Deep Cranking reel?

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Deep Cranking reel?

Post by dustlane » Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:27 am

I'm in the market for a new deep crankbait reel. I'll be throwing nothing smaller than a 6XD and a lot of 10XD sized baits with this setup. No Revos. I just don't like them. And i don't want to spend a ton. I'm looking at a standard Lew's BB1 or a Shimano Curado K. I don't crank with a 5 gear ratio. I prefer the 6 range. I know the BB1 will bomb them out there but I have a couple of those in my shop waiting on new pawls to come in the mail. I have seen several Lew's reels come into my shop needing pawls/worm gears. That seems to be a common failure point for these types of reels. I call them cookie cutter reels because they are so similar to the Revo and BPS lines. I prefer the quality of the Shimano but I want as much distance as possible. I've been using an old Quantum Icon for the last two years and it has been okay but I never got quite the distance I am looking for. I like Daiwa reels but the magnetic dial always gets turned while in my rod locker or occasionally when fighting a fish. That can make for a serious backlash when you just grab your reel and cast right away. I learned that the hard way.any recommendations for a good long casting casting reel? Thanks!!

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Re: Deep Cranking reel?

Post by Fishing4Fun » Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:45 am

Something from the original Zillion family would be my pick.

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Post by MaxZmus » Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:07 pm

The Tatula Elites are designed for long distance casting. I’d look into those. I just picked up the Daiwa Coastal SV which is based off the Tatula 100 frame but has a deep spool. I can’t use it yet since all of our lakes are closed but I’m also going to pick up a Tatula Elite and see how the two compare distance wise.
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Re: Deep Cranking reel?

Post by dustlane » Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:35 am

The Tranx 200 was just delivered yesterday but the boat is in the shop so I can’t really try it out yet. I may go ahead and order the Tatula and keep the one I like best.

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Re: Deep Cranking reel?

Post by ska4fun » Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:30 pm

Thats an strange thing, since abu garcia and lew's share the same projects, made by doyo.

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Re: Deep Cranking reel?

Post by dustlane » Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:35 am

They’re actually a lot more different now than they used to be. Still very similar though

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Re: Deep Cranking reel?

Post by BigG » Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:44 am

Fishing4Fun wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:45 am
Something from the original Zillion family would be my pick.
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Re: Deep Cranking reel?

Post by BigG » Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:50 am

BigG wrote:
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:44 am
Fishing4Fun wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:45 am
Something from the original Zillion family would be my pick.
X2

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Re: Deep Cranking reel?

Post by bassm1n » Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:58 am

Tackle Trap has the Zillion TW HD at 7.3 that I use for cranking and it casts a mile and has plenty of power with deep divers.

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Re: Deep Cranking reel?

Post by brighamvang » Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:33 pm

Daiwa Catalina BJ 100 (4:9:1) solid reel.

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Re: Deep Cranking reel?

Post by johnD » Sat Apr 18, 2020 4:56 pm

Tatula 150 P works for me , love it.

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Re: Deep Cranking reel?

Post by Carlos Carrapiço » Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:23 pm

brighamvang wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:33 pm
Daiwa Catalina BJ 100 (4:9:1) solid reel.
Great reel for cranking. I have been using mine with a PE + FC leader. =D>

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Re: Deep Cranking reel?

Post by mrpao » Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:30 pm

You could try a bantam mgl.
I really like mine so far.

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Re: Deep Cranking reel?

Post by dustlane » Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:55 pm

I got a Curado DC for a good price. It is a 7.4:1 but I’m gonna give it a shot. We’ll see. Thanks for the input guys!!

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