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Old 25-02-2018, 08:33 PM
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Suggestions for a Baitcaster

Looking for suggestions for a mid tier Baitcaster reel. Budget around $350. It'll be mounted on a 6'6" T-Curve Lucanus Jig which is a medium action/weight rod. Needs to perform in saltwater - important, so I guess no mg reels. Happy to buy from Japan or local. New or very good condition used. Not really after a finesse reel as it won't suit the rod. Want it in a lefty as well.
Locally, a Shimano Curado K is on budget - would prefer a Chronarch G but it's quite a few more dollars. JDM Chronarchs all seem to be freshwater reels. JDM Engetsu seems pretty good, although only 4kg of drag in the HG version might be a downside. In the Daiwa camp a JDM HRF PE Special seems to tick most boxes, as does a JDM Zillion TW.
Looking to be able handle school Jewies and that size/calibre of fish off estuary banks. Prefer a reel from the big two makers.
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Old 25-02-2018, 09:11 PM
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-Have a look on North One Tackle they have a used section and there is a couple of leftys that may suit your needs.

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Old 25-02-2018, 09:41 PM
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Have a look on North One Tackle the have a used section and theeee is a couple of leftys that may suit your needs.
Thanks for the suggestion Plugbar, checking them out now - a lot of reels on their Ebay site.
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Old 25-02-2018, 09:56 PM
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would prefer a Chronarch G but it's quite a few more dollars.
https://m.webshop.cashconverters.com...g-fishing-reel
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Old 25-02-2018, 10:23 PM
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Thanks for the link Slazmo. That would fit the bill - only wish it was a lefty. I am right handed so I won't rule it out. Great price and looks to be in good nick. A Chronarch G is pretty much on the top of my desire list.
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Old 25-02-2018, 10:27 PM
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Your welcome. Im all reeled out for the time being myself - just acquired another Curado e so cant see myself needing anymore.
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Old 26-02-2018, 07:25 AM
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Reel ordered

Okay so ordered a reel. A Shimano Stile 101HG from Japantackle. Not on my original list, but at A$350 including freight I thought it was a pretty good deal - considering what they go for here. Also ordered 200m of Duel Super X-Wire8 1-20lb to go with it.

It is somewhat of a finesse reel (Aldebaran based) but I think it should still have enough grunt to do what I want, whilst being smooth and nice to use. Should be fine in saltwater as well.
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Old 27-02-2018, 04:02 AM
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I was looking at a Stile SS they had for $350 at DohDohDohDohDohDohDohDoh. They look nice.
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Old 27-02-2018, 05:54 AM
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I was looking at a Stile SS they had for $350 at DohDohDohDohDohDohDohDoh. They look nice.
Not sure who DohDohDoh...is? Mo's? Anglers Warehouse?

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Old 27-02-2018, 07:17 AM
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Not sure who DohDohDoh...is? Mo's? Anglers Warehouse?
B.C.F or Ray.s outdoor or a multitude of any others that's 'DohDohDoh'd' to protect the online store that once was.

For those just break up the name wit a dot " . " between some of the letters.
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Old 05-03-2018, 12:58 AM
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Stile came in today. Kudos to Japantackle for exemplary service. Wow, what a schmick little reel. Very smooth indeed. First quality baitcaster for me, so I'm pretty impressed. Here's a few pics -

For anyone interested the camera used to take the pics was a Panasonic G85 with a 42.5mm PanaLeica Nocticron F1.2 lens.
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