Spinning Reel Spool Size

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DirtyD64
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Spinning Reel Spool Size

Postby DirtyD64 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:43 pm

So I had saved some Xmas money and planned to get a few new things. I decided to leave my casting setups as are and don't plan on upgrading them for a while. I want to get a Light powered spinning rod, I will probably buy the newer TFO Professional series 6' Light. The problem I have though is that I don't want to have a better reel on that Light rod than I do on my primary dropshot rod (7'ML Villain 2.0 xf). So what I plan to do is move the current Revo STX20 to the TFO Light rod and buy a new reel for my 7'ML. I have found an awesome deal on a Stradic FK1000 ($145) brand new, but most people say I don't need a 1000 size and I will get better performance from a 2500. If this IS the case, I will just buy a Ci4+FB or a Sustain 2500. I want a good solid reel that is going to last for the 7'ML because it is my go to setup when the fishing is tough. The problem with that rod is that it has micro guides and the stripper guide is a bit small...

So the question is, will a 1000 size not work better for that small stripper guide??? You would think smaller coils coming off the spool would go through the smaller stripper guide easier while a 3000/4000 size reel's line coils would cause that slapping issue. I understand the basic concept of larger arbor = easier casting, but these small guides seem to refute that.

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Re: Spinning Reel Spool Size

Postby ScoobyDoo » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:34 pm

Can I make a suggestion.
Check out the new Tatula LT.
I know its new and unproven. But I put a few days on it. And it's like a cheaper Stradic ci4+

6 ounces in a 2k size
I only fished it with 11lb gliss. And it manages that line beautifully. I used it on an 8'2 tailwailk taigame tz for trout.

Does everything very well...Perty looking gear set too....Super shiny machined alooomeeenium :) which is nice to see!

The stripper size in relation to the reel would be fine on either. You probably would not notice much difference one 1-3k reels on most rods. Some 4k reels get larger and taller spools which may get slappy.
But gain an edge in line managment

Most fw spinning rods have guides pretty tight to the seat and roughly the same size whether they're 6' or 7'
I'm no rod builder only have made a few but have adjusted some rods and moved the stripper further out.

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Re: Spinning Reel Spool Size

Postby DirtyD64 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:06 am

ScoobyDoo wrote:Can I make a suggestion.
Check out the new Tatula LT.
I know its new and unproven. But I put a few days on it. And it's like a cheaper Stradic ci4+

6 ounces in a 2k size
I only fished it with 11lb gliss. And it manages that line beautifully. I used it on an 8'2 tailwailk taigame tz for trout.

Does everything very well...Perty looking gear set too....Super shiny machined alooomeeenium :) which is nice to see!

The stripper size in relation to the reel would be fine on either. You probably would not notice much difference one 1-3k reels on most rods. Some 4k reels get larger and taller spools which may get slappy.
But gain an edge in line managment

Most fw spinning rods have guides pretty tight to the seat and roughly the same size whether they're 6' or 7'
I'm no rod builder only have made a few but have adjusted some rods and moved the stripper further out.


Yeah, I watched your video on the guts of the Ballistic. Mean looking reel. I will defend Shimano for the fact that when I took Inorganic Chem. and an early engineering class I learned cold forging is legit. I doubt the good machined gears will just explode, but those teeth from a forging process should be much stronger due to the natural patterns of the metal. I will take a closer look at that Tatula LT 2000, just hard to leave my Stradic's. I bought a Chronarch MGL in September, after having 8 Daiwa's it was my first Shimano, and I use Shimano spinning so maybe its time for a first Daiwa in that department.

I really like the anti-reverse switch being gone though, just something else to break or let water in... Also I hope before long they will get rid of that stupid auto bail trip. My wife has been fishing for only about 2 years occasionally with me and she asked "if it's so bad for them, then why is it on there?" Not knowing a good rebuttal I proclaimed they should get rid of auto bail trip.


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