Shimano Conquest 300 question

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Charles
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Shimano Conquest 300 question

Post by Charles » Sun Sep 30, 2007 4:49 pm

I hope someone can help me out here... I can't find much review on this reel.

Will I be having problem casting light weight with this reel? for example, 1.5" pencil lead?

Anyone with experience with this model please feel free to coment... Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Shimano Conquest 300 question

Post by tsang151 » Mon Oct 01, 2007 12:29 pm

i have this reel that i use for rockfishing here in the bay area and it casts down to 3/4 oz leadheads fine. i am not sure how heavy your 1.5" pencil lead is but i think that anything lighter than 3/4 oz is going to be an issue and you might want to scale down to a 200 instead which i use with 1/2 oz leadheads without much problems. hope this helps.

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Re: Shimano Conquest 300 question

Post by boatinpete » Tue Oct 02, 2007 3:41 pm

How heavy is that pencil lead?This summer I did try out a 300 Conquest using a 1/4 oz worm weight,on a 5/0 xxx strong Owner hook and a 10"power worm on a 7' rod,could not believe it actually wasn't too bad.Hook,worm and weight probably weighed together at least 3/8 oz.Casts were easy 60' plus.If that is a saltwater lure the Conquest may be OK.Hope this littje what I have info helps.

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Re: Shimano Conquest 300 question

Post by Charles » Tue Oct 02, 2007 4:16 pm

Thanks... your information did help me decide....

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