Chatterbait reel

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Chatterbait reel

Post by Johnny marks » Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:45 am

Looking for a reel for my new chatterbait rod I use shimano and daiwa

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Re: Chatterbait reel

Post by MountainMan 83 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:41 am

Just curious, what rod/rods do you normally use?

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Re: Chatterbait reel

Post by hoohoorjoo » Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:16 am

This is very subjective. I like a 6.3 reel, because I tend to reel fast and blow it out at the surface. It's hard for me to slow down. I currently use an old TD-V 103H for blade baits. I know a guy who uses a 9:1 JDM Zillion SV TW. I say use what works for you. The SV 103H is a good candidate, if you can find one now.
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Re: Chatterbait reel

Post by LgMouthGambler » Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:54 am

Calcutta.
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Re: Chatterbait reel

Post by Winstondry » Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:15 am

Calcutta 100DC for me.

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Re: Chatterbait reel

Post by cndbasshunter » Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:25 am

Metanium MGL for me.

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Re: Chatterbait reel

Post by iabass8 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:14 pm

6:3 SV103.

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Re: Chatterbait reel

Post by hookfynn » Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:13 pm

tataula ttu100. steez feel and it'll take the beating without making me cringe because i didn't spend 500 on an actual steez. i use my steez' for the less abusive techniques.

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Re: Chatterbait reel

Post by LowRange » Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:47 am

Megabass IP68 for me.

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Re: Chatterbait reel

Post by bbates3 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:07 am

Bantam MGL

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Re: Chatterbait reel

Post by d_vowell » Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:19 am

hoohoorjoo wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:16 am
The SV 103H is a good candidate, if you can find one now.
+1 on this...my go-to reel for chatterbaits and swim jigs.

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Re: Chatterbait reel

Post by poisonokie » Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:25 am

Pretty much any Zillion variant, OG or otherwise for me. The best I've used so far is a 6.3 TWS with Air HD's, a 100mm handle, and 40# braid on a MH glass composite OG Tatula, the 721MHRB-G.
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Re: Chatterbait reel

Post by poisonokie » Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:33 am

LowRange wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:47 am
Megabass IP68 for me.
I may have to locate one of those. This IP79 is freakin' sweet for frogging. This would actually make a good chatterbait setup for 1/2-1oz baits in grass if the reel wasn't so fast:

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Re: Chatterbait reel

Post by Gone Phishin » Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:13 am

Johnny marks wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:45 am
Looking for a reel for my new chatterbait rod I use shimano and daiwa
What's your budget?

I use a Shimano 16 Antares DC for 1/2oz. blades, and I am really happy with it. 8-)

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Re: Chatterbait reel

Post by BRONZEBACK32 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:10 pm

I use a Curado K for my chatterbaits.

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