Looking for a shimano 3000/4000 size reel

Fugley-fisher

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I have a gap in my reels my daiwa 120m has given up, I've swapped some reels about leaving me with a gap on my long range slider/waggler rod I've not had shimano before looking for a second hand reel budget 50-70 I dont know the ranges models to know what a old flag ship reel or budget offering is, some pointers of which reels would be suitable (ps I dont mind rear drag) , seen I nice looking vanford but that's way to shiny n new. Cheers guys.
 

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If by budget you mean cheaper new then it's worth looking at the Saharas. I've got 2 of the 2500 rear drags for my float rods and they do look and feel better than most £50 pound ish reels. Don't suppose they'd be any different in bigger sizes.
 

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That was not what was implied I dont know the shimano range so I might see a reel think it looks ok but its shimano's lower end or budget offering as opposed to the flagship, by buying older I might get a better reel than my budget could get new.
 

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Ah right I'm with you now 👍🏻 can't help with higher end reels I'm afraid as I can't really justify them for my fishing.
 

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You can usually pick up some Aero Match IIIs within your budget on eBay and they’re good reliable reels (I’ve got 3 of them in addition to GTMs which are more suited to feeder work). Even if the bearings are worn they’re cheap (c.£6) and easily fitted.
 

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I recently bought a Okuma Ceymar CBF 30 (BF Baitfeeder\Baitrunner) for close range River low resistance Perch fishing.
Very nice reel. Smooth, light and the baitrunner turns off nicely with a turn of the handle.
My reel only came with one spool though.
I would buy their other reels but I've no need. The following could be worth a punt if you're interested:
 

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For a cheap Shimano and excellent price/quality ratio, buy the Sedona, you won't be disapointed. Excellent progressive brake (much better than Daiwa equivalent).
 

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If you can get a decent Stradic GTM 2500 for the money then they're bombproof.
 

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If your budget can be stretched, there's an Aero 4000fa in the classifieds, can't believe it hasn't sold.
 

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These are new for 2021 from Garbolino and could be another option:

 

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After looking at the second hand reels and decided they were fetching in my opinion to much money, I've decided to buy new a preston centris nt, I await delivery. Thanks to all that offered advise.
 

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Somebody else on a budget may also like this 4000 Series Okuma Ceymar CXTR-40RD Rear Drag
It weighs only 269g & selling for £47.15. Rear Drag Reels are not fashionable these days but I prefer them myself as it's way easier to set the Drag during the fight.
I have the Okuma CBF 30 Reel (3000 Series Baitfeeder\Baitrunner) and it's a lovely smooth well made little reel.
 
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