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Looking at getting a new fishing reel.......

Discussion in 'Fishing & Boating Talk' started by the_great_white, Mar 1, 2018.

  1. the_great_white

    the_great_white Marksman

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    and I'm eyeballing the Shimano Stradic 2500 CI4+
    Anyone have any experience with this reel?
    Or is there a better option at this price point?
    Looking around $200-ish
     
  2. SouthernSlammed

    SouthernSlammed Gingerbeard Operator
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    always been told Shimano is a great brand, I've just never spent that much on a reel!
     
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  3. the_great_white

    the_great_white Marksman

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    I've had pretty good experience using Shimano too, but I've never spent $200 on a reel before though either, I usually stay around the $100 mark. Took a little time off and looking to get back in the tournies.
     
  4. Laufen

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    Shimano would be my bet. They use some excellent bearings. The Stradic was a great reel 15 years ago, it has to be just about perfected now.
     
  5. dougiemac

    dougiemac Dir. of Gun Culture
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    I just purchased my son a Lew's Laser MG 120/12 - 7.1:1 baitcaster and a Phlugeger President 145/6 - 6.2:1 spincast reels to put on my two Cashion rods (thanks to Paul Benson). Now my 14 yr has a much better setup than I have, or ever had.

    You can not go wrong with Lew's.

    I'm hoping to pick up a nice Lew's spincaster combo rod & reel to upgrade my Shakespeare Ugly stick combo.