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  1. Hey guys, Sorry to beat a dead horse some more but I was hoping to get some help with deciding what baitcaster to buy next. I fish the surf for Coho and Chinook, and sometimes off a rock jetty but just as often I am waded to my knees and being pounded by waves. I've been using Daiwa BG which is amazing for its salt resistant qualities in the meantime, and Abu Ambassadeur 5601 C3 which take a beating and stop working so fast, even with maintenance. It's always the anti-reverse bearings that stop working and can't really be maintained since the bearing housing is plastic with little plastic V springs which bend when you try to clean them, or the main gears end up going. I maintain them every few days sometimes but it doesn't seem to matter as water wicks up my line and directly into the reel or waves hit me and get it wet, and the thing just lets water right in. I fish the surf hard in the summer, sometimes 8 hours a day,5 days a week casting lures from 7 grams to about 28 grams (ounce) max. I would like a casting reel as I can get further distance with 15lb mono and I land far more Coho on mono as they flip around like crazy at the shore and pop off with braid. Spinning works with 20lb braid for distance but I find I lose more fish on it even with a mono shock leader. I've read tons over the past week on these and other forums and have come to the conclusion that there is no salt sealed baitcaster as the spool needs to be free to spin, so water will always enter there. I am leaning towards a Daiwa lexa 300 HD Left hand, or a Daiwa Coastal tws 200 left hand/ sv tw 150 left hand, or an Abu revo 4 inshore. I am sort of leaning towards the lexa 300 HD but I just can't choose. If they all will take water and need maintenance I am even tempted to just replace the 5601 c3 parts but it's very annoying having to buy a whole new side plate for 40$ to replace the anti-reverse (I don't have access to a press to press the bearing out, I am in an apartment), and new gears for 50$. Almost may as well buy a whole new reel at that point. Any advice is appreciated, open to other reels too. I am in Canada. Looking to spend 300$ Canadian, could got a little over. Looking for sheer casting distance with 7 grams to 20 grams on average (sinker with 6 foot leader to a weightless size 5 spinner), salt will be getting into the reel so maybe ease of maintenance, and DURABILITY of the parts being the most important I reckon. Thanks!!!
  2. I'm weighing options for a new freshwater baitcasting reel & looking for advice from the SOL community! I was considering - Shimano Curado K Shimano SLX DC Daiwa Tatula SV TW
  3. Cleaning out my closet. These reels don't get used anymore. They work excellent, some minor boat rash. Line included. Will ship to you. I accept paypal. Abu Revo STX first Gen, left hand retrieve, 30 lb PP: $50 shipped Abu ambassadeur 5500c, right hand retrieve, 15 lb Berkley big game: $40 shipped
  4. I have an Abu Garcia Ambassadeur 7000i reel. Reel has hardly been used, maybe 2 dozen times and lived on a shelf for years. Comes with box, papers, oil, brakes, and reel seat clamp. All original parts. Small chip near thumb switch, other than that the reel is mint. This is a great reel for someone looking to get into chunking, throws weights down to 2oz up to 10oz with ease and minimal backlashes. Very beginner friendly too. Asking $75 shipped or $65 local pick up near Queens... Thanks for looking.
  5. What are your favorite methods of rigging up to keep the crabs off the bait?
  6. NEVER USED calcutta 251. have had it for at least 5 years. bought it for about $200. cosmetically 9/10 mechanically 10/10. perfect working condition. thought I was going to fluke with it, never did. $130 pick up (Bergen county or rest stop along GSP on my way down to fish), $150 to ship. paypal or cash.
  7. Looking to sell newly used St. Croix Avid Series inshore casting rod – model VIC70HF 15-30 7ft paired with like new Shimano CT300d Calcutta reel. Both were bought brand new this spring. I have used the outfit twice (this was my first bait casting outfit) and really just decided I don’t like bait casting setups compared to traditional spin outfits. Rod bot directly from St. Croix for $260 and reel purchased from tackledirect for $380. Reel is spooled with 300 yards of #30lb aqua green power pro super slick (another $35). Line color matches the rod. This is a $700 outfit after tax used twice, washed after each use, and stored inside. Asking $575 for the outfit ($225 rod & $350 for reel). Willing to sell separately – contact me directly if you need pictures, but literally like new. See links below for details. Located in Wilton, CT, can ship or meet. *