Reels for Better Distance for Lighter Baits

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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Reels for Better Distance for Lighter Baits

Postby nolegsinmiami » Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:51 pm

What is better for casting distance with lighter baits in the 1/4 to 3/8: Metanium MGL vs. Curado 70 vs.Chronarch ? Any perspective?

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Re: Reels for Better Distance for Lighter Baits

Postby Tim Kelly » Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:29 pm

Longer rod and lighter line. ;)

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Re: Reels for Better Distance for Lighter Baits

Postby DirtyD64 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:07 am

My Chronarch MGL is no slouch for casting light lures, but any SV reel should top those and do it easier (at least in the lightest scenarios). I would say from those you listed, the Metanium MGL (JDM) would be first, then the US Metanium (spool is deeper), then the Chronarch MGL, then the Curado 70. For some reason the Curado 70 spool weighs 15.7 grams, only .3 away from a huge reel like a Zillion TWS (with bearing). The small line capacity helps it out though and with braid I know a Curado 70 is still a capable finesse casting reel. I think having a fair amount of braid backing with only about 70 yards of fluoro on the Chronarch MGL really helped.

This all being said, a shallow spool Metanium MGL would bomb for those lure weights, especially with lighter line and a long rod with the right taper and action.

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Re: Reels for Better Distance for Lighter Baits

Postby Kurt L » Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:19 am

The JDM Met. MGL is a casting machine, and an absolute joy to use.

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Re: Reels for Better Distance for Lighter Baits

Postby LgMouthGambler » Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:52 am

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Re: Reels for Better Distance for Lighter Baits

Postby domthewon » Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:37 pm

Out of the 3 mentioned metanium mgl hands down. Then chronarch than curado. Metanium and chronarch mgl spools start up easier and are lighter and cast very good.

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Re: Reels for Better Distance for Lighter Baits

Postby ShimanoFan » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:56 am

Try the new curado DC!

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Re: Reels for Better Distance for Lighter Baits

Postby Hogsticker2 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:46 pm

ShimanoFan wrote:Try the new curado DC!

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Re: Reels for Better Distance for Lighter Baits

Postby bassnn15 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:43 pm

I have a ton of reels and absolutely love my Chronarch mgl. Im not brand specific either. I have some Lews that are excellent as well. But my all time favorite for poprs etc is a Curado 101D or Chronarch D7. If you can find a good used one..

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Re: Reels for Better Distance for Lighter Baits

Postby Hogsticker2 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:52 pm

60% spool, 40% rod. The reel itself has little to do with it, other than how it accommodates said spool.

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Re: Reels for Better Distance for Lighter Baits

Postby robsone79 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:34 am

Curado 70 can get it done


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