is there any reason??

right
i've asked a few people in the know , this same question , but everyone has different opinions
i have a stella 8000 for my mid range jigger
i need a dedicated sambo outfit for the season
do i pony up on a new reel and rod , or can i get away with the SOM 16000 spool for the 8000 and just get a new rod to suit. would be running 80lb +
it's the cheaper and preferable way for me.
what do you think???

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8k with a 16k spool and some

Fri, 2010-12-10 20:18

8k with a 16k spool and some heavy line. If you can run a decent amount of 80lb, you're gold!

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Piece of piss, last season

Fri, 2010-12-10 21:37

Piece of piss, last season did the sambo"s on a custom 4500Z and 40lb no worries what so ever!! Also boated in very reasonable time as well!! As quick as 100lb on a 20k Stella and Blue Rose. Harder you pull, the harder they pull!!

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Piece of piss, last season

Fri, 2010-12-10 21:37

Piece of piss, last season did the sambo"s on a custom 4500Z and 40lb no worries what so ever!! Also boated in very reasonable time as well!! As quick as 100lb on a 20k Stella and Blue Rose. Harder you pull, the harder they pull!!

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Def agree with you there

Fri, 2010-12-10 21:52

Def agree with you there Steve, id pull and yank and ill get owned. Leah will gently jig, reel in and her sambo will be boated ahah

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Stella 8000 with SOM 16k spool....

Fri, 2010-12-10 21:55

Done it 3 times so far. I got exactly 300m of PE6 (85lb) and fished it on a PE8 rod. No problems at all. Just remember its still a small reel with smaller gears, so use your rod to fight the fish, not the reel's handle.

Other than that, do check the drag on the spool first. Mine needed greasing as it was dry and topped out to only 5-6kg. Use Shimano's drag grease and it'll give you all the drag you'll need.

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Yep, I've been using my 8000

Sat, 2010-12-11 12:34

Yep, I've been using my 8000 for everything heavy lately. (Running 50lb). I'm actually thinking of getting rid of my larger reels.

If you have confidence in your knots, technique & equipment, then go hard. Just remember, as Honsu said, it's still a small reel, so treat it well under pressure.