HLC spool for 3/8 oz baits?

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HLC spool for 3/8 oz baits?

Post by Johnny A » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:51 am

Most of the water I fish now is very clear. Long casts are imperative. The bait I use most, 3/8 One's Bug. Would the HLC spool be effective?
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Re: HLC spool for 3/8 oz baits?

Post by Aquaftm45 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:16 am

Johnny A wrote:Most of the water I fish now is very clear. Long casts are imperative. The bait I use most, 3/8 One's Bug. Would the HLC spool be effective?
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The HLC (1514 anyway) will cast certain 3/8th ounce baits very well with the right rod. But not a 3/8th ounce lure with a lot of mass like the One's Bug. You'll be asking for trouble the first time you get a face wind.

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Re: HLC spool for 3/8 oz baits?

Post by Cracker » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:17 am

What lakes do you fish with clear water?
I have Tatula HLC, and not a great caster.
I would use some of Shimano baitcasting reels, or even a spinning combo with a braid, if you really looking for over 50yards casts.

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Re: HLC spool for 3/8 oz baits?

Post by Gone Phishin » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:46 am

Cracker wrote:What lakes do you fish with clear water?
I have Tatula HLC, and not a great caster.
I would use some of Shimano baitcasting reels, or even a spinning combo with a braid, if you really looking for over 50yards casts.
Agreed...the new Curado DC may be worth a look.

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Re: HLC spool for 3/8 oz baits?

Post by Tokugawa » Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:41 pm

HLCs are picky. Half ounce and over is the only safe way. :lol:

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