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    Reel selection help

    Hi all, I'm looking to do an upgrade on my current musky setup by purchasing a new reel.
    Been eyeing the revo toro beast but am not really sure which model would suit me best.

    I'll be using it for spinners d 8's and under, and casting "lighter" plastics.

    Needs to be a lefty so my options are models:
    51 - 4.9:1 - 24" retrieve
    51-HS - 6.2:1 - 31"
    61 - 4.9:1 - 27"
    61-hs - 6.2:1 - 34"


    My initial thought was the 61 model @ 4.9:1 would probably be the best choice for these applications?
    Any input appreciated, alternate reel suggestions welcomed as well.

    Thanks.

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    Senior Member Steve Heiting's Avatar
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    I have a Revo Toro Beast high speed that was good with twin eights and less, but I've since tried a Tranx 400 which is rapidly becoming my favorite reel.

    You probably should read this discussion: http://www.muskyhunter.com/forum/sho...-on-the-market
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    Thanks, I'll check out that thread and give a look into the tranx.

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    Senior Member Steve Heiting's Avatar
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    And don't overlook what Rick has to say here: http://www.muskyhunter.com/forum/sho...eel-My-2-Cents
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    Don't overlook toro s, got mine on Amazon for $200. Can't beat it, it does almost everything well

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    Quote Originally Posted by IL John View Post
    Don't overlook toro s, got mine on Amazon for $200. Can't beat it, it does almost everything well
    You're right on that one. I love the Toro S. It also has other fans as discussed in the thread I referenced.
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    I got myself a Tranx 400 a few weeks ago for my Med-heavy rod. Took into consideration the weight, centrifugal brake, inches per crank, smoothness, bla bla... the levelwind is a little goofy to me, but not a deal breaker. I like it so far.

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    Tranx 400 For the win!!
    100% agree.

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