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Posted by Oldman
3/11/2018 8:52 AM
just wondering what you guys thought was the best all round reel.(distance/smoothest/dependable and affordable.i am mainly a shimano guy but some of the new daiwa reels sound pretty good.lets here it.
Posted by jason
3/11/2018 9:20 AM
I picked up a Daiwa Tatula SV a few weeks ago and it’s the smoothest reel I’ve thrown thus far. It flicked a 1/4oz swimjig with ease and the distance was similar to my BB1 Pro with heavier lures. It’s too early for me to give it a thorough review but so far I’m impressed.
Posted by Oldman
3/11/2018 10:09 AM
yes jason i have been looking at several of those models and i do like what i am reading about them.
Posted by Tn bullet
3/11/2018 10:12 AM
Lews lews or a lews
Posted by Oldman
3/11/2018 10:23 AM
jason what model sv to you get?
Posted by beetlespin
3/11/2018 12:29 PM
Daiwa if you want something good
Posted by jason
3/11/2018 1:47 PM

Oldman - 3/11/2018 10:23 AM jason what model sv to you get?

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Posted by FishingwithRusty
3/11/2018 6:59 PM
Piscifun Perseus(threw arig on this reel all winter, caught several over 7lbs and a bunch of smaller) and Phantom have wound miles of line this winter with no issues at a fraction of the price of other reels.
Posted by payne041
3/11/2018 7:06 PM
Agree with rusty very good real.
Posted by porthos33
3/11/2018 11:16 PM
Shimano K is putting up numbers on youtube that are phenomenal! I'm a fan of the lew's reels that have the 4 pin centrifugal brakes (MSB). Only complaint with them is the thumb bar feels cheap and on a few of them the anti reverse just releases when i am jerkbaiting. But they cast a country mile and really perform well into the wind. I love the bb1 pro too. But the Shimano K performance is really intriguing!! I will have to have one very soon
Posted by AreTheyBiting
3/12/2018 1:39 AM
Daiwa Tatula for me

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Posted by occasionalfisher
3/12/2018 5:46 PM
Daiwa Tatula SV, as fine a reel as I have found at that price point. I like the Lews Tourney Pros too, but as far as controlling the bait you fish from a small little 3 inch swimbait on a 3/16th head up to a big whopper plopper the Tatula SV is as good as I have found. Plus once you get it dialed in it makes skipping a dock with a baitcaster much easier.
Posted by Oldman
3/12/2018 6:46 PM
well i finally bit the bullet and ordered a sv 8.1.1, sure hope i will like it.i guess time will tell.
Posted by Bassman101
3/12/2018 9:14 PM
get a shimano curado k. best reel I've ever used. best reel under 180 by far
Posted by fischnrod
3/12/2018 9:55 PM
I use the cheapest I can get and keep em oiled and cleaned often, That works for me so far
Posted by JEEPnFISH
3/12/2018 10:06 PM
I'm still using a Zebco (Procaster?) I bought in the 80s. It works.LOL
Posted by churly
3/13/2018 8:09 AM
Ive got about 20 shimanos. they seem to hold up over time for me. Ive had terrible luck out of Abu and Lews when I tried them. I'll vouch for the curado Ks! Ive got 2 and I love them so far.
Posted by RRB32
3/13/2018 2:25 PM
Shimano all the way for me.. Ive got 4 of the new Curado K's and are the best reels Ive used to date. Love them
Posted by Oldman
3/13/2018 3:07 PM
most of my reels are shimano too but just got to know if any body has gotten better
Posted by Rob Lee
3/13/2018 3:57 PM
Great thread. As always good response and opinions. I use Lews and Revos. Seriously considering a Tatula and Shimano. Thanks.
Posted by Dropshot
3/13/2018 4:10 PM
I used to love my Daiwa Vientos, but primarily use Quantum PT. I did just purchase 2 13 fishing and a single Daiwa Fuento to test.
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