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Post  Alex Makk on Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:23 pm

I am on the verge of getting a new reel and rod to go with the set up with the one i had off kell....I have been intrested in getting a shimano/okuma/decent reel....
I have found a reasonably priced reel at argos

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/3250723/c_1/1%7Ccategory_root%7CSports+and+leisure%7C14419152/c_2/3%7Ccat_15701414%7CFishing%7C14419226.htm

Has anyone got the exact same model as this one? What are they like?
If anyone else has any reviews on other shimano's please feel free to use this topic as i have already posted another about baitrunner reels
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Post  deadbait on Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:36 pm

you wont go wrong with shimano mate i use the shimano navi 8000 xtas for dead baiting and there great i also have a small match reel ive had for 15 years and still going strong and my shimano baitcasters that cost 40 quid knock spots off my 200 quid diawa Very Happy
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Post  Bazz on Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:08 pm

The two I have are the 6000RE's (youve used them) and are very similar to these.. 2nd season & going strong... I go with what Deadbait says, Shimano make a good reel, as do Okuma. I have a 30yr old Garcia Mitchell 300 which is still going strong, I'll show it you one day (its been well cared for & is in mint condition, granted it had a 15yr break from fishing). My mum bought it me when I was your age! Shocked Razz

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Post  patch on Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:57 pm

carnt go wrong with shimano baitrunners iv got 3 6000 GTE Cs for my deadbaiting rods!
and 2 6000 REs for my carp rods Cool
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Post  kell on Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:46 am

shimano for every thing awsome reels would not use anything else Very Happy
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Post  noodle on Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:59 pm

i wouldnt touch the newer shimanos with a bargepole

overpriced plastic junk
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Post  tootall on Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:55 pm

noodle wrote:i wouldnt touch the newer shimanos with a bargepole

overpriced plastic junk

I have to agree with you there mate - unless you are going for the (overpriced) top end of the range shimano stuff, i think there ar far better reels out there in the mid-price market these days.
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Post  kell on Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:58 pm

yes do agree on the new ones but mine are all silver because they are the one i like
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Post  noodle on Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:35 pm

kell wrote:yes do agree on the new ones but mine are all silver because they are the one i like

there the new ones i was on about and all of them since.

since the old 6010's were revamped they have been getting worse.

jus tthe carp fraternity and all the crap of how nice everything looks attitude is what keeps the brand alive

yes i do own some shimanos and have owned lots and now wouldnt touch the uk/eu stuff at all

stellas etc are not included in that little rant
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Post  Alex Makk on Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:42 pm

noodle wrote:
kell wrote:yes do agree on the new ones but mine are all silver because they are the one i like

there the new ones i was on about and all of them since.

since the old 6010's were revamped they have been getting worse.

jus tthe carp fraternity and all the crap of how nice everything looks attitude is what keeps the brand alive

yes i do own some shimanos and have owned lots and now wouldnt touch the uk/eu stuff at all

stellas etc are not included in that little rant

What do you think of this one which my eye has taken to?

http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/shimano-st-10000ra-fishing-carp-reel-p139593
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Post  noodle on Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:55 pm

MrMakk wrote:
noodle wrote:
kell wrote:yes do agree on the new ones but mine are all silver because they are the one i like

there the new ones i was on about and all of them since.

since the old 6010's were revamped they have been getting worse.

jus tthe carp fraternity and all the crap of how nice everything looks attitude is what keeps the brand alive

yes i do own some shimanos and have owned lots and now wouldnt touch the uk/eu stuff at all

stellas etc are not included in that little rant

What do you think of this one which my eye has taken to?

http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/shimano-st-10000ra-fishing-carp-reel-p139593

its over priced plastic and double handles are one of the daftest things to get for oike fishing wet cold slimey hands and a little tiny match style grip dont mix well

better buying two of these and still having change out of that sort of money

http://www.freetime.com.au/home/okuma/product_details.asp?name=centurion

or these
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/2-x-Big-Pit-Okuma-Pro-Carp-Fishing-Reels,-Baitrunner-_W0QQitemZ360233289209QQcmdZViewItem?rvr_id=&rvr_id=&cguid=50e666af1260a0e202735d53ffbb219f

if you only need one reel then thats more money for other kit

dont forget okumas have a 5 year warenty as well and come with spare parts (some models have gaskets and washers in case one fails)
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Post  deadbait on Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:09 pm

bit harsh that noodle my mate has just bought 3 of the new big baitrunner d's and there mint
i had the okuma centurians and they were good but even one of them broke the bait runner would not flick on when i turned the handle but for 20 quid each i was not botherd i guess it depends on how much you use them Laughing
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Post  noodle on Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:37 pm

are the ds what used to be the triton/seaspin?

