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reel for light crankbaits

Post by Steere » Tue Sep 18, 2007 12:03 pm

I am looking for 2 good reels to throw light Crankbaits on. I am having a problem throwing them with my Revo SX's, and would like to replace them. I was looking at the new Diawa Advantage super tuned, but not sure if they will throw light baits well. Thanks!!

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Re: reel for light crankbaits

Post by l2yan » Tue Sep 18, 2007 12:07 pm

I dont have one yet, but ask around and I will bet that the conquest 50/51 would be the choice pick for light cranks. Right now, my 50mg is the perfect little reel for light cranks and most other situations other than deep divers and frogs.

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Re: reel for light crankbaits

Post by Nitroman77 » Tue Sep 18, 2007 12:55 pm

Scorpion 1000
Scorpion MG
Alphas Ito-ai
Pixy
Conquest 50

All from $ to more $$$ in range and will throw light baits with pretty good ease. 8-)
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Re: reel for light crankbaits

Post by raul » Tue Sep 18, 2007 1:02 pm

Chronarch Mg
Curado 100
Sol

Are also good light crank casters.

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Re: reel for light crankbaits

Post by SLM » Tue Sep 18, 2007 1:06 pm

For the really small or lightweight cranks I use a Scorpion 1000 with 5:1 gear set + bearing supported handle + ABEC 7 spool bearings...

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Re: reel for light crankbaits

Post by frogpond11 » Tue Sep 18, 2007 1:28 pm

Depending on your price range, here's a few of the better options for light cranks(IMO):

1) Conquest 50
2) Scorpion 1000
3) Chronarch 50Mg
4) Curado 100



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Re: reel for light crankbaits

Post by mhood » Tue Sep 18, 2007 2:17 pm

OK, here comes the stuck record:

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Re: reel for light crankbaits

Post by b23ball23 » Tue Sep 18, 2007 3:27 pm

I am a huge fan of the Daiwa Alphas.
I have both the ito ai version and the normal purple version. They are excellent reels that can cast a crank extremely well.

They are made even better with D.R.'s wonderful drag and spool bearing upgrades.
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Re: reel for light crankbaits

Post by dampeoples » Tue Sep 18, 2007 3:32 pm

SLM wrote:For the really small or lightweight cranks I use a Scorpion 1000 with 5:1 gear set + bearing supported handle + ABEC 7 spool bearings...
How does one get those gears in a Scorpion? Do you have to have a donor reel?

I use an Advantage P series, it does well for me, it really depends on how light you're talking, as my Revo really stinks for anything below 3/8. It can do it, I suppose, I just don't.

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Re: reel for light crankbaits

Post by shimanogloomis man » Tue Sep 18, 2007 4:48 pm

chronarch 50 mg or mg7

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Re: reel for light crankbaits

Post by iangler » Tue Sep 18, 2007 5:00 pm

I'm thinking of getting the yumeya shallow spool for the 07 Met Mg to use for light crankbaits.

http://fishing.shimano.co.jp/cat/detail.asp?k=18055

It's only 10.9g so it should cast light cranks fairly well. And I'm not too worried about line cap for light crankbaits anyway. The pic doesn't show the SVS on it, but I've been told it comes with it.
Or I'll wait for the ZPI spool to come out next month for the 07 Met Mg.


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Re: reel for light crankbaits

Post by SLM » Tue Sep 18, 2007 5:10 pm

dampeoples wrote:How does one get those gears in a Scorpion? Do you have to have a donor reel?
Call up Shimano and order the 5:1 gear set from the previous version Calais 200 (CL200-5)

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Re: reel for light crankbaits

Post by OhioChamp183 » Tue Sep 18, 2007 5:39 pm

I'm a low profile reel guy, so here's my list:

Scorpion 1000
Scorpion 1000MG
Chronarch 50MG
Curado 100B
Curado 100D
Alphas 103
Alphas ito 103
Pixy
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Re: reel for light crankbaits

Post by dragon1 » Tue Sep 18, 2007 10:18 pm

Nice list guys...gotta add these for me:

TDZ, CVZ 103/105, Luna 103, Calais 100/Antares AR, TDX (US and JDM), Morrum 1600/3600 SX (can be found relatively cheap), Millionaire CVX 103, Calcutta DC100/Conquest 100.

Now, for the $150 range: Find a Millionaire CVX 103, Morrum SX 1600/3600, Curado 100, TDX (HSDF if possible for US or JDM used) and even the original Scorpion 1000 (Which BTW can be had now for around $160-$170!!). I like all of these myself, better than Diawa's Advantage.

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Re: reel for light crankbaits

Post by Steere » Wed Sep 19, 2007 5:26 am

Thanks for all the info. I may give the scorpions a try, but really like the round reels for crankbaits. If you know of anyone with some for sale or that would like to trade for some revo SX or Quantum Energy let me know. Thanks again!!

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