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I was thinking about trying one out this spring. Never used one before so i was wondering what the pros and cons were. I was planing on using it on a boat and the beach. Any info would be great Thanks John
post #2 of 34
I hope you get some answers. I have been thinking about picking up a Shimano or Daiwa low profile for the same use.
post #3 of 34
I have been using a low profile quantum accurist pts for several years now and love it. It's light weight, casts great and can handle all I want in the back bay and inlet. I have caught some big flounder on it and although I have yet to land a striper on it I have managed a small cow nose ray and some large dogfish. I am certain they would handle stripers nicely. There are many to choose from, but I would definitely pick one rated for salt water.
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Depending on your pricerange, the Revo Inshore is a tiny little beast of a reel. Came highly recommended to me prior to my own purchase of one and it's been a great reel.

As for weight, my inshore setup only weighs 13oz for the rod and reel. Although the rod does play into it, I have thrown everything from unweighted 6" sluggo's up to 1oz spooks without adjusting the manual brake. I don't own another baitcaster that will do that as effortlessly as the Revo.

Good luck on your search.

N.
post #5 of 34
I've had success with the Shimano Curado 300 series older DSV and the improved E. Also available in the EJ model now. I have the E series and upgraded the handle to Calcutta Live bait handle #bnt 3369. What the 300 does not do well is toss under 1/2oz. Not a big deal for me. The 300 can take salt abuse and the largest Striped Bass that I can find.

I've had tough luck with the Abu Garcia Revo Toro 51. I wasted my money on that adventure. You can read about the Abu Garcia Revo Toro by using the search feature.
post #6 of 34
i would go curado! My fav.
post #7 of 34
They are small,lightweight,and very powerful.The only drawbacks I see are that many of them except the larger Curados, and some of Revos lack large line capacity.They are also tough when you have to pick out a *%@& backlash.
post #8 of 34
Curado 300 ej is a beastly azz reel. Nuff said.
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Super Smooth & casts a mile!
post #10 of 34
I use the Curado 200E as my freshwater baitcaster and I love it - even though Shimano's website says it's approved for saltwater use, I would never use it in the salt. It just doesn't have the same feel as my 525 mag, my Newell or the Abu 6500's that I've seen. Those are what I consider saltwater baitcasters. Maybe the times are changing but my Curado is gonna stay salt free (it was the 2008 icast winner for best FRESHWATER reel). Good luck with your choice.
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I have 3 Curados, 2 Bantum 200 & 1 200E. I use them on the boat for fluke I am not good casting with light weights but 1 oz bucktais work well for me, I am sure in the hands of a good caster they would do well. I have no problem useing them in salt water.
post #12 of 34
Used my older Daiwa in saltwater for five weeks last fall,when I cleaned the reel it showed no damage.Rinsed it good after every use.
Jake
post #13 of 34
why do you want to go low pro? Just wondering...
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I'd strongly suggest either the Curado or Abu Revo inshore. The inshore also comes with a big live bait style handle as well as the double paddle. Both are GREAT reels... Larry Dalhberg caught a sailfish with his curado.
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Originally Posted by Fishoholic View Post
I'd strongly suggest either the Curado or Abu Revo inshore. The inshore also comes with a big live bait style handle as well as the double paddle. Both are GREAT reels... Larry Dalhberg caught a sailfish with his curado.

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