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Another baitcaster
« on: June 26, 2012, 05:52:04 PM »
I kind of snapped my baitcast rod in 2 on a recent trip, So i orderd 2 gladiators and WAS just going to keep one as a spare.....

What would anyone reccomend for another not cheap but not excy baitcast reel ?

I have the Patriarch XT but not convinced i would buy another. Someone tells me some of the shimano's have moved production and are not what they used to be. Anyone heard of the Banax Syren ?

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Re: Another baitcaster
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2012, 06:17:51 PM »
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Spare rods

right, you practicing for when you get married?

How much money have ya got to spend Steve?

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Re: Another baitcaster
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2012, 06:52:40 PM »
Round $200 could prob stretch that out to near enough 3

hehe just like my 11 spare spin rods
 
Are the Curado's still made in japan ?

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Re: Another baitcaster
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2012, 07:36:13 PM »
Give Craig or the boys a call at Charletons, you should be able to get the old model for les than that.

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Re: Another baitcaster
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2012, 07:41:42 PM »
Sounds good cheers cracky  ;D

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Re: Another baitcaster
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2012, 09:52:48 PM »
Hey Bushy,
Syren's are a nice reel, small and light with enough drag pressure for bigger fish. Have a look at the Quantum Smoke too. They have about 6kg of drag and are smooth as silk. I bought one of the 100size with a smaller spool capacity for Bass, but they'll handle much bigger fish. The Curado is now made in Malaysia, but the Chronarch is still Japanese and roughly the same price as the old Curado used to be sub $300. If you get one of the old E200 Curado's you will have a great reel. Actually the Citica is pretty good too but under $200 and still has an alloy frame.
How's that for staying on topic?
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Re: Another baitcaster
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2012, 11:19:07 PM »
 :youbeauty Well done hahaha!  8)

I might ask what they reckon about the Syren's ive not decided if i want a Syren, curado, chronarch or save for an alphas Daves is pretty sh!t hot i reckon


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Re: Another baitcaster
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2012, 05:08:34 AM »
+1 for the Quantum Smoke see the review below, I know the 150 model can be had for $220 in the US and $250 in Oz (finally we are becoming competitive).  I have a couple of the Curado 200E5 for impoundment barra fishing and they have been great, but the newer G series isnít as good.  The Pflueger Patriarch (not the XT model) has been a great bass reel for $200 dollars, takes a little while to get the dual cast controls worked out, but once done cast like a rocket

http://www.tackletour.com/reviewquantumsmoke.html

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Re: Another baitcaster
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2012, 05:27:45 PM »
I did a oopsies today and eneded up comming home with a Chronarch 50E .... I was just going to pick up some gidgee lures i swear !!!!

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Re: Another baitcaster
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2012, 07:00:37 PM »
Nice

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Re: Another baitcaster
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2012, 08:05:14 PM »
Ahh a Chronarch hey ???? They go alright on the short little p*&^ter sticks too :)



Good to see you've seen the light.

Cheers,
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Re: Another baitcaster
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2012, 08:40:25 PM »
Yeh nice reel mate, I got one of the E200's although the 50 has a pretty good drag, I think it's still 5kg same as the 200. You'll pull a Dumaresq Cod with that. What are you spooling it with?
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Re: Another baitcaster
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2012, 09:36:51 PM »
Its already got 15lb finns on it and woooow it casts like a dream i actually think it craps all over my patriarch xt in a few way's

Oh yes Dave what an inspiration you have become hahaha,,,, I just like the white look over green  :youbeauty

Cant wait for the P%^$ter sticks to come in now

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Re: Another baitcaster
« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2012, 05:55:43 PM »
+1 for the Quantum Smoke see the review below, I know the 150 model can be had for $220 in the US and $250 in Oz (finally we are becoming competitive).  I have a couple of the Curado 200E5 for impoundment barra fishing and they have been great, but the newer G series isnít as good.  The Pflueger Patriarch (not the XT model) has been a great bass reel for $200 dollars, takes a little while to get the dual cast controls worked out, but once done cast like a rocket

http://www.tackletour.com/reviewquantumsmoke.html

Thatís my 2 cents worth

I got the 100 model Smoke from a Bass Pro Shop over there for $199. Great reel, I put it on a little 5ft 6in Samaki 1-3kg.
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Re: Another baitcaster
« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2012, 07:53:53 PM »
What did they sting you for shipping Tackrat? I am looking for a light baitcaster to put on a Phleuger Supreme 2-4 Kg. Dropped in to Charltons yesterday & Tri tried to talk me into a Daiwa T3, very nice reel, but at nearly $500 a bit out of my price range.

Cheers Andrew

 

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