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Calcutta 700B levelwind

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Anyone still using one of these? I always wanted one, plan on using for jetties and piers. Do you think they’re still relevant now with all of the large low profile reels on the market? Thx

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On ‎9‎/‎28‎/‎2020 at 8:11 AM, ecks said:

Anyone still using one of these? I always wanted one, plan on using for jetties and piers. Do you think they’re still relevant now with all of the large low profile reels on the market? Thx

damn right they are relevant with their HUGE capacity and smoothness.

I sling large wood with mine and it is a great machine to fish with.

very forgiving and easy to learn on.

it's bulk may be a bit intimidating but,they are not crazy animals.

I added carbons to mine and WOW!

she will stop a train.

HH

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28 mins ago, Heavy Hooksetter said:

damn right they are relevant with their HUGE capacity and smoothness.

I sling large wood with mine and it is a great machine to fish with.

very forgiving and easy to learn on.

it's bulk may be a bit intimidating but,they are not crazy animals.

I added carbons to mine and WOW!

she will stop a train.

HH

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Thanks for the input. I’ve always been a conventional guy. I have a lexa 400 but the new low pro reels have cheesier construction, especially reel foot. 

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57 mins ago, ecks said:

Thanks for the input. I’ve always been a conventional guy. I have a lexa 400 but the new low pro reels have cheesier construction, especially reel foot. 

I have 2 lexas,the old HD models,they are like a 6x6.

do you have a 700-b?

HH

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1 hour ago, ecks said:

Thanks for the input. I’ve always been a conventional guy. I have a lexa 400 but the new low pro reels have cheesier construction, especially reel foot. 

oh me too.

to hell with them clunky rotating mass things.

give me a compact,large winch any day.

HH

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6 mins ago, Heavy Hooksetter said:

I have 2 lexas,the old HD models,they are like a 6x6.

do you have a 700-b?

HH

No 700b yet. Thinking of getting one. 
Do you like 700 better than Lexa ?

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13 mins ago, ecks said:

No 700b yet. Thinking of getting one. 
Do you like 700 better than Lexa ?

if you like to chunk or sling big wood out into big rips and let to ride the tide,,thats the reel for you.

mine has a few years on it now and it's smooth as silk.

I paid $260.00 years ago directly from shimano in cali through my friends local B&T..

HH

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On ‎9‎/‎28‎/‎2020 at 8:11 AM, ecks said:

Anyone still using one of these? I always wanted one, plan on using for jetties and piers. Do you think they’re still relevant now with all of the large low profile reels on the market? Thx

what kind of rod you have for it?

HH

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8 hours ago, ecks said:

I’d put it on a 10’ BATTALION Prob. 

okay,sounds good.

rated say around 2-6 oz or maybe 3-8 is what I use.

mine is on a heavy surf stick I got on ebay,an American spirit 10ft surf rod,heavy, with split grips.nice rod for the money.

fished it only once just to get a feel for it.

love it for what I do.

HH

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great reels.  even though its from previous generations of technologies. it was high end at the time.

its a still a great reel.  you can use a newer top end gen small reel yet itll still share similar tech.

the construction is still as solid as any newer reel, as new is based off of the old.

and the benefit is its used prices.  alot cheaper then the new stuff in same price point.

with a 700 size, you can heavy plug, cast metals, and even chunk without issues.

throw 3oz one minute, switch and throw 8nbait the next.  youll still have plenty of mono left after a 50-150yard cast. 

cant do that with a newer small high power, low line capacity reel.

 

a comparable size reel would also be an Abu SX7700.  i have about 4 of them.

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