Whats everyones favourite Barra Baitcast Reel

User avatar
Blinky
Jedi Seadog
Jedi Seadog
Posts: 3309
Joined: Mon Jul 03, 2006 10:18 am
Location: Darwin. N.T.
Contact:

Re: Whats everyones favourite Barra Baitcast Reel

Post by Blinky »

Zillion for casting, CVZ for trolling.


Blinky

Find us on Facebook: Blinky's Lures
Anon
Seadog
Seadog
Posts: 323
Joined: Sun Mar 01, 2015 12:22 am

Re: Whats everyones favourite Barra Baitcast Reel

Post by Anon »

Scottie5.3 wrote:Shimano don't make the core anymore.
I sold mine a while ago due to lack of use and now I kick myself. Best reel they ever made.

Same as Daiwa.and the older Alphas

You should be able to track one down Scotty. I hear they are pretty good. Although never used one. I tend to stick with the Daiwa gear for baitcasters and Shimano for all my spin gear.
Basstad
Jedi Seadog
Jedi Seadog
Posts: 495
Joined: Tue Mar 25, 2008 2:58 pm
Contact:

Re: Whats everyones favourite Barra Baitcast Reel

Post by Basstad »

Calcutta 250 TEDC,200 TEDC,300TE Conquest,Metainium MgDC.......stuff like that.
Anon
Seadog
Seadog
Posts: 323
Joined: Sun Mar 01, 2015 12:22 am

Re: Whats everyones favourite Barra Baitcast Reel

Post by Anon »

Looking forward to testing this little beast out soon. Just arrived out of Japan.
daiwa M-ito 103 paired with the new Megabass hyuga 68m. Should be an awesome harbour weapon for light lures.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Jackh
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Posts: 194
Joined: Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:00 am

Re: Whats everyones favourite Barra Baitcast Reel

Post by Jackh »

Thats Different. Consensus seems to be at the Culcutta or a zillion. I already have a 700 calcutta so could have a little calcutta family. Haha
I Wish
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Posts: 161
Joined: Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:28 pm

Re: Whats everyones favourite Barra Baitcast Reel

Post by I Wish »

For me the best bang for buck would be the new Curado I's. But my favourite would be the Japanese Conquests.
Anon
Seadog
Seadog
Posts: 323
Joined: Sun Mar 01, 2015 12:22 am

Re: Whats everyones favourite Barra Baitcast Reel

Post by Anon »

I Wish wrote:For me the best bang for buck would be the new Curado I's. But my favourite would be the Japanese Conquests.
Are all the conquests magnesium? So not great for salt water use?
Leon85
New Member
New Member
Posts: 4
Joined: Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:28 pm

Re: Whats everyones favourite Barra Baitcast Reel

Post by Leon85 »

Shimano Curado 200 has ticked the boxes for me.
ken_dog
Jedi Seadog
Jedi Seadog
Posts: 711
Joined: Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:40 pm

Re: Whats everyones favourite Barra Baitcast Reel

Post by ken_dog »

Brendan wrote:
Aren't the concept reels all magnesium? I know seano was selling.one a while ago that had the frame resprayed. Few mates have had them and the salt killed them pretty quick.


Shimano CORE is pretty good also.

.
Brendan wrote:
Are all the conquests magnesium? So not great for salt water use?
Cores are magnesium also.....

How it's coated is the key.
Basstad
Jedi Seadog
Jedi Seadog
Posts: 495
Joined: Tue Mar 25, 2008 2:58 pm
Contact:

Re: Whats everyones favourite Barra Baitcast Reel

Post by Basstad »

Calcutta Conquests aren't Magnesium they are alloy.
User avatar
maaaario10
Silver Member
Silver Member
Posts: 42
Joined: Wed May 02, 2012 9:27 pm

Re: Whats everyones favourite Barra Baitcast Reel

Post by maaaario10 »

Brendan wrote:I can't go past the Daiwa Alphas for our finesse style fishing.

Zillion HLC or Type R for a larger version.

Aren't the concept reels all magnesium? I know seano was selling.one a while ago that had the frame resprayed. Few mates have had them and the salt killed them pretty quick.


Shimano CORE is pretty good also.

Go and have a chat to Deepblack as he maintains reels all day long so should be able to give a good insight into what's what.
The Concept A and Concept C are Aluminium framed reels, the Concept E and Concept KP are magnesium.
User avatar
Daisy
Jedi Seadog
Jedi Seadog
Posts: 562
Joined: Sat Mar 17, 2007 1:42 pm
Location: Karratha WA

Re: Whats everyones favourite Barra Baitcast Reel

Post by Daisy »

The original Zillions for me in all their forms, the only one I wasn't all that keen on was the newer Pe special in the 7.9 ratio, found the gear was too high and ran out of guts on the bigger fish, changed the gear out for the type r 7.3 problem solved. Also just got the sv103 and loving it so far, also like the new alphas 105sv.
Happiness is having fishy fingers with a stiff rod in your hand!!!
The view expressed in this post is that of a self opinionated bullshitter and does not reflect that of the website owner, it's operators or anyone else for that matter.
Jtc79
Bronze Member
Bronze Member
Posts: 12
Joined: Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:34 pm

Re: Whats everyones favourite Barra Baitcast Reel

Post by Jtc79 »

Hi all
I have and love the "old green curado" but have just brought a Diawa tatula HD and is quick becoming my go to reel.

Also calcutta 300d as a big barra trolling reel and jigging.

My opinion only
User avatar
tangels
Seadog
Seadog
Posts: 236
Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2015 12:13 pm

Re: Whats everyones favourite Barra Baitcast Reel

Post by tangels »

spin gear all the way. cast all day every day... stradic, stella, twin power.. yeeew
mako
Jedi Seadog
Jedi Seadog
Posts: 744
Joined: Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:46 pm
Contact:

Re: Whats everyones favourite Barra Baitcast Reel

Post by mako »

Daiwa tatula 200 hd...best baitcaster i have owned.
Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “Rods, Reels & Terminal Tackle”