2500 size fishing reels

Hello all,

Ive been looking at a lot of 2500 size reels laterly, looking at something around $150 mark.  im tossing up between the shimano Nasci or the Daiwa Aird X. can anyone that has used these reels please give me any feed back on either of these reels or any other recommendations around this price. reel will be matched to a 1-3kg and a 2-4kg rod, used for yellow fin whiting , Bream. 

thank you in advance

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Pflueger Salt Finesse

Sat, 2017-04-22 20:39

 Hi mate.

Have you heard of Pflueger Salt reels? Most people have had good results with them in terms of durability and power.  They're also around the $120-$150 mark.  


For your ideal reel size, Pflueger recently released the Salt Finesse series which is the "light" version, in terms of weight. Perfect for Bream and "bread & vegemite" species!  They usually sell for $160+ but BCF recently had them for $90 each.   I grabbed the 35 & 40 sizes and they are super smooth!  Have yet to try them out, hopefully later next week!



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Not sure about the nasci, but

Sun, 2017-04-23 01:26

Not sure about the nasci, but I've 2 airds in the 2500 and the 4000 and never had a problem. Have 15kg sambos the 4000 and had no trouble putting the brakes on it. I use 2500 for whiting popping and it's a ripper.  

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 Have a look at the new

Sun, 2017-04-23 15:17

 Have a look at the new sedonas, I've had a 5000fe for over a year and thrashed it without missing a beat.

The new sedona FI reels look sweet for just over $100


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Sun, 2017-04-23 15:36

I still think the stradic is the best value reel out there. Not sure what they got for these days but they might be a bit out of your budget...


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 Agreed... I grabbed a 3k

Sun, 2017-04-23 18:33

 Agreed... I grabbed a 3k from Oceansides previous sale for $200.

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 I run a Nasci 2500 on a

Sun, 2017-04-23 16:44

 I run a Nasci 2500 on a 3-5kg outfit. Top little reel that has landed me snapper to 65cm, heaps of salmon, a couple of rat sambos & a host of smaller species. Reel hasn't missed a beat, drag is awesome & I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone. The Nasci fills the gap between the Stradic & the Symeter at the moment & is actually the replacement for the Symeter for the aussie market. Compare it to the same size Stradic on the same rod & you will not feel any difference wether you're casting or fighting a fish. 


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Thanks guys

Mon, 2017-04-24 03:48

 Have been offered a Freams 2506.  bit of a upgrade to a Aird. what you all think about the Freams. 

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dont like magseal as have to

Wed, 2017-04-26 14:09

dont like magseal as have to send to daiwa to service. look at daiwa BG as no magseal bearings. this one got a good write up by Alan Hawk