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Just a quick one

Post by bacon » Sun Jan 10 2021 23:21

Hi all. What is the going rate for a used Daiwa Lexa 300 hl?

Looking at used gear and wondering what to offer.

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Post by Kevin O'Keeffe » Mon Jan 11 2021 00:56

Look on ebay and see what they go for.... maybe.
Love the hit!

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Post by bacon » Mon Jan 11 2021 01:09

Nothing used on there unfortunately that I can see?

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Post by fossil-fish » Mon Jan 11 2021 08:21

My thoughts on second hand gear are half the price paid when new if in reasonable order.

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Post by bacon » Mon Jan 11 2021 09:20

What did the Lexa 300HL cost new? He said it is around 4 years old?

It is a full setup, Daiwa powermesh x 6ft6" 2-6oz jerkbait special rod and the 300 HL.

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Post by Andrew Croft » Mon Jan 11 2021 09:46

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Post by bacon » Mon Jan 11 2021 10:09

I'm not selling. I'm looking at buying some used tackle.

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Post by BillCollins » Mon Jan 11 2021 10:58

I have'nt used one myself, but some of the more experienced lure anglers on here would advise against buying a Lexa, apparently they can be troublesome.

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Post by John Milford » Mon Jan 11 2021 11:01

fossil-fish wrote:
My thoughts on second hand gear are half the price paid when new if in reasonable order.
I think 'half new' is very much 'mates rates' (for private sales) these days.

There is a shortage of new stock currently. Plus, some older, discontinued 'top end' tackle has become highly sought-after.

Bids on eBay can often be more than new for quality gear - if it is in very good condition.
"He's some sort of lure savant. Or just has an unhealthy addiction to old lures. We are not quite sure . . . . . "

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Post by bacon » Mon Jan 11 2021 11:47

Thank you. What sort of reliability issues are we looking at with the Lexa? I'm used to servicing and breaking down my sea fishing multis so I have no problem with it being a servicing issue. Or is it more to do with parts failing?

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Post by BillCollins » Mon Jan 11 2021 13:21

bacon wrote:
Thank you. What sort of reliability issues are we looking at with the Lexa? I'm used to servicing and breaking down my sea fishing multis so I have no problem with it being a servicing issue. Or is it more to do with parts failing?
Daniel, who does a lot of lure fishing might post on here later when he sees it. He had a Lexa which was returned to Daiwa a few times and they failed to fix it, others on here have mentioned a similar fault occuring on the cast. Maybe pm him ?

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Post by Daniel » Mon Jan 11 2021 14:08

I had, actually, I still have one, in a drawer, as I wouldn't sell it to anyone, it's been back to daiwa several times now for the same fault.
The spool doesn't re engage after casting.
It takes several turns of the handle before it kicks back in, not much use on shallow venues, the lures often laid on the bottom covered in weed before I can start the retrieve!

Each time daiwa has fixed it, it started again within a few hours use.

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Post by bacon » Tue Jan 12 2021 13:16

Appreciate the feedback, I asked the seller about any issues about spool engagement and he was positive he hadn't experienced anything like that, so I decided to gave it a punt. I didn't ignore your feedback, but the bundle seemed like a good deal so I think it's worth the risk.

The bundle was a Daiwa Powermesh X 6ft6" 2-6oz Jerkbait special rod, the Lexa 300 HL, SG net (looks barely used), Flambeau lure bag (looks unused) and 26 lures including what appears to be some good ones, ranging from 35g up to 150g.

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Post by bacon » Thu Jan 14 2021 10:21

Hi all. The reel came spooled with approx 50m of powerpro 80lb, he probably had a few crack offs!

I want to get some fresh braid on there, Dave lumbs website mentions to buy by diameter which is fair, so in PP that is 0.41mm 88lb, 0.43 106lb.

Rather heavy stuff, the lures that came with this setup go up to 150g, so which braid of those options above would you all choose? 0.43mm?

Would Jbraid in 0.42mm 102lb be another viable option?

From looking on here the main issue would be cracking off casting the larger lures which the larger diameter braid helps to avoid?
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Post by Daniel » Thu Jan 14 2021 10:36

I'd use 79lb, .35 j braid x8.

I like the multicoloured stuff personally, when I'm using straight retrieve lures like spinnerbaits, the one meter marks on the braid give me a good idea of the lures speed.

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Post by bacon » Thu Jan 14 2021 11:06

Good stuff, I am a fan of Jbraid, good value and decent strength for my shore fishing, bass fishing and lighter pike setup.

I take it Pike are not line shy!

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Post by BillCollins » Thu Jan 14 2021 11:33

+1.
X8 Jbraid, good line :thumbs:

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Post by bacon » Fri Jan 15 2021 17:41

Went out for an hour today just to get the feel of everything and try out some of the lures and ofc the rod/reel combo.

Range was more difficult than I had expected! 6ft 6" rod I guess and rather stiff in action. The reel isn't brimmed with line, I did take off the power pro that was on there to inspect it and wound it back on over some fresh mono backing but I left it very low, its probably 4 or 5mm down the edge of the spool. Even with the mags fully off it certainly isn't going to be causing any issues...I will take it back off and wind on a bit more mono to bring the level up and increase the retrieve.

Anyway, the heavier lures were easier to cast farther, which is obvious, but I rather enjoyed the baitcaster, the thumb bar makes repeat casting v.quick, simpler to control range and drop it close to the opposite bank. Rather pleased, didn't catch any fish though, 4 blanks on that river in a row now...

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Re: Just a quick one

Post by bacon » Wed Jan 20 2021 02:20

Out of interest, what are the lure size to braid diameter rules that most people work with?

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