4000 reel advice

HI All,

 

I need some advice on buying my new reel. I am looking at a 4000 size to hopefully run 20-30lb. It will be used for throwing soft plastic to light bottom bashing up north. I  have been doing a bit of research on the net to find the best prices around the world. Here are soem choices and prices if any one can help me.

Stradic 4000 - $190

Sustain 5000 - $199US

Bradia - $335


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I have a stradic 4000 that

Mon, 2011-07-18 12:47

I have a stradic 4000 that has landed heaps of great fish from snapper and dhuies to big sambos. For the price they're a great little reel! Love it, should easy fit 300m of 20lb and even 300m of good quality 30lb. (just put on 300m of daiwa tournament hyper accudepth a few days ago on mine)

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Also think the saragosa 4000

Mon, 2011-07-18 13:07

I just love this reel and its very versatile. Probably lacks line capacity but not a problem with plackies and light BB.

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i have the stradic and the

Mon, 2011-07-18 13:11

i have the stradic and the sustain

both been great.  sustain has a couple extra bearings over the stradic.

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Check out the Diawa SOL or

Mon, 2011-07-18 13:37

Check out the Diawa SOL or heartland 4000. I have the Heartland and it is a great little reel.

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I have a 4000 model Sustain

Mon, 2011-07-18 13:37

I have a 4000 model Sustain as well. Running 20lb Daiwa Accudepth and I cant fault it. Caught heaps of fish and a big Gummy and tons of Rays.

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I own a stradic Ci4 4000 and

Mon, 2011-07-18 15:02

I own a stradic Ci4 4000 and a twinpowerSW, both are great.  the stradic is really good value for money IMO

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Saragosa

Mon, 2011-07-18 16:46

I have a 4000 Saragosa lying here doing nothing mate, Have been think about offloading it for a while. I just don't get use out of it as I am 99.9% landbased and have other options.

10/10 condition, spooled with 25lb coloured YGK Braid, also comes with a spare spool (which you don't normally get with a gosa) which is spooled with 20lb Platypus Super Braid.

Let me know if your interested mate, I'll send you some pics.

Will sell for $190, have all reciepts, box etc...

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i recently bought a stradic

Mon, 2011-07-18 19:07

i recently bought a stradic 5000 from the states, but only because the sustain was 100 bucks more. so for that price i would get the sustain.

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I have stradic 4000 c14 and

Mon, 2011-07-18 19:16

I have stradic 4000 c14 and its a great little reel especially for the price but my twin power 5000 pg is my fave :) great reels.

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Should see Stradics getting

Mon, 2011-07-18 19:21

Should see Stradics getting specialled off already, the new FJ series is out at ICAST.

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http://www.tackletour.com/rev

Mon, 2011-07-18 20:08
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the FJ's look ugly

Mon, 2011-07-18 20:11

the FJ's look ugly

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Sure, but the Shimano Sustain

Mon, 2011-07-18 20:27

Sure, but the Shimano Sustain FG is darker than darth vader!

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they both look terrible, not

Mon, 2011-07-18 20:29

they both look terrible, not sure about the "stand" on the sustain either

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It would be particularly

Mon, 2011-07-18 20:32

It would be particularly excellent for rock fishing. Beats scratching the shit out of your reel.

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good point, wouldnt be useful

Mon, 2011-07-18 20:36

good point, wouldnt be useful out on the boat tho

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Depends, I've had my gear

Tue, 2011-07-19 07:34

Depends, I've had my gear scratched up plenty good on some boats. Can hang your hook off it as well!

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agree they both look crap, i

Mon, 2011-07-18 20:40

agree they both look crap, i though the colour of the c14 looked good

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also the holes in the drag

Mon, 2011-07-18 21:24

also the holes in the drag knob of the sustain look like there begging to be filled with salt and sand. i couldnt find any new ci4 on there, was is released this year?

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BCF Myaree

Mon, 2011-07-18 21:07

Hi Guys, Bcf myaree have the Stradics from the 2500, 3000, and 4000 for $169.00. If this helps you make up your mind.

 

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Must admit 169 for a Ci4 4000

Tue, 2011-07-19 08:34

Must admit 169 for a Ci4 4000 is a good price

 

spannish think the ci4 is around 18 months old now perhaps even more

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oops i thought you meant

Tue, 2011-07-19 17:33

oops i thought you meant there was a new model ci4 out

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Cheers for all the

Tue, 2011-07-19 15:37

Cheers for all the comments,

 

Contacted BCF they do have the Stradic 4000FI - $169

Tackle Direct in US Stradic 4000 FI - $140US

 

Has anyone used a Shimano Rarenium

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Man for the extra $29, you

Tue, 2011-07-19 16:27

Man for the extra $29, you would be mad not to buy it locally.

10 year warranty has to be worth $29 any day of the week.

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$29 Bucks worth it

Tue, 2011-07-19 16:45

Definatly i aggree with you $29 bucks is money well spent. Just keeping my options open with other reels like the Rarenium. Is it the same as the Stradic Ci4, or is it different.

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Sol or Heartland

Tue, 2011-07-19 18:13

Diawa spin or Shimano baitcasters

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decision time

Wed, 2011-07-20 10:54

Ok guys,

Thanks for all your comments. I still dont know. Stradic 4000/5000, Sustain 5000, Rarenium 4000/5000, Daiwa Bradia 4000.

 

If you had up to $350Aus no more what would you buy?????

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 Stradic Ci4 4000, still get

Wed, 2011-07-20 11:08

 Stradic Ci4 4000, still get some braid on it for that price.

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Cheers Goodz

Wed, 2011-07-20 11:22

Thanks for that mate,

was on top of my list. I was only considering how much better or worse others are.

Rarenium 4000

Stradic Fi 4000

Bradia 4000

Sustain 4000

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if you really need it to be a

Wed, 2011-07-20 11:32

if you really need it to be a light reel get the stradic ci4 4000, but if an extra 60 grams in weight doesnt worry you (which it shouldnt because a 320 gram reel is still bloody light) get the sustain fe 4000.

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size

Wed, 2011-07-20 11:36

Sustain definatly worth a look.

Shimano 4000 size, how does this compare to Daiwa size