Float reel

SilverSurfer

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Hi all,

I am new here - be nice...;-)

I am looking for a reel to go with a Drennan Acolyte Plus 13ft float rod. I want use it as all-round float rod for commercials and river fishing mainly silvers. I was thinking of a Daiwa Ninja 3012 or 4012. The former is a fair bit lighter I think. Any thoughts which one would complemente the rod well or any other alternatives in that price range to consider? Thanks.
 

Rick123

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Try the top of the range from Cadence. Built around a magnesium frame, light with a good clutch. CS10 is the dogs for me right now. I'm using mine for light line waggler fishing. But it makes a great trotting float too, try the 3000 job.
 

Jonny w

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Hi all,

I am new here - be nice...;-)

I am looking for a reel to go with a Drennan Acolyte Plus 13ft float rod. I want use it as all-round float rod for commercials and river fishing mainly silvers. I was thinking of a Daiwa Ninja 3012 or 4012. The former is a fair bit lighter I think. Any thoughts which one would complemente the rod well or any other alternatives in that price range to consider? Thanks.
My 2 sons have ninja’s and for the money there outstanding in my opinion , personally I like to use the smallest reel I can get away with for the given situation, but that’s just personal preference, I have the exact same rod as you and use an oldish Shimano sahara 2500 most of the time, I think it suits the rod well, there literally loads of lads on here with acolyte’s which will definitely be able to help you out, in my opinion though a smaller reel suits the acolyte well I’d never go above a 3000, but that’s just me.
 

Reuben

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The Cadence reels are very good for the money, particularly the CS5,6 or 7. If you’re pleasure fishing there’s no need to go top end imo.
 

dave brittain 1

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Daiwa 3012 or Cadence 4000 are both very good reels and similarly sized. The Daiwa has a marginally wider spool. I use them for all my river float and commercial float/feeder work. Both balance perfectly with rods from 10ft -16ft
 
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