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 Posted: Wed Apr 3rd, 2019 01:15 pm
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Hi Guys!

So... what's your opinion on the best general R&S spinning reel on the market in SA? No need to get your knickers in a knot, moenie jou toys gooi nie… ek vra maar net! EN elkeen is mos geregtig op sy opinie!


I would say the Daiwa BG 5000. It's not a Stella or a Expedition… but it doesn't need to be. It will handle most R&S species. Of course if you target bigger fish you will have to go to the 6500/8000 and with smaller fish to the 3000/4000.

I have always been a Shimano fan, but unfortunately they just don't have a general R&S reel that's in the same class. And please don't now throw me with your Twinpower! OK, OK I hear you, lets put a price on it. Lets say everything below R3000.

Personally I don't like Penn or Okuma. They just can't come up with the same quality as Shimano and Daiwa.

What do you think? Please don't hold back!!! Your opinion is valued ;)

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 Posted: Wed Apr 3rd, 2019 01:20 pm
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:cool:BEST spinning reel and value for money is a Daiwa SL30

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 Posted: Wed Apr 3rd, 2019 01:24 pm
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I agree with you the BG is very nice, I have x2 now and several Shimanos and for the price it is exceptional. I bought my Sustain before the 1st BG and if had the choice again would have just got a BG. A very underrated reel though is the Quantum Cabo PTSE,I have the 50 it is more expensive than a BG though but still less than 3G. I now look past smoothness, it is important, but think there is just too much emphasis on it. The Quantum is not nearly as smooth as say a Sustain, but it has a waterproof anti-reverse, very good anticorrosion, excellent drag etc etc etc and mine has been going strong for a while now. Also much easier to open and service than Shimanos

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 Posted: Wed Apr 3rd, 2019 01:26 pm
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Kenty wrote: :cool:BEST spinning reel and value for money is a Daiwa SL30


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 Posted: Wed Apr 3rd, 2019 01:42 pm
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Pylstert wrote:
Kenty wrote: :cool:BEST spinning reel and value for money is a Daiwa SL30


;)WELL...a coffee grinder,s spool does NOT spin...BUT a SL30,s spool does...I rest my case...hehe

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 Posted: Wed Apr 3rd, 2019 01:50 pm
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Shimano Spheros 10k

Pretty close to 3k but beats the BG when it comes to water resistance and smoothness.

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 Posted: Wed Apr 3rd, 2019 02:27 pm
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Bly self mar ver weg van Diawa spinning katrolle.

Spin al baie jare met shimano 4000 size katrolle (Sahara) en die 5000 (Aernos).
Nou begin spin en ligte asies gooi met 'n 6000 scorro en ek moet se, baie goeie waarde vir geld.

Too each his own.

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 Posted: Wed Apr 3rd, 2019 03:48 pm
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there can be only one in the immortal words of Highlander.. and that will be Penn

for 3k can get a 4500 size Conflict and might have enough change for 300yds of braid.. bit big compared to other size Penns but the Conflict is awesome believe you me.. if you want to squeeze braid in the equation then a Penn Battle 2 with 300yds expensive braid like Power Pro slick but the one that gets me excited is the Spinfisher V or 5 but the smaller size 3500 is under 3k.. some models is live liner but all IPX5 rated waterproof reels though some might see that as gimmicky the reel is waterproof

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 Posted: Wed Apr 3rd, 2019 04:42 pm
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I now have 3 BG's which I really like...been with Shimano ever since I can remember and still use them for bass and papgooi. My son has the Penn Battle II which is also a very nice reel. I have thought about it alot before ending up with the 3rd BG. I just couldn't find a reel that will offer me the same for the same money. I initially wanted to get a Saltist for the 8000 size (due to looks...yes yes) but in the end I will pay more for not really something that I will get value out of. The only other reel I have used a bit was the Slammer III which also gave me a positive feeling for the Penn reels

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 Posted: Thu Apr 4th, 2019 05:41 am
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Kenty wrote:
Pylstert wrote:
Kenty wrote: :cool:BEST spinning reel and value for money is a Daiwa SL30


;)WELL...a coffee grinder,s spool does NOT spin...BUT a SL30,s spool does...I rest my case...hehe


But a with the coffee grinder the reel SPINs around the spool - Spinning Reel ;)

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 Posted: Thu Apr 4th, 2019 06:25 am
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the new BG with Mag seal also looks great

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 Posted: Thu Apr 4th, 2019 06:49 am
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and I thought the tread would go crazy with the shimano stradic's

yes they are good.
line capacity is a worry as shimano reels do not hold much line.
ok you do not always need much line.
if targeting kingies, you might end up short, all other, no problem.
line lay system is also very good.

just note the stradic is a fresh water reel.

