Feeder reel - 180-240g?

rd115

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Looking for a lighter reel, i fish with a very light 10' Daiwa yank bank mini method feeder rod. Currently paired with a MAP ACS 4000 but it's a tad heavy for this rod.

I only fish about 30-40 yards max, biggest fish i catch are bearly doubles, could i get away with a 2000/2500 size reel? If i ever need long chucks i'll get a bigger rod to pair with the MAP reel.

Backwind is a must so this probably rules out most Shimanos.

I reluctantly looked at the Daiwa TDX's (how much? o_O) but a 2500 reel is still 240g weight, anyone know of anything lighter (and cheaper)?

Looked at the Daiwa 17 Fuego LT too but doesn't really look like a feeder reel, and looks like absolutely no-one has used/using one in the UK but it's exremely light, but no quick drag.
 

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Check out the Cadence reels. I've just got a CS5 with a rod deal recently. The quality and the low weight surprised me.

Used it once so far on a 13' float rod. Very good line lay and smoothness.
 

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The Daiwa 18 Ninja LT might be just what you're after. It comes in a few sizes (including 2500). LT stands for Light and Tough, not sure of the actual weight of the reel but it's worth a look.
 

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Check out the Cadence reels. I've just got a CS5 with a rod deal recently. The quality and the low weight surprised me.

Used it once so far on a 13' float rod. Very good line lay and smoothness.

The Cadence reels look like they really fit the bill, smell like Daiwa TDR in sheeps clothing (but a lot lighter!) Considering the CS8 or CS10 in 3000 size (only 212g) but i could step up to a 4000 being only 240g, decisions decisions!

Shame they haven't got quick drag but for the money i'm sure i'll cope :)
 

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personally for any feeder fishing I'd never use anything smaller than a 3000 sized reel, purely because of the spool size, I like a relatively wide spool for the feeder, don't know whether I'm deluding myself but I always think smaller spool, more chance of line twist
 

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I have a Legalis 3012, lovely reel, here is a smaller legalis on ebay, may suit your needs.
 

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I've bit the bullet and gone for the Cadence CS10 in 3000 size. The spool is only 2mm less diameter than the 4000 so thought that was a fair compromise to get the weight down from 240g to 212g.

It'll take 110m of 6lb Maxima on the shallow match spool and I only cast about 35yds max so that should be comfortable I think.

I'll let you guys know what I think once I have it compared to the MAP ACS 4000. The MAP 4000 real weighs about 355g for starters o_O
 

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Lightest and cheapest are the legalis lt 2500, great reels.
the xh, 205g and 87cm per turn, 58€ + shipping.
Take advantage of being in the EU before 10/31....;)
 

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I've bit the bullet and gone for the Cadence CS10 in 3000 size. The spool is only 2mm less diameter than the 4000 so thought that was a fair compromise to get the weight down from 240g to 212g.

It'll take 110m of 6lb Maxima on the shallow match spool and I only cast about 35yds max so that should be comfortable I think.

I'll let you guys know what I think once I have it compared to the MAP ACS 4000. The MAP 4000 real weighs about 355g for starters o_O
You’re a day too late, Cadence were doing a buy one get one free on the CS10 about a week ago which ran out yesterday. Email James at Cadence, there may be something he can do for you
 
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rd115

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You’re a day too late, Cadence were doing a buy one get one free on the CS10 about a week ago which ran out yesterday. Email James at Cadence, there may be something he can do for you
Was looking on their website yesterday and no sign of it :confused:

Oh well I only need the one reel anyway. If they're really nice they might just send 2 anyway lol
 

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It was on their Facebook page. I would email James, he’s a very decent guy & you’ve got nothing to lose
 

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