Help Wanted: Striper Casting Reel

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reddragon
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Help Wanted: Striper Casting Reel

Postby reddragon » Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:21 am

Hey guys I want to finally get a dedicated striper set up. I have the rod already and was wondering if you all had any suggestions in the reel. This is going to be a casting reel, for duties such as jerkbaits, top-water, swimbaits, all moving baits, etc. Price is not an issue. I was thinking about a 300 sized Calcutta, but I've never fished round reels with moving baits before. I especially love using jerkbaits and wanted to ask if a 300 sized round reel is comfortable when using jerk twitch baits?

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Re: Help Wanted: Striper Casting Reel

Postby WB Staff » Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:30 pm

Alan Fong (from Fisherman's Warehouse Sacramento) passed on this info

The Calcutta 300 is used for bigger swimbaits and glide baits like 4-8oz. For throwing ripbaits just use Curado 200k - any of the low profile reels.

This is some of what Alan's been catching this year, if you missed it
alan-big-stripers-the-california-delta-t119447.html

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Re: Help Wanted: Striper Casting Reel

Postby SacRtrain » Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:16 pm

I use the Daiwa Costal 200hs. It's basically a beefed up 200 size Tatula with corrosion resistant parts. it also has a 100 mm handle and comes in 7.3:1 with a heavier drag stack. I use it to throw big glides when bass fishing! But I really like it for big stripers. The T wing system minimizes backlashes and I think that has saved many cast-offs of windy days. Check it out.

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Re: Help Wanted: Striper Casting Reel

Postby reddragon » Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:22 am

Thanks, I have a lot of 200 sized reels maybe I can just use that then if I dont plan on throwing big swim baits. However, since I usually shore fish when fishing for stripers im just thinking the line capacity on a 200 reel is too little if I hook up something big...

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Re: Help Wanted: Striper Casting Reel

Postby Kwin » Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:52 pm

I've caught stripers from shore up to 18 lbs using curado 200 sized reels and 12-15 lb line with out much difficulty. never been close to being spooled.

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Re: Help Wanted: Striper Casting Reel

Postby WRB » Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:25 am

Shimano Tranx 300 or 400.
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Re: Help Wanted: Striper Casting Reel

Postby Turkeyman » Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:45 pm

Look at the new Lew's Super duty 300 wide spool. Holds 190 yards of 14lb test and has 24 lbs of drag. Great reel for $200

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Re: Help Wanted: Striper Casting Reel

Postby MBfishing151 » Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:07 am

Tranx 300 or like mentioned above the Daiwa coastal. ive fished both and can cast any bait with ease. Also they can fight stripers of any size. I will say the daiwa coastal can throw your smaller baits with ease too. I dont normally throw small baits on my tranx but i did just order a tranx 200 so we will see how that goes.

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Re: Help Wanted: Striper Casting Reel

Postby mark poulson » Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:22 pm

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Re: Help Wanted: Striper Casting Reel

Postby DeltaK » Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:06 pm

I have a Calcutta 300te for sale

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Re: Help Wanted: Striper Casting Reel

Postby THE DR » Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:53 am

SacRtrain wrote:I use the Daiwa Costal 200hs. It's basically a beefed up 200 size Tatula with corrosion resistant parts. it also has a 100 mm handle and comes in 7.3:1 with a heavier drag stack. I use it to throw big glides when bass fishing! But I really like it for big stripers. The T wing system minimizes backlashes and I think that has saved many cast-offs of windy days. Check it out.



This is one of the best options for Delta stripers. The over sized handle and big drag area perfect match for hard pulling striper. It's best suited for larger topwater plugs, glides and swimmers. Fill it with 65lb braid and a short 25-30lb leader.

I'd stick to a smaller 100-200 sized reel for jerkbaits. A standard Tatula reel is what I use.

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Re: Help Wanted: Striper Casting Reel

Postby SacRtrain » Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:08 pm

THE DR wrote:
SacRtrain wrote:I use the Daiwa Costal 200hs. It's basically a beefed up 200 size Tatula with corrosion resistant parts. it also has a 100 mm handle and comes in 7.3:1 with a heavier drag stack. I use it to throw big glides when bass fishing! But I really like it for big stripers. The T wing system minimizes backlashes and I think that has saved many cast-offs of windy days. Check it out.



This is one of the best options for Delta stripers. The over sized handle and big drag area perfect match for hard pulling striper. It's best suited for larger topwater plugs, glides and swimmers. Fill it with 65lb braid and a short 25-30lb leader.

I'd stick to a smaller 100-200 sized reel for jerkbaits. A standard Tatula reel is what I use.


Agreed. 1st gen Tatula 100 is money for striper jerkbaits.

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Re: Help Wanted: Striper Casting Reel

Postby Scott L » Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:22 am

I picked up a Tranx 200 at Coyote during their last sale a couple of weeks ago. Haven't had it out on the boat, but it cast the 168 S-waver just fine from shore at the local pond. Might be a good fit for your application. Has the corrosion resistance like the 300 and 400.

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Re: Help Wanted: Striper Casting Reel

Postby Gerik M. » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:27 am

It might not be perfect for fishing Jerkbaits, but as an all around striper setup a ton of guys go with the Diawa Lexa 300 w/ 40lb Braid. That's what I'd go with but thats just me.


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