Whats everyones favourite Barra Baitcast Reel

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Re: Whats everyones favourite Barra Baitcast Reel

Post by NTFizzer » Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:07 pm

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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Re: Whats everyones favourite Barra Baitcast Reel

Post by FITZY » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:39 am

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 by dan444 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:37 am

Tatula for me as well. Replace my trusty HRF.

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Re: Whats everyones favourite Barra Baitcast Reel

Post by Captain6979 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:39 am

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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Re: Whats everyones favourite Barra Baitcast Reel

Post by Scotty69 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:19 pm

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 by Captain6979 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:19 pm

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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Re: Whats everyones favourite Barra Baitcast Reel

Post by seano » Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:43 am

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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Re: Whats everyones favourite Barra Baitcast Reel

Post by goldfish » Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:55 am

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.
Tight lines 'n' keep the shiny side up people.

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Re: Whats everyones favourite Barra Baitcast Reel

Post by Barra_king » Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:13 pm

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

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Re: Whats everyones favourite Barra Baitcast Reel

Post by Acsle » Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:49 am

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.
- ULTRA ALLOY materials for anti corrosion.
- Big size spool
- Equipped with anti corrosion ball bearing.
- 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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Re: Whats everyones favourite Barra Baitcast Reel

Post by bucky007 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:22 am

chronarch g is buttery smooth and light

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Re: Whats everyones favourite Barra Baitcast Reel

Post by joesgotone » Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:18 pm

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.
how many is enough lures, rods and reels. Is there a magic number, considering you usually only catch 1 fish on a single lure on the one rod and reel your casting with.

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Re: Whats everyones favourite Barra Baitcast Reel

Post by deepblack » Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:21 pm

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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Re: Whats everyones favourite Barra Baitcast Reel

Post by bucky007 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:46 am

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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Re: Whats everyones favourite Barra Baitcast Reel

Post by richonurse » Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:07 pm

Daiwa Ryoga 1520H an absolute marvel of engineering.

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