Swimbait reel

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Re: Swimbait reel

Post by ogrich31 » Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:59 am

Slazmo wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:49 pm
Surprised that no one is talking about the new 300 K with its 4.snail:1 gear ratio...
The new 4.7:1 300k brings in 29.5ipt (at full spool of course). Not slow at all, should be very powerful with those specs. Perfect all around speed imo, and faster than my 6.2:1 300e.

That's based on the Australian market, but their 200k's have the same ipt as usdm k's so I'm assuming it's correct. But who knows if the reel will be a hit or miss.

Still undecided between which reel to get first: tatula 300 or 300k..

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Re: Swimbait reel

Post by Fran87 » Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:00 pm

Cal wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:13 pm
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Hi Sirs, I'm in the same way looking for a good palmeable swimbait reel;

My options are Shimano Antares DC MD and Daiwa Z2020 , Daiwa likes the drag sound but its too much heavy , Antares DC its ligther and even more palmeable.

The rod is a Gran Cobra until 4oz and its a very light rod so I woulnd't like to add her a eavy reel on it.

Awaiting your comments.

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Shimano Antares DC MD is an excellent choice if you can afford it =D> =D> =D>
Better than Z2020 ???

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Re: Swimbait reel

Post by Slazmo » Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:24 pm

Cal wrote:
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Shimano Antares DC MD is an excellent choice if you can afford it =D> =D> =D>
You know I'm amidst repairing one od these DC MD's and I don't see what's so "monster" or "drive" about this thing? The gearset is nothing spectacular or even special...
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Re: Swimbait reel

Post by Cal » Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:27 pm

Haven't taken mine apart yet, but interesting...
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Re: Swimbait reel

Post by Slazmo » Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:36 pm

If anyone's seen it already the Curado 300 K has 10kg drag, Ci4 gearbox side plate and VBS spool brakes.

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Re: Swimbait reel

Post by ogrich31 » Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:58 am

If the op hasn't already purchased a reel, I'd strongly consider the Tatula 300. I'm not a huge tws fan, but initial impressions are very good. I also didn't think I'd like the narrower and taller size of the tatula 300, but it didn't bother me. A few hours in and I know that I'll like this reel much more than the tranx 300/400 (sold mines earlier this year). Reel feels solid, casts far, is surprisingly powerful (I got the 6.3:1) and drags are smooth (multi-drag stack). I'll need by the end winter to get a better assessment of the reel, and maybe do some side by side tests with other reels.

Sorry for all the pics and I hope this isn't too off topic, but I was servicing a Curado 300e and decided to take pics of them side by side as well as compare the gears. Main gear is the same size, but the tat 300 is a bit thicker. I just snapped some quick pics so no high quality or full breakdown pics or anything.

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Re: Swimbait reel

Post by Tony9 » Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:24 pm

The pinion gear on the Tatula 300 looks like it is double bearing supported (not found on the Lexa 300). Very nice. First I've seen from Daiwa with the long spool shaft design. Curious if the new redesigned Lexa has it also.

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Re: Swimbait reel

Post by Cristo » Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:59 am

ogrich31,

Big thank you on showing us some details and comparison. I am super super stoked on the Tatula 300HL 8-) I am very much looking forward to getting my specimen soon! Of
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Re: Swimbait reel

Post by Cristo » Sat Oct 03, 2020 7:15 am

Got the tatula 300 out yesterday did about five hours on the water nothing to show for it but a nice tan pretty hot yesterday went about the middle of the afternoon lots of boiling shad so action is going on at Canyon Lake at least probably for the smaller stuff :lol:

Just a heads up for folks who aren't paying attention to my swimbait dumpster fire of a Blog uploaded my specimen up with cxx 20lb copoly and I have to say I had to adjust a zero adjuster here a few times and brakes to get this spool to slow down as line jumps right off 8-)

Capacities awesome Form and Function is supreme what I love most about this real is the fact they really trim down the Palm side which reminds me quite a bit of the smaller initial 2012 Shimano aldebaran BFS XG where they touted their core fit frame this reminds me a lot of that just in the bigger version of the tatula 300.

Love the handle the knobs the power Just all-around very very well done model even though it's just another tatula probably to most :P

this is my first experience and I'm very excited at least with this particular version of what it's going to hopefully be able to do for me and mainly that's to throw the three plus ounce Bates more often/more confidently. surely you could throw heavier but my range is right around 4 oz and below total weight

For those on the fence and for the price I would highly suggest those into checking bigger profiles to check one out very very nice reel ergonomics, Aesthetics and all together very nice offering so far. Time will tell but so far my bueno 8-)
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Re: Swimbait reel

Post by BigG » Thu Nov 05, 2020 12:06 pm

Cal wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:13 pm
Fran87 wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:59 am
Hi Sirs, I'm in the same way looking for a good palmeable swimbait reel;

My options are Shimano Antares DC MD and Daiwa Z2020 , Daiwa likes the drag sound but its too much heavy , Antares DC its ligther and even more palmeable.

The rod is a Gran Cobra until 4oz and its a very light rod so I woulnd't like to add her a eavy reel on it.

Awaiting your comments.

Regards
Shimano Antares DC MD is an excellent choice if you can afford it =D> =D> =D>
Just picked up a Antares DC MD from Plat, only place I could find a righted reel that wasn't nearly $800. Wanted something lighter than my Z2020. I had a half spool of Sunline 25 # line that was on the red line after spooling the Z2020 and the MC took the rest of the spool. So the Z2020 and MC hold the same amount of line (just over 80 yds enough for me) and the MC is around 3 ozs. lighter. :D

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Re: Swimbait reel

Post by Cal » Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:02 pm

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