Opinions on $250-$350 reel

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Opinions on $250-$350 reel

Post by SapperTyler » Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:44 pm

Lookin at a future purchase reel to match with a Dobyns DX746c preferably in the $250-$350 range. I’ve got Daiwa’s and Shimano DC’s and wanna see what the next tier level of reels has to offer. I will use this as a heavy cover jig rod and creature baits. I’ve looked at bantams and zillions and also chronarchs buuuuuut I just love how damn sexy the Steez sv looks 🧐 I know the Steez is out of the price range but I was curious what everyone thought of a good heavy cover reel in the price of what I want..... thanks for any input

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Re: Opinions on $250-$350 reel

Post by Winstondry » Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:49 pm

Since you like the looks of the Steez TW and what you described as your intended use, check out the Steez A.

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Re: Opinions on $250-$350 reel

Post by Winstondry » Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:49 pm

Scratch that, thought I read Steez TW.

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Re: Opinions on $250-$350 reel

Post by LowRange » Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:30 pm

SapperTyler wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:44 pm
Lookin at a future purchase reel to match with a Dobyns DX746c preferably in the $250-$350 range. I’ve got Daiwa’s and Shimano DC’s and wanna see what the next tier level of reels has to offer. I will use this as a heavy cover jig rod and creature baits. I’ve looked at bantams and zillions and also chronarchs buuuuuut I just love how damn sexy the Steez sv looks 🧐 I know the Steez is out of the price range but I was curious what everyone thought of a good heavy cover reel in the price of what I want..... thanks for any input
You should be able to find one used in excellent shape for that price range.

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Re: Opinions on $250-$350 reel

Post by cndbasshunter » Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:18 pm

Bantam is a damn solid reel for what you are looking for.

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Re: Opinions on $250-$350 reel

Post by TommyG » Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:51 am

X2 on the Bantam, on a 746, it's money!

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Re: Opinions on $250-$350 reel

Post by SapperTyler » Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:31 am

How does the bantam mgl feel in hand size wise to other reels? I have a Tatula 150, Tatula SV, Tatula 100 and Curado DC. Does it feel close to the size of those, smaller or bigger? I’ve seen a lot of videos talkin about how solid of a reel it is and it definitely has my vote.

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Re: Opinions on $250-$350 reel

Post by TommyG » Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:03 am

Fits between the Tat SV and the Tat 100. Just a smidge bigger then the new tat.

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Re: Opinions on $250-$350 reel

Post by Kurt L » Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:40 pm

I had a Bantam and replaced it with a Steez A, there is big difference between the two it's on another level over the Bantam in just about every respect.

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Re: Opinions on $250-$350 reel

Post by TommyG » Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:25 am

Kurt L wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:40 pm
I had a Bantam and replaced it with a Steez A, there is big difference between the two it's on another level over the Bantam in just about every respect.

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The OP is looking to spend $350 max.

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Re: Opinions on $250-$350 reel

Post by njbasscat » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:47 am

Look in the classifieds for a SV 103 XS. They are easily in your price range and are great workhorse reels with lots of spool options. I have purchased a couple new in box from the classifieds.

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Re: Opinions on $250-$350 reel

Post by johnD » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:00 am

If you could throw another $20 on top of that digitaka sells the steez A for $370 , free shipping.

https://www.digitaka.com/item.php?item=4960652082112

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Re: Opinions on $250-$350 reel

Post by Cal » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:06 am

Save yourself some time, angst, and in the long run, money... and just go for the reel you're drooling over now. ;)
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Re: Opinions on $250-$350 reel

Post by hoohoorjoo » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:10 am

Cal wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:06 am
Save yourself some time, angst, and in the long run, money... and just go for the reel you're drooling over now. ;)
Agreed, you will likely end up buying it later, even if you dont right now.
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Re: Opinions on $250-$350 reel

Post by LgMouthGambler » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:11 am

Cal wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:06 am
Save yourself some time, angst, and in the long run, money... and just go for the reel you're drooling over now. ;)
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