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Re: Please help with a saltwater spinning setup advice
« Reply #20 on: September 04, 2019, 10:32:20 am »
Stradic is in a different league to the Slammer. Go for the Stradic

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Re: Please help with a saltwater spinning setup advice
« Reply #21 on: September 04, 2019, 11:06:43 am »
Stradic for sure! The new Stradics are sublime reels!

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Re: Please help with a saltwater spinning setup advice
« Reply #22 on: September 04, 2019, 11:10:53 am »
Thanks Guys


So its 3-0 to the Stradic.


Will get this reel.


really appreciate the help guys.

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Re: Please help with a saltwater spinning setup advice
« Reply #23 on: September 04, 2019, 11:45:23 am »
You won't be sorry. Once you feel how smooth that Stradic is, you will just smile and knowingly nod how wise you have been...  w;k

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Re: Please help with a saltwater spinning setup advice
« Reply #24 on: September 04, 2019, 11:46:36 am »
 Its the FK C5000xg model right?

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Re: Please help with a saltwater spinning setup advice
« Reply #25 on: September 04, 2019, 11:50:26 am »
This one?

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Re: Please help with a saltwater spinning setup advice
« Reply #26 on: September 04, 2019, 04:22:00 pm »
That's the one. Use mine for everything from grunter fishing to offshore yellowtail.

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Re: Please help with a saltwater spinning setup advice
« Reply #27 on: September 04, 2019, 11:20:57 pm »
When you go cast that lot for the first time..boy are you gonna be chuffed with your decision.. Such a nice setup.. :geet About as good as light beach spinning outfit as you would want to get..You'd have to spend 20k on titanium guides and a stella to top that combo! And it would only marginally better.

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Re: Please help with a saltwater spinning setup advice
« Reply #28 on: September 10, 2019, 03:32:19 pm »
Good afternoon Guys


I purchased the rod and reel @ Fishing Addicts here in Clairwood.
They loaded the braid for me also.


I just need a few pointers.


1) The leader line? how many lb leader should I get and how long should it be? and should I join it using the FG knot?
2) Can I attach a clip on the end?
3) Should I change the treble hooks on spoons for single hooks?
4) Any place around the Bluff where I can try to use my setup, Wanted to try Ansteys, but hijackings are becoming more frequent and I don't think there is any fish there anymore, did not get a chance last weekend due to the windy conditions.


thank you

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Re: Please help with a saltwater spinning setup advice
« Reply #29 on: September 10, 2019, 07:12:44 pm »
Use a swannel clip, maybe a 0.8mm to 1mm stainless wire? Go lighter depends on your species though 0.8mm should be more than fine.
I'd use a 0.6mm mono leader on that with FG knot at my second eye when lure at casting drop, some FG a braid casting leader slightly heavier..FG braid to braid works great contrary to what I'd think?! :) If heavier reefs around and bigger fish maybe a 0.7mm leader on that setup. I don't fish your waters though so get some more feedback.
Use a oval split ring (set the hooks back for better hook up and easy to change hook/lure without having to use splitring pliers) and mustad inline jigging hooks worked great for me, over size them so the gape is a little wider than the spoon. If you hook a big garrick that should go swimming back, fight him gently as often the big singles can dig an eye out if you fight hard. Dug a few eyes out myself and caught a few fish doing fine but missing an eye.
Damn my couz is actually rough and tough, haven't spoken to him in ages, didn't realise it was getting THAT rough there..can't help you with spots either..sorry bud. Steenie on here should be able to assist?
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Re: Please help with a saltwater spinning setup advice
« Reply #30 on: September 12, 2019, 07:59:47 am »
Good afternoon Guys


I purchased the rod and reel @ Fishing Addicts here in Clairwood.
They loaded the braid for me also.


I just need a few pointers.


1) The leader line? how many lb leader should I get and how long should it be? and should I join it using the FG knot?
2) Can I attach a clip on the end?
3) Should I change the treble hooks on spoons for single hooks?
4) Any place around the Bluff where I can try to use my setup, Wanted to try Ansteys, but hijackings are becoming more frequent and I don't think there is any fish there anymore, did not get a chance last weekend due to the windy conditions.


thank you
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Re: Please help with a saltwater spinning setup advice
« Reply #31 on: September 12, 2019, 08:41:34 am »
Good afternoon Guys


I purchased the rod and reel @ Fishing Addicts here in Clairwood.
They loaded the braid for me also.


I just need a few pointers.


1) The leader line? how many lb leader should I get and how long should it be? and should I join it using the FG knot?
2) Can I attach a clip on the end?
3) Should I change the treble hooks on spoons for single hooks?
4) Any place around the Bluff where I can try to use my setup, Wanted to try Ansteys, but hijackings are becoming more frequent and I don't think there is any fish there anymore, did not get a chance last weekend due to the windy conditions.


thank you

You made a mistake on your choice of reel bud especially if you bought from Fishing Addicts. I can see everyone here patting you on the back because you got a Stradic XG but that was perhaps purely given then the choice between the XG and the Slammer.

