How do you like your high $$$ round reel?

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How do your like your enthusiast round reel

Shimano
18
50%
Daiwa
11
31%
Megabass
6
17%
Abu
1
3%
Other
0
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Total votes: 36

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Johnny A
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How do you like your high $$$ round reel?

Post by Johnny A » Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:02 pm

I’m thinking about picking up a round reel for deep diving cranks. I was a fan of the old Abu round reels. Probably go for a Daiwa but a Shimano isn’t out of the question.

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Re: How do you like your high $$$ round reel?

Post by Cranky » Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:19 pm

Shimano Conquest 200DC 4.8:1 ratio is a dream for deep cranking. That gets my vote.

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Post by Gone Phishin » Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:43 pm

Another definite vote for a Shimano DC reel. Love my Megabass round reels, but if I could only pick one it'd be a DC...no doubt.

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Re: How do you like your high $$$ round reel?

Post by Revofisher » Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:12 pm

i had the new ryoga 1520 on a black jack for swimbaits that was my first high end round reel i was late to the party. Im more of a shimano guy so it was odd that i didnt get the conquest at the time but i took a chane and really liked the ryoga a lot super smooth and very manageable while casting.

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Re: How do you like your high $$$ round reel?

Post by timinmo » Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:40 am

I voted Daiwa but when I think about it I only have one Ryoga and I have several Calcuttas. The reason being that the Calcutta comes in so many sizes and variations while the Ryoga is basically one size with minor variations. Now if they came out with a 50 size Ryoga I would not be able to sleep at night until I had one. For some reason the Luna and the Millionaire just have not excited me.

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Re: How do you like your high $$$ round reel?

Post by Johnny A » Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:11 am

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Re: How do you like your high $$$ round reel?

Post by bbates3 » Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:53 am

i really like my Ryoga's

super smooth reel very happy

i just wish they made a wide spool 400 ish size one

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Post by cndbasshunter » Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:28 am

still love my round conquests. have 2 remaining from 8.

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Re: How do you like your high $$$ round reel?

Post by BigG » Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:23 am

I picked Megabass because I have a monoblock I use for cranking. How I need a conquest for swimbaits.

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Re: How do you like your high $$$ round reel?

Post by BRONZEBACK32 » Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:39 pm

Been using the Calcutta Conquest reels for a few years and they have been amazing in every way.

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Re: How do you like your high $$$ round reel?

Post by Good351 » Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:18 pm

I had a Ryoga's in both sizes..2020 and 1016. Both were fantastic reels! The did have an edge that liked to wear into my hand after a while..

Currently I have two CV-Z Millionaire variants in my rotation.. M-Ito and Ize Light. Love these for cranks and spinner baits!

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Post by eklikewhoa » Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:25 pm

I went through this exact dilemma, really wanted to get the new ryoga but the thin gears and not so great spool depth pushed me to the DC200 and I'm very happy with it.

I've even thrown 2oz+ swimbaits and it handled with ease.

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Re: How do you like your high $$$ round reel?

Post by hungry_cow » Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:19 am

I like them all but for deep diving crankbaits if its a true high $$$ reel go all the way and get a LIN 10! That is my favorite deep diving crankbait reel, great caster, so smooth with so much power.

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Re: How do you like your high $$$ round reel?

Post by RISE » Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:57 am

bbates3 wrote:
Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:53 am
i really like my Ryoga's

super smooth reel very happy

i just wish they made a wide spool 400 ish size one
A 250 size, with a deep spool is definitely needed.

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Re: How do you like your high $$$ round reel?

Post by LowRange » Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:09 pm

Megabass and red.
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