Swimbait reel

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Swimbait reel

Postby jerrylo913 » Sat Sep 26, 2015 3:47 pm

I am looking for a reel to pair with a custom XH LDC rod that I will be getting in a few months. I think I have narrowed it down to a Z2020HL or a 301 15 Conquest Calcutta. I will be throwing swimmers anywhere 2-7 oz so if you have any inputs between the two with pros and cons I would really appreciate it.

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Re: Swimbait reel

Postby toddmc » Tue Sep 29, 2015 1:28 am

They are both great reels. I like lo pro reels because my hands aren't huge. I've never cared for round swimbait reels because of this. I would choose the Z or even a tuned Lexa 300.

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Re: Swimbait reel

Postby Farnorth » Tue Sep 29, 2015 8:17 am

I use a Conquest 301 and think it's great, palms nicely for something with so much line capacity. No experience with the Z, sorry.

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Re: Swimbait reel

Postby jerrylo913 » Wed Sep 30, 2015 3:44 pm

Farnorth wrote:I use a Conquest 301 and think it's great, palms nicely for something with so much line capacity. No experience with the Z, sorry.


How's the casting distance on it?

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Re: Swimbait reel

Postby iliketofishman » Sun Oct 25, 2015 3:21 pm

My hands aren't big but I use my 250DC and recently (on accident) my 400D Calcutta. I actually like the rounds for big baits.

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Re: Swimbait reel

Postby slideaction » Sat Nov 07, 2015 8:43 pm

400te. Didn't think I would like it at first but was corrected as soon as I used. Love it and the disengaged levelwind makes casting distance easy. Add some abec stainless steel bearings and you'll be in for surprise.

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Re: Swimbait reel

Postby zodiak311 » Sun Nov 08, 2015 12:41 am

I'd go 400te, the wider spool, and greater capacity will really help with distance. A 7oz lure would be a little toomuch for the Z. I have both, and really appreciated the extra line when I hit a nasty backlash.

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Re: Swimbait reel

Postby TommyG » Sun Dec 20, 2015 11:26 pm

I just got a Revo Beast for throwing LC178 and I-Slide lures, wondering if any one has any exp. with it.

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Re: Swimbait reel

Postby Demoman » Mon Dec 21, 2015 12:08 am

I tumble toss 168 wavers fine with a Calcutta 200D 5 speed on a dobyns 764. Like it a lot.

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Re: Swimbait reel

Postby IAY » Mon Dec 21, 2015 8:42 pm

I would not toss anything above 3 oz with the Z. Go with the Calcutta.

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Re: Swimbait reel

Postby jmb27 » Mon Dec 28, 2015 11:14 am

Megabass Lin Black Jungle. Normally not a fan of round reels, but this works great throwing the big baits. Easy to adjust between different lure sizes.

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Re: Swimbait reel

Postby angry john » Mon Dec 28, 2015 11:33 pm

I use a Luna 253 and I like it just fine.

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Re: Swimbait reel

Postby goblue » Thu Jan 07, 2016 7:29 am

The conquest is the last shimano reel that I own, and I use it to throw
the 8 inch hudds. As much as my loyalty has turned to Daiwa over the years,
I don't see any reel replacing my conquest anytime soon.

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Re: Swimbait reel

Postby Jdmbiggie » Thu Feb 11, 2016 3:20 pm

is a zillion coastal or hlc to small for swimbait in long terms? i believe its still a beast of a reel but not sure how its really going to hold up on a long term basics

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Re: Swimbait reel

Postby Okiekev » Tue Mar 08, 2016 12:38 pm

I use the Calcutta, just feel confident with that round reel. I have a buddy that loves the revolution beast though.


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