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Old 12-28-2018, 08:58 AM
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Default Shimano Stradic 2500

I've been a Shimano guy (primarily the Stradic's for my spinning rods) for many years (all the way back to the FG Model with the wooden handle). For Christmas I got a couple hundred bucks to spend on a new reel. I was planning on getting another Stradic or a Stradic Ci4 but what else would you recommend in that same price range for a 2500 size spinning reel?
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Old 12-28-2018, 09:24 AM
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Get the sustain much better reel
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Old 12-28-2018, 09:31 AM
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Get the sustain much better reel
Yes they are but I only have approx. $ 200.00 to spend.
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Old 12-28-2018, 09:34 AM
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I have been using CI4's for about 4 years and they have been awesome.

Now I have two Sustain FJ's on the way. They'll have to be great to keep up with the CI4
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I have been using CI4's for about 4 years and they have been awesome.

Now I have two Sustain FJ's on the way. They'll have to be great to keep up with the CI4
Thanks cclawman for the reply. I owned a Sustain several years ago and foolishly sold it to a buddy. I know they are great reels. Just only have around $ 200.00 to spend this time.
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Thanks cclawman for the reply. I owned a Sustain several years ago and foolishly sold it to a buddy. I know they are great reels. Just only have around $ 200.00 to spend this time.
What are you waiting for buy the CI4. I understand the new ones, with the new gears, are even better than the old ones.
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What are you waiting for buy the CI4. I understand the new ones, with the new gears, are even better than the old ones.
As of now I plan on buying either a Stradic 2500 FJ or the Stradic Ci4 2500 RA. But I didn't know if there was a Diawa model that people liked more for the same $$
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Old 12-28-2018, 10:58 AM
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This is well below your price range but my favorite reel has become the Pflueger President XT. I think the 25 only runs around $80. I've never tried any of the higher-caliber reels though so maybe I'm just fishing with a polished turd.
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I've used ci-4's for years but recently bought a couple of Daiwa Tatula Lt's. Love them, lighter than the ci-4 more max drag and 40 bucks cheaper. Very smooth reels and feel very solid.
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I have the CI 4 and almost all the previous Stradics. Can't be beat, but for 1/2 the price look into the Daiwa Fuego. You can buy two of those for the price of a Stradic. Not as light as the CI4, but just as smooth.
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