Good 1000 size spinning reel for 2-4lb test

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Good 1000 size spinning reel for 2-4lb test

Postby Grumpy706 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:31 am

Greetings !
Just looking for a spinning reel in the 1000 size that would be used for 2lb line mostly.
Occasionally 4lb test. Fishing freshwater for Browns and Rainbows (up to 6lbs) using Trout Magnet system.
So a great drag is a must.
Also looking for a decent 2lb line recommendation.
Thanks, Tom

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Re: Good 1000 size spinning reel for 2-4lb test

Postby BoatBuggy » Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:18 pm

In the Shimano series, a Ci4+ or above will provide a really good drag.

I've never used line that small on a spinning reel but I have used 4 lb Maxima fluorocarbon as tippet on a fly rod. Maxima is pretty popular with the fly fishing crowd.

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Re: Good 1000 size spinning reel for 2-4lb test

Postby DirtyD64 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:42 pm

A Stradic Ci4+FB would get the job done. I'm using a Revo STX20 right now on a 6'Light and once it dies I will get another Stradic, but a 1000 size this time. You can supposedly further improve the already amazing drag by adding Carbontex drag washers for a pretty cheap price. The Daiwa 1000's (Ballistic and Tatula) are nice too, but I am not sure they are quite as small as the Shimano spinning reels are. I think a 1000 size Daiwa (of those series versus Stradic/Sustain) is more like a 1500 Shimano; the Daiwa 1000 is supposed to hold 30-40 more yards of 6lb line.

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Re: Good 1000 size spinning reel for 2-4lb test

Postby Ajaxin » Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:57 pm

Don't forget the C2000 size shimano's a well. Can't go wrong with a stradic.

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Re: Good 1000 size spinning reel for 2-4lb test

Postby Hulkster » Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:43 am

Stradic 1000Fk

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Re: Good 1000 size spinning reel for 2-4lb test

Postby 1nutinthewater » Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:39 am

:D I have the Ballistic, Tatula and numerous Stradics. Both the tat and stradics are super smooth and a pleasure to fish. The ballistic is not as smooth so cannot recommend it although I bought it after reading many good reviews.

The tat just looks very cheap in all black and being made of zaion really has no curb appeal if looks are your thing but it is very smooth. The ci4 stradic is both smooth and "pretty". The stradic fk weighs a bit more but also is super smooth.

All have great drags and I cannot complain about anything other than the ballistic not being buttery smooth like the others.
I have mine all loaded with 6# Fireline ultra 8 braid and a 6' mono leader mounted on a variety of rods- Personally my first choice is the stradic fk mounted on a loomis HSR 901 for bubble fishing for trout.
Our tradition is that of the first who sneaked away to the creek when tribe did not really need fish

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Re: Good 1000 size spinning reel for 2-4lb test

Postby ss30378 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:12 pm

Luvias 1003, super smooth, made in japan

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Re: Good 1000 size spinning reel for 2-4lb test

Postby OkobojiEagle » Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:56 am

Pay attention to the rate of retrieve as some 1000 sized reels are much slower than a 2000 or higher sized reel.


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Re: Good 1000 size spinning reel for 2-4lb test

Postby Grumpy706 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:19 am

Thank you! I was leaning towards Shimano, now I have some comparison to do.

Thanks, Tom

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Re: Good 1000 size spinning reel for 2-4lb test

Postby mokujon » Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:24 pm

Daiwa Fuego LT

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Re: Good 1000 size spinning reel for 2-4lb test

Postby kunia13 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:30 am

Highly recommend stardic ci4+
Pairs UL/L rods very well beacuase of it's weight.
Check out JDM tackle stores online. Reels are cheaper and you'll have way more options (models /speeds)

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Re: Good 1000 size spinning reel for 2-4lb test

Postby scrapiron » Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:24 am

Second the Luvias recommendation. Mine is smoother than either a Stradic Ci4+ FB or a Excense Ci4+. I thought both the Shimanos were butter smooth till I got a Luvias. It weighs about an oz more but not noticeable on my rods.


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