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#1 Andrew

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 03:45 PM

I'm off to Eire in 9 weeks for a fishing holiday. The digs are located in the centre of the friendly town of Killeshandra. Sleeps four. Beside shops, pubs and restaurants, Ash Apartments are ideal for anglers with private fishing, bait shed and boats provided. 

 

At present I still use my Shimano Stradic reels { excellent reels ]

 

I'm thinking of getting a couple of new reels to take over, one for feeder/ledgering and one for float.

 

Korum Neoteric  Freespool  ReelDrennan Series 7 Float 9-30 Reel

 

Got my eyes on a couple but undecided.

Anyone got any advice on a goos,£50 to £60 reel on the market.

Ta in advance


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#2 Steve Walker

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 05:30 PM

I bought a couple of Daiwa Regals for tench fishing based on advice on here, and they've been rock solid. Might suit in the smaller sizes.



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Posted 21 March 2018 - 05:54 PM

What sizes are your Stradics Andrew? and are yours the front drag versions or the rear drag versions?

Both of those reels you mentioned in your post look fine and you get three different capacity shallow spools in all so thats a good thing.

I use a Drennan FD4000 for both my feeder and float fishing; although with this reel the line seems to come off it a little too easy and unless you are very careful you can get line loops on the spool when you tighten up.
You get 3 different capacity shallow spools on both the FD3000 & FD4000 and they both have front drags which I prefer when Im using finer lines and a float; however when Im after Carp on the waggler I sometimes use my 3000 and 4000 Stradics or one of my older Team Diawa S2553 match reels but these are over 15 years old now and Im fairly sure that you cant buy the S2553 any more Lol.

The Diawa regals that Steve mentioned sound good.

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#4 Andrew

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 06:29 PM

4000 gtm and 2500 mate, had them from new, never let me down. GTM rear  drag mate


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#5 Ken L

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Posted 22 March 2018 - 07:23 AM

Stradics are fine reels but beware bargains, there are plenty of fakes about.


Species caught in 2018: Perch. Bream. Rainbow Trout. Brown Trout. Chub. Roach. Carp. European Eel.

Species caught in 2017: Siamese carp. Striped catfish. Rohu. Mekong catfish. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima.  Black Minnow Shark. Perch. Chub. Brown Trout. Pike. Bream. Roach. Rudd. Bleak. Common Carp.
Species caught in 2016: Siamese carp. Jullien's golden carp. Striped catfish. Mekong catfish. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima. Alligator gar. Rohu. Black Minnow Shark. Roach, Bream, Perch, Ballan Wrasse. Rudd. Common Carp. Pike. Zander. Chub. Bleak.
Species caught in 2015: Brown Trout. Roach. Bream. Terrapin. Eel. Barbel. Pike. Chub. 
Species caught in 2014: Striped catfish. Pacu. Giant gourami. Clown knife fish. Rohu. Siamese carp. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima. Roach. Bream. Perch. Rainbow trout. Chub. Common Carp, Ide. Brown Trout. Barbel. Mekong catfish. Jullien's golden carp. Alligator gar. Java barb.
Species caught in 2013: Mangrove Jack. Barramundi. Blubberlip snapper. Baracouda. Malabar grouper. Yellowfin Trevally. Chub. Brown Trout. Perch. Roach. Pike. European Eel. Bleak.
Species caught in 2012: Northern whiting. Moray eel. Barramundi. Snakehead murrel. Silver razorbelly minnow. Deccan Mahseer. Malabar mystus. Deccan rita. Spotted Malabar Grouper. Mangrove Jack. Indian sea catfish. Brown Trout. Chub. Perch. Roach. Rudd.
Species caught in 2011: Indian sea catfish. Sardine. Barramundi. Mangrove Jack. Deccan Mahseer. Record Humpbacked Mahseer. Yellow Fin Trevelly. Giant Trevelly. Chub. Brown Trout. Perch. Pike. Atlantic salmon. Dace. Minnow. Roach. Gudgeon. 
Species caught in 2010: Barramundi. Giant Trevelly. Moray eel. Indian sea catfish. Mangrove Jack. Deccan Mahseer. Humpback Mahseer. Chub. Brown Trout. Perch. Bass. Pike. 
Species caught in 2009: Chub. Perch. Pike. Pacu. Thai Striped Catfish. 
Species caught in 2008: Barramundi. p-i-k-e-y sea bream. Indian sea catfish. Guitarfish. Mangrove Jack. Mahseer. Squid (Not strictly a fish but it took a lure !). Emperor Sweetlip. Black Spot Snapper. Moray eel. Spangled Emperor. Bluecheek silver grunt. Yellow striped emperor. Vanikoro sweeper. Pike. Perch. Brown trout. Chub. Atlantic salmon.


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Posted 22 March 2018 - 07:36 AM

I'd stick with the shimanos, won't get better than those imho



#7 Andrew

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Posted 22 March 2018 - 07:56 AM

Had a look but nothing caught my fancy. I have a couple of options thanks. 


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Posted 23 March 2018 - 02:30 AM

Had a look but nothing caught my fancy. I have a couple of options thanks. 

Try an Irish reel, perhaps "The Maid Behind The Bar" or "The Wind That Shakes The Barley" ;-)


Edited by corydoras, 23 March 2018 - 02:37 AM.

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Posted 23 March 2018 - 09:01 AM

You've already got the 2t00 stradic for float fishing, and the 4000 is spot on for feeder fishing....problem solved :).

#10 Andrew

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Posted 23 March 2018 - 09:02 AM

Decided I'm going to stick with them. :clap3:

 

Why spend £100+ on reels, that's a few beers extra then hahahahaha 


Edited by Andrew, 23 March 2018 - 09:06 AM.

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