Best Shimano for Big Crankbaits?

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Best Shimano for Big Crankbaits?

Postby Okiekev » Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:51 pm

Hey guys, I am building a rod for a buddy of mine as a wedding gift and I want a reel to compliment it. It will be a Rod built around deep diving crankbaits like the 6xd. He likes Shimano reels, what reel is the best for handling those big, hard pulling baits?

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Re: Best Shimano for Big Crankbaits?

Postby slime king » Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:21 pm

I like the Chronarch d5 or Chronarch bpv reel for pulling deep cranks like you described.

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Re: Best Shimano for Big Crankbaits?

Postby MTBF » Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:42 pm

A Curado 200I PG would be a nice fit or the recently discontinued Chronarch 200E5 would make a nice reel for cranking also. If you want to spoil him in terms of the reel you could explore a Calcutta Conquest 100/200 they are superior crank bait reels. Last option would be a Calcutta TEDC 100 or 200 size. Regret selling these reels very nice and might be a good alternative.

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