- Platinum Angler
- Posts: 1169
- Joined: Fri May 08, 2015 11:43 pm
- Location: Gold Coast, Queensland. Australia
I'm doing a Antares MD and a Tranx 200 that have some major issues. Both these reels are LIKE NEW on the exterior too.
Take me back to early to mid 2000's in all respective elements of business practice, design and construction.
still use 2 curado e7's in my active lineup.
calais 201 is the best baitcaster (all around) that shimano has ever released.
I like just spinning the spool on these with the cover side plate off.
Still some good stuff around if you like the older reels and do some research. These Stile SS reels have been amazing in the salt, and just keep going. They really are an upgraded 50e, still have VBS braking but solved the issue I always had with VBS- there was some serious distance held back since you couldn’t dial the brakes down more. The Stile has finesse VBS braking and the lighter brakes gives you that added distance, and this thing will bomb a 1/4oz jerkbait. Clicking drag with carbon discs, long handle, 5.7oz weight with Aluminum frame(and with Corefit body the frame feels tiny in hand), 6 bushings can be swapped with bearings, and aluminum gears can be swapped with brass from Curado 70. What’s not to love Just ordered another, have 5 of them now and love these reels.