Baitcaster for light lures

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Baitcaster for light lures

Post by Draethe84 » Sat Jan 02, 2016 1:14 pm

Hey Guys,

I'm looking for a light tackle casting reel for light baits that wont break the bank... Was looking at the ecooda genius and Daiwa Alphas Sv and 150H... Also the exo has a pretty light spool... Any recommendations appreciated. Ronan

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Re: Baitcaster for light lures

Post by IlliniDawg01 » Sat Jan 02, 2016 1:38 pm

Any Steez, T3, or TDZ with one of the Chinese Air spools would be a very good option. You can get new T3s on eBay for about $150. You can get used TDZs for around $120 or less depending on condition. Steez are getting easier to find for decent deals.

If you prefer Shimano and like braid the Brenious is a fine reel and can go down to about 1/8th oz with an aerodynamic lure.

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Re: Baitcaster for light lures

Post by Draethe84 » Sat Jan 02, 2016 2:04 pm

Was looking the the T3 Ballistic LTD EDT in red in the 100H size

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Re: Baitcaster for light lures

Post by goblue » Sat Jan 02, 2016 2:06 pm

Alphas sv ranging between 185-200 usd new are a pretty good option. Original pixys can be found in decent condition pretty cheap if you are patient.

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Re: Baitcaster for light lures

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Re: Baitcaster for light lures

Post by JWR075 » Sat Jan 02, 2016 2:28 pm

1st make sure you have an able rod. On my 13 Fishing Omen (gen1) 6'10ml I can cast a 1/8th chatterbait (no trailer) about 80 to 90 feet with a stock Fuego. Alphas (can increase their abilities with a new spool), Pixy, TD-Z (105 or aftermarket spool), any of the Shimano 50 series, ABU LT/LTX (or Revo with after market spool) or T3 with aftermarket spool. Lots of options also try looking on Ichiban Tackle for a used version of these reels which can allow you to improve it with spools or bearings for the cost of a new reel. Another option would to be a reel (like a Fuego) for cheap and drop a Zillion PE special spool in it.

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Re: Baitcaster for light lures

Post by Draethe84 » Sat Jan 02, 2016 2:32 pm

Which Fuego do you mean... New model or old JWR075

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Re: Baitcaster for light lures

Post by IlliniDawg01 » Sat Jan 02, 2016 5:58 pm

Draethe84 wrote: http://m.ebay.com.au/itm/Daiwa-T3-Balli ... nav=SEARCH


Would this be any good?
The reel would be a decent choice, but the spool in it is not good for light baits. 3/8ths and up are fine though.

Put one of these spools in it and you are golden.

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/DIY-non- ... eb201560_6

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Re: Baitcaster for light lures

Post by masterbass » Sat Jan 02, 2016 9:56 pm

IlliniDawg01 wrote:
Draethe84 wrote: http://m.ebay.com.au/itm/Daiwa-T3-Balli ... nav=SEARCH


Would this be any good?
The reel would be a decent choice, but the spool in it is not good for light baits. 3/8ths and up are fine though.

Put one of these spools in it and you are golden.

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/DIY-non- ... eb201560_6

DaveJ
The ballistic spool is too heavy for light stuff, but the air spool would be an inexpensive option which would transform it into a finesse machine I suspect.

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Re: Baitcaster for light lures

Post by Demoman » Sat Jan 02, 2016 10:56 pm

I've been fishing the alphas sv w/ 20lb PP, and LOVE it. Super reel. Very comfy ergonomically to fish as well.

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Re: Baitcaster for light lures

Post by zelmo » Sun Jan 03, 2016 12:00 am

What do you consider light?

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Re: Baitcaster for light lures

Post by bigfruits » Sun Jan 03, 2016 12:18 am

you can get the Aldebaran or Aldebaran BFS for under $300 from Japan Lure Shop.

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Re: Baitcaster for light lures

Post by mark poulson » Sun Jan 03, 2016 12:25 am

JWR075 wrote:1st make sure you have an able rod. On my 13 Fishing Omen (gen1) 6'10ml I can cast a 1/8th chatterbait (no trailer) about 80 to 90 feet with a stock Fuego. Alphas (can increase their abilities with a new spool), Pixy, TD-Z (105 or aftermarket spool), any of the Shimano 50 series, ABU LT/LTX (or Revo with after market spool) or T3 with aftermarket spool. Lots of options also try looking on Ichiban Tackle for a used version of these reels which can allow you to improve it with spools or bearings for the cost of a new reel. Another option would to be a reel (like a Fuego) for cheap and drop a Zillion PE special spool in it.
I agree. The right rod is the key.

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Re: Baitcaster for light lures

Post by JWR075 » Sun Jan 03, 2016 12:41 am

Draethe84 wrote:Which Fuego do you mean... New model or old JWR075
The original (TD-Z) version.

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Re: Baitcaster for light lures

Post by jpmoney » Sun Jan 03, 2016 1:37 am

If you are able spend a little extra and get a shimano aldebaran (the new 2015 version)

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