I have an ultra-lite 1kg spinning rod that was made by and I inherited from the late Lynn Harris.
Lynn had a real small Italian Alcedo reel but someone stole it from his house before I received the rod, I want to use the rod but need a small reel to suit. not too keen on the cheap Chinese offerings. I have a couple of USA made Penn 4300ss and a Fin-Nor F-302 that might suit but they are used on other rods so I’m looking for another reel. Any suggestions??? Thanks in advance
I’m just using a cheapish Shimano Sienna on my ultralight rod but my mate likes to buy the expensive stuff and has got a Stradic ci4 1000 and I must admit its a very nice reel for the money, Think he paid around $250ish.
was flicking through the Shimano site last night and saw those Stradic reels, they look the part! Hmmmmm might be a bit of a sell up on Trade Me here to raise the funds required, best wishes, pete
I have a stradic CI41000 and it is by far the best trout reel I have ever used. I have had it for a couple of years & it never misses a beat and has smooth drag and is quite grunty for it’s size. The only downfall is they don’t come with a spare spool so I had to shell out $120 for a spare, but I’m hoping to get 10years plus out of it!
yeap stradics are really awesome reels..have had my ci4 2500 for two years now and cant fault it..i got a sustain 4000 for my salmon reel and i reckon the stradic is better..just alot smoother and nicer to use over long periods..i wanted a stradoc 4000 but they only do them in white…yuk!
Not Ultralight but Ive got a couple of Tica reels not overly impressed with them really, Had streamstar ls3500 which developed a sticky drag soon after I brought it and then it started to grind after 6 months or so. Then got an Abyss Tl9000 which is rough to wind after year of use. I normally get lowish end Shimanos Like the Sienna,Sonora etc now as they seem good value for money.
Streamstar was a cheap reel and it did get abused a bit, so never really bothered with the warranty,Certainly had more than 1-2lbers hooked up on it, Still think it should have lasted a bit better though. Talked to TiCA about the Abyss and going to get send it back soon.