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Old 08-19-2021, 10:15 AM
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Bought a Maxel 20 hybrid few months ago after some good reviews by you guys.
Very happy with it. Thanks.

Time to add something to arsenal. Not really a fan of low profile reels but see so many being used fluking Iím gonna bite the bullet and give one a try.

Looking around and like the looks of the Tranx. Any thoughts? 200 or 300 for general inshore? I see itís available in 6:2-1, 7.2-1 and 8.5-1. Thanks
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Old 08-19-2021, 12:14 PM
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No experience with Tranx Duff but a lot of people I know using and recommending the Daiwa Lexa 300HD.... It needs to be the HD since it uses metal instead of plastic gears and it also comes with a power knob, which I prefer to the 2 small paddle knobs.

Lots of guys using it for Blackfish and Fluke and they seem to hold up well...
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Penn fathom 300 low profile
Revo NACL 50 if you can find one
Revo beast low profile 40
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Old 08-19-2021, 03:34 PM
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Penn fathom 300 low profile
Revo NACL 50 if you can find one
Revo beast low profile 40
Dan - I have the revo NACL61 and it's been back twice to fix the sticky thumb bar on it to no avail... Do you know if they've fixed this issue?
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Another vote for the Daiwa Lexa 300HD.

What rod are you looking to match the reel with ?
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Hey DocÖ..Iíve got 2 sitting on the shelf that need reels.

One is an old school Lami IC70 inshore the other is a St Croix PC 70 HF I just bought from a member here.

Gonna drop a low profile reel on one or the other and see how it feels. Like I posted, not a huge fan of lo pros but guys I fish with love em so gonna give one a try. I fished their setups and liked the feel.

Matched the Maxel I got a bit back on a custom I had built and that worked out great. Just wanna try something different.
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Old 08-20-2021, 03:36 AM
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I use a Tranx 200. Love it for inshore fluke, sea bass etc.
Shimano is my preference because many shops in my area service/repair Shimano reels and Daiwa must be sent out.
I've never had an issue with the Tranx and may purchase the larger model too.
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Dan - I have the revo NACL61 and it's been back twice to fix the sticky thumb bar on it to no avail... Do you know if they've fixed this issue?
That is caused by salt build up , and it getting forced inside .
I have seen that on what was the second generation reels only .

The way to tell the second gen reels have a square opening on the bottom of the gear box .

I put a dab of silicone in that small opening and havenít had another issue with them .


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That is caused by salt build up , and it getting forced inside .
I have seen that on what was the second generation reels only .

The way to tell the second gen reels have a square opening on the bottom of the gear box .

I put a dab of silicone in that small opening and havenít had another issue with them .


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Not sure what generation mine is but Iíve cleaned and lubricated both sides of the thumb bar mechanisms and it still wonít pop back up when I turn the handle to reel. I have to raise the thumb bar manually.
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I have 2 Lexa Winn models with power handle, one 300 and 400. Both have the same issue with the thumb bar needing to be lifted manually. I found an old thread about it online (BD, I believe), that attribute it to a bad design on an anti-reverse lever spring that Daiwa never fixed. Regardless, they feel great otherwise and have performed well . 300 had no issues with the thumb bar until 2 seasons of heavy use, but the 400 was bought on a forum and had issues immediately.

I did get a 301 Tranx in low gear (had to buy power handle separate ) for inshore. I got 2 spools for fluke(15#) and blackfish(50#) and I really like it. I think it will hold up better than the Lexa's long-term, but only have about 1 season on it so far.

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