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 Posted: Tue Mar 25th, 2014 01:59 pm
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rookie_101
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I need help buying a new grinder. My budget is around R1500. At the moment i have a Fin Nor Bahama 6000. I'm looking to catch bigger fish & also want a reel which can take more line but won't be to heavy for a 14 foot rod. I also would like to be able to use it on my 12 foot loomis which i currently have. I feel I am not ready to go onto braid, so preferably a reel that can handle mono...

I have ruled out the shimano saragosa because it's to expensive...so I've narrowed down my search to 4 options:

1 - Shimano Spheros 18 000 (only prob is it feels a bit heavy, but takes a lot of line)

2 - Shimano Ultegra ( not sure which size would be right?)

3 - Shimano Stradic ( also not sure of the correct size)

4 - Penn Battle ( also not sure of size)

One question, is an 8000 in any of these reels big enough?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Rookie

Last edited on Tue Mar 25th, 2014 02:00 pm by rookie_101

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 Posted: Tue Mar 25th, 2014 02:11 pm
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Mis die stap en gaan sommer na die volgende stap en koop 'n ordentlike multiplier. Jy sal nooit weer terug kyk nie.

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 Posted: Tue Mar 25th, 2014 02:14 pm
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of stap liewers in by Stefs tackle...en ga vra vir hulle!!

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 Posted: Mon Jun 30th, 2014 07:40 pm
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I have a Stradic; love it!! But I think it will bust your budget.  Do tell us what you get and how much it cost.


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 Posted: Mon Jun 30th, 2014 08:32 pm
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What do you want to use the set up for???

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 Posted: Mon Jun 30th, 2014 08:50 pm
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Looking at your topic heading (see below)

"need help buying a new grinder for the surf
to cast further and handle bigger fish"

Maybe just before you go into a tackle shop and buy a grinder you should understand that this wont create miracles.

It does not guarantee further casts and bigger fish - period

I dont mean bad when I say miracles, its just that there is a perception that if you cast with a grinder you outcast a multiplier by miles.

Now this is not true - (And Ok, I am ready to get shot here)

If you can cast a multiplier the increase in distance vs cost and do'e and dont's is not really worth it.

However you will see a vast improvement on your distance if you cannot cast a multiplier properly.

Also bear in mind compare apples with apples, like size bait, same size hooks, same area, same conditions etc.

If you have a multiplier set-up and you feel you can handle it, I suggest you first borrow a grinder set-up and try it and see if it creates a miracle.

remember a cost of a grinder does not end there
1) diff rod set -up--- guides, bionic finger etc
2) New line - smaller dia, maybe braid
3) other leader line, maybe a a thicker braid.

My suggestion is --- consider carefully before taking this step with a tight budget.

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 Posted: Mon Jun 30th, 2014 09:27 pm
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I have an ultegra (14000,) which would work on the 14 foot. It casts very nicely, and has enough drag and cranking power for any ed, and medium to fairly large sharks.

It may be a bit heavy for the 12 foot, but line capacity and a big drag means the reel is going to be fairly large. It's a pleasure to fish with, but won't outcast a multiplier once your sinker, bait combo exceeds 5 oz. It may exceed your budget, but not by much.

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 Posted: Tue Jul 1st, 2014 12:31 am
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What Simen said !!!!!
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A big grinder takes a heck of a lot more strain than a smal grinder.

I would personaly look at either a big penn slamme or daiwa BG that are bulet proof .
The conventional griner casting method nshould already give you more distance than a similar centre pin reel

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