Med spin combo

In desperate need of a spin combo to fish 20/30lb. Will be used mainly for livebaiting for barra and perhaps a bit of bluewater work in the off season. Thinking of a Sustain/Twinpower 4000. My question is will these handle 30lb or would they be better suited to 20lb? Which rod would suit nicely? Thinking of a Starlo Stix Snapper Spin (5-8kg).


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20lb

Mon, 2007-09-10 18:10

I think youll find the reels are better suited to 20lb Jay.

I gave my Certate 4000 its maiden run on the sambos sunday and I think that size reel is suited to 20lb much better than 30lb. You would get a way with it for a while but in the end I think it will put too much pressure on the reel.

Im pretty sure Honsu downgraded his Certate from 30lb to 20lb as well.

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team daiwa saltwater

Mon, 2007-09-10 19:39

hi jay

check out the team daiwa saltwater rods if you get an opportunity.. got one on saturday... full chrome SiC and quite a stiff blank for their line rating.. bit more pricey but they look the sh1t... hard foam split grips and a silver blank... they 701HFS might suit what you're after

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IMO i reckon the daiwas have

Mon, 2007-09-10 19:54

IMO i reckon the daiwas have a smoother and stronger drag than the shimanos!
look at the certates and the hd certate customs...like a mini saltiga those things, bloody strong.

dont get me wrong though the shimanos are still good, with spare spools etc.. they aren't bad value for money.

as for rods...starlos range is good with sic guides, and their cheap aswell, other good range are the gloomis pro blue series, team daiwa tierra rods (cheaper range) arnt bad...theres quite a few to choose from

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certate 3500 hd, or stella

Tue, 2007-09-11 07:41

certate 3500 hd, or stella 6000/TP 6000 all great reels.
Rods - tcurve 5-10 bluewater spin is nice, i have a dorado 70 with certate hd and it is a brilliant  outfit with 20lb but a bit pricey. Had a ball on tuna up to 30lb with it in ONslow though and it would be great on big Barra and threadies the drag is great on the certate

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Certate is a bit more than I

Tue, 2007-09-11 16:51

Certate is a bit more than I wanna spend right now so I'll probably go with a Twinpower 4000.

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Twinpower

Tue, 2007-09-11 16:58

Jay - Mako Magic runs a 4000 twinpower with 20lb braid and he seems pretty happy with it so far.
Should be good for what you want to use it for.

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Thanks for the feedback,

Tue, 2007-09-11 17:04

Thanks for the feedback, looks like that's what it'll be.

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Twinpower or Certate 4000??

Tue, 2007-09-11 17:21

Twinpower or Certate 4000?? depends on how much line you need....Certate holds more line but Twinpower is lighter and quicker reel. Otherwise you could check out the new Stradic and Sustain with all new technologies similar to the new Stella, TD Tierra or Capricorn 4500J might be another options...


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New stradic and sustain

Tue, 2007-09-11 17:45

New stradic and sustain sounds interesting, where can I get more info honsu?

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Wed, 2007-09-12 07:24

http://www.tackletour.com/reviewicast07reels.html



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Thanks HHonsu, an idea when

Wed, 2007-09-12 15:41

Thanks HHonsu, an idea when they'll be available in Australia?

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