Shimano Curado and call it a day. It will last you F-O-R-E-V-E-R...
yeep

Im off the if it aint broke don't fix it mind. I'll just keep grinding on the 3 greenies and a couple dhsvs. I do like the penn battles though if looking for a spinner


Right now I cant make myself get into a lews. My son has one that's been rebuilt twice now and its maybe 4 years old. The one my wife got for chandeleur was just too little
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Those that say shimanocorrado, are you talking about all models or the old greenie? Saltwater slick, how long have you had the diawa costals?
Starting my 3rd season with them... My original 2 reels are still just as butter smooth as the 2 new ones I just bought and spooled up. I have 3 Chandeleur trips on the first 2 which were all multiple day and primarily surf side fishing, plus numerous other day trips to the Galveston bay system and I've done nothing to them except wipe them down with a rag wet in fresh water, then a little corrosionX sprayed in strategic points.
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Old 05-15-2019, 09:43 AM   #37
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I used to use only Shimano exclusively but the last couple Curados I bought didn't hold up well at all. I'm tough on equipment, though, and mainly just rinse, dry, and few drops of oil. Now days, I just wait till black Friday/cyber Monday and buy a few Academy Mettles. Give them the same cleaning and they hold up just as well. If one bites the dust, its only $39.
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Old 05-15-2019, 04:30 PM   #39
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Thanks saltwater slick. We are har d on reels but always wash them off lightly. With kayak fishing they are always wet and getting saltwater spray. Just need something that will last.
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Old 05-15-2019, 06:24 PM   #41
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Thanks for all the info everyone.
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Old 05-15-2019, 07:21 PM   #42
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Thanks saltwater slick. We are har d on reels but always wash them off lightly. With kayak fishing they are always wet and getting saltwater spray. Just need something that will last.
Yea, wading the surf get's em pretty wet and gritty too. I quit rinsing and dunking my reels to wash them and I think my maintenance needs have gone down as a result. I use a wet, dripping wet rag and wash them. If they're pretty nasty, I'll use a little dishwashing liquid, then wipe them down with a clean wet rag...

I've been pleased with these Coastals so far and I think they are smoother than my old Curado super free reels... Just passed on my last 4 of them with all the spare parts I had for 'em to a friend of mine... They were great reels, but these are much easier to use when I switch types or weights of baits and they hold just a tad bit more line.
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13 fishing Inception Sport Z.

I have a Concept C and a Inception Saltwater 8.1 and they are good reels.
Inception Sport Z.... got one about a month ago and it is awesome for the price... $150. No bearing to worry about either.
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Old 05-16-2019, 06:23 PM   #44
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Well now I just need to find a floor safe full of cash.....got 4 coastals on order. Thanks for the advice.
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