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Reel Recommendations?
August 18, 2012
2:44 am
sharkbait
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Hey all,

I'm looking for some help deciding on a reel to put on the rod I won during the auction.....A Tuscarora beauty!

I sure do want to marry this one with the right reel but also have to be able to afford the line...LOL

Any input would be appreciated!

The Spec's:
Custom 8'10 Tackle Industries XH
17" Rear Split Grip in Cork
5" Full Wells Foregrip in Black X-Flock
Fuji Reel Seat
American Tackle Virtus Lite Ringlock Guides wrapped in Black and Silver Trim

Sharkbait

JGilbert

August 18, 2012
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Righty or lefty? Planning on throwing bulldogs with the xh?

220...., 221...., Whatever it takes.

August 18, 2012
2:32 pm
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Can't go wrong with a Calcutta 400B

Dreaming of muskies in Cali....

August 18, 2012
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Righty/Lefty is a good question...I am using a Curado 200G6 lefty right now but am having trouble adjusting to it. I guess I'll man up and stick with the lefty.

I'm a newby but from what I'm reading Bulldawgs are good in the fall so I'll have a few in the box.

The Calcutta 400B is an option for sure!

Thanks!

JGilbert

August 19, 2012
6:18 pm
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Scratch that Curado (my Bass reel)

The reel I'm using now is a Cardiff 401A on a Cabelas Tourny Trail IM7

JGilbert

August 19, 2012
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Calcuta 401 te, or 401d(available nov for left) sport a 5.1:1 ratio, great pulling power for bucktails, small to medium crank (370$), if you can find any abu revo toro 61 anywhere, they have both 5.4:1 And a 6.4:1 in lefty but are getting scarce (275$), abu revo toro winch is a 4.6:1, (280), great pulling power, not so great on line pickup speed, large cranks reel very easy.

220...., 221...., Whatever it takes.

August 21, 2012
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Thanks Peacock1974! I'm like a kid in a candy store...

JGilbert

August 21, 2012
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Lol, no problem, pretty new to all this myself, but learning through use is the fun part.

220...., 221...., Whatever it takes.

August 22, 2012
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If you reel lefty like I do (even though I'm right handed) the best reel to get is a Calcutta 401 te. I have the curado 301 and Luna 301, they are great reels too. My advice though is save up and get the TE.

Team MTF

August 22, 2012
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I guess the TE is the way to go...I may need to sell one of my shotguns (and the dog) to get it but from all I see on the web it will be worth it.

definately not the Zebco 202 I used as a kid....

Thanks guys!

JGilbert

August 24, 2012
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Funny!

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