My Calcutta DC/Calais DC/Calais 200A are pretty smooth too but I still think the TE200GT wins
I would need one of you gentlemen to test my reels and tell me which is the smoothest. Don't think I will ever know otherwise.
However, please don't ask me to send them to you for testing. You are more than welcome to drop by and take them for a spin, tho.
There are two kinds of smoothness baitcasting category from my collections. One is "smooth and feeling almost nothing" and the other is "smooth but still feeling you are connected".
I have the same feeling as MondayMonkey when I first received brand new 15 conquest 101HG. If this is the smoothest feeling you should get from baitcasting reel, this is the one! I even think this kind level of smooth will let you feel not connect with your reel... maybe because the tight of micro brass gear tolerance make you feel nothing with connected X-Ship bearings and pinion gears.
My brand new Daiwa SV103(built based on old zillion platform) was received yesterday and I compared side by side with my other Conquests (conquest 50, conquest 101DC, new conquest 101HG, new conquest 201). This brand new zillion is not that top level smooth as my favorite conquest 50. But it definitely falls into "smooth but still feel you are connected" category.
Happy valentines day! I wish you have received some reels today as gift
MondayMonkey wrote:Smoothest baitcaster I have right now is a PX68 SPR with Hedgehog Air BFS bearing. Spinning the handle doesn't even feel like the gears are engaged. I own some insanely smooth highend reels but this one made me do a double take to make sure it was actually working. It's currently my Stella baitcaster.