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  • Which Spinning Reel Size Would Be Optimal?

     LoganD updated 10 months, 1 week ago 2 Members · 2 Posts
  • LoganD

    December 17, 2019 at 4:50 pm

    Hi. I recently bought a 7’6 Century Weapon rod mainly for kayaking and the pier. I have been having a hard time debating between a 3000 or 4000 size reel that I have been eyeing by shimano. I plan to target Mackerals, spots, stripers, blues, trout and other fish if they even bite my lures. Would anyone have any suggestions or pros and cons of on both sizes?

    Not sure if it makes any difference, but I do use 15# braided line and usually a flouro leader for all my rigs.

  • drewid666

    December 17, 2019 at 4:50 pm

    I have 3000 and 4000 Shimano reels and prefer the 4000 for handling large Spanish, sea trout, and fat blues from pier. The 3000 is fun but given how these types of fish, particularly when large, give a hell of a fight from 50 ft down, it’s critical to ensure they land.

  • youtubefishingfamily

    December 17, 2019 at 4:50 pm

    The main differences are gonna be trade offs in line capacity and weight. I personally think a 3000 is plenty for these uses. I own a 5000 size I bought thinking I’d need it for big stripers and honestly I’ve barely ever used it because it’s so heavy. My 3000s are plenty and I’ve never been spooled.
    Related: Favorite Shimano reel I own is a Stradic ci4+; great cost for feature balance.

  • Farmerben12

    December 17, 2019 at 4:50 pm

    I’ve got a Penn in the 4000 size and caught everything on it from 40 lb. Chinooks to half pound trout.

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