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Hi Guys,

After my trip to Cuba and realising that my old faithful Shimano 6010 baitrunner was seriously under gunned I'm looking at getting a heavy duty fixed spool for when I return.
It will also double as a speed jigging reel for use here.

I'm not talking Stella cash here, maybe Saragosa or the new Daiwa Saltist I've seen on the Rokmax site.

Any others that spring to mind, sub £200?
 

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Jordanis3r said:
Hmmm first to post back - apologies I missed this thread!
sub £200 is going to be tough ... I went for Twinpower SW's but you are looking around the £350 mark - how about the new Stradics? should be within budget?
What size twinpower SW did you go for?
I've just looked at the Saragosa 8000 in the shop but it looks a bit small, but the next size up is a 14000, which they don't have in stock.

The 14000 sounds like it's gonna be mahoosive, unless anyone knows different?

Cheers
 

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I have a Twin Power 4000 XG and a 12000 XG - 12000 is my popping reel and the 4000 my bass reel - imho its a Stella with a slightly smaller price tag!

I tend to buy my JDM reels from Plat or Reelseller off Ebay at a reasonable cost - hunt around and there are some bargains to be had!

(I have got a Branzino 2500 and Stella SW 18000 on the shopping list for this year ... and possibly a Twin Power 4000 PG)

Edit - Heard good things about the Saragosa - used alot in the states inc popping for Bluefin!
 

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Cheers mate for the reply.

I'm tempted to flash the cash and go for a twinpower, I use a 5000 compact for my bass plugging.

The 12000 sounds like the right size, the 14000 Saragosa must be like a mincer!

I do a lot of floatfishing live mackys in the boat, so thats another use for it.

Just trying to justify the cost :muttley:
 

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Alex Jordan said:
Hmm the 12000 is pretty monster too - mebbe the 6000 or 8000 TP?

6000 would be ideal for live mack'ing I reckon
I have the TP6000 on a Tenryu Foudroyante and I reckon it would handle that no trouble. Here is the first fish I ever took on it, second or third cast on an 8" Sidewinder (55g). 9.10.5 (on certified scales) and my best of 2009. The rod handled it fine but I was shaking like a leaf after it smashed the lure. Pipped in the friendly challenge by Mr Jameson at the 11th hour but that's what its all about.

 

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What about the baitrunner D in 6000 or 8000 if theres livebaiting involved?
 

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I guess I'm asking too much from one reel, probably to justify the purchase.

I want it to handle fishing in Cuba (see marktheshark's report on WSF, amazing), vertical jigging wrecks in 130m over here, and floatfishing live joeys from the boat here on a shimano technium xh.

Thanks for the replies, I reckon the Saragosa 8000 is gonna win, plus I can get it in our tackle shop here for sub £150.
 
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