Punching bait caster

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  1. mbirdsley

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    Cabelas and bps seem like they have good branded stuff


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    They did, but I've heard their Tourney Trail rods and other Cabela's branded gear went way downhill after Bass Pro took them over.
     
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    Do you have a Tourney Trail SE 7’ Heavy by chance?
     
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    1/2 to 2 1/4?
     
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    Yup
     
  6. mbirdsley

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    It’s here!!! I t was waiting for me when I got home. Definitely the best reel i have handled thus far in my bass career. Can’t wait to use it on the water [​IMG]
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    You're going to love how it fishes. I got my first low profile Daiwa in January and my 4th in May lol.
     
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    That’s going all in real quick haha. I usually use cheap mono for backing. Is there even room on the spool for backing ?


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    Yeah you'll still want some backing. If you're running 65lb braid, use some 15lb big game. You won't need a lot of backing, maybe 20yd.
     
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    I have 10 lbs big game or 20 lbs zebco for backing . Usually I use the zebco for baitcasters and a cheap 10 lbs line for spinning reels


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    I can pitch and flip a mile with that reel. I’m very impressed


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    Welcome to the Daiwa cult lol
     
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    Here are the first 2 fish to fall to the rig. Both cane on a 1 1/2 oz jig with summer craw trailer. I don’t know the name it’s a creature craw from bps
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    Total improvement punching and flipping into pads. Pads don’t slow the reel down one bit. I actually like that bassx rod now. Total game changer.


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