New spinning reel

Hey all,


Have been through searches but not coming up with exactly what i want, am after some reel recomendations.

Im after a spinning reel for a 13 foot sensor surf thats bit of an all rounder, mainly fishing baits (decent castability) , and throwing poppers etc.etc. Want something that matches the sensor surf but can also throw on my 11 foot spin rod. Also with a decent line capacity and drag.

I have a 4000FJ stradic which i love and was looking at the 6000FJ or 8000FJ. Trying to keep it under $300


Much appreciate others opinions



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Thu, 2012-03-01 17:57

Have a look at a daiwa windcast, I just sold mine to another forum member but that will fit the bill.
Slightly larger an emblem pro is also good with a quicker retrieve. Both are great distance casters.

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Thu, 2012-03-01 18:08

would definatly look at a surf reel eg. Daiwa Windcast, Emblem Pro, Emcast.

Not sure why you would want to use a standard spinner. You'd just be robbing yourself of casting distance and line capacity.

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 Cool,Ive actually got a

Thu, 2012-03-01 18:32


Ive actually got a shimano ultegra 14000 its got massive drag and longcast spool but the reel is huge it feels terrible to cast on that rod. I have seen the windcast and like it might have to have another look.

how are the windcast for smoothness eg. for spinning



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Thu, 2012-03-01 19:14

nothing wrong with a stradic fj 8000, very good value for money and if you keep it filled to the lip with braid youll get plenty of distance out of it on a 13"sensor surf.   cheers i personally dont like any of the "longcast " reels ive seen other than the saltiga surf .   cheers

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 mate I have bought a

Fri, 2012-03-02 10:46

 mate I have bought a SARAGOSA 6000 4 weeks ago and it is beautiful. Not to heavy, it cast great even with only a mulie on a 3 gang. would highley recommend this reel. I also have a stradic 6000 but to me the saragosa is better. Have a read on the net.


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Fri, 2012-03-02 10:56

i have a spheros on my 13ft sensor surf and it works like a charm. use 30pd braid and it flings baits a mile with plenty of drag and power. i use mine as a set and forget sorta deal. i also use a baitrunner on it depending what im after. hope this helps

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 Thanks for everyones input,

Sat, 2012-03-03 13:09

 Thanks for everyones input, i like the windcast and stradic maybe ill have to buy both haha.