Casting reel for lake fishing

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Casting reel for lake fishing

Postby 1nutinthewater » Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:20 pm

Looking for a second quality reel for throwing 1/4 oz lures from the boat lake fishing for trout. Purchased a calcutta conquest BFS HG but need another as i like to have 4 set ups ready to go. From previous research I think the SS Air looked like it would be a fine choice but does anyone have any other advice on a suitable reel? I also have a tat sv and a chronarch mgl that i use for much heavier applications and larger fish that I may spool up with some light line and see how well they throw the 1/4 oz.
Going to pair it with an Edge 7101 finesse rod.
Target fish- up to 6# trout.
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Re: Casting reel for lake fishing

Postby hoohoorjoo » Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:13 am

The Tat SV will throw 1/4 oz just fine.
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Re: Casting reel for lake fishing

Postby JB in SC » Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:26 am

Daiwa PX68R will handle 1/4 oz with ease. Easy to palm too.

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Re: Casting reel for lake fishing

Postby Ajaxin » Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:47 pm

I really like the alphas air for 1/4. Funny you mention edge rods. I just ordered the first strike 6101 drop shot finesse rod. I haven't seen any real feedback on the edge rods for bfs applications. Got it for $150 so I figured what the heck.

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Re: Casting reel for lake fishing

Postby Hobie-Wan Kenobi » Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:02 pm

The SV 105 (Alphas SV) should be great. Great reels that can be found pretty cheap. Great to palm as well.
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Re: Casting reel for lake fishing

Postby 1nutinthewater » Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:58 pm

Ajaxin wrote:I really like the alphas air for 1/4. Funny you mention edge rods. I just ordered the first strike 6101 drop shot finesse rod. I haven't seen any real feedback on the edge rods for bfs applications. Got it for $150 so I figured what the heck.


Recently was able to handle all of their rods and walked away with 3 of their Black Widow steel head models- very happy with them and their customer service is excellent. You got a great deal!
I'm going to hold out until they are half price again.
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Re: Casting reel for lake fishing

Postby 1nutinthewater » Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:55 am

ccass wrote:The SV 105 (Alphas SV) should be great. Great reels that can be found pretty cheap. Great to palm as well.


I was referring to the JDM SS Air not the sv 105. I know that the sv105 is extremely well loved but the SS Air had caught my interest.
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Re: Casting reel for lake fishing

Postby Hobie-Wan Kenobi » Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:47 am

1nutinthewater wrote:
ccass wrote:The SV 105 (Alphas SV) should be great. Great reels that can be found pretty cheap. Great to palm as well.


I was referring to the JDM SS Air not the sv 105. I know that the sv105 is extremely well loved but the SS Air had caught my interest.


I know. I have both and the SV105 will save you money and be able to handle 1/4oz better
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Re: Casting reel for lake fishing

Postby 1nutinthewater » Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:11 pm

ccass wrote:
1nutinthewater wrote:
ccass wrote:The SV 105 (Alphas SV) should be great. Great reels that can be found pretty cheap. Great to palm as well.


I was referring to the JDM SS Air not the sv 105. I know that the sv105 is extremely well loved but the SS Air had caught my interest.


I know. I have both and the SV105 will save you money and be able to handle 1/4oz better


Cool! Thank you for the feedback. This attempt at throwing light baits is new to me!
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Re: Casting reel for lake fishing

Postby 1nutinthewater » Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:29 pm

Recommendations for finding the best price on an SV105HSL?
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Re: Casting reel for lake fishing

Postby hoohoorjoo » Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:38 pm

Japan Angler is the only retailer I know that shows in-stock:

http://jpangler.com/index.php/daiwa-alphas-sv.html

It is showing out of stock on all the other usual suspects-JLS, ProShop Otsuka, Plat, even Japan Tackle.
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Re: Casting reel for lake fishing

Postby 1nutinthewater » Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:23 pm

hoohoorjoo wrote:The Tat SV will throw 1/4 oz just fine.


Removed the 20# braid used for steel head and spooled it up with 6# trilene and yes it does cast 1/4 oz easily after some fine tuning!
Switched between it and the calcutta conquest which is filled with 8# Nanofil and i get about the same distance from each although the conquest is much smoother.
Both cast very easily but I find the tatula sv nearly impossible to backlash while the conquest did get a bit messy after i put a lil to much into one cast!
I guess i don't really need another reel but what fun is that?
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