1000 or 2500

hi

what do u recon is better for marina and bream (fishing lure fishing)?

could u land a salmon on a 1000 and when would you use a 6 to 8kilo rod?

cheers matt

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2500 toooooo big get 2000 or

Thu, 2010-06-10 08:03

2500 toooooo big get 2000 or under

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matt.... Again... A

Thu, 2010-06-10 08:09

matt....
Again...
A 1000-1500 is good!!!

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Depends!!

Thu, 2010-06-10 11:46

1000 or 2500 size reels really depend on the rod you are matching it with. It needs to balance out the rod.
Also what line class you planning to run on the reel?? A 2500 size reel will have more line capacity and more cranking power and also allows you to run to 10-15lb braid.

1000 size reels is more suitable for ultralight rods and suited to 6-8lb braid.
If you want an all-rounder light outfit. Stick to about 8-10lb braid and 2500 size reels.

You can land a salmon with a 1000 size reel but a 2500 size reel with matching rod will have more control over your fish and not spending so much time trying to land one salmon.

6-8kg rods is suitable for casting large soft plastics and metal lures to 50gm. They also vary in lengths from 6ft to 10ft.

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Also 1000 and 2500 size

Thu, 2010-06-10 11:47

Also 1000 and 2500 size reels can vary physically in different brands.

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how often are you going to

Thu, 2010-06-10 12:44

how often are you going to chase salmon though? 2 time a year? 2500 in marina = very boring fishing sesion and even for big bream its to big 6lb is heaps for herring bream squit and even pinkies. i run a stradic ci4 and it has handled fish to 3 kg no worries at all. but personal preferance i guess

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thabks for the point the

Thu, 2010-06-10 16:04

thabks for the point the salmon arent going to be around for long

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go bigger

Thu, 2010-06-10 16:14

1000 reels are to small dude get something bigger and spool it with 6-8 pound 1000 reels are for skinny little bream rods .brg

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2500

Thu, 2010-06-10 18:11

2500 for me too, far more versatile than a 1000 sized reel. Try working a popper for whiting on a 1000, let alone tailor or Bonito if we ever get a run of them again. Most decent reels will have a spare spool so rack one up with 8lb braid and the other with 15lb. 

Honsu's point on branding is very relevant too. So work out what you want and go from there.

Check out the Quantum Energy PTIs 30 a hell of a lot of reel for the money. They're not light but in my book that's a good thing.

1000's are for boys with very small willys who are used to a short stroke.

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no big reels are for people

Fri, 2010-06-11 07:59

no big reels are for people that need to compensate for what they dont have if you cant work a popper for whiting on a 1000 you have seriouse problems

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shimano i love that gear and

Thu, 2010-06-10 18:16

shimano i love that gear and why are 1000 for people with small wangs? also why cant you work a popper on a 1000?

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also if 1000s are bad y do

Thu, 2010-06-10 18:17

also if 1000s are bad y do afc people use them??

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Spono'd

Thu, 2010-06-10 19:49

Tournament fishers use the gear they use because they're paid to. That's their job, to sell fishing gear to you. And why would Daiwa or Shimano want you to have one reel that will do the job just fine when they can sell you 2 or 3 or 4 etc etc

1000 sized fishers may not have small wangers, that was what is known as a pi$$ take or a pun (due to the fact that 1000 sized reels have a short stroke.....)

It's hard to work a popper on a 1000 sized reel 'cos the retrieve rate is insufficient.

And until someone wants to come along and pay me a $hiteload of money to go fishing and use unnecessarily small reels or micro leaders(so you lose more of their lures!!), that's the way it's gonna stay.

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i use a 1000 size reel for

Thu, 2010-06-10 20:15

i use a 1000 size reel for ultra light gear . 2 lb and 4 lb for my herring and whitting bait fishing. the smaller reels are easier to set the lighter drags .. my 2500 gear runs 8lb and 10lb for salmon and up north light popper work.