If you did use the reel, dont use it, take it back..



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Re: Please help with a saltwater spinning setup advice
« Reply #32 on: September 12, 2019, 08:53:46 am »
No mistake made here, Stradic all the way. I have been using a 5000XG doing light spinning of the boat catching catching loads of fish. This reel punches way above its weight. Penn reels have also been part of the setups on the boat but have left the scene long time ago, main gears dont last.

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Re: Please help with a saltwater spinning setup advice
« Reply #33 on: September 12, 2019, 09:41:09 am »
I would look at the daiwa BG 3000 or 4000 . They go for around R2000 and punch way above that price mark .

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Re: Please help with a saltwater spinning setup advice
« Reply #34 on: September 12, 2019, 09:46:45 am »
Huh Kes? :) What is your reasoning behind that advice, please do tell..Also, have you personally fished/spun with a stradic (new or old model no matter) before and for a few times a week for an extended period, like over a season or three? Just curious here..I haven't met many yet that have, and don't recommend the reel. There are reasons.

I borrowed a slammer once when my sustain was in for a service..Can blame the reel or blame the braid, both played their part, but I was the only one not to catch a fish that day as I spent the day picking out windknots and retying my leader knot, while watching everyone casting @ shoals. These days I spin with mono to avoid that as much as I can and then when I cant avoid the braid one of my stradics come out to play. Last braid session was a nightmare anyway, windknots, eyewraps, throwing lures off, even though setup is as "windknot proof" as one could be, reminds me why I hate the stuff irrespective of the reel its on. LOL

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Re: Please help with a saltwater spinning setup advice
« Reply #35 on: September 12, 2019, 12:18:31 pm »
Huh Kes? :) What is your reasoning behind that advice, please do tell..Also, have you personally fished/spun with a stradic (new or old model no matter) before and for a few times a week for an extended period, like over a season or three? Just curious here..I haven't met many yet that have, and don't recommend the reel. There are reasons.

I borrowed a slammer once when my sustain was in for a service..Can blame the reel or blame the braid, both played their part, but I was the only one not to catch a fish that day as I spent the day picking out windknots and retying my leader knot, while watching everyone casting @ shoals. These days I spin with mono to avoid that as much as I can and then when I cant avoid the braid one of my stradics come out to play. Last braid session was a nightmare anyway, windknots, eyewraps, throwing lures off, even though setup is as "windknot proof" as one could be, reminds me why I hate the stuff irrespective of the reel its on. LOL

Fishing Addicts has the Sustain FI for R50 more... :)

Based on my experience, Sustain FTW..

I fish a Slammer 6500HS on my light set up and there is one thing for sure when I go out, the Slammer is the first reel in my bag.

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Re: Please help with a saltwater spinning setup advice
« Reply #36 on: September 12, 2019, 12:30:00 pm »
Thanks guys but i'll stick with the stradic.




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Re: Please help with a saltwater spinning setup advice
« Reply #37 on: September 12, 2019, 01:44:00 pm »
Thanks guys but i'll stick with the stradic.

Its your loss bud. The Sustain is the better reel, hands down..


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Re: Please help with a saltwater spinning setup advice
« Reply #38 on: September 12, 2019, 02:34:31 pm »
okay buddy, its really not a problem.


Thanks for the help, and hopefully others will look at your comment and buy the sustain. :tkx:
But as for me I am happy with my purchase.



The new sustain is 3200 reel only.
The stradic I bought was 3200 including braid and a few new spoons and lures.


So for me I think its worth it my buy as I am a newbie and don't want to destroy an expensive reel.


Please can we close off this topic as I have been assisted thoroughly.


Thanks to all the Guys who assisted me and hopefully my new post will be about a fish i have caught.


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Re: Please help with a saltwater spinning setup advice
« Reply #39 on: September 12, 2019, 10:26:02 pm »

Fishing Addicts has the Sustain FI for R50 more... :)

Based on my experience, Sustain FTW..

I fish a Slammer 6500HS on my light set up and there is one thing for sure when I go out, the Slammer is the first reel in my bag.

Shot bud for clarifying..and yeah above a certain point it just becomes personal preference..Also to second that the sustain is a lovely reel, I have one too!

Good advert for fishing addict, good prices. Yeah enjoy the setup Preno..if your distance is needing to improve just drop your braid down to 20 lb for a casting topshot at some point..Once your reel needs a bit of filling, it won't cost you more in the long run. I only replace the top 1/3 of my braid at any point, mostly. If it is the 25lb HMP ignore the thinner line advice as that is abouts what you want for distance verse strength and abrasion resistance for the medium and lighter spinning.
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