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#1
Hi guys.
I'm all open for suggestions for a good, reliable, cost effective spinning reel for dropshotting somewhere in the Shimano Sedona range? With all the new "cheaper" reels on the market I'm worse than a woman in a lingerie store.
BIG FISH EAT LITTLE FISH....
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#2
Riprap Wrote:I'm worse than a woman in a lingerie store.

They don't have a problem...they just buy the lot !
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#3
Must have a top drag and at least 10 bearings.
The more I learn about fishing the more I realise
how much more I have to learn about fishing.
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#4
Why do you say 10 bearings Jeremy?
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The more I learn about fishing the more I realise
how much more I have to learn about fishing.
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#6
I bought this real from my wife 2 month back. I am a Shimano fan but this real really impressed me.

Okuma Trio 30. There is something about the sound of good spinning real's drag in full flight. This real was 350 SA ront on special. Super smooth. 9 bearings and 1 RB

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My preferred size is a 2500 but most like there drop shot reals a bit smaller.
The more I learn about fishing the more I realise
how much more I have to learn about fishing.
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#7
I use shimano sustain 2500. Dream reels!!!
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#8
Lews laser speed spin.

Available in 100, 200, 300 or 400 sizes. I run the 300 series, super happy
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#9
Have a look at the shimano sahara as well. I have stradics and the sahara and it is great value for money. Almost as good as the stradic and half the price.
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Hayden Wrote:Have a look at the shimano sahara as well. I have stradics and the sahara and it is great value for money. Almost as good as the stradic and half the price.

I have a Shimano Sahara as well. Very nice reel and great value.
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#11
I always buy saltwater reels. They last longer.
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#12
bblunt Wrote:I always buy saltwater reels. They last longer.

I'll second that. Always take my rod to the beach for a few flings. Multipurpose.
The more I learn about fishing the more I realise
how much more I have to learn about fishing.
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#13
Hey Rip,
I am a huge shimano fan but give the Diawa Regal a look. at R400 for a 2500 size its great value for what you get. I use a 2000 size for dropshot in estuaries as well as for my bassing. have never had an issue with any parts and the drag system is smooth and sensitive.
I have landed a good few decent sized Leeries as well as other species with no issues.
Live in the Moment...
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#14
Thanks guys, much appreciated. A little research yielded the following but bear in mind the prices are from different stores and we know how much they vary from shop to shop and batch to batch:

Reel Bearings Max drag (kg) weight ratio price

Sedona 2500FD 5+1 7kg 269g 4.7:1 R599
Sahara 2500FE 3+1 5kg 260g 6.2:1 R930
Stradic 2500 ci4+ 6+1 7kg 195G 6.0:1 R2 595
Stradic 2500FJ 5+1 7kg 260g 6.2:1 R1 695
Lews laser G2 10+1 5.2:1 R556
Okuma Trio 30 9+1 8.1kg 6.2:1 R549
Diawa Regal 5+1 8.8kg 325g 5.3:1 R450 + free spare spool
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#15
Hi Rip. I have a Daiwa Exceller 2500 this is a step up from the Regal and really an awesome reel.
Regards Robert Jacobs
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