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I'm minded to replace my Daiwa Emcast 5000, mostly because the line-lay is rubbish, it's getting a bit tired too (or I'm getting tired of it!) It will need to hold 300yds of 30lb powerpro. I'm not that bothered on make but I lean towards Shimano so they would be fave. As I understand it a Daiwa 5000 is the equivilant of a Shimano 6000, is this right? I'm minded to put £120 ish into the reel, wondered if any of you folk had any good ideas? Really needs to have an excellent front drag if thats possble for this sort of monies...
 

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Have you won the lottery????
You seem to be buying lots of tackle considering you ain't catching :wink: :wink:
 

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Tim, the daiwa's do tend to have wider spools than shimano's. Have you thought about the emcast evos? I have a pair of 5500 emcasts, although it depends on what youre going be using the new reel for? off the boat? or abroad? Of course you have the daiwa bull reels as well.
 

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Off the boat Mike. Very local! When you say wider do you mean diameter or length front to back?? I want to chuck a flat fish SP off the boat. I find the line lay with braid to be a real pain on the Emcast, is the sport better?
 

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OK. up the ante... (ulp!)

Still looking for the right reel. Found a Shimano Saragosa 6000 for £167 in the UK, bit over the original budget but am tempted..... Just wondered if anyone knows much about them, assume they've got to be pretty alright, but y'know, it's a big leap from an Exage.... But I want a quality item for my tope attempts this summer and I've gone right off multis.
 

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Have a look at some of the fox reels. They have great linelay and a long spool cast for miles with no prob. I use them on beachcasters.
 

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I have the diawa emcast and the line lay with braid is very good since i put a washer under the spool, but as you say before i did that it was real bad.
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Cheers Marc, there's no prob with loading bias front/back, the line just 'digs in' and doesn't leave the spool easily. Maybe I just need to get rid of the cheapo Channel Cut braid and get something a bit better. Maybe...
 

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I use power pro on one reel and stonefisher on the other perfect apart from the odd wind knot on the power pro
 
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