High speed vs low speed

Now a burning question, it seems to be a well know fact that a lower speed reel ie, saltiga expedition is better suited for deep water jigging, but popping for GT's, tuna or any pelagic's a higher ratio would be much more suitable. Now im not a millionare (yet) and in an ideal world id like to own both an exp and a dog fight but ill have to settle for just one. Now this isnt a brand argument, my mind is seton a saltiga but im just tring to decide if i will be disadvanged if i choose one over the other, high or low?? which would be the better all rounder??


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Fri, 2007-01-12 12:56

Saltiga 6000 or Stella 20 000 can do just about anything , if I was chasing one big a$$ reel to do it all , I would go the Stella 20 000

JMHO

I see and use all them reels and other stuff and the Stella is Stellar

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I used a Stella 20000 of me

Fri, 2007-01-12 13:09

I used a Stella 20000 of me mates throwing poppers at trevs in broome and it was the sweetist reel i have ever used. He uses it for jigging up black jews mainly and swears by it for that. I havent used the saltiga so i cant comment on that. I origanlly thoght the 50lb braid it was running was a bit of an overkill but after getting busted on that i wasnt so sure, big trevs go really hard and loading them up still doesnt stop them sometimes.

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I had the same dillema just

Fri, 2007-01-12 13:47

I had the same dillema just recently when choosing between the Stella 10000FA and 20000FA (high and low speed respectively). In the end I chose the one with the most line capacity (20k) since I was planning on using it for GT popperchucking and Jigging.

If you're going to be dedicating it towards one particular style, get the one that suits that best.

If you're going to be using it for both (like I am), a low speed reel can be used for GT popperchucking and vice versa a high speed reel can be used for jigging, you'll just have to work a little harder.

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Has anyone ever tried to use

Fri, 2007-01-12 14:40

Has anyone ever tried to use a high speed for jigging? or is it just a state of mind? i havent actually heard anyone say "i tried the high speed and geez it was a struggle" or anything similar.

An all rounder is what im after in the end, i have always leant toward the low speed but i want to be sure when i spend the cash im not gonna wish i picked the other....

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i used a 10k stella for

Fri, 2007-01-12 17:58

i used a 10k stella for jigging/chuckin big poppers. never had a problem in the 2 or so years i had it. Plan to give it a shot trolling too as i wouldnt mind gettin some mackies on spin gear for somethin diff at my next trip north.

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i'm not going to go into

Fri, 2007-01-12 18:41

i'm not going to go into which is best for which cause opinion may difers and also it must have been discussed many times before but IMHO, you wouldn't notice any differences right untill you own both of them, then you'll appreciate what each can do for you

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I think what he wants to

Fri, 2007-01-12 19:41

I think what he wants to know is which is a better all-rounder reel...
In the end I reckon the Exp will do the job of both as it still cranks in almost 1m per crank. I own 2 of them and will be adding a Stella 20000 to the collection. Personally I dont see a need for high speed reel becoz of what I mostly target. Fair enough if you mainly target speeder pelagics, even jigging for them as they require a fast moving action to entice them. Around Perth area, I mainly jig for bottom fish and possibly the off tuna.

I had a Saltiga 6000GT and only used it in Exmouth for GT popping. But in the end still prefer the slower reel as I mainly work the popper slow and relatively calm conditions.

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Thanks honsu, thats the kind

Sat, 2007-01-13 08:36

Thanks honsu, thats the kind of comment i was after.
Please feel free to comment if you have an opinion anyone else but as i said before its not a saltiga/stella comparison im after, its purely about which reel will be the better all rounder

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Well then

Sat, 2007-01-13 10:54

Well then go the Van Stall 275 .

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Lol bling bling but nah

Sat, 2007-01-13 11:04

Lol bling bling but nah pass, water proof drag and all the fruit but nah im not into the old vanny's.
If i was going down that track id definatly go for an accurate twin spin but now im getting off the subject.

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High speed vs Low speed

Sun, 2007-01-14 18:09

I think a low speed is the better allrounder.
Reason - you can always wind a reel handle a bit faster without much effort, but try winding a (loaded-up) high speed reel a bit slower and it can be a real pain!
I tried a twin spin 30 and it felt like a peice of machinary, the 6500Exp and the Stella 20000 both felt like precision instruments.
I brought a Exp because of the 1metre per handle turn and my dislike for 'showy' reels.
No contest really.