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Re: Finesse baitcaster
« Reply #25 on: September 05, 2018, 03:08:34 PM »

Easy guys, his setups would be extreme finesse in my waters.

I've played with the spybaits and they are a completely different ball game. They will cast well on the same set up that you're talking about, however, they are evil casters. Like a trap, one time they go right, the next left and the wind can screw with them bad.

But overall you've got some great advice to pick through here. Hopefully, we've helped more than confused.
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Re: Finesse baitcaster
« Reply #26 on: September 05, 2018, 03:25:50 PM »

3/16 to 1/2 is not finesse at all  lo

IMHO you'll be gold with a 70/71 since that is not a finesse reel  ;D

Yep, not finesse. So if thats the goal, then dont get a true "finesse" reel. And you may not like the ML rod for that duty either.
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Re: Finesse baitcaster
« Reply #27 on: September 05, 2018, 04:08:47 PM »

I have to agree, as much as I love the dc, itís not a small reel for a finesse type setup. Itís a  beefy reel, with a big handle, works fantastic for launch frogs and stuff a mile. I also have a 70 that I throw my topwater on, small poppers and stuff, it will make a great finesse reel.


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Re: Finesse baitcaster
« Reply #28 on: September 05, 2018, 04:31:27 PM »

Thanks guys.  You all have been a big help.  To date I have only been throwing things like 1/2 oz chatterbaits with 4-5 inch paddle swimabait trailers, swimjigs, whopper ploppers - heavy things like that on a baitcaster.  This is all still relatively new to me.  If the ML proves to be not enough rod, I try to sell it and pickup something heavier.  Looks like that Shimano 70 is where I will start.  Thanks again.
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Re: Finesse baitcaster
« Reply #29 on: September 05, 2018, 10:16:39 PM »

So 3/16 oz - 1/2 oz.

From what I have read Phenix rods tend to fish lighter than rated.  I have a ML Recon 2 that I've had out once, and that was last year so I can't give any feedback on it.

No need to spend $300 on a reel for 3/16 oz.  I learned to cast 3/16 oz. Shad Raps using a TD-Z 105H and a couple of the older gold colored Carbonlites.  The price of used Pixies has come down quite a bit should you want to go lighter than 3/16 oz.

I haven't tried it yet, but I feel my Black Max 1600C could also handle 3/16 oz. and it cost me less than $35.  I have cast a small fluke and 3/0 hook on it before, but don't know what the weight was.

I feel quite certain there are several reels that can handle the lure weights you are looking to cast.
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Re: Finesse baitcaster
« Reply #30 on: September 05, 2018, 10:32:45 PM »

Ambassaduer 2500C.
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Re: Finesse baitcaster
« Reply #31 on: September 06, 2018, 09:35:12 AM »

Ambassaduer 2500C.

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Dale that's a collector's item now ~bb
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« Reply #32 on: September 06, 2018, 11:02:41 AM »

:shocking: :shocking: :shocking:

Dale that's a collector's item now ~bb

So are my old Wiggle Warts!
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Re: Finesse baitcaster
« Reply #34 on: September 07, 2018, 05:08:29 AM »

So are my old Wiggle Warts!

As are you sir, as are you!!! lo lo ;)
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« Reply #35 on: September 07, 2018, 06:50:06 AM »

As are you sir, as are you!!! lo lo ;)
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