Your most versatile reel

Reels are the hottest topic for TackleTour. Everyone wants to know what the latest and greatest is and how they compare to the old guard. What's the best for light stuff, or what's your suggestion for heavy cover. Do we really need different retrieve ratios? It's all in here.
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Your most versatile reel

Post by Hogsticker2 » Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:01 am

What is the most diverse reel you have used? Casting big/small, light/heavy. So your shore bound, or can only take one reel for whatever reason. Not knowing what you may have to use, maybe a spinnerbait, medium size plug, finesse jig, weightless plastic...whatever. I wouldn't know, I don't own that reel yet. I'm kinda hoping a TDZ 103M might be a cost effective option.

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Re: Your most versatile reel

Post by fishingandfords » Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:13 am

Mentanium mg7 DC

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Re: Your most versatile reel

Post by cjtoad » Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:44 am

Alphas type F

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Re: Your most versatile reel

Post by DE_Bass_Enthusiast » Sun Apr 07, 2013 5:30 am

TD-itö 103M :evil22:

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Re: Your most versatile reel

Post by BRbasser » Sun Apr 07, 2013 5:57 am

DE_Bass_Enthusiast wrote:TD-itö 103M :evil22:
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Re: Your most versatile reel (s)

Post by USA-RET » Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:21 am

Steez is my main, but my Core 50MG7 can do equally as well. (TD-Z/ Ito variant or Chronarch 50MG if you're old school). :D

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Re: Your most versatile reel

Post by Silas » Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:21 am

TDZ103 is indeed an all purpose reel. I've done everything with it.

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Re: Your most versatile reel (s)

Post by brokeneye » Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:25 am

USA-RET wrote:Steez is my main, but my Core 50MG7 can do equally as well. (TD-Z/ Ito variant or Chronarch 50MG if you're old school). :D



have to agree...a set of 6:1 steez' has been my go-to the past few years and the core 50 is bad close.

imo, a 6:1 option for the core 50 would be a no-brainer.

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Re: Your most versatile reel

Post by runmax08 » Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:27 am

Probably a td luna 103 (5:8 gear ratio). It can handle DT-16's (rapala) and fish 1/4 ounce baits effectively. You can use braided lines (heavy/light). You can also use mono or florocarbon lines. And you can flip or pitch with the magnetic breaking control.

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Re: Your most versatile reel

Post by Hogsticker2 » Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:16 pm

I have a Fuego with the TDZ spool upgrade, 4 bearing handle, drag and spool bearing upgrade. Not sure I'll see much of an "improvement" with the TDZ. I'd like to maybe find a nice Chronarch MG and drop some cash into it. I'm thinking 300 bucks is about the most I want to invest, and mount it on an Orochi XX Flat Side Special when they become more readily available. A reel that excels in throwing awkward, non aerodynamic hard baits would be swell.

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Re: Your most versatile reel

Post by Gabriel » Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:18 pm

153 HSTA
Strong gear ratio, can burn and has a lot of power.
Casts lighter weights relatively well and can practically launch a big lure into space.

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Re: Your most versatile reel

Post by brokeneye » Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:15 pm

Hogsticker2 wrote:I have a Fuego with the TDZ spool upgrade, 4 bearing handle, drag and spool bearing upgrade. Not sure I'll see much of an "improvement" with the TDZ. I'd like to maybe find a nice Chronarch MG and drop some cash into it. I'm thinking 300 bucks is about the most I want to invest, and mount it on an Orochi XX Flat Side Special when they become more readily available. A reel that excels in throwing awkward, non aerodynamic hard baits would be swell.



the chronarch 50mg would work well here.

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Re: Your most versatile reel

Post by zodiak311 » Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:20 pm

Steez 103, there is nothing it cannot do. :big grin:

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Re: Your most versatile reel

Post by Hogsticker2 » Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:09 pm

Gabriel wrote:153 HSTA
Strong gear ratio, can burn and has a lot of power.
Casts lighter weights relatively well and can practically launch a big lure into space.
I have a 153 HSTLA. It's a great reel, to bad I have small hands. I only use it for jigging. To bulky and heavy to wing baits all day long. I'm actually considering selling it to fund this new reel, whatever it may be.

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Re: Your most versatile reel

Post by Hogsticker2 » Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:10 pm

brokeneye wrote:
Hogsticker2 wrote:I have a Fuego with the TDZ spool upgrade, 4 bearing handle, drag and spool bearing upgrade. Not sure I'll see much of an "improvement" with the TDZ. I'd like to maybe find a nice Chronarch MG and drop some cash into it. I'm thinking 300 bucks is about the most I want to invest, and mount it on an Orochi XX Flat Side Special when they become more readily available. A reel that excels in throwing awkward, non aerodynamic hard baits would be swell.



the chronarch 50mg would work well here.
That's what I was thinking, but I want to hear more responses 1st

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