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 Posted: Fri Feb 28th, 2020 12:35 pm
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DeanoGrant
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Location: Sedgefield, South Africa
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Equipment: Light Tack Estuary-Sea-Dam
Best Catch: 18.7kg Kob
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Hi Anglers

Please can i get some advice on these Grinders i have a specific budget not more than R2000.00

Rovex Big Boss 3 8000 or 6000
Okuma Azores blue 6500
Shimano Sedona 8000 F1
Fin Nor Lethal 100

Really wanted to get the Diawa BG 6500 or 8000 but its just over my budget still need money for a rod... i will be using for edibles and smaller non eds. any advice will be greatly appretiated...thanks guys and gals

tight lines::tight:::slr::_seal1__seal1__seal1_

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 Posted: Fri Feb 28th, 2020 03:06 pm
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Visserman (Stephan)
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Location: Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Posts: 120
Equipment: Shimano
Best Catch: Sailfish 45kg. GT26kg, Cuda 24kg, Dorado 12kg, wahoo 22kg
Favorite Fishing Spot: Mozambique, Inhambane, Durban, Zinkwazi, waar die vis byt
Boat: Quick Catch 186, mercury 115hp EFI
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Hi,

I have a Lethal 80 and its never let me down, the 100 is a heavy reel with a monster drag. For edible fishing I will rather opt for the 80. the reels mentioned id take any but my last choice will be the Sedona also have one and it feels rather cheap.

What rod are you looking at? This will also assist in reel choice.

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 Posted: Mon Mar 2nd, 2020 05:35 am
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DeanoGrant
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Location: Sedgefield, South Africa
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Hi Stephan, i am looking at pairing the reel with the Adrenaline Cero Samaki 13.8". i get the same feeling with Sedona , feels cheap, what do you think about the Rovex Big Boss 3 range, it seems good value for money?

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 Posted: Mon Mar 2nd, 2020 12:41 pm
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Visserman (Stephan)
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Best Catch: Sailfish 45kg. GT26kg, Cuda 24kg, Dorado 12kg, wahoo 22kg
Favorite Fishing Spot: Mozambique, Inhambane, Durban, Zinkwazi, waar die vis byt
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Hi,

It does seem good value, haven't fished with one, but have seen a couple of guys using them. Wouldn't go with a Finnor Lethal 100 as its to big, more the size of a Saragosa 20000. Hopefully someone will give personal experience with reel can comment for you.

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 Posted: Mon Mar 2nd, 2020 12:44 pm
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Glassy
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Howsit, the Big Boss reels are solid. Bit heavy and slow for spinning but should be good for your purpose. I use a 6000 on a 12ft rod and it works very well. Decent drag and line capacity. 8000 size should be good for rods around 13 of 14 foot.Hit a search on YouTube for some reviews. They are popular in Australia.

Some specs in the link below:

https://www.jarviswalker.com.au/rovex-big-boss-3-spin-reels.html

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Last edited on Mon Mar 2nd, 2020 12:45 pm by Glassy

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 Posted: Tue Mar 3rd, 2020 10:42 am
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lagoaty
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Location: Worcester, Breede Valley, South Africa
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what rod will work best with the reel?

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 Posted: Sat Apr 25th, 2020 09:26 am
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Ets05
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Location: Richards Bay, South Africa
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Equipment: light tackle, rock and surf and boat or fishing ski ...
Best Catch: giant kingfish 24,3kg
Favorite Fishing Spot: St. lucia Richards bay and KZN South coast
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A mate of mine uses the rovex big boss 2 for edibles, but last summer he threw a redeye head on a bank for a stumpie and hooked into a 76kg giant guitar the reel survived and is still going strong only thing that doesnt work is the actual clicker and that was on the 6000 size.
Food for thought.

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