4500 size jigging reel

Looking for a mid size jigging reel, but don't want to spend heaps, budget of about $200-250??  What do you folks recommend?

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Saltist 4500

Mon, 2010-04-12 18:03

Saltist 4500

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Stradic, Saltist?

Mon, 2010-04-12 18:08

Shimano Stradic or Diawa Saltist. I know the stradic doesn't have a 4500 but check them out. I have a Stradic 5000 and love the reel for the price that it is. Good luck Alfred

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Stradic 8000 is the

Mon, 2010-04-12 18:55

Stradic 8000 is the equivalent of a Daiwa 4500.

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The Daiwa Catalina is

Mon, 2010-04-12 18:25

The Daiwa Catalina is available in either regular (98cm/5.1:1), or high-gear (108cm/5.7:1).

The Daiwa Saltist, for some unfathomable reason, is only available in high gear (113cm/6.1:1).

Perhaps for jigging and the target price then the Exceller DA (4.7:1, 89cm) is a better choice for PE4?

PE3 you might get away with a 4000 size, but if its not a really good one you will blow it up.There are a lot of Daiwa models available with about 4.8:1 gearing and that gives you something like 85cm retrive, but of course that drops quickly as the spool empties in small reels.



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If you can afford it get a

Mon, 2010-04-12 20:23

If you can afford it get a catalina insanely good reels for the money (pretty much 85% saltiga parts) otherwise a saltist 4500 or stradic 8000 for your budget

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I suspect that all the above

Mon, 2010-04-12 20:12

I suspect that all the above suggestions may be out of my price range.  Thinking along the lines of an Okuma V system 55a or 65a??

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saltist 4500h good reel.

Mon, 2010-04-12 20:57

saltist 4500h good reel. Daiwa Oceano is very good for money also. Spheros also food for thought.

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ebay alfred - you can get

Tue, 2010-04-13 08:10

ebay alfred - you can get some very good older model but new stock stuff sometimes

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Okuma SalinaII 5000 or Daiwa

Sun, 2010-04-18 16:32

Okuma SalinaII 5000 or Daiwa Capricorn 4500j(Oceano) in the price range. SalinaII going for $150 on evilbay. Big drag for the money.