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 Posted: Sun May 12th, 2019 05:06 pm
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supercab
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Hi guys
Im thinking of buying a daiwa bg 5000 to pair with a trevella mh 7" .
I will be using the setup for popping and livebait fishing for tuna .
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 Posted: Mon May 13th, 2019 06:55 am
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Howsit, the reel is a little big for a 7ft rod. Daiwa reels are usually a bit bigger. Maybe consider a 4000.
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 Posted: Mon May 13th, 2019 07:14 am
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What size tuna?

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 Posted: Mon May 13th, 2019 08:08 am
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Bg5000 all the way but maybe consider pairing it with a 8ft popping rod for extra distance.
Assassin have the Fortuna rods, not crazy expensive but great value for money. They have them in 8ft xxh and xxxh and will be a great combo if paired with a 5000
If money isn't a factor, you can always look at Assassin’s Popmaster for top of the range rods.
Or than a 4000 model with a 7ft rod.

Last edited on Mon May 13th, 2019 08:14 am by MvW37

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 Posted: Mon May 13th, 2019 08:14 am
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Hi guys thanks for the reply
@ Glassy i also thought so and was thinking the 4500 with 50 lbs braid.
@ Dr H Hoffman just general size 8-15kg tuna and the odd big one that you get on the kzn coast.
Thinking of throwing a poper and swimming a live mackie are two .
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 Posted: Mon May 13th, 2019 08:23 am
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I own a BG3000 (±Shimano 5000 size) and a BG4000 (±Shimano 6000 size).

I have also looked at the BG5000 but I measure it to be about a Shimano 10,000 size.
The BG4500 would be about a Shimano 8000 size.

Something to note here - the BG's spool sits lower than than the estimated size Shimanos - so unless weight / balance is a factor it might not make that much of a difference with casting distance and guides alignment through the rod eyes.

However, the BG4000 on a 8ft rod would be nice - and possibly on the top end of the balance scale.

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 Posted: Mon May 13th, 2019 08:52 am
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supercab wrote:
Hi guys thanks for the reply
@ Glassy i also thought so and was thinking the 4500 with 50 lbs braid.
@ Dr H Hoffman just general size 8-15kg tuna and the odd big one that you get on the kzn coast.
Thinking of throwing a poper and swimming a live mackie are two .
Thanks


Hi Supercab


Just keep in mind that the BG 5000 and 4500 are the same size reels. Only difference is the size of the spools.

Next size step down would be the 4000. Although I would think that the 5000 size drag would be better up to task for tackling those tuna.

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 Posted: Mon May 13th, 2019 12:47 pm
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Thanks alot guys for the replys
I think i will take a reel and rod at a shop and see if it will fit and be balanced, i see the bg4500 and bg5000 has a 10 kg drag do you guys think it will be up for the job.
Thanks again

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 Posted: Mon May 13th, 2019 01:10 pm
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If you need 10kgs of drag, better upgrade the rod.

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