Reel recommendation

Hi Guys,

 

 

Just after recommendations on a spinning reel to suit a Demon Blood 64C J rod to use for jigging.  Looking to spend around $400

 

 

Cheers in advance.


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 Shimano stradic - reckon

Sun, 2017-03-12 11:27

 Shimano stradic - reckon best bang for buck

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Stradic will fall apart

Sun, 2017-03-12 12:22

 stradic will fall apart I've had heaps there good but week, I'd say the new Daiwa BG 4000 no need to spend $400 it's just as good as any reel around that price. Or if u must spend heaps a Saragosa 6000 but it weighs a lot for its size as a Daiwa 4000 I'd the same size as a shimano 6000 but weighs less and holds more line. Hope this helps 

 

 

 

 

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 Two good recommendations

Sun, 2017-03-12 12:53

 Two good recommendations here ^^

Alan Hawk's review of the Daiwa BG is very positive, and for the price it's hard to go wrong.

 

Though for $400 you're getting into second hand Twin Power & Catalina territory 

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 Yep, just read Alan Hawk's

Sun, 2017-03-12 12:59

 Yep, just read Alan Hawk's review on the Daiwa BG too and has pretty much sold me!

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 Keep us posted about how it

Sun, 2017-03-12 13:08

 Keep us posted about how it holds up 

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 Definitely mate, hading to

Sun, 2017-03-12 13:18

 Definitely mate, hading to the Abrolhos in 6 weeks so that should give it a fair test

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not sure about the stradic FK

Sun, 2017-03-12 12:51

not sure about the stradic FK (however I hear it only has upgrades) but have jigged pretty extensively with a FJ Stradic ....perth.... coral bay ....monties up to 100m and the Stradic has held up very well. Caught Red Emp spangled Dhu's cobia rankins etc etc.
still smooth as.

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Sun, 2017-03-12 14:21

 

 Good choice on the BG as I said no need to waste money to get barely any difference. I've got a BG and love it even sold my stradic just to get lures for it! Cheers

 

 

 

 

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daiwa

Mon, 2017-03-13 07:38

 certate , bg , caldia sha , saragosa , all good reels 

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Hey Mitch

Mon, 2017-03-13 08:19

I'd go for a certate for that kind of money - I've put a few through their paces and they hold up well.

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 I've pretty much been sold

Mon, 2017-03-13 19:11

 I've pretty much been sold on the BG now , gives me an extra couple hundred to spend on stickbaits etc. hahaa.  Have to organise to go for a fish soon mate!

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Plan

Thu, 2017-03-16 09:03

Sounds like a plan mate - I'll hit you up next I'm planning a fish off hillaries.

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 Definitely mate, I'm always

Thu, 2017-03-16 18:24

 Definitely mate, I'm always keen to head out!

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The new daiwa saltist looks

Mon, 2017-03-13 15:55

The new daiwa saltist looks pretty good.

Very similar to a saragosa only a bit lighter.

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 Just a bit of feedback guys,

Wed, 2017-05-03 21:15

 Just a bit of feedback guys, purchased a daiwa 4000 BG with 30lb braid and put it through its paces at the Abrolhos the past few days. Landed dhuies to 13kg with no problems and even a decent cobia which would have weighed approx. 15kg. Definitley value for money!

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Bg for sure 

Thu, 2017-05-04 08:08

Bg for sure 

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bg

Thu, 2017-05-04 10:11

 bought the 4000  after the salmon killed my stradics drag 

great reel for the price

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 www.motackle.com.au/daiwa-bg

Thu, 2017-05-11 17:17

 www.motackle.com.au/daiwa-bg-spin-reels.html

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 I logged in to post the

Fri, 2017-05-12 09:55

 I logged in to post the Motackle sale on at the moment too.  That is a great price for them!

 

I've recently bought a 5000 BG.  I got exactly 400m of 40lb onto it for those interested. 

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 Yep I had to get a 4000 at

Fri, 2017-05-12 10:43

 Yep I had to get a 4000 at that price 

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 Yep I paid about the same

Sat, 2017-05-13 08:05

 Yep I paid about the same price for mine from Bluewater. Best $160 I've spent in a long time!