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New reels splurge....

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Since I make my own rods, I need new reels and today I have got two new reels...but the one I like more I can not use.

 

Daiwa CV-X 203A (silver color, right hand). The reel has been discontinued a while ago but I like it a lot and since I found it NIB for a good price I got it but...is the right hand retrive type and can not use it. Don't ask why but I can only retrive with the left hand. Will keep it as a collector item for now.

 

Shimano Cardiff 301A (left hand). Will use this one for the new rod and see how it goes.

 

I am a Daiwa fan more than Shimano, but both names are top of the line and can not go wrong...I hope. I also have a Daiwa Luna 253L and a Daiwa Tierra low profile baitcasters.

Since both are NIB and never used, and never used any type like them before, which one is a better reel from the two? (retorical question since I can not use the Daiwa). Are the round baitcaster reels better than the low profile baitcasters? How and why?

Any help and info is appreciated. Thanks.

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Exceptions to every generalization, but 1) more line capacity is better, 2) metal is better than plastic, 3) bigger/stronger gears and drags are better, 4) Lighter and more ergonomic is better. Three out of of four go to round reel style.

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View PostExceptions to every generalization, but 1) more line capacity is better, 2) metal is better than plastic, 3) bigger/stronger gears and drags are better, 4) Lighter and more ergonomic is better. Three out of of four go to round reel style.

 

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Do some research on the Shimano Curado 301DSV,a great left handed baitcaster with big line capacity (190 yds of 14# mono I think) yet it has a low profile.The review on tackle tour was outstanding.

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UPDATE!!!

 

The order has changed:

 

Daiwa CV-X 203A (NIB) is up for sale since I can not use a right hand retrive reel. I don't even try.

 

Daiwa TD Luna 253L (NIB) is up for sale. I want to get a TD Luna 203L since the 253 is too big for what I need.

 

Daiwa Tierra 153HL is the one I use all the time and love it.

 

Shimano Cardiff 301A have sold it to a friend. I am a Daiwa fan at heart.

 

Daiwa Ryoga Bay Jigging have just ordered it and should be here in a few days (pic below)

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