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I tend to use small reels for silvers fishing, 2500 or 3000, switching to 4000 if fishing at distance or using braid. Was he using braid in the instance described in the OP, as I really don’t see the advantage when using mono.
 

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4000 Stradic GTM for float and feeder,5000 Aquos for feeder only,Shimano Ultegra 5500 xtd for distance.
 

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I've not used bigger, but I often use 4000 sized reels with oversized spools for float fishing when most people advise no more than 2500 size. However, if I do go big, it'll invariably be with a reel made from one of the lightweight materials and often on a rod 15' or longer. If I were using rods of 12' or less, I doubt I'd bother with a bigger reel.

A large diameter spool in conjunction with good line lay can make casting and trotting a whole lot easier.
I often use a 4000 sized reel when I’m float fishing too; and for the same reasons as Sam (A large diameter spool in conjunction with good line lay can make casting and trotting a whole lot easier). However the body of the reel I use is the same size of a much smaller reel; it just has a much larger diameter spool (see pic).

You get a lot less tight coils of line spilling off the spool on the cast too; with a larger spool diameter.

Shimano-Aero-4000-FA.jpg
Shimano Aero 4000 FA reel

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I use either a Daiwa 2500 or 3000 size for float fishing it will a TDM, Theory, EM or Whisker, when fishing an open faced reel on running water it will be always 3000 size. For general feeder fishing it will be a 3000 size daiwa or for longer distance work will go upto a TDM 4012. If I need to use a baitrunner it will be either a black widow 2500 or 4000 but these seem larger than normal reels with the 2500 being a similar size to a 3000 size and the 4000 being about 5000 size
 

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Note that a 3000 Shimano will not be the same physical size as a 3000 Daiwa. The Daiwa will be a size or two bigger than the Shimano.

Interestingly the 2020 Daiwa Saltigas have now adopted the Shimano sizing and the 18000 is the equivalent of the 18000 Stella. In previous Daiwa ranges like the Expedition it would have been an 8000.
 

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Note that a 3000 Shimano will not be the same physical size as a 3000 Daiwa. The Daiwa will be a size or two bigger than the Shimano.

Interestingly the 2020 Daiwa Saltigas have now adopted the Shimano sizing and the 18000 is the equivalent of the 18000 Stella. In previous Daiwa ranges like the Expedition it would have been an 8000.
I think this depends. My 2017 Daiwa legalis 2500 is EXACTLY the same size as my 2500 Shimanos. In fact if it wasn't for the spindles the spools would likely be interchangeable.
However I also have a cheap 2020 Daiwa regal BR 2500 which seems to have a larger spool than the other 2500s.
 
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