New reel for jigging

I am looking at buying my first spin reel for jigging and the occasional bottom bouncing. I have been looking at the daiwa saltist 6500 and the okuma Salina 2 16000. Just wondering if anyone has any info about these reels for those purposes. I want to spend around $300 and open to suggestions about any other reels in that price range that can do the job as good or better than the above 2.

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stretch out your budget a

Mon, 2010-11-01 23:10

stretch out your budget a tad more and look at the shimano saragosa 14000 or 18000...much better than the saltist and okuma

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Forget Daiwa Saltist spin.....

Tue, 2010-11-02 00:20

The Daiwa Saltist 6500 spin is a high gear ratio reel, not really ideal for jigging.

Definately look at the Salina II 16k or a Spheros 18000.

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Yeah Don't go I speed! 

Tue, 2010-11-02 11:48

Yeah Don't go I speed!  Much easier on a lower ratio reel!

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Also what size line will you

Tue, 2010-11-02 03:22

Also what size line will you be running? 6500 size in Daiwa is big and therefore heavy. If you want to run 50lb braid you could use a 4500 size which will be much nicer to use. You shpould be able to get 300 yards of 50 lb braid on a reel this size.

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Have a look at the quantum

Tue, 2010-11-02 05:22

Have a look at the quantum cabo 8000, online for $299, beatiful to use and packs 19.1kg drag straight out the box!!

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Fin nor 6500

Tue, 2010-11-02 06:02

A good price at around  200.00

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I've got a Saragosa 18000, I

Tue, 2010-11-02 08:46

I've got a Saragosa 18000, I think there pretty decent. But maybe settle for something a bit smaller, you'll have more fun, I reckon!

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dawia have released a new

Tue, 2010-11-02 09:03

dawia have released a new range to combat the high gearing of the saltist reels, they are called exceler da, they do two sizes a 4500 and 6500, from what i can tell they are the same reel just the exceler is the low speed version. They are also a little cheaper at $259 for the 6500. Definately woth a look at

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I've got the Salina and it

Tue, 2010-11-02 13:09

I've got the Salina and it goes well combined with my Bluewater Ugly Stick, reel is loaded up with 50lb whiplash.

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dont get the salina. handle

Tue, 2010-11-02 13:24

dont get the salina. handle is horrible and they arent smooth at all. go the exceler or spheros.

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Mine is as smooth as a

Tue, 2010-11-02 16:08

Mine is as smooth as a babies bum Lurcha, and I have no issues with the handle.

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Dale

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A big Spheros might be worth

Tue, 2010-11-02 13:26

A big Spheros might be worth a look

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I just picked up the

Tue, 2010-11-02 15:05

I just picked up the Pflueger Torsion 80s off the boys at Oceanside,It looks like a bloody solid unit ,not too heavy and very nice on the eye. Price at Oceanside was a LOT cheaper than any online store i could find so i am really happyWink.

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Wahoo, Saragosa, Spheros

Tue, 2010-11-02 15:22

I've been using the Ajiking Wahoo 8000 since last season, it's a pretty solid unit that won't let you down.

 

Also used the Saragosa and the Spheros and they are also great value for what you get... although I think the appearance of the Spheros is getting a bit tired.

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cost

Tue, 2010-11-02 19:03

what are the ajiking goin for mate ?/

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i picked up an excellor

Tue, 2010-11-02 15:30

i picked up an excellor 4500.........havent used it yet but handle is ok......no spare spool.....it will take plenty of braid line on the spool...... but i reckon it will sit just nicely on my t curve....feels nice on the spin

also it aint overly big or heavy.....had a look at the fin noor......dont know much  about it  but have heard its ok but its the size of a house brick......food for thought

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gosa 18000

Tue, 2010-11-02 15:31

gosa 18000

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another for the gosa 18000.

Tue, 2010-11-02 20:52

another for the gosa 18000. bit more dosh but, up to the 400 mark.

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unless you buy online ;)

Tue, 2010-11-02 21:22

unless you buy online ;) $320 I think delivered.

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thanks for all the helo guys

Sun, 2010-11-07 22:21

thanks for all the helo guys much appreciated think i am gonna go with the gosa 14k or 18k based on all your advice cheers