I use a penn clash 4000 for spinning.
my friend uses a 4000 and 5000.

they do get rough due to the wrong grease, but they still work.
mine have been through the mill and back and it is still going.

line lay is very good.

the boys have 2x daiwa lagunas 4000 which they use for spinning.

also quite nice and cheap.

the new BG range seems to be high up on the list being used.

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 Posted: Thu Apr 4th, 2019 06:55 am
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I have the Shimano Sustain C5000XG awesome reel, smooth, light... but yeah its price is about R3500 other option is the Shimano Nasci also pretty nice reel for the price they about R1500

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Houtarm wrote:
Kenty wrote:
Pylstert wrote:
Kenty wrote: :cool:BEST spinning reel and value for money is a Daiwa SL30


;)WELL...a coffee grinder,s spool does NOT spin...BUT a SL30,s spool does...I rest my case...hehe


But a with the coffee grinder the reel SPINs around the spool - Spinning Reel ;)
;)Hehe...when the days of yor and the "manne" used to SPIN for tail off of Rooikrantz with 49L,s , which IF Im not mistaken where designed for spinning for tail there...anyhow...ask these manne , when you refer to spin your refering to the SPOOL not a whole PLANET orbiting a spool that is going up n down like a piston!!!...:cool:

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jonathanw wrote:
the new BG with Mag seal also looks great

not dishing the reels.
they are good, but we cannot get mag seal oil/ grease.
you need to send the reel in for a service through the agents


but if you happy and accept it, go for it

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;)Here you answering your own question..

http://www.sealine.co.za/view_topic.php?id=106900&forum_id=1

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 Posted: Thu Apr 4th, 2019 07:18 am
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I like using lures for fishing and thus is casting a lot more than the persons scratching with bait. I have 9 spinning reels that I will use fishing saltwater. 2 of them is above your R3000 top bracket (cabo 120 I use for heavy popping on the boat and Stella 4000XGFJ). I have 2 Sustains 2500 for light spinning from shore and rate them more durable and a pleasure to fish with than the Stella. The spinning reels that is really my work horses and doing a lot of work (above their pay grade) is the older Quantum Cabo CSP50PTS (just a heavy reel) and by far my best spinning reel purchase up to now. I also use thus for light jigging on the boat. I have a Cabo 40 and yes it is rated by me on par to the BG4000. The BG4000 is taking more line but between the Cabo and the BG there is very little to choose in performance and quality. I have the BG6500 as well and is in the process of obtaining a Cabo 60 (because I can not say which one is better) and will be able to make a comparison on them soon. My biggest dissapointment must be the Stella (yes I know it is not the SW version) but still I expected it to just to be better than the others and it is not.

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"Best" sub R3 000 Spinning reels:
  • Daiwa BG
  • Okuma Metaloid MS
  • Okuma Azores Blue
  • Okuma Azores
Also see: http://www.alanhawk.com/reviews/lists.html

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The old stradic 8000 the white one.
I believe summerset sport still has one or two.
I have been using this little reel for two years now and use it for from galjoen to throwing livies in the surf.
It has seen its fair share of spottys and big struisbaai yellowtail from the boat.
Punches above its weight and I believe it fits the 3k budget if you can find one new.

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BigBass wrote:
"Best" sub R3 000 Spinning reels:
  • Daiwa BG
  • Okuma Metaloid MS
  • Okuma Azores Blue
  • Okuma Azores
Also see: http://www.alanhawk.com/reviews/lists.html



do take note of the old chaps posts.

also take note that, after sales service when things go wrong.
daiwa is in durbs, so if you stay there...afetr sales service will be quick.

shimano is up here, as is the rest.
do you want to keep psoting your reel away if needed?

my fellow boat buddy says he had problems with 4x finor lethal ld reels which they could not sort out.
so he bought other reels.

we all know that reels normally dont give trouble and that one can take a chance.

your money, your choice!!!

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