Low profiile baitcasters with a Baitclicker/feeder

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Low profiile baitcasters with a Baitclicker/feeder

Postby Riverguy » Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:37 am

I'm in the market for something I can throw up to about 3 ounce lures with for the occasional migratory striper, rare inshore trip, and typical heavier line LMB applications. I also am catfishing more and more and though I have reels Suited for casting our 3 and 4 oz slip Sinker rigs with bait, but it would be really nice to have a reel with some versatility in the quiver. Abu made and discontinued two versions that kind of fit the bill, a toro, and an inshore model. I may just end up purchasing one of those off of eBay but I thought why not check with you guys, perhaps there's something I'm unaware of intended for pike, salt or non usdm.

Ideally something like a curado 300 with a clicker would be the bee's knees. I get there are a lot of round reel options but just kind of have a wild hair for something low profile. I'm not adverse to doing a mod or two if needed, Ive added clickers to my 5500 c's for example.

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Re: Low profiile baitcasters with a Baitclicker/feeder

Postby mark poulson » Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:07 am

Take a look at the Quantum EXO 200. It is small enough to palm comfortably, comes in 5.3/1 or 7/1 gear ratios, and holds 175yds of 14lb mono, yet it weighs 6.8oz.

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Re: Low profiile baitcasters with a Baitclicker/feeder

Postby 1nutinthewater » Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:19 pm

There is a member here from Russia that makes clickers for most reels. I have installed them in 8 of my reels-good product great guy!
I don’t recall his screen name . Oleg Semchenko is his name.
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Re: Low profiile baitcasters with a Baitclicker/feeder

Postby baoxlaox81 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:52 am

Daiwa Lexa CC
Okuma Komodo
Abu Garcia Revo Toro NaCl (if you can find one)

Those are the only ones I know of.

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Re: Low profiile baitcasters with a Baitclicker/feeder

Postby DirtyD64 » Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:59 pm

I know it isn't quite up to the original techniques mentioned, but doesn't the Steez A have a clicking drag??? I am assuming if so that the JDM 5 speed Crazy Cranker and XS ratio also have the clicking drag???

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Re: Low profiile baitcasters with a Baitclicker/feeder

Postby hoohoorjoo » Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:06 pm

DirtyD64 wrote:I know it isn't quite up to the original techniques mentioned, but doesn't the Steez A have a clicking drag??? I am assuming if so that the JDM 5 speed Crazy Cranker and XS ratio also have the clicking drag???

I think he means a bait clicker for setting a reel down(with clutch disengaged) while baited with live/cut bait and waiting on a bite, not a drag that clicks when a fish takes line during the fight.
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Re: Low profiile baitcasters with a Baitclicker/feeder

Postby DirtyD64 » Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:59 pm

hoohoorjoo wrote:
DirtyD64 wrote:I know it isn't quite up to the original techniques mentioned, but doesn't the Steez A have a clicking drag??? I am assuming if so that the JDM 5 speed Crazy Cranker and XS ratio also have the clicking drag???

I think he means a bait clicker for setting a reel down(with clutch disengaged) while baited with live/cut bait and waiting on a bite, not a drag that clicks when a fish takes line during the fight.


Oh!!! Yea I don't know much about that. I didn't know any bass/musky/casting style reels had that at all aside of old or certain Ambassadeur's. Never even personally used a reel like that unless I did catfishing with father and do not remember it...

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Re: Low profiile baitcasters with a Baitclicker/feeder

Postby goldrod » Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:45 pm

Daiwa Z maybe???
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Re: Low profiile baitcasters with a Baitclicker/feeder

Postby Riverguy » Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:17 pm

Thanks everyone, ended up coming across a Quantum cabo baitcaster locally. Kindve an obscure reel, that wasnt around long. and Ive never owned a quantum. But this things extremely nice, even came with the factory reel cover and box for 50 bucks. Last night we went out and it handled a 37lb blue catfish with the tide at iys back that took off HARD and fast for a cat...I reeled into it in the rod holder (circle hook) and the reel didnt flinch.

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Re: Low profiile baitcasters with a Baitclicker/feeder

Postby baoxlaox81 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:44 pm

Riverguy wrote:Thanks everyone, ended up coming across a Quantum cabo baitcaster locally. Kindve an obscure reel, that wasnt around long. and Ive never owned a quantum. But this things extremely nice, even came with the factory reel cover and box for 50 bucks. Last night we went out and it handled a 37lb blue catfish with the tide at iys back that took off HARD and fast for a cat...I reeled into it in the rod holder (circle hook) and the reel didnt flinch.


Nice find for a great price.. I've looked at those too..


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