SOL casting reel for cranks and spinners?

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SOL casting reel for cranks and spinners?

Post by Bass Pro » Fri Aug 03, 2007 4:15 pm

Has anyone been using the Daiwa Sol casting reel for small to medium cranks and spinnerbaits? I know that the SOL is primarily a finesse reel, but I am strangely drawn to its COLOR.

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Re: SOL casting reel for cranks and spinners?

Post by raul » Fri Aug 03, 2007 4:23 pm

Not the Sol but the Alphas and it´s great reel for shallow to mid depth cranks & spinners. Be careful OCD can be a killer since it comes, at least in my case, as a trend that shift from one color to another and then another and then another, right now I´m in the red stage.

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Re: SOL casting reel for cranks and spinners?

Post by mhood » Fri Aug 03, 2007 5:31 pm

I guess I'm lucky...my OCD has been fairly consistent. My Sol is a gr8 reel for small to medium cranks and spinners. I remain

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Re: SOL casting reel for cranks and spinners?

Post by dragon1 » Fri Aug 03, 2007 9:21 pm

Marc,

Your little guys crack me up!

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Re: SOL casting reel for cranks and spinners?

Post by raul » Fri Aug 03, 2007 9:58 pm

mhood wrote:I guess I'm lucky...my OCD has been fairly consistent. My Sol is a gr8 reel for small to medium cranks and spinners. I remain

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Yeah, at least all your quest is limited to Pixies, Sols, Smaks, Conquests even though Conquests aren exactly orange but rich gold, I´ve had the green OCD and Curados appeared, then it was the gold OCD and the Chronarch SF appeared, then it was the burgundy OCD and the Scorpions appeared, then ( we don´t have silver ) it was time for the silver OCD and TDZs, Alphas Type F & Itö, Scorpion Mg, Chronarch Mg, Metanium XT appeared, then it was the red OCD and Pixies appeared :roll: ....... got any idea how difficult it is for my pocket to follow the OCD of the moment ? ~X(

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Re: SOL casting reel for cranks and spinners?

Post by BassFreak » Fri Aug 03, 2007 10:05 pm

I've also been using the Sol's sister the Alphas for shallow to medium cranking.. Line capacity might be an issue once youve clipped a backlash or 2.. hehe..

Also be careful of the green/gold iridescent OCD.. (TD-ITO's and TD-ITO's 2506) much cheaper to see a shrink.. lolx

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Re: SOL casting reel for cranks and spinners?

Post by avid » Sat Aug 04, 2007 9:44 am

I find the magnetic cast control on the sol to be more finicky than any other Daiwa I own. For that reason, I tend not to use it for long casts.
I almost always have a senko, jig, or t rigged worm about the same weight as the senko tied on a MH Legend Elite. The sol gives me very nice smooth casts, with excellent accuracy. Since I upgraded the handle to a bearing supported TD-Z, I am a very happy camper.

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Re: SOL casting reel for cranks and spinners?

Post by tj1004 » Sat Aug 04, 2007 3:55 pm

My Alphas F was a good reel for shallow to mids cranks, never threw a spinnerbait with one though

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Re: SOL casting reel for cranks and spinners?

Post by GAMEOVER » Sat Aug 04, 2007 11:14 pm

I really like the Sol. Stock I really liked this reel and I didnt think I would like it til it was modded. This is a multi-purpose reel for me now but my plans for it are for it to make home on a new Megabass Shiryu as the perfect crankin setup.

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