Budget priced - used small reel required

Have just aquired an AbuGarcia 6' Muscle Tip light spin 3-6 kg rod

 

The rod looks 'nice' and now I need a suitable reel for it that's either 'used' in excelent condition, or a lesser priced new 'quality' reel as I don't think I will be using it that often

Definately don't want an unreliable elcheapo market reel

 

Open to opinions

 

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Get a sienna fd New for 40

Tue, 2015-02-17 21:27

Get a sienna fd New for 40 bucks if you want a good quality cheap reel that will last for years with minimal care. Put fireline in whatever reel you pick, won't regret it

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 I have a twin power for

Tue, 2015-02-17 22:27

 I have a twin power for cheap if your interested

 

80 bucks

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Looked on-line at the Sienna

Sat, 2015-02-21 19:07

Looked on-line at the Sienna FD :)


looks like it would have to be good with it's 10 yr warranty for only $49

But how does it compare with the AbuGarcia Cardinal SX  @ $66  ???

 

is a question because of the $$ value as they say 'you only get what you pay for'

 

The guarantee looks like it will make a difference in favor of the cheaper reel

 

 

 

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 Mine's been through hell and

Sat, 2015-02-21 20:03

 Mine's been through hell and back, fully submerged underwater, covered in sand inside and out, and bashed on rocks and jetties. Had it for almost 5 years now and still going pretty strongly, just give it a clean out every year or 2

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I have a Cardinal ,still

Sun, 2015-02-22 07:29

I have a Cardinal ,still going strong after many years of beach fishing.

Shimano & Daiwa definatly make good stuff but they arnt the only brands out there.

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Go sienna

Sun, 2015-02-22 10:31

 My cousins sienna he brought has seen plenty of tailor and salmon, drag still smooth as new. He was iffy when u showed him the price tag. Now he hasn't looked back. Truly reliable little reels.

i use two as guest rods on board for whiting and squid never get washed and always in the elements n they run fine

another mate has one and spins for tailor no dramas, he caught one this morning on the same sienna I've watched him landed plenty of salmon on.

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Sienna a great reel for the

Sun, 2015-02-22 12:08

Sienna a great reel for the price. My kids have had one each for 10 years, one of them I had to retrieve from the bottom of the ocean after if was "released" over board, went for 5 years after that before finally crapping itself on a tuna.....

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is 3 Kilo drag enough ?

Mon, 2015-02-23 19:57

as mentioned above, I just can't get my head around the low 3 Kg drag number - is it good enough for 6 Kg fish ? ?

 

 

Sienna 2500 FD
  • 4 ball bearings
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  • -> 3 kg drag
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  • Line Capacity -> 3 kg / 183 mt

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Sienna 4000 FD
  • 4 ball bearings
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  • -> 6 kg drag
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  • Line Capacity -> 4 kg / 219 mt

 

BOTH are the same price ~$50 at BCF 

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 The general figure to aim

Mon, 2015-02-23 20:47

 The general figure to aim for with the amount of drag you fish with is 1/3 the breaking strain of your line, so unless you are going to be fishing with more than 20lb line on the 2500fd it will be enough.

Also the amount of drag you fish shouldn't depend on the size of fish you are chasing but your line weight (see above). This is definitely not set in concrete though and as you get more experienced you can adjust the amount of drag you fish to the different species you chase.

To start off with though aim for that ballpark figure of 1/3 x breaking strain

For the 2500 you would ideally want 6 - 10lb line and maybe 10 - 20lb line for the 4000

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Thank you :)

Tue, 2015-02-24 12:16

That sounds verymuch like an intellegant and factual thought

THANK YOU :)

 

That information I can now understand readily as the (local) shops I was talking with never mentioned it at all

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Sienna. Mines been dropped in

Tue, 2015-02-24 07:03

Sienna. Mines been dropped in the sand & surf, banged around in the back of the car & on the rocks & it's still as smooth as the day I got it. Caught me more big tailor & salmon than I can remember as well as it's fair share of smallish rays & other mulie eating species. Don't worry about the drag, it's plenty capable. The only tougher reel I've ever come across is the Penn Spinfisher.

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Shimano SEDONA 2500FD

Wed, 2015-02-25 15:13

Today went into the local BCF and come out with a Shimano Sedona 2500FD

 

While in there compared it with other reels mentioned and it definately 'looks' nice :)

so ........ it must be good ha ha ha



Thanks for all the replies and assistance

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I hope you have better luck

Wed, 2015-02-25 21:15

I hope you have better luck with the Sedona than I did. I'm a Shimano fan but IMO the Sedona is a dodgy reel. I killed a 4000 Sedona in a little under 6 months & that was with me looking after it properly. I've still got it but it's about as smooth as a coffee grinder now & hasn't been used for about 2yrs. The Sienna has been treated far worse but is still perfect after about 2 1/2yrs of hard use.

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I had checked out the Sienna

Thu, 2015-02-26 06:50

I had checked out the Shimano website for specs of different reels, then went out to BCF to buy the Sienna 2500 FD as advised on here

but when there I was more impressed with another Shimano reel about $20 something more expensive, bought it home, put on my glassses and found it only had 2 bearings even though it was much dearer

 

Returned it and talked with an employee who is also a FishWrecked member, so she must be a 'trusted' person, I told her I had placed a thread on here seeking relevant information on a budget priced reel

She advised me she has a Sedona and loves it, it was not in my intended price bracket so had not looked at it previously - so her personal recommendation 'sales pitch' sold me on it 

Plus it does look 'nice' too

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Hopefully you have more luck

Thu, 2015-02-26 09:48

Hopefully you have more luck with the Sedona than I did.

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reel is smooth as a

Sat, 2015-02-28 05:47

Took the (Shimano) Sedona onto the beach yesterday loaded up with just a reasonable large sinker, only to see how the outfit would work together

 

the rod/real combination is as smooth as silk - I was amazed how far it casts out into the ocean without effort

 

I'm more than happy, now I have a very nice estury outfit - but there is no estury near here to fish

 

 

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It's good that your happy

Sat, 2015-02-28 12:57

It's good that your happy with it. Find a gutter or bit of reef, berley up & send out a prawn or mulie cube on a running sinker rig. Always good fun with light gear.

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Ebay

Mon, 2015-03-09 22:18

 Jump on eBay you can get a good reel delivered to your door for under $10

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   bought the Shimano Sedona

Tue, 2015-03-10 20:07

 

 

 

bought the Shimano Sedona 2500 and am very happy with it :)
 

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If you want the reel to fall

Fri, 2015-03-13 16:57

If you want the reel to fall apart in your hands on the third herring...

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 I have a sedona in 2500 size

Thu, 2015-03-12 10:54

 I have a sedona in 2500 size matched to a pfleuger trion...its my little all rounder that gets abused frequently when I am not using my stradic. I like it and for the price couldnt go wrong. Has caught me many a fish.

Have fun with your new gear mate!