Stella sw5000 opinions

Hi all. Im looking at upgrading my td advantage 4000. Reel will be used for demersal jigging matched to a HR sylphy heavy Pe3 which my advantage feels perfect for at 400 grams. Is the stella 5000 to high a gear ratio for jigging or is it negated by the fact that the spool is so small. I cant justify the price difference between the stella and the saltiga for a reel that will only be used a handful of times a year (cant realy justify the stella but oh well). I can get the stella for $750 and the cheapest I have seen the saltiga 4000 is $1050. Or do I import the SW5000PG? would prefer to buy local.

Any help will be appreciated. Cheers in advance.


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The Stella 5000SW is the best

Fri, 2012-03-23 21:49

The Stella 5000SW is the best reel I have ever owned hands down. I have a Saltiga Expedition among some other top quality reels (bit of a tackle junkie) but the little Stella is simply amazing. The only reason for the difference in price with the new Saltiga is because it is a new model. In fact Alan Hawk does not rate it as good. You'll have a great reel in the Saltiga but due to the price discrepancy it's hard to go past the Stella. An option to save money is the Twinpower SW. Got one of those as well!! Hard to tell the difference at that size and you could save a couple of hundred and not know the difference.

 

Some links to Alan Hawk's stuff.

 

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Got the stella 5000SW on a

Fri, 2012-03-23 22:30

Got the stella 5000SW on a nitro viper for spanglie fishing with 40lb accudepth.  Its one hell of a sweet reel as its drag can and does stop tropical nasties from reaching coral in the shallows.

Another thing to think about if your fishing PE3 is your rod is probably going to max out on drag rating around 7-8kg.  So in theory you might be better served with say a sustain FG 5000- lighter than the stella and still has 10kg of drag. 

I will probably pair my stella onto a PE4 rod at some stage to play with YTK's and sambos that my PE2 cant stop.

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i just swapped my 5000 stella

Sat, 2012-03-24 10:17

i just swapped my 5000 stella for a 4000 saltiga. prefer the saltiga a lot more, not to mention shimanos service is very average atm. i waited over 2 months for one part. but for the price difference the stella would be the better option.

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2 months for a part? Isn't

Sat, 2012-03-24 10:19

2 months for a part? Isn't that good for Daiwa?

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Haven't needed any parts for

Sun, 2012-03-25 12:24

Haven't needed any parts for the saltiga yet, as for the Stella......

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Tuff Tackle

Sat, 2012-03-24 12:51

Check out the AUSTRALIAN BUILT tuff tackle reels mate!!!

A little heavier than a shimano but tuff as a brick sh..house!!! 

www.tufftackle.com.au

Let us know what you reckon!!!    Ive got the a new Brawn series reel coming and cant wait!!!  My diablo is a tank.. Nothing stops it!!! (although they have just stopped making these)

 

Also have 15 year warranty

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I own both a 5000sw and the

Sun, 2012-03-25 10:05

I own both a 5000sw and the 2010 saltiga 4000. While I like both reels, I'm yet to be convinced the saltiga is a better reel.

If you're demersal jigging and you use a long jerk style, I personally don't think a low ratio makes a huge difference as you're reeling in slack line on the down stroke. On the other hand if you're going to do some mechanical style jigging for small seriola species you will probably notice the difference with a lower ratio reel such as the saltiga4000 or sw5000-PG. Keep in mind, the sw5000-pg isn't sold locally, will set you back roughly the same as a saltiga4000 (because of the jdm carbon knob), and won't have warranty either.

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Thankyou ALL for the advice.I

Sat, 2012-03-24 19:36

Thankyou ALL for the advice.

I will be doing mostly jerk style jigging for demersals so I think your right on the 6.2:1 gear ratio. The reel might possibly make it to the beach if im game enough as most of my fishing is done off the beach so high retrieve might also serve another purpose. Also agree on the cheaper models but if your also a tackle junkie like me (as fundage and higher powers allow) you would also understand a stella would be all so sweet!!!

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For PE3 demersal jigging I'd

Sun, 2012-03-25 15:08

For PE3 demersal jigging I'd go with the SW6000PG... it's the same body but has a deeper spool and will fit a full 300m spool of PE3 braid. I'm about to get one of these myself. It's more expensive but you get the oh so sweet carbon knob (you said you're a tackle junkie!).

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Hahaha ill have to have a

Sun, 2012-03-25 20:54

Hahaha ill have to have a look. Would prefer a local buy and im not sure they sell them here.

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If you get the Daiwa

Sun, 2012-03-25 19:48

If you get the Daiwa Tournament 8 Accudepth braid I reckon you'll get the 300 yard spool on the 5000. Just got some 50lb from my Ryoga Bay jigging (strewth I'm a junkie) and it is so thin. 0.26 mm for the 50 lb.

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My 5000SW has a full roll of

Sun, 2012-03-25 20:33

My 5000SW has a full roll of tournament accudepth on it.  40lb.  It was full to the hilt (been on a few trips and I tie biminis) so I dunno if you will get all the 50lb on it.

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