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Old 10-01-2012, 09:07 PM   #1
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Default Low Profile Baitcasters vs. Round Baitcasters

Which ones do yall prefer for inshore?
My understanding is that round one's have a little more drag tension to them, and can usually hold a little heavier line.
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I personally like the low profile lighter and fits in the hand better for artifical lures. The drag as you described is totally false. I fish a Abu Garcia Revo STX high speed it has 24lbs of drag at max setting. I will stack it up against any round inshore bait caster. The round ones will usually hold more line still won't cast as good or far as a low profile. You simply have way too many ways to set cast controls and drag on a low profile reel. Hope this helps again its just my opinion except the drag that is a fact.
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Thanks for the info. I am leaning towards the low pro. Academy has the Ambassador inshore for about 150 that looks and feels pretty nice.
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I like low profile as well. I love my curado's!
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I personally like the low profile lighter and fits in the hand better for artifical lures. The drag as you described is totally false. I fish a Abu Garcia Revo STX high speed it has 24lbs of drag at max setting. I will stack it up against any round inshore bait caster. The round ones will usually hold more line still won't cast as good or far as a low profile. You simply have way too many ways to set cast controls and drag on a low profile reel. Hope this helps again its just my opinion except the drag that is a fact.
Also fish the same reel, absolutely love it. My experience with the round baitcasters is a lot more trouble with back lash if you are going to be casting a lot. The braking systems on the low profiles just can't be beat.
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Before you buy, see if you can find a Daiwa Lexa 300 to demo. Equal to the Curado 300 series and equally user friendly in a nice, tight package. Plenty of line capacity and more drag that you will ever need.

At $199.99, they are $50 less than the Curado 300. I also like the Revos, sweet casting and again, tough enough for whatever.
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