Rod Pairing

Discussion in 'Private Boaters and General Saltwater' started by AllThingsKnotical, Apr 25, 2019.

  1. AllThingsKnotical

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    Picked up a Cardiff 400A off a guy yesterday. What rod would you pair it with? Currently its on a 7ft MH. Just curious about other options if its needed.
     
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    That reel will match up well with a lot of different rods. What are you wanting to fish for with this reel?
     
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    Have had the Cardiff 300 going on the 4 th year now for the surf . Good budget reel , a couple of things I will say about them . Install a set of Carbontex Smooth Drag washers with a very lite coat of Cals , adds about 5 lbs of drag and smooths it up . The level wind bushings at the end of the wormshaft need oil every time you use the reel , they wear very quickly don't need to disassemble just put a drop as close to the end of the shaft as you can . If you order the drag washers get the rt and lft bushings as well . you will need them . The other bushing that wears fast is the inner main drive shaft bushing unfortunately the bearing type replacement kit for the Calcuttas will not fit Cardiffs . Tight lines
     
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