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Post Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Whats everyones favourite Barra Baitcast Reel

Mmmmm... Daiwa CV's Japan domestic models (these one's come with bearing supported handles) and pimped up Daiwa Zillion's (again the ones that come with or are modified for bearing supported handles) and all reels must be upgraded to Carbontex drags. Yep prefer low profile for casting and round reels for trolling.


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:39 am    Post subject: Re: Whats everyones favourite Barra Baitcast Reel

I have the new Curado K and have been very impressed so far . It has a bigger handle and cast beautiful . I also the have the Shimano Tranx 300 for trolling and this reel is a beast


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Whats everyones favourite Barra Baitcast Reel

Tatula for me as well. Replace my trusty HRF.


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Post Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:39 am    Post subject: Re: Whats everyones favourite Barra Baitcast Reel

Using a 13 fish Concept A model at the mo. 6:6:1 ratio, n it smokes the fishys.. 22lb drag, on a small reel.. also got a 6:6:1 ratio "C" model to use for freshwater.


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Post Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Whats everyones favourite Barra Baitcast Reel

Quantum Smoke HD, 6:6:1, 25lb drag. Was a bit dubious at first, but, silky smooth cast and drag, love it.


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Post Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Whats everyones favourite Barra Baitcast Reel

Nice Scotty! I've also got a Quantum Burner, n she is smooth as well. Only caught one cod on it so far, n it went well.


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Post Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:43 am    Post subject: Re: Whats everyones favourite Barra Baitcast Reel

Ive been using a tranx 400 matched too a 7'5" zodias extra heavy for throwing big plastics at jew and barra and it is def the tool for the job. Also been running the new curado k, which is a vast improvement over the previous model ( possibly best curado ever!?)

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Post Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:55 am    Post subject: Re: Whats everyones favourite Barra Baitcast Reel

Shimano CHRONARCH all the way!!!!!.
Japanese models 100 or 200 size with erskine carbon drag 7.0 :1
Fast enough to pull lures with the current out of feeder creeks and heaps of grunt ..... smooth as too.

These reels are p!ss easy to work on and have been thrashed for a few seasons with 0 breakdowns.

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Post Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Whats everyones favourite Barra Baitcast Reel

Chronarch as well real good has served real well with all the Barra fishing that I do


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:34 am    Post subject: Re: Whats everyones favourite Barra Baitcast Reel

One word : SHIMANO.

I used 200 curados for years but wrecked my last one on a massive jew at maningrida and am still running this old faithful :

200B Calcutta.

The boys at fishing and outdoor upgraded the drag to a leather washer. Silky smooth, every few seasons I put new spool bearings in and it goes hard still.


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Whats everyones favourite Barra Baitcast Reel

I don't use my baitcaster often but recently Iv'e been using a Banax Camion

Big size carbon washers with 12kg (305LTD/305TD),
14kg (406LTD/406TD) drag power.
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- Big size spool
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- Pinion support system for durability.
- Super high strength stainless drive gear.
- Big size foam EVA handle knob.
- Gear ratio 7.1:1
- 100mm Double handle (305LTD/305TD)
120mm Double handle (406LTD/406TD)
- Extra adjustable power handle (60/75mm)

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:22 am    Post subject: Re: Whats everyones favourite Barra Baitcast Reel

chronarch g is buttery smooth and light


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Whats everyones favourite Barra Baitcast Reel

I got spoiled a year ago and got a Daiwa Steez for my birthday. I have had a range of baitcast reels and still own 15. there is nothing better than someone saying a school of fish is out of range and you can prove them wrong. Casts like a dream and the power through the handle is sweet. I love being able to cast a long way as well as acurately and this extremely light reel is easy to cast through an entire 9 hour lock in session. I grab the occassional Daiwa CvX Millionaire or Abu Revo and am amazed at the weight diffrence and ease of casting. Sorry I don't have too many Shimano baitcasters to compare since my Bantam died. When I tried a few friends reels I still prefered the mag controls.

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Whats everyones favourite Barra Baitcast Reel

joesgotone wrote:
I got spoiled a year ago and got a Daiwa Steez for my birthday. I have had a range of baitcast reels and still own 15. there is nothing better than someone saying a school of fish is out of range and you can prove them wrong. Casts like a dream and the power through the handle is sweet. I love being able to cast a long way as well as acurately and this extremely light reel is easy to cast through an entire 9 hour lock in session. I grab the occassional Daiwa CvX Millionaire or Abu Revo and am amazed at the weight diffrence and ease of casting. Sorry I don't have too many Shimano baitcasters to compare since my Bantam died. When I tried a few friends reels I still prefered the mag controls.


What he said, I don't generally wade into the best baitcaster argument unless asked in person. However, the Daiwa Steez A is quite possibly the best light to mid range baitcaster I've laid my hands on.

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:46 am    Post subject: Re: Whats everyones favourite Barra Baitcast Reel

I was lucky enough to get a Steez A for my bday last week and I have to agree with joe and deepblack, it's the nicest reel I've ever held. No play at all in the handle, light, solid, casts a mile and even has a 'click' noise on the drag like spin reels which I really like.

If anyone's interested in a Chronarch G with 30lb Sufux hit me up :cheers:


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