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jimbeam
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Baitcaster- cant remember the name.

Some guide I was with was using a baitcaster that spooled out from under, not on top. Supposed to never backlash. Anyone know what model I'm talking about?


laangler21
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re: Baitcaster- cant remember the name.
Never heard of that, seems like it would make variable thumbing pretty tough.


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Teyeger
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Smoke Grove
Member since Sep 2011
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No I have never heard of it either. I would like to see this, so I will be watching this thread. I am sure the reel has other cons to be able to not backlash tho. Like wont free spool as smooth or something.


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LSUnivFan
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Allen, Texas
Member since Jan 2004
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re: Baitcaster- cant remember the name.
US Reel makes a baitcaster series that spools from the bottom, and doesn't have a line feed like the traditional open faced baitcasters. It uses something they call 'level wind'. I bought one on close out from cabellas a couple weeks ago, and headed out to Galveston bay in a couple weeks, so I can let ya know how it works compared to my ol' ABU 5000.


DonChowder
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Sonoma County
Member since Dec 2012
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SuperCaster 1000

Academy is selling them...but I'd rather stick with my Calcutta or my Revo.


AlxTgr
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Kyre Banorg
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Langston
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Cenla
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Very intresting. I would love to try it.


carrotsticktiger
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Mandeville, Louisiana
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re: Baitcaster- cant remember the name.
sounds pretty cool but i've never heard of us reel so i dont know if id buy one


jsmoke222000
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Lake Charles
Member since Oct 2007
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re: Baitcaster- cant remember the name.
Great reels but the outer finish of the reels doesn't hold up in saltwater worth a shite. It doesn't affect the performance of the reel though. For the money, they are a great buy.


ElDawgHawg
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L.A. (lower Arkansas)
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I've heard from other guys I fish with and against that USReel makes a very reliable freshwater reel for the money. Haven't used one myself.


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AlxTgr
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Kyre Banorg
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Very intresting. I would love to try it.
Would buy one today, but I have at least one H2O still in a box.


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laangler21
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re: Baitcaster- cant remember the name.
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'level wind'.


If you palm the reel to finger the line, it negates the "level wind, causes it to spool up on one side. Now if you are only using it for cranks, spinners, etc it seems like a good reel.


Langston
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Cenla
Member since Nov 2010
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Would buy one today, but I have at least one H2O still in a box


Same boat Im in. I cant break the ones I have.

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If you palm the reel to finger the line, it negates the "level wind, causes it to spool up on one side. Now if you are only using it for cranks, spinners, etc it seems like a good reel.


Very true and didnt think of that. I do rest my line across my finger when flippin a jig and such.



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LSUnivFan
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Allen, Texas
Member since Jan 2004
278 posts

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I tend to finger the line as well, trying to get a bead on a specs' double tap - hadn't thought about it that way. We shall see. For $35 (from $199) it seems worth throwing out a few times.


AlxTgr
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Kyre Banorg
Member since Oct 2003
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Wait...they are on sale?


LSUnivFan
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Allen, Texas
Member since Jan 2004
278 posts

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Cabellas in allen, tx had a few supercaster 800's in their bargain room as close outs. Had a few extra ugly stiks sitting around unused and thought I'd give it a try. I've thrown it a few times in the yard and it seems legit.


34venture
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Buffer Zone
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LSUnivFan
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Allen, Texas
Member since Jan 2004
278 posts

re: Baitcaster- cant remember the name.
Yep, that's the one. Was coming back in to link this from US Reel

USReel

Got mine from the back room close outs at $34.xx. Didn't see any on the regular displays at all.


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007mag
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Death Valley, Sec. 408
Member since Dec 2011
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bargain room as close outs
Cabela's nice way of saying POS


LSUnivFan
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Allen, Texas
Member since Jan 2004
278 posts

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True - most of the stuff back there is crap - but I just wanted to get another relatively inexpensive rig to bring down and leave in Galveston. I bring my Abu's back and forth to break down and clean. And since my next trip in 2 weeks ill be going down with a couple buds that aren't well-geared for salt, another setup was what I wanted.


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