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Hi Matt, I would recommend a

Thu, 2010-06-10 21:00

Hi Matt,

I would recommend a 2500 reel, especially if you are new to finesse fishing. I say this because you will have far less line issues (wind knots etc) than with a smaller spool diameter (1000 size reel) that can be very frustrating if you are new to using ultra light braids. The larger spool diameter will reduce this issue. If you match the reel up with a rod that balances nicely you will still be able to fish all day without any fatigue.

I would spool this with 10lb sunline super PE or 6lb fireline, this will allow you to fish for bream and salmon without having to change spool's etc. Fish 3-4lb leaders for bream and 10lb for salmon and you should be laughing.

I use a variety of reels from 1000 up to 2500 for bream, each has their advantages (1000 is lighter and balances up better with lighter rods, 2500 balances heavier rods better and less line troubles).

Dawse

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I think (my opinion) that

Thu, 2010-06-10 21:01

I think (my opinion) that the 1000 reel is great!!!
My affinity 1000 is more of a 1500 or even 2000 !
i Preferd the 1000 as it doesnt need a lot of drag and it means you can have more fun then locking up on a herring (hahaha Leemo :D)...
Matt i have fished with you a coouple of times and i think from what you are doing a 1000 wil do the job fine. match it up with a 1-3kg rod and dam you are going to have the most fun with 40cm herring or 1kg skippys :P
Whats fishing with-out challenges hey?

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Let me say, that by no means

Thu, 2010-06-10 21:58

Let me say, that by no means am I an expert. I also value the vast array of opinions that are out there. What works for one, may not not work for all. I value everyones input.

I had a similar issue recently. I have a 2500 Shimano Sienna running 8lb Playtpus mono on a 7FT Shimano SSS (Catana?) 2-4kg rod and wondered if I should also get something a little lighter. Say a 1-3kg rod with a 1000 size real.

Brenz and others gave me great advice of their own experiences.

As a result I have spooled my new Shimano Sienna 1000 with 4lb Stren Microfuse and tried this on my 7ft 2-4kg rod. I added 8lb Rovex fluorocarbon leader to the set up. I hooked up a River2Sea Bubble pop 35 (4gm) POPPER and it performed perfectly. 1000 size reel & a popper, it cast the same distance as my 2500 reel, mono & 5gm lure on the exact same rod. No issues whatsoever. Ultimately the 1000 will be placed on a lighter Bream rod, so it'll be interesting to see if it cast even further.

1000 size reels, no worries

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Good advice Chris, But I

Thu, 2010-06-10 22:07

Good advice Chris,

But I would suggest that the difference you noticed in casting is likely due to the difference in line rather than the reel, Stren is fused and when new, casts much better than mono, I would say (at a guess) the microfuse would be at least 1/5 the diameter of the 8lb mono you are using.

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The lightest I go is 2500

Thu, 2010-06-10 22:16

The lightest I go is 2500 size shimano.
Reasons- Increased capacity, Increased drag + cranking power (not all reels), Gives me more versatility and confidence.
Each to their own, but i like to have a go to, general purpose combo that i can take with me everywhere.
There are many advantages of a 1000 size reel, but none suit my needs.

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agreed. But using the 1000

Fri, 2010-06-11 07:53

agreed.
But using the 1000 in marinas only and maybe moore river. there is no herring which are gonna strip 120m+ of 8-10lb on its first run :P
Baby sambos are a different story :D

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Thanks Jack

Thu, 2010-06-10 22:58

Yeah, being new to braid I was very interested in how it would go.I'm now interested to see how the 1000 with braid would go with a 1-3kg rod rather than the 2-4kg rod which it currently sits on. Still undecided whether to get 66, 7 or even a bigger bream rod to match the 1000 with.

The 2500, mono on the 7ft 2-4kg is great outfit and it casts the same distance as the 1000 with braid on the same rod. Lure weight is virtually the same.

The real difference I have noticed is that I can feel weight / resistance using the 2500 with mono as opposed to no resistence / feel casting the 1000 with braid on the same rod.

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hey Mate i have my 1000

Fri, 2010-06-11 07:50

hey Mate i have my 1000 Affinity on a 6'8" and it is PERFECT balance! i am running 8lb braid and have a spare 10lb with me when i take the light unit out.

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