reel advise

hi all,
i need to replace a reel without blowing the budget
my current reel (rovex big boss) actually snapped at the rotor this morning,leving me with a very angry fish still on and no means to retrieve line.
i need a reel that can handle bigger fish but needs to be eggbeater style
i was looking at one of the bigger shimano baitrunners but am unsure if the drag would be up to the job
any reccomendations appreciated

cheers


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more info!

Sun, 2007-10-07 12:50

The Shimano baitrunner drag is smooth and water proof Davey, a good reel. I can recommend some others but how much to you wanna spend?........what line class?......and what fishing are you doing with the reel l/b or b/base?........lures or bait?

This info is important before recommending a reel!!!

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info

Sun, 2007-10-07 13:04

cheers Ryan
the reel is used just for drifting mulies in 2-10 meters
since moving up here im hooking into bigger fish,
im still trying to figure out line class.
i have anothe rig set up with 16 kilo and its doesnt seem enough,with being in shallow water its a challenge to get them away from the reefs
budget would be around $300 ish

thanks

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imo

Sun, 2007-10-07 14:25

The 6500 Shimano baitrunner with 50lb baid would be good and if you need the baitrunner system then great. If you dont need then i'd go the Okuma V-system 80. It also has a waterproof drag system, very strong internals, thick bail arm, heaps of s/s ballbearings and a dual force large drag washer system that allows you to clamp up on big fish. The ratio of both reels is good for cranking fish in but the infinate anti relverse on the Okuma is quiker/smoother. The Okuma has a spare spool also which you could put mono on also. The okuma V-system is within your budget....PM me if ya need more info!


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thanks

Sun, 2007-10-07 14:32

thanks ryan
pm sent

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 Try a shimano spheros

Sun, 2007-10-07 20:28


 Try a shimano spheros shou;d do the job
Tackle junkie
 Andrew

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14000 Spheros

Sun, 2007-10-07 21:49

Davey, BW has Spheros reels on special for $169 at the moment. Throw in a 10 year warranty and its hard to go past.

John

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Those V-system are nice

Mon, 2007-10-08 06:23

Those V-system are nice reels and avail pretty cheap too but have a look at the spheros as well.

Keep it tight, reeeeeeel tight!

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spheros own!!

Mon, 2007-10-08 15:03

i just got back from rotto and we nailed stacks of big pinkies and dhu's in 4-20m i used the spheros 14000 with 50lb braid and rarly got ran into reef ur still going to get the odd reef snag, but less than my bro on the penn 950ssm and there well within price ur price

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Shimano

Mon, 2007-10-08 15:13


HI
Shimano 6500 is a great reel.
Have a 4500 and 6500. Used both for up north fishing and caught big trevally and mackeral.
Good smooth drag. Well worth the money.Shop around, yu should get a 6500 for under $200

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thanks

Mon, 2007-10-08 16:23

thanks guys
went with the spheros in the end,it seems to be up to the job
got new braid to replace the 300m i lost on sunday and some heavier shock leader.
maybe 2.5m of water and reef is not the place to be chasing sambo's hahahahahahaha