New demersal jigging reel

 Just wanted some opinions I'm looking for a new Demersal jigging spinning reel and either thinking 5000SW shimano biomaster or 6000sw saragosa I have liked my shimanos and want to stick with them I already have a stella 8000 and 10000 SW and don't need another one at this point.


thinking of running PE 3-4 and want to use it in around 50m of water 



grayzeee's picture

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Considering my 4000 sustain

Thu, 2014-03-13 05:25

Considering my 4000 sustain on my jigger is my number 1 most used combo out to 100 meters , I wish I had spent the money on a 5000 stella for that rod and gone cheaper on much less used combo's.


If I spent half as long fishing , as I do reading this bloody forum , I'd be twice the fisherman I am. 

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Down Size a Stella

Thu, 2014-03-13 06:09

 Do you even use the 8000 & 10000?  Def don't need a big reel if you only want it for jigging up to 50m.  A 2500 or 3000 size is perfect. Wait for the new Stella's or go a model down with similar specs.  I use a C3000 Twinpowert for all of my demersal jigging up to 80m.  Running PE 3 on a PE 2-4 NS Magic Eye.  Such a nice light combo with the stopping power..  

More fun that way too!


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 I do need to sell done of my

Thu, 2014-03-13 07:02

 I do need to sell done of my unused combos that's for sure! And should put it towards a Stella 5000/6000.

i use the 8000 and 1000 for heavier jigging and live baiting.

a stella with a magic eye would be perfect for each other 

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You want to make sure you get

Thu, 2014-03-13 18:51

You want to make sure you get one of the PG stellas.

At least in the 08 Aus delivered (i.e non black stellas) the 5000 was a high speed reel and wouldnt be my pick for jigging. I'd go for a 4000PG.

You could also look at the new 2014 Stella 4000 that's coming out this month in Japan and in May in Aus I think. I've got one on order for light jigging.


When asked by a non-fisherman 'how many fishing rods do you really need?' the correct answer is either:

n+1 (where n is the number of fishing rods you currently own); or

n-1 (where n is the number of fishing rods which would cause your significant other to dump you.