Low Profile Baitcaster With Brass Gears

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Low Profile Baitcaster With Brass Gears

Post by tacklejunkie2 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:15 am

Looking for options on a low profile baitcaster with brass gears.

Criteria: Left hand retrieve.
No Tatula or any version of the same.
Brass gears.
Gear ratio BELOW 6.0:0

What's available?

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Re: Low Profile Baitcaster With Brass Gears

Post by LgMouthGambler » Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:20 am

dang. Thats a hard one. Lews Tournament MB
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Re: Low Profile Baitcaster With Brass Gears

Post by i_am_R2 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:17 am

Not sure if it has to be current models but some out of production options are the Daiwa Zillion Crazy Cranker or Shimano Chronarch 201e5.

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Re: Low Profile Baitcaster With Brass Gears

Post by bwjay » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:25 am

The Bantam fits, right? It's pretty low profile. The slowest USDM you can get is 6.2:1, but in JDM you can get a 5.2:1 I think, the PG model.

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Re: Low Profile Baitcaster With Brass Gears

Post by ss30378 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:59 am

There are a couple JDM options:
Shimano Bantam PG 5.5 ratio.
Shimano Engetsu PG 5.8 ratio.
Daiwa Catalina TW PL-RM 4.9 ratio. (Tackle trap is running a great deal on these currently)

If you dont need a lot of line capacity
Daiwa alphas CT 6.3 ratio combined with small 30mm spool gives the same IPT as a 5 ratio.

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Re: Low Profile Baitcaster With Brass Gears

Post by Hogsticker2 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:03 pm

Quite a few options with a gear swap

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Re: Low Profile Baitcaster With Brass Gears

Post by cndbasshunter » Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:07 pm

bantam mgl
metanium mgl with curado k gears

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Re: Low Profile Baitcaster With Brass Gears

Post by tacklejunkie2 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:57 pm

Thanks eveyone for your input. I pulled the trigger on the Daiwa Catalina. I'm not sure if it has brass gears, but I couldn't pass up on the price.

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Re: Low Profile Baitcaster With Brass Gears

Post by hoohoorjoo » Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:02 pm

tacklejunkie2 wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:57 pm
Thanks eveyone for your input. I pulled the trigger on the Daiwa Catalina. I'm not sure if it has brass gears, but I couldn't pass up on the price.
Yes, brass gears.
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Re: Low Profile Baitcaster With Brass Gears

Post by poisonokie » Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:54 pm

tacklejunkie2 wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:57 pm
Thanks eveyone for your input. I pulled the trigger on the Daiwa Catalina. I'm not sure if it has brass gears, but I couldn't pass up on the price.
I hate to point this out now, but that is literally the original Tatula frame.
This is the way.

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Re: Low Profile Baitcaster With Brass Gears

Post by LowRange » Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:20 pm

tacklejunkie2 wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:15 am
Looking for options on a low profile baitcaster with brass gears.

Criteria: Left hand retrieve.
No Tatula or any version of the same.
Brass gears.
Gear ratio BELOW 6.0:0

What's available?
Shimano Engetsu PG. Scorpion 70 with aluminum handle side plate, brass micro mod gears and 5.8 ratio. Spool is a little shallow though but works well with braid.

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Re: Low Profile Baitcaster With Brass Gears

Post by RMCatchNrelease » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:03 pm

I have yet to use the Catalina 4.9 on the water. However, it is on a rod with a 2.5oz lure. I was laughing to myself as I reeled the bait up and down without feeling any resistance.

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Re: Low Profile Baitcaster With Brass Gears

Post by tacklejunkie2 » Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:11 pm

I hadn't heard of the Shimano Engetsu. I also didn't see it on some of the more familiar Japanese websites. Maybe this reel is from Australia.

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Re: Low Profile Baitcaster With Brass Gears

Post by LowRange » Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:36 pm

tacklejunkie2 wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:11 pm
I hadn't heard of the Shimano Engetsu. I also didn't see it on some of the more familiar Japanese websites. Maybe this reel is from Australia.
There are a couple of Engetsu reels. The one you want is the Scorpion 70 based one. It is a JDM sea bass reel. You can get them off Ebay or from Japan or where ever.

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Re: Low Profile Baitcaster With Brass Gears

Post by BRONZEBACK32 » Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:49 pm

Bantam MGL from Japan, one of the best reels out there right now IMO.

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