dc reels

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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dc reels

Postby ryang714 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:43 pm

been wanting to pick up a dc reel for quite awhile now, I know there's a few option, I want to narrow it down to which can cast the farthest? Possibly will use it for topwater applications, any help is appreciated, thanks

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Re: dc reels

Postby freelancer27 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:34 pm

2016 Shimano Antares DC

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Re: dc reels

Postby ryang714 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:37 pm

have you tried any of the other dc lineup? I was kind of leaning towards the 2016 Antares too but want honest opinions before purchase

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Re: dc reels

Postby freelancer27 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:38 am

I have not. I do not have another DC reel to compare to, but can compare to conquest, steel SV tws and metanium mgl

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Re: dc reels

Postby Hennessy » Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:58 am

I was in your same situation. I recently picked up the metanium DC for mainly traps and heavy cranks, so far so good. As soon as it warms up for topwater, I'm getting the anteras DC for pencil poppers, spooks, Sammy, whooper plopper. The anteras has a "X" brake setting for extra long cast. Not sure how to post links, but on YouTube type in "New 4*8 DC brake". It's a 6 minute video. You probably won't understand anything but if you want to forward to 4:50, watch how far he throws that frog! I'm gonna blind buy it, w/o a doubt that's the farthest casting DC reel. I think there was some casting records set with this reel also

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Re: dc reels

Postby Ovidiu-Andrei » Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:25 am

In my opinion the best reel with DC is the 15 Metanium DC.
Plus:
- very comfortable in hand
- light and strong
- easy to use
- very smooth
If you add like me a longer handle (mine carbon handle has 96mm) it going to be like a tank ;)

A friend of mine bought for 500$ a 16 Antares DC, and its way bigger than the Metanium, not so comfortable to fish. Its also smooth but for every day fishing with different type of baits we like the Metanium more.

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Re: dc reels

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Re: dc reels

Postby Ovidiu-Andrei » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:30 am

What about the Scorpion DC?
It seems cheaper look...how does it feel in reeling? Smooth or ... ... ? :roll:

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Re: dc reels

Postby fffishing » Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:13 pm

Ovidiu-Andrei wrote:What about the Scorpion DC?
It seems cheaper look...how does it feel in reeling? Smooth or ... ... ? :roll:

It's feel good,it's cast nice(same brakes on Met DC)...Brass gear,good solid reel.


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