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Advice on Shakespeare SALT FDX Reels & ABU SWi Series
Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:15 am
Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:29 pm
I've got the Shakespeare Salt Surf XDS which I find OK, but nothing to shout about
Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:57 pm
Seems to have all the desirable features although a trifle large. I just bought a Jarvis Walker (Aussie firm) Aurora 6500 for quite a bit less - looks very similar and although a smaller reel, still holds 330 yds of line (when will you need more?).
For a spinning reel you need a small lightweight job which holds around 120 yds of line or so I think the Abu Cardinal SW's are a bit much so how about a Fladen Maxximus DX Spinning Reel which looks excellent value to me.
Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 4:06 pm
Thanks very much for taking the time to reply.
How much would it cost to buy a decent FS reel?
All my Course Fishing reels are Daiwa, Mitchhell and Shimano which were expensive at the time.
Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 4:08 pm
Sorry, I forgot to add. how do I tell what size a reel is?
You mentioned 4 TO 5 size?
Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:20 pm
Size should be about the spool diameter in my opinion (an important matter when it comes to casting in my experience) but in actual fact they seem to vary and I don't understand why - maybe RW can explain. Lets just say that 4000/5000 reels generally seem to hold around 150 yds of 10lb line.
I note his remark about spool capacity but if one uses braid for lure casting as I do and a few others these days too, you can get an awful lot of line on a small lightweight reel.