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Old 05-03-2006, 08:52 AM
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Well I did it. Not sure if I’m happy or not after spending this much cash but I purchased a Shimano Calcutta TE 401. The reel is sweet but I am not sure if I can justify the cost of it. I might stare it at for a week and decide to return it but there is nothing else that really fit my needs. Clicker, Left Hand Crank, 250 yds of 14#.
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Old 05-03-2006, 11:21 AM
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My 400te is by far my favorite reel. The thing is a workhorse. I have it loaded with 20# PP and use it for everything from Weakfish to Striped Bass. It's the best inshore reel I've used.
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Just spool it up and get some blood on it. After all is said and done you cant take it with you. The first time you use it you will see its money well spent, if taken care of it will last a lifetime.
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Old 05-03-2006, 01:35 PM
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Just spool it up and get some blood on it. After all is said and done you cant take it with you. The first time you use it you will see its money well spent, if taken care of it will last a lifetime.
As for maintenance, can you offer any suggestions on what to do with it after each use. I will be using it mainly inshore so it will not very wet, maybe the only salt water that will hit it will be coming off the line. I would like to make this reel last a lifetime.

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Old 05-03-2006, 07:44 PM
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This is my second season with it. It's been covered in blood, bait, and saltwater. I just rinse it off with fresh water after each use and lube it every once in awhile. Works great. Stop worrying about it and go catch some fish.
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What FCAL said, I hose all my rods and reels off after each use, maybe once a month bring them in the house and wash them good in the sink and lube them. Thats about it.
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Old 05-08-2006, 06:05 AM
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avet sx left hand retrieve. 185.00 spooled with 30lb power pro from cabbage key, delivered.
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Old 05-08-2006, 09:14 AM
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I think you need 3 more like it to put in the t-top holders so they match. Nice reel. Take it fishing already, for pete's sake. It will do fine and last you a lifetime, just rinse well after each trip. Nice rig.
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Old 05-10-2006, 10:32 PM
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lofty - 5/8/2006 5:05 AM

avet sx left hand retrieve. 185.00 spooled with 30lb power pro from cabbage key, delivered.
I have 2 of those too with 20# PP. Nice reels. I just ordered a 2 speed LX.
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Old 05-11-2006, 04:30 PM
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Abu Garcia Ambassadeur Classic series has a 6601 that is 14/245 (very close in size) in left-hand retrieve and with a line-out clicker. The 6601C3 is the most basic one, and as you go to 6601C4 and 6601C5 you get more ball bearings, etc and they are all under $100.

I've always had a hard time justifying the price tag on the fancy gold reels.
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Old 08-01-2006, 09:41 AM
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I figured I would follow up on this thread.

Extremely pleased with the reels performance and I've caught numerous rockfish on it. You were all 100% right! Money well spent! I wish I could afford 3 more of em to fill up my rocket launchers!

As for the rod, I put it on a fairly inexpensive Bass Pro Shop World Gold Cup serise rod. It's been doing a fine job. Might eventually get a Gloomis for it.

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