Deep Cranking/Big Bait Combos

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Deep Cranking/Big Bait Combos

Post by poisonokie » Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:38 am

Here's mine: Zillion 801MHRB-G/Ambassadeur 5501cs Pro Rocket with dual bearing skeletonized idler gear, dual bearing spool gear, and ceramic pawl. The Gantarel is as big as I go with it and it handles it well. Rocks for baits like the Duo G87 20a.

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Re: Deep Cranking/Big Bait Combos

Post by lund40 » Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:05 am

Sweet combo

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Re: Deep Cranking/Big Bait Combos

Post by AlgonquinFan » Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:01 pm

Fantastic setup. If only ABU could make that reel in a 2500 size.
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Re: Deep Cranking/Big Bait Combos

Post by poisonokie » Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:04 pm

lund40 wrote:Sweet combo
Thanks. It's fun to use and not bad to look at.
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Re: Deep Cranking/Big Bait Combos

Post by Cristo » Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:14 am

This thread needs more attention IMHO :big grin:
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Re: Deep Cranking/Big Bait Combos

Post by DirtyD64 » Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:26 am

I'd like to know more about those mentioned upgrades on that Abu reel...

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Re: Deep Cranking/Big Bait Combos

Post by KlingerNOK » Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:58 am

Back in the day, my old 5501 cranked in a ton of fish. Your Abu looks like a Raptor compared to my old beater :lol:
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Re: Deep Cranking/Big Bait Combos

Post by Mike son » Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:50 am

Calcutta Conquest 300, 20lb Sniper, and a Orochi XX Leviathan. Does all my big bait work.

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Re: Deep Cranking/Big Bait Combos

Post by Tokugawa » Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:33 pm

SRD, OG White Python, WPII and an X4 711

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Re: Deep Cranking/Big Bait Combos

Post by biggs » Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:26 pm

Roman Made Centurion Mind (TT won't let me post its name! but you can see it) paired with Daiwa Zillion HLC and Studio Composite handle.

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Re: Deep Cranking/Big Bait Combos

Post by Aquaftm45 » Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:06 pm

That boobie is a beauty!
I've eyed that rod along with some others for some mod/heavy duty work.

Couple of questions...
-Any indication if it made in Japan?
-What is the realistic low end?

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Re: Deep Cranking/Big Bait Combos

Post by biggs » Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:50 pm

Aquaftm45 wrote:That boobie is a beauty!
I've eyed that rod along with some others for some mod/heavy duty work.

Couple of questions...
-Any indication if it made in Japan?
-What is the realistic low end?
No indication of where it was made.
Haven’t been able to try it yet as we are still iced over up here. I bought it for swimbaits in the 2-3oz range which I’m thinking it will excel with. I have seen videos of people using it for the 8” RM Prologue worm and SK 8XD deep diver which runs at about 1.3oz.
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Re: Deep Cranking/Big Bait Combos

Post by poisonokie » Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:05 am

DirtyD64 wrote:I'd like to know more about those mentioned upgrades on that Abu reel...
I got it all from Mike's Reel Repair, a shop in Canada. You can also get a bearing supported drive shaft and dual bearing worm gear (the pro rocket only has one.) I'll probably go that route eventually. It's all custom made, so it can take a while to ship, but it's surprisingly affordable and the improvement to casting is palpable. I was able to turn off a couple of brake blocks immediately.
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Re: Deep Cranking/Big Bait Combos

Post by biggs » Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:26 pm

Couple of changes to my swimbait reel.
No more purple in the HLC.
Matches the Roman Made much better now since that’s what it’s all about right?!? :D

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Re: Deep Cranking/Big Bait Combos

Post by LowRange » Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:40 pm

biggs wrote:Couple of changes to my swimbait reel.
No more purple in the HLC.
Matches the Roman Made much better now since that’s what it’s all about right?!? :D

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Looks great. How does the HLC handle big baits? I've an HLC spool in my IP68 and have done some yard fishing with it, 65# and a frog. The thing just insta-spools it is so fast. I swear I let my thumb off the spool and watch all the line disappear in like 2 seconds. Awesome spool.

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