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 Posted: Wed Apr 10th, 2019 06:15 am
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Barbelman
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Do anybody have both? I would love to see how they compare size wise. I am about to pull the trigger on the LC5500 but cannot get one in my hands at my local shops in Bloemfontein.

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 Posted: Wed Apr 10th, 2019 11:24 am
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I have had both the DL and Ultegra 5500 XSC and they about the same size in line cap. They both of great quality reels so I would say the biggest question to yourself is do you prefer baitrunner or do you prefer the clutch at the front? I would say that the baitrunner is better suited for papgooi and the ultegra for specimen although you could use either for whichever. Why do I say the Ultegra is better for specimen? Well for me its the fact that it is easier to reel in larger leads with the single handle of the ultegra than with the smaller double handle of the DL period! Also, the line lay on Ultegras are better and would possibly gain you a few meters in casting...Then one also has to look at the price difference as ultegra is prob more or at least double the price. So, horses for courses as I always say! Good luck with your purchase ;)

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 Posted: Wed Apr 10th, 2019 12:08 pm
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Hi Fishpaste.
Both the reasons you mentioned is valid.
I sold my Penn reel recently just because i dont want to use standard reels anymore.
All my reels must be baitrunners, and I prefer the drag on the front, only because it will then be simular to all my other reels.

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 Posted: Thu Apr 11th, 2019 01:50 pm
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I may have made a mistake...The baitrunner LC5500 is a baitrunner and I have no experience in them...

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 Posted: Thu Apr 11th, 2019 05:04 pm
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Fishpaste wrote:
I may have made a mistake...The baitrunner LC5500 is a baitrunner and I have no experience in them...

I hope to experience one very soon_seal1_
Now I an just waiting for the shop to give me a quote to pay.

Do anyone know where I can buy one online?
I cannot log in to my account at Ganis. I am waiting for their quote. To do the eft.

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 Posted: Tue Apr 16th, 2019 02:53 pm
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Guys, can someone please confirm for me.
This reel, the XTB LC5500, does it come with a spare spool?

I just received mine today from the courier, but it only has one spool. I want to make sure before popping the supplier a mail.
Thanks.

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 Posted: Tue Apr 16th, 2019 05:32 pm
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Hi Barbelman,

The XTB5500LC does not come with a spare spool, if not mistaken, none of the shimano bigpit baitrunners available in south africa are sold with spare spools.

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 Posted: Tue Apr 16th, 2019 05:37 pm
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OOZARU wrote:
Hi Barbelman,

The XTB5500LC does not come with a spare spool, if not mistaken, none of the shimano bigpit baitrunners available in south africa are sold with spare spools.


Cool, thank you. I did not wait and did send the supplier a mail allready. Included was 2 pairs of line savers that just clip onto the reel. I then thought since there are two pairs there must be two spools.

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 Posted: Wed Apr 17th, 2019 06:54 pm
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Yeah an extra spool would have been a decent add-on to include to make it worthwile to upgrade ftom the XTA's???

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