4000 size reel combo recommendations?

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Epicskwid
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Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:58 pm

After my daiwa laguna set has been through 4 years of fishing , the poor reel has finally given up the drag is no longer very smooth the anti reverse is buggered . so i'm looking for a new set.

I used the set as a small lure casting + second strayline/ledger rod.
Occasionally i will hook onto something to big for the reel to handle so i am wanting to go up to a 4000 sized reel with a decent enough rod to go with it. I have been looking at shimano sedona and sienna reels which are in my price range with a rod being 200$ and under. Does anyone have experience using reels like this or have experience with similar reels any advice would be appreciated .
cheers :y:
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Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:18 pm

I find it hard to go past the Shimano Stradics, but, they are more expensive than your indicated budget..
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Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:11 pm

I would add another $50 and get Shimano 4000D combo
they pretty stubborn and versatile.

Ps: make sure you leash your small reel when in baitrunner/strayline mode
if you going to leave it unattended.

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Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:54 pm

Yes those stradics are a bit much for my pocket , The baitrunner i will take a look at. i plan on having a look in store on some of the reels then ordering one online for a bit cheaper. thanks for the info guys
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Kayak PB's
15.10kg Kingfish - Tangoio Beach
10.25kg Snapper - Tangoio Beach
7.44kg Albacore Tuna - Port Taranaki
3.20kg Kahawai - Port Napier
2.70kg Rainbow Trout - Lake Taupo
2.20kg Blue Cod- Tata Beach Golden Bay
2.15kg Trevally - Taylors Bay Mahia
2.10kg John Dory Port Taranaki
1.40kg Tarakihi - Whangawehi Mahia
1.21kg Gurnard - Tangoio Beach

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Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:59 pm

Epicskwid wrote:I have been looking at shimano sedona and sienna reels which are in my price range with a rod being 200$ and under. Does anyone have experience using reels like this or have experience with similar reels any advice would be appreciated.
I have 2x Sedona's, being a 2500 and a 4000. For the money, they are pretty hard to go past. I have them loaded with 10 and 20lb sufix fuse braid, and have been able to easily subdue anything I have caught so far (not saying much!)
You are welcome to pop around anytime (I'm just past Bay View) and give them a run for a weekend. I'm not really doing much fishing at the moment, so you're welcome to try them. My favourite is the 2500.

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Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:53 pm

I've had a Shimano symetre 4000 for a over 2 years and haven't had any issues at all and have knocked over some nice fish. That should be in your price range.

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Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:46 am

I've destroyed two sienna's n have upgraded to stradic ci4+ 4000fa. Awesome n smooth. Biggest problem is remembering not to wind drag up too far. Getting a 5000 for kingi casting/livebait setup. Kinda pricey but ya gets what ya pay for.... ;)

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Mon Jan 16, 2017 1:12 pm

We have 2 Sedona 5000s (4000 body with bigger spool),good reels, but they don't like being dunked...
also have 2 Diawa Ballistic 3000's (sounds small, but they are same size, capacity etc as the Sedonas) They are awesome, totally waterproof, the mag seal system seems to work really well, good ,smooth consistent drag...can be got over the net for around NZ$200...

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Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:43 am

cheers for all the replies guys. the info is bloody good. I'm almost decided on A 4000 sedona combo with a rod for 195$.
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Kayak PB's
15.10kg Kingfish - Tangoio Beach
10.25kg Snapper - Tangoio Beach
7.44kg Albacore Tuna - Port Taranaki
3.20kg Kahawai - Port Napier
2.70kg Rainbow Trout - Lake Taupo
2.20kg Blue Cod- Tata Beach Golden Bay
2.15kg Trevally - Taylors Bay Mahia
2.10kg John Dory Port Taranaki
1.40kg Tarakihi - Whangawehi Mahia
1.21kg Gurnard - Tangoio Beach

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Wed Jan 18, 2017 5:35 pm

Smudger.aws wrote:We have 2 Sedona 5000s (4000 body with bigger spool),good reels, but they don't like being dunked...
also have 2 Diawa Ballistic 3000's (sounds small, but they are same size, capacity etc as the Sedonas) They are awesome, totally waterproof, the mag seal system seems to work really well, good ,smooth consistent drag...can be got over the net for around NZ$200...
Yep second the Ballistic, bang for buck they are a lot of reel, by memory higher spec than the Certate, just the Ballistic is not made in Japan,and it a third of the price :y: but down a size if making comparisons to Shimanos :y:

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Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:39 pm

Which sites have the Ballistic for $200?

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Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:35 pm

On ebay at US$150NZ, which equates to around NZ$240 to your door, I bought 2 so saved shipping and the NZ$ was stronger so the 2 came in under the $400 gst threshold...

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