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« on: June 08, 2019, 10:58:43 AM »

I often fish from my boat with a shimano Cardiff 201 , 12lbs braid  with metal jigs ,madaï  1 to 3.5 Oz  . As I need
 a faster retrieve (40") , I plan to buy a Daiwa Lexa HD  or a shimano Tranx 301 ...but these are very "modern " reels and I doubt about their longevity .

Do you have a suggestion  about a "old school" model that will suit my needs ? I don't know much about baitcasting / jigging old models .   

Thank you .
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« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2019, 11:49:55 AM »

You might try a Penn 500 Jigmaster.
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« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2019, 12:03:58 PM »

40" from a reel the size of a cardiff could be a tall order if you're looking for something older that size. Heard good things about the reels you mentioned,they should hold up ok if you take care of them. Getting parts may be an issue 10- 20 years for now if the current trends continue.
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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2019, 12:26:03 PM »

It is a modern reel but put the Okuma Komodo on the list with the other two low profile reels.
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« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2019, 12:39:35 PM »

the biggest Komodo (38", SS gears) looks good
even better if it's made in Taiwan(?)
but I don't see it in L/H
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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2019, 01:53:15 PM »

You might try a Penn 500 Jigmaster.
What's the ratio of the jigmaster ? is'nt it too heavy ?

40" from a reel the size of a cardiff could be a tall order if you're looking for something older that size. Heard good things about the reels you mentioned,they should hold up ok if you take care of them. Getting parts may be an issue 10- 20 years for now if the current trends continue.
Can be bigger than a Cardiff , but the rods I use are very light  ,the reel must not exceede 13/14 oz max

It is a modern reel but put the Okuma Komodo on the list with the other two low profile reels.
the biggest Komodo (38", SS gears) looks good
even better if it's made in Taiwan(?)
but I don't see it in L/H

I'll check this one ,thanks to you all for the answers ..
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« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2019, 02:12:55 PM »

500 too heavy for your use.
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« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2019, 05:50:14 PM »

the biggest Komodo (38", SS gears) looks good
even better if it's made in Taiwan(?)
but I don't see it in L/H

Mine is LH.
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« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2019, 06:01:49 AM »

is it as good, as it looks on paper?

is it Chinese or Taiwanese?

I think I'd be thrilled w/ KDS-463PLX

...but the Capt. wants 40" retrieve ballpark & I didn't see the "LX" option for KDS-471P
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« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2019, 06:22:17 AM »

So far I have not been able to use it on a mid to large fish but it casts well.  Not sure where it was made, does Okuma build in the PRC?
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« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2019, 07:09:21 AM »

Most of the Okuma reels that I have had were made in Taiwan - not really alot of difference to mainland PRC Undecided
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« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2019, 07:25:12 AM »

The quality of Taiwanese goods is more consistent than those made in the PRC.
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« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2019, 07:29:30 AM »

their best-of-the-best is definitely homemade; budget is definitely PRC; not sure about middle

like the reel specs. either way, but "Made in Taiwan" would bump the value:price, in my mind
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« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2019, 07:31:29 AM »

 I have a Komodo 363 with a made in Korea sticker. It gets no where near 40" of retrieve, although the 7:1 471 model is listed at 37.7" and 15.9 ounces.
 I also have an Okuma Tesoro 5S, made in Taiwan, 11.2 ounces, 39" retrieve. It's a well made reel for sure but does not have a level-wind feature.

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« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2019, 07:47:02 AM »

I have a Komodo 363 with a made in Korea sticker. It gets no where near 40" of retrieve, although the 7:1 471 model is listed at 37.7" and 15.9 ounces.
 I also have an Okuma Tesoro 5S, made in Taiwan, 11.2 ounces, 39" retrieve. It's a well made reel for sure but does not have a level-wind feature.

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The Tesoro 5S  is 16.8 oz (470 grams)  according to https://www.okumafishing.com/en/product/Tesoro-Star-Drag-Reel/tesoro-star-drag-reel.html  or is yours a different model ?


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