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#11384400 - 02/01/16 04:07 PM Finesse spinning reel size??
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What size spinning reel do I need? Mainly for drop shot.
I'm leaning towards Shimano stradic. Any other model I need to consider? $150 range.

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#11384534 - 02/01/16 05:32 PM Re: Finesse spinning reel size?? [Re: milkfisher]
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#11384551 - 02/01/16 05:39 PM Re: Finesse spinning reel size?? [Re: milkfisher]
djones03 Offline
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Registered: 09/11/13
Posts: 147
I use a 200 series

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#11384625 - 02/01/16 06:13 PM Re: Finesse spinning reel size?? [Re: milkfisher]
SRitchey Offline
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Registered: 10/31/13
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Loc: McKinney, TX
I just got a new Stradic 2500FK last week and all I can say is WOW! I have another rig with an Abu Revo SX30 and like it too. The new Stadic is unbelievably smooth and solid. Some guys go up to a 3000 or 4000 series saying it causes less line twist but I haven't had a problem. My mainline is 12 lb. Sunline SX1 braid and a 7 lb. Sniper fluoro leader on the Stradic and 20 lb. PowerPro braid mainline and a 8 or 10 lb. InvizX fluoro leader on the Abu. The Abu is around $150. the Stradic is closer to $200.
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#11384641 - 02/01/16 06:22 PM Re: Finesse spinning reel size?? [Re: milkfisher]
ironmike Offline
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I think you'll like the Stradic, especially if you get the ci4 plus. I like the 2500 size. I use 2 different setups for dropping, a 2500 and a 3000. Good luck!
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#11384656 - 02/01/16 06:27 PM Re: Finesse spinning reel size?? [Re: milkfisher]
NickHasty Offline
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Registered: 12/11/11
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Loc: Yankee Land U.S.A
I have a 7'1" Loomis GLX with a 1000 stradic that is LIGHT, I use 6 lbs line on it, amazing.

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#11384769 - 02/01/16 06:59 PM Re: Finesse spinning reel size?? [Re: milkfisher]
Klinger N Ok Offline
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Registered: 01/13/07
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Loc: Ponca City, Ok
2000S / 2500S in a Shimano or 2004 / 2506 in Daiwa. Order from Japan to get the shallow spool option along with a cheaper price due to the currency exchange rate.
You can pick up that new Stradic FK 2500s or 2500HGS(high speed model) for about $150 to your door.
If you really want light, go with the CI4+ from Shimano or the Zaion construction from Daiwa.

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#11384986 - 02/01/16 08:07 PM Re: Finesse spinning reel size?? [Re: milkfisher]
Brad R Offline
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I'd only add that a Shimano Stradic CI4+ 2500 series would be tough to beat. It is light, super strong with its proprietary gearing, a great drag system, super water tight so really very low maintenance requirements and, of course, it casts like a dream.

For drop shotting finesse style, I'd recommend 10 lbs. braid with either a 6 or 8 lbs. fluorocarbon leader.

I might get the new Stradic FK in a different size and I'd also like the finesse size for really light lines for pan fish.

*** If I could suggest one change, the only one I can think of for the various Shimano spinning reels is how nice it would be if the arbor had a hole for holding line eliminating the need some of us have to put backer on it before s braid mainline goes on.

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#11385706 - 02/02/16 08:03 AM Re: Finesse spinning reel size?? [Re: milkfisher]
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Loc: Carthage Tx
Originally Posted By: milkfisher
What size spinning reel do I need? Mainly for drop shot.
I'm leaning towards Shimano stradic. Any other model I need to consider? $150 range.
The Shimono line of spinning reels cannot be beat. They are the best especially when it comes to line management. However I don't think you would see all of the qualities of a stradic if you were only dropshoting in fresh water. I use the Sahara and symmetry 1000 series to fish vertically for crappie and I have caught many big bass up to 7 lbs with these reels.Save some money and buy 2 or 3 reels for what you would spend on a stradic. If you want to see what a stradic can handle go to the coast and catch a couple nice reds. You will be amazed.


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#11386003 - 02/02/16 09:30 AM Re: Finesse spinning reel size?? [Re: milkfisher]
Rob Lay Offline
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Registered: 02/21/10
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2500 and 3000 OK, 4000 way too big! I have tried them all.
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#11386163 - 02/02/16 10:12 AM Re: Finesse spinning reel size?? [Re: milkfisher]
chas1 Offline
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Registered: 04/01/06
Posts: 341
Loc: Stephenville tx.
Stradic 2500FK , yes

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#11386681 - 02/02/16 01:15 PM Re: Finesse spinning reel size?? [Re: milkfisher]
DustyHart (sf150skeeter) Offline
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Registered: 07/30/12
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Loc: Pleasanton, Texas
I have used/owned 2500 size Shimano's and Daiwa's, a couple of BPS similar sized reels (Johnny Morris and Pro Qual.) and this year I opted to try the new Abu Garcia Orra Power Finesse. It is a 35 size and I absolutely love this reel and it retails for just $99! Best drop shot/finesse reel that I have ever used.

http://www.abugarcia.com/abugarcia-reels...nn/1347797.html
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#11386789 - 02/02/16 01:43 PM Re: Finesse spinning reel size?? [Re: milkfisher]
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Loc: Denton
For quite a bit less money than the Stradic, I have used Shimano Sedona for years in the 2500 size and they are great! I have a the next one up in price too(can't remember the name it is green) but not much difference in performance. Drags are good(important for light line) and they are smooth!!
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#11386810 - 02/02/16 01:56 PM Re: Finesse spinning reel size?? [Re: milkfisher]
Finesse Master Offline
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Loc: Wichita Falls/DFW
2500 and 3000 most companies use the same bodies for both reels just different spools.

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#11387093 - 02/02/16 03:36 PM Re: Finesse spinning reel size?? [Re: milkfisher]
J-BURN Offline
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Registered: 12/08/10
Posts: 278
Loc: Denton,Tx
2500

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