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TBoy
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I buy cheap 30-40 dollar reals for surf fishing. Clean them afterwards and when they go out I chunk them.


I have to confess doing the same. I usually fish the coastal marsh. If the reel shows signs of corrosion I do my best to clean it but if it starts to hang up, I just get another inexpensive reel and a new spool of braid.


DownSouthDave
Walker
Member since Jan 2013
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I tie an improved clinch knot. Never had any problems with any other line. It's not a slip for sure. The line would come back frayed at the end.

Read some Amazon reviews and it seems that a few other people are having the same problem.

Amazon Reviews on Power Pro Super 8 Slick


AutoYes_Clown
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Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Oct 2012
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I use Penn Battle 2000 with Super Slick (30lb). I can only tie an improved clinch and have yet to lose a lure from the knot. For my improved clinches, I do two things, either leave a long tag end about 1/4" or burn the end into a ball. I find that most people cut the tag too close and it will slip until a certain point... if tag isnt long enough, the knot fails. Cheap braid scissors (one blade serrated) has no problem cutting it.

I am a master wind knot tying champion.


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CarRamrod
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Spurbury, VT
Member since Dec 2006
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a new spool of braid.

if you have a full spool on there why dont you just spool it from the other real. i would guess 60-70% of the line is still new under the other 30% you have been using. save you 20-30 bucks.


but i admit i respool reels jus tot d oit and get me in the fishing mood.


CarRamrod
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Spurbury, VT
Member since Dec 2006
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improved clinch knot
use a palomar knot. i dont like the IC.

also amazon reviews are suspect at best. I understand some people dont like it, but i have never had the problems and i have been offshore fishing with it for a few years.

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I do two things, either leave a long tag end about 1/4" or burn the end into a ball. I find that most people cut the tag too close and it will slip until a certain point... if tag isnt long enough, the knot fails.
i agree with this! my knotes were failing and this is what i came to the conclusion of. Once i started leaving more of a tag i never lost a knot.
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DownSouthDave
Walker
Member since Jan 2013
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I appreciate the suggestions, but it wasn't a function of the knot slipping. These were tied to swivels and I didn't go through the trouble of even trimming the ends, they were probably an inch long or more.

Damn line was getting scratched up from oyster beds and was busting. Shimano charged me more just to give me the red ass!


rodnreel
Member since Apr 2011
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re: Need new spinning reel..
shimano stradic 2500.


TBoy
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Lafayette
Member since Dec 2007
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if you have a full spool on there why dont you just spool it from the other real.


Because I will fish the same line for more than one season. When the reel gumms up good I figure it's time for new line.


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BIG Texan
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Texas
Member since Jun 2012
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I'd stay with Daiwa and get either a Balistic 4000 9 bearings or A Procyon, 4000 8 bearing. They are both Mag Sealed now so salt water will not get into the reel through the shaft. $209- $159. Any other reel the salt water gets to the bearings and the guts of the reel through the shaft. 1/2 the weight of your Saltist. 13.9 oz. on the Balistic, 4000.


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dat yat
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Chef Pass
Member since Jun 2011
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Best bang for your buck is a Penn Battle IMO


I bought two Penn Battle 3000s last month and love them.
I also bought a Penn Fierce in the 2000 size. It seems just as nice to me, but it has fewer bearings and an anti-reverse switch.


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LEASTBAY
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Member since Aug 2007
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re: Need new spinning reel..
Ordered the stradic. I burn through the cheap reels and it's frustrating when you have a fish hooked and something fails. My wife does have a cheap quantum that has outlasted cheap shimanos and other brands


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civiltiger07
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Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2011
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re: Need new spinning reel..
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shimano stradic 2500


I had a stradic 2500 and recently bought a Ci4+. With all do respect the regular stradic does not compare the the Ci4+.


Grassy1
alligator bayou
Member since Oct 2009
2815 posts

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Interesting on the ci4.

Be sure to keep us informed on how it does longer term. I've heard reports of failures... hope not for your sake, and I'd like to get one too.

Fyi, for whoever cares, supposedly the Stradic 2500 and 3000 are exactly the same except for the spool size.

I use 20# powerpro braid, and think there's more line on there than I would ever use, but if you just want more line, get the 3000.

My braid got all messed up on my spool this weekend so its all coming off anyway. Not sure exactly how this happened but its a mess.

The standard Stradic is good, but not sure its really much better than the Symetre for $80 less. Maybe long term? Who knows?


civiltiger07
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Baton Rouge
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Stradic 2500 and 3000


I found this out as well when I bought the Ci4. So I went with the 3000. I let you know if I have any problems


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DownSouthDave
Walker
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the Stradic 2500 and 3000 are exactly the same except for the spool size


The grip shape is also different.2500 has the paddle and the 3000 has the flat-t


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Cadello
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Eunice
Member since Dec 2007
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re: Need new spinning reel..
I have at least 10 ABU Garcia Cardinal 503 albi's. Have to wash them every time you saltwater fish but they are light and tough I have caught tons of is on them and even a 30+ red.


Grassy1
alligator bayou
Member since Oct 2009
2815 posts

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I have at least 10 ABU Garcia Cardinal 503 albi's. Have to wash them every time you saltwater fish but they are light and tough I have caught tons of is on them and even a 30+ red



ohhhh... Now you're gonna start bringing real fish into the situation huh?

I read that catching fish will greatly increase the wear on your reels, therefore I avoid reeling anything larger than bait and an occasional oyster on a poor day.


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TutHillTiger
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Mississippi Alabama
Member since Sep 2010
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re: Need new spinning reel..
buy cheap Shimanos u will be fine. soapy fresh water soaks


LEASTBAY
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2007
3996 posts

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I have 3 cheap shimanos, the sienna I think. 1 of them the line gets caught in the roller and another one when you catch a fish the crank comes loose. I fish almost every week in the summer though.
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bbvdd
Alabama Fan
Memphis, TN
Member since Jun 2009
9629 posts

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I have a few Stradics and love them. Caught a bunch of fish on them. 2 2500 and a 4000. Caught a 30+lbs jack crevelle on the 4000 and and many 20+lbs reds.

Caught a ton of fish on the 2500 but the biggest was probably a 10-12 lbs red. Bunch of Spanish as well.


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