Dockside Chat - What's a good value saltwater push button bait caster reel ?

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bgreene
03-25-2012, 06:32 PM
For fluke and such...... 12lb test line class for light jigging / casting .

Looking to pick up 2 push button saltwater bait casters - recommendations requested.


wrightex
03-26-2012, 11:37 AM
I've got a couple of Shimano Calcuttas . I like them.

freedbaby
03-26-2012, 01:10 PM
I like Calcuttas but I love my Shimano Citicas.


TravHale
03-26-2012, 01:32 PM
Abu Garcia 6500 c3s are good for light saltwater fishing and hold a good amount of line. I mention these because you said "value." They can be had for <100 on the internet their carbon matrix drag system is also great right out of the box.

Frank007
03-26-2012, 04:48 PM
If you mean like a bass reel, the Daiwa Coastal Inshore (http://www.daiwa.com/reel/detail.aspx?id=10) or the Shimano Curado.

If you mean a regular round baitcaster, the Daiwa Luna 300 or the Shimano Calcutta 400.

I have all but the Curado. I prefer the Luna over the Calcutta for a more solid feel but you will like either. I like the Daiwa Coastal a lot, but the Curado probably is smoother.

Pair these with a good 17-40 lb. graphite Musky rod and 30 lb braid and you are all set (at least, that is what I use). The muskie rod gives good feel but plenty of backbone.

My Turn
03-26-2012, 07:32 PM
Abu Garcia 6500 c3s are good for light saltwater fishing and hold a good amount of line. I mention these because you said "value." They can be had for <100 on the internet their carbon matrix drag system is also great right out of the box.

+1, I have bunch of those and love em,

A Few Dollars
03-26-2012, 07:33 PM
Abu Garcia 6500 c3s are good for light saltwater fishing and hold a good amount of line. I mention these because you said "value." They can be had for <100 on the internet their carbon matrix drag system is also great right out of the box.:thumbsup:

Jughed
03-27-2012, 04:39 AM
Abu 6500's and Shimano Corvalus... great value reels.

Weekend-Hooker
03-27-2012, 05:25 AM
I use a lews bb1ng...and bb1n....its not a saltwater reel per say but i can really toss with it and rinse it well after each use....I used these years back and havent found a better casting reel for me yet....

Booker
03-27-2012, 07:24 AM
I must be the only one thinking he is asking about a zebco type reel.

Rico2
03-27-2012, 02:05 PM
http://www.google.com/url?url=http://www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DonStf1rAGZo&rct=j&sa=X&ei=fCtyT__qAcmL2AWdrLTcDg&sqi=2&ved=0CHUQuAIwAA&q=curado+baitcaster&usg=AFQjCNHqvFUght0mbTOIHzNl77G3UMEVZg

And the girl is cute, and she mentions a "deep diver".

Best link I've ever posted. And I have a similar reel, and love it. round $129.00



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