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Hi ya there Bops,

Just got one in from Singapore, a 5500. Not hooked anything big with it till ow but it feels great. cast like a dream, has a very nice handle and knob, weighs just enough and takes on one shit load of line.
A bit expensive but then I plan to use this one for life... it feels that good.

will let you know how it deals with a fish when it gets one


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Hi Ken

Could you let me know how much it cost you in Sing? Which shop did you buy it at?

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Bops

the shop is on beach street. it's called joe's or something like that. he had one of these and another saltiga. if i remember right he wanted 500sing for the saltiga and around 800 sing for the surf. since my mate went loco in there and bought a lot we got a hefty discount. but troll around the area. there are many shops around and each gives a better deal. there are a few shops that have last year's models and will really let them go cheap. just don't get taken in by the surecatch stuff, it is cr*p.


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Thanks for the tips, Ken. Looks like Cabelas is cheaper than Singapore. The Saltiga Surf is listed at $399 which is a lot cheaper than 800 Sing.

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templ ... &noImage=0

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ah 800 is what he asked for. but in the end we walked out of that store with enough goodies. so i would say i paid about 600+ for it. Must bargain harder next time. the chinese love it i think.


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Are you using braid or mono on it? Any idea how it compares to the Stella?

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never used a stella. Have an opus and that is one mighty tough reel... lousy drag though. But i really like daiwa... have some really old reels and they still come good.

I have loaded a lot of 30 lb power pro and topped it off with 30 lbs mono. still to use it but just winding the line in was really slick. :D :D :D


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just read some where on the net that you can buy a SSurf 5000 (which has a faster retrieve) and put on a 5500 spool for added capacity. Is this true????? are the reals really interchangeable... can someone check!!!


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Found only one link which talks about interchanging spools. This is probably the same one you read already.

http://www.stripersonline.com/surftalk/ ... p?t=520693

BTW the linked forum is really cool!!!! One of my old haunts.

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Does the wider dia of the Saltiga result in longer casts? As this is an expensive reel $400, how does it compare with Penn SS in terms of drag strength, casting, line capacity, reliability and handling/fatigue after using all day?

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