if so probably the best you can get from shimano

and they are not eu/uk spec they are US

on the okuma baitrunner clip will have popped out just about every biatrunner ive owned has suffered from that fault except the okumas

truthfully there are better reels than both out there but some are hard toget hold of and others just dont seem to get the recognition they deserve

penn (pre k2 takeover reels are fantastic) bigish reel wise teh old style surf and carp masters are better than many reels costing twice the price but they lack the carp appeal so dont get the attention they deserve. but when a reel is full of cnc stainless and brass, not being filled with that crappy gunmetal grey stuff you get in shims and cheaper okumas (sub 2o quid ones) you know its going to last ive two carpmasters and not long since flogged two surfmasters (same reel just different coloured body)

http://shop.ebay.co.uk/items/__penn+surfmaster+70_W0QQ_dmdZ2?rvr_id=&crlp=633725977_228459_228460&UA=WVI7&GUID=531f0e851260a0aad2c52465ff9625c1&agid=302807557&MT_ID=11&keyword=penn+surfmaster+70&ff4=228459_228460

daiwa odd they dont get a mention big pit wise i dont think you will beat the emcast advanced for the money ive three and love them smooth light ok maybe they wont take the abuse the penns have and still tick over nicely but for 40 quid each if i get five years out of them ill be happy
http://www.carpcrazyangling.com/zencart/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=497

both of those are the 1st links ive got on google so ffel free to look further

shimanos ive broke
seaspin 4500 stripped the main gear on one and cracked cracked the rotor housing on the other
6010's (gt) bent spool spindle casting cracked a spool casting constantly having to replace baitrunner pins snapped a handle
5010 gts er non i can think of bar smashing one when dropping it from a height onto rocks which both the penns and okumas survived
LC's didnt mange to break those so i flogged em while my luck was in and bought the emcasts about 3 years ago so im on my way to getting my money out of them

as for how much i use em well the okumas i use are on my everything rods (a pair of
9ft spinfelx that travelled the coast of britain the year before last and caught fish from john o groats to mevagissy) for boat fishing and sea lure chucking along with a bit of carping and small river chubbing and barbeling (all with 30 and 50 lb braid) so they deal with throwing six ounces of deadbait and lead to trolling cranks like grandmas and baby depthraiders, throwing lures in saltwater dealing with fish over 20lbs and loopy river species and have done for coming up to five years in august
not bad for 25 quid each
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Post  deadbait on Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:52 pm

not sure if the baitrunner d has be out before these are what he has and there really nice
http://www.tackleshop.co.uk/katalog/ctl10390/cp49558/si4244722/cl/
the ones i use were only 70 quid each the navi 8000 xta and they are good i dont look after my tackle and they have took some serious hammer and they keep on trucking Very Happy but they do look a lot like the bio masters that have been around for years okuma make some good tackle for the money if i was on a tight budget i would have them again Very Happy
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Post  noodle on Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:20 am

think it is the seaspin replacement

well the second gen bios and aerlex reels (big pits the originals were normal sized) are probably the hardest wearing shimanos ive had

no bells or whistles and the worked fine shame shimano had to bugger em up rehashing stuff
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Post  kell on Wed Feb 17, 2010 5:09 am

i have had parts break on okumas but never on my SILVER shimmys and i own both makes and like both makes.
each to there own Very Happy
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Post  Bazz on Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:56 pm

kell wrote:i have had parts break on okumas but never on my SILVER shimmys and i own both makes and like both makes.
"each to there own" Very Happy


well spoken, Kell! Very Happy Wink

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Post  Andy Webster on Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:06 pm

I have a pair shimano baitrunners that have done me proud. They could do with service though as the bail arms are reluctant to flip over. But hey, thay are 18 years old and they have never been serviced.

What do shimano have in the spinning reel size?

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Post  Bazz on Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:11 pm

The exage reels in 3500 & 4000, with fighting drag on them. Metal construction as well... Very Happy

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Post  Trent Piker on Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:19 pm

MrMakk wrote:What do you think of this one which my eye has taken to?

http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/shimano-st-10000ra-fishing-carp-reel-p139593

Excellent reels, MrMakk.
I brought a pair of them last summer for carp fishing and have had carp to over 17lb on them, the clutch is very impressive, feels very nice and smooth when playing a fish. Looking forward to getting them out again as soon as the weather picks up!
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Post  tagnut69 on Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:59 pm

Have a look out for the old 8010 baitrunners, had mine over 15 yrs and still going strong

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Post  noodle on Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:20 am

tagnut69 wrote:Have a look out for the old 8010 baitrunners, had mine over 15 yrs and still going strong

if your after shimano that is the best bet

there are a couple of pairs on fleabay no difference between the 6010's and 8010's well there is but its only the inner taper of the spool is narrower on the 8010's and it lets you get a bit more line on, so in reel terms it is irrelevant
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Post  Alex Makk on Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:51 pm

I have brought a ST6000RA today to accomply my other wychwood rod which i brought last week............... And i like it.....I like it a lot! the only downturn is that there is no spare spool Sad if they had a spare spool i8 bet that would be a real buyer for all over the world! Very Happy you can get spare spools on ebay for 10 each Mad Mad Mad
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keep it reel

Post  essox_lucius1 on Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:17 pm

i have 8010s and 1000gte shims and i would never part with them cant fault them have to agree with noodle new ones are not aswell made i would look on ebay okuma are ok i got a free one and it froze solid on a loch mid winter
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Post  esox lee on Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:08 am

i still use the shimano 8000 GTE areo baitrunners cant beat them as smooth as you like even after all these years and dirt cheap these days too.

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