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Old 06-01-2011, 05:38 PM   #1
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What is the best all around reel for salmon and steelhead using a certified pro 904 lamiglas rod...

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Old 06-01-2011, 06:13 PM   #2
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ABU 5500 or 5600 series in left or right hand, your pick. They are not the most expensive reel out there, but they are very easy to service and parts are readily available if needed. They work great as a combo salmon-steelie reel. I still have some from the 60's & 70's and they work like new. If you want to spend more money get a Shimano Curado, Calcutta, or an ABU Revo.
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Old 06-01-2011, 06:21 PM   #3
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Old 06-01-2011, 07:04 PM   #4
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I'll stick with my 251 callcutta
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Old 06-01-2011, 07:16 PM   #5
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your probably gonna get response for every reel on the planet I like my revos over my curados because they hold up a bit better and I dont seem to have to work on them as much I use them for everything but back bouncing pulling plugs or heavy bobber fishing for nooks not that they couldnt do it there are just better choices for that
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Well considering that's a glass trolling rod I personally wouldn't put a lo-pro on it. A line counter reel capable of holding 200yds of 65lb braid or 20lb mono should work well, I'd choose a Tekota 500LC or an Abu 6500LC.
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Anything that starts with Penn or Shimano. I use mainly Shimano..from Citica to Tekota. I have 3yrs of Kings on some of my Tekotas. I fish at least 500hrs a year...and catch quite a few. Anyway...called Ollie Damons to get some new drags this year just for preventative measures. Their reply was "Those drags don't wear out..just re-grease them" Sent me some grease for 10.00 bucks. I'm going for 4years now baby.
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cant go wrong with any shimano reels
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Old 06-02-2011, 05:10 AM   #9
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Old 06-02-2011, 06:49 AM   #10
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Abu Garcia 6500 c3 or c4 do alls bullet proof reel you can't live without.
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ABU 5500 or 5600 series in left or right hand, your pick. They are not the most expensive reel out there, but they are very easy to service and parts are readily available if needed. They work great as a combo salmon-steelie reel. I still have some from the 60's & 70's and they work like new. If you want to spend more money get a Shimano Curado, Calcutta, or an ABU Revo.
im not a fan of abu at all! i know they work for lots of people, but iv had to quit fishin and return WAY to many of them. for about the same price you can get the shimano corvalus and have twice the reel. id go threw 2-4 abus a summer, but had my corvalus for 4 seasons now, im happy with it and will go with it next time im in need of a reel, just L handed next time
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Old 06-02-2011, 06:58 AM   #12
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:55 AM   #13
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Curado for drift fishing, Calcutta for everything else.
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that depends....are you gonna run braid or mono......?
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Well considering that's a glass trolling rod I personally wouldn't put a lo-pro on it. A line counter reel capable of holding 200yds of 65lb braid or 20lb mono should work well, I'd choose a Tekota 500LC or an Abu 6500LC.



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im not a fan of abu at all! i know they work for lots of people, but iv had to quit fishin and return WAY to many of them. for about the same price you can get the shimano corvalus and have twice the reel. id go threw 2-4 abus a summer, but had my corvalus for 4 seasons now, im happy with it and will go with it next time im in need of a reel, just L handed next time
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I'll make a bet that the ABU's you returned had nothing wrong with them except operator error, just like 99% of broken fishing rods that are returned. I've serviced enough ABU's over the years to know that they are not junk. When you've had that Corvalus over ten years, get back to me and tell me if you can find parts for it.
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Well considering that's a glass trolling rod I personally wouldn't put a lo-pro on it. A line counter reel capable of holding 200yds of 65lb braid or 20lb mono should work well, I'd choose a Tekota 500LC or an Abu 6500LC.
If the OP is talking about the XCF 904's, then yes they are a blended E-glass trolling rod, and I would have to agree that a line counter is the way to go.

If he is talking about a different rod, then I would say the best baitcasting salmon steelhead reel would be the Calcutta TE 201. In my hands, a better choice than the Curado's, although I fish both regularly.
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Old 06-02-2011, 03:34 PM   #18
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that depends....are you gonna run braid or mono......?
Braid...I am thinking from what I read the Shimano is the one fisherman like the most...It is the XCF 904. I kinda like the looks of the Tekota 300LC.

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Old 06-02-2011, 04:05 PM   #19
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Curado for drift fishing! love that reel. not made to handle big salmon, mostly a steelhead reel. but it gets the job done on pigs. I would use a tekota or calcutta for anyother need such as bobber fishing nooks, trolling, ect. . worth the to invest with shimano
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i have quite a few abu's and penns, love them. but i want to upgrade to a Calcutta TE DC, when i can afford it i will never have to purchase a other reel again. until i need 2 so my fiance can have one.







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Braid...I am thinking from what I read the Shimano is the one fisherman like the most...It is the XCF 904. I kinda like the looks of the Tekota 300LC.
I want to see you up on one of your local streams drifting for steelies with a Tekota. I don't think you'll be happy. Better look at a Calcutta or Curado for a multi-purpose reel.
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What is the best all around reel for salmon and steelhead using a certified pro 904 lamiglas rod...
Bank or boat ?
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I want to see you up on one of your local streams drifting for steelies with a Tekota. I don't think you'll be happy. Better look at a Calcutta or Curado for a multi-purpose reel.
Oh, I have a Lamiglas G200 series MBC 86 MHC with a Shimano Corsair for that..
I got this rod for plugs and trolling bait...

I was thinking to try and pull the Shimono off that rod and try it..

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OK, fishing plugs or trolling it is important to know how much line you have out.
With a non-disengaging line guide reel such as Ambassadeur, you can count passes. For example, one pass of the line guide on an Ambassdeur 5 series (5000, 5500 etc.) is approximately 8 feet.

While a little more bulky, you could also go with a line counter reel.

I like to troll with an Ambassadeur 5 series.
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With that 9' rod and its line wt of 12-25 fishing from a boat, an excellent reel is the shimano 400/401 calcutta TE. Drag is smooth as silk and a work horse.
If you want the best, for a couple hundred more get the Japanese version and upgrade of the TE series, the Calcutta Conquest, in the 400 series. Very sweet. You'll be spoiled.
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I want to see you up on one of your local streams drifting for steelies with a Tekota. I don't think you'll be happy. Better look at a Calcutta or Curado for a multi-purpose reel.
Have to agree...they require total thumb control to avoid a birds nest...I say get a good casting reel/pole and good trolling reel/pole. It is as good of a reason as any no reason to limit your gear.
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