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 Post subject: Size 4000 Spinning Reel.
PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:04 am 
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Location: Ashok Vashisht, Panchkula, Haryana, India.
I am getting a new Size 4000 Spinning Reel as I currently have only Size 2500 (Daiwa Tierra) and Size 6000 (Abu Garcia Soron STX).

I have shortlisted the reels from the "Saltwater Reels" for the tougher build quality. Budget is US $ 150 - 220. Which one would you pick up?

1.Shimana Saragosa :SRG4000F: 12.5 Oz/, 12/160,Drag 22lb $ 190.
2.Shimano Stradic FJ: ST5000FJ: 10.8 Oz, 12 / 195, Drag 20lb, $210.
3.Daiwa Procyon : 3500SH: 11.6 Oz, 12/210, Drag 17.6lb, $160.
4.Daiwa Ballastic: 4000 SH: 10.1 Oz, 12/260, Drag 17.6, $210.
5.The just launched Abu Garcia Revo Inshore
Abu Garcia : Revo IN S40: 10.2Oz, 12/180, Drag 18 lbs, $ 200.

Please advice.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:04 am 
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quantum cabo 50 good sw reel


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:02 am 
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Yes, its looks good. But I already have a 15 oz reel - Abu Garcia Soron STX60. I would prefer a lighter reel in the 10 - 11 oz range.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:59 pm 
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Check out the stardic Ci4 4000 . Its a light reel weighing 9.3 oz, and should be within your budget ..

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Ashok,

The more reels you look at, the more confusing it will get.

The Stradic FJ is my choice, it is smooth as silk and tough ... much favoured
in Australia where it has to handle some testing fishing conditions.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:51 pm 
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Stradic as Kingfish pointed out...or Saragosa...

I love my Gosa :-)

Bit heavy though...

Saiki


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:25 pm 
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I has also submitted a query to Alan Hawk (www.alanhawk.com). He replied to me that the Saragosa was the toughest of them.

I believe that Stradic FJ would be the smoothest of them all ? But, I just want to wait to take a look at the review of Abu Garcia Revo Inshore Spinning reel. It looks quite a good reel.

Thanks for your opinions.


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Also check out the Okuma reels while you are at it


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 4:09 pm 
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Shimano Symetre 4000FJ..


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:31 am 
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i strongly suggest the saragosa.. but please go for the 8000. you never know what will hit you or what size.. while spinning from the rocks on the coast.. the saragosa 8000 is a value for money , lite weight reel for its capacity and has enough grunt to fight most of what the sea will throw at you. i would ideally pair it with the penn torque surf rod 9ft. 40 -50 lb braid, 50 lb fluro leader.. and a snap.. and tour good to go.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 12:39 pm 
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Undoubtedly the saragosa or stradic. Both are great reels and you have great after sales service with shimano.

all the best, Scott


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Any suggestions or feedback about “Daiwa Saltist STT4500H Saltwater Spinning Reel”


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:09 pm 
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Vinod,

This reel (Saltist 4500H) had some initial problems and received considerable bad reviews.

Over time, Daiwa seems to have resolved matters and anglers/guides using this reel under some testing conditions ( catching GTs) have given it their vote of confidence.

Daiwa reel sizes are much larger for the same numeric designation i.e. their size 4500 reel is equivalent in size and capacity to a 6000 reel made by
Shimano.

So, this reel would be overkill for a situation where a size 4000 reel is needed by Ashok.

Kingfish


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:22 pm 
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Hi Kingfish.. thanks a lot for the valuable feedback..

Can please suggest the best spinning reel from the below model..pls explain the reason also.

Daiwa Saltist STT4500H Saltwater Spinning Reel
Shimano SRG8000F Saragosa F Spinning Reel

Thanks in advance..

Regards - Vinod


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:34 pm 
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Kingfish, somehow I would prefer the Shimano over Daiwa. This is besides the fact the 2 spinning reels I have are Daiwa & Abu Garcia!

I had zeroed in on the Shimano Saragosa SRG4000F due to the robust build quality. But the reel is 12.5 Oz against my target of 10.5 oz or so - about 2 oz heavier.

Also, I am waiting for the review of the Abu Garcia Revo Inshore Spinning reel.

Otherwise, I am left with 2 choices - the Shimano Stradic FJ 5000 or the Daiwa Ballistic 4000SH.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:36 pm 
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Vinod - between the two models most would vote for the Saragosa! But take a look at the Saragosa 10000 - its the same weight as the 8000 but with extra spool capacity and has an aluminium rotor as opposed to the graphite rotor in 8000.


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if you have liked team daiwa tierra... go for the 4000. its also a saltwater reel. i have had mine and had it for 5 years not and still going good. have serviced only once :)


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:51 am 
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It is a difficult choice choosing between a Daiwa and a Shimano...people
are either in one camp or the other.

My experience has been that both make excellent products.

However, my inventory of reels is biased heavily in favor of Shimano for two reasons.

Firstly (and mind you this is for Australia only), they give a 10 year warranty
on their reels.

Secondly, their servicing centre usually returns the reel within 2-3 days and at a cheaper cost than the competitors.

All things being equal on the cost and technical side for 2 given reels from
different makers, these are the factors (warranty & ease of servicing) that influence my final choice.

Now, I know that this will unfortunately not hold true for India and this makes the decision on which reel to choose even more difficult for you.

So, may I turn the question around and ask other anglers in India what factors
make them choose their reels ?

Kingfish


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:05 am 
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Ashok,

If you can obtain the previous model ( Stradic 4000FI), it has the added
advantage of including a free spare spool.

On the new FJ model, they have not included this item and it has to be bought at extra cost.

I do not need to explain the benefits of having a spare spool for the same reel.

Regards,
Kingfish

P.S. You may also get a much better price for the Stradic FI .


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:07 pm 
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Gone those days when me and my angling buddies killed time with saltiga or stella arguments...LOL

Saiki


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:02 am 
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Saiki,

Saltiga & Stella are way out of my budget.

I am coming around to buying the Saragosa 4000 at US$190 because of its toughness. Only if it were 2 oz lighter!

BTW, the Abu Garcia inshore Spinning in size 4000 is now being posted onto the tackle websites. Look good but its US$250! Thats about $50 more than my budget.


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