What size shimano

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What size shimano

Post by Hiignoramus » Sun Jul 19, 2015 4:08 pm

Looking for a size reel that I can go whipping and do some light plugging. I was thinking around the 5000-6000 series. I just want to carry one reel and a extra spool for different size lines for whipping and light duty plugging. What would you choose?
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Re: What size shimano

Post by kona-ulua-style » Sun Jul 19, 2015 5:55 pm

For small game whipping and menpachi fishing we like using the shimano stratic 4000 with 6lb and 8lb mainline... this work well for us..

I am guessing you may want to also match the reel size to the fishing rod, and weight or size of your plugs...? ...and test of line line you want to be using too...?

Sound like you want to stay in the 5000 or 6000 reel size range.. go for it.... Later on you will know If you may want to go bigger size reels and rods...!

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Re: What size shimano

Post by f8ldzz » Mon Jul 20, 2015 6:59 am

Keep in mind...

The Stradic FJ series...
4000 and 5000 body is the same; the 5000 just has a bigger spool.
The 6000 and 8000 body is the same; the 8000 just has a bigger spool.
I think this applies to most - if not all - of the Shimano line-up.

It's a significant jump from a 5000 to a 6000 reel.

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Re: What size shimano

Post by Ducusin808 » Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:30 am

I have a stradic fm 5k that I use exactly for what you want to. I have mine spooled with 30# PP super slick with a small 10ft top shot of mono paired with a 10ft okuma Hawaiian custom, It's a solid reel and handles great. For the most part I use bubbles/egg leads with grubs but if I feel like it I'll throw some 1-2oz plugs like out bluffs or kakus and they do well on the cast and retrieve. Having an extra spool with light mono would be useful if planning on going for red fish. If you would wanna wait for the fk series to come out then just cruise till it gets released, might pick up one myself

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Re: What size shimano

Post by poi » Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:50 am

I use the 5K/6K saragosa...they have the same body so can buy either and buy the other spool separately. I use it for light plugging and curly tail action.

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