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Thinking about getting one for swimbaits and wondered if anyone here has one and what do you think of them. How does the 11.6oz wt feel after tossing 4-6oz swimbaits all day? THX in advance for any replies!
 

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I not sure what model that I used, but I used a Calcutta last year salmon fishing and it was an awesome reel. It was very balanced and smooth.
 

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Im sure hucking a couple pounds all day will feel GREAT!

Theres just so many HUGE fish in the area-

There's like 30 of you swimbait guys lobbing hooked logs for the same 10 fish!
 

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Im sure hucking a couple pounds all day will feel GREAT!

Theres just so many HUGE fish in the area-

There's like 30 of you swimbait guys lobbing hooked logs for the same 10 fish!
Go big or go home bud...just need to know where to go and what to go after!!! ::)

I not sure what model that I used, but I used a Calcutta last year salmon fishing and it was an awesome reel. It was very balanced and smooth.
THX reel!
 

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Shimano parts support is not good.

Just a note on Shimano, as I've mentioned before, Shimano, from my experience does NOT stand behind their products for very long. I've had one instance with the 30/50 Beastmasters that they stopped supporting in less than 5 years and own 5 Stellas that are all about 5+ years old and have been told they NO LONGER HAVE PARTS for these reels, the are "OBSOLETE" per Shimano. A $700.00 +/- reel that is 5 years old is not supported.
Buyer Beware!!!!!
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It's a decent reel. Would not be my first choice though... I have only fished the DC and while I like it for casting, the reel itself is not what I want to handle all day. Shimano Curado 300 is what I would get. More bullet proof and easier to handle. I like my lexa 300s but I have had issues with them being too delicate.
 

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Just a note on Shimano, as I've mentioned before, Shimano, from my experience does NOT stand behind their products for very long. I've had one instance with the 30/50 Beastmasters that they stopped supporting in less than 5 years and own 5 Stellas that are all about 5+ years old and have been told they NO LONGER HAVE PARTS for these reels, the are "OBSOLETE" per Shimano. A $700.00 +/- reel that is 5 years old is not supported.
Buyer Beware!!!!!
Bill
That thread is why I'm asking! Have a great deal going on a NIB reel so really won't feel as bad if it screws up 5 yrs down the road.

Puh-leeeze!

Ill be waiting patiently for the pics- of your surgically reconstructed labrum-
LMAO!!! Here's one caught on a Dynamo...

 

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I catch them like that on a 3/8 oz tube jig or 1/4 oz. kasty-

Much less effort!
 

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LOL!!! Anybody can catch a fish on a 3/8 oz tube jig...you need a challenge!!! Try a 16lb Wiper on a Hudd bud...will run your azz off trying to get it in!!
 

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Get the Curado 300e. I have two and love them. I caught 34 Wipers last year from 5-14 lbs. About half of them were on Swimbaits! This year my goal is to catch a 20 lb Pike. If it happens my guess will be it will be on a swimbait?
 

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I have a calcutta 200 and a 250, been using them without any issue for over 10 years. They are two of my favorite reels.
 

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You can use that same rig to throw big spinnerbaits and large Rattle traps. That's another good way to catch big Wiper's.
 
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