REEL DILEMMA

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Stu8

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Thinking of buying a new reel,shimano bio 3000mgs or diawa tds 2503cu can't decide wot one ...both bit pricey but best front drags about.
only required for float/light feeder work,anyone got or used either?
Your answers may sway the balance.


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I use the 2500ia Daiwa.Thats a little belter but as you say,they are a bit pricey.195.00[:0]

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Stu8

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Andy,are'nt they discontinued been replaced by tds 2503cu?????


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Stu, just noticed this post. Have you looked at the "Okuma" reels? you know, they are not bad reels and cheaper.

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Stu8

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I shall have agander next time in the tackle shop,thanks hoppy!


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A friend just bought a Akuma baitrunner nice reel aparantly shimano are a bit concernd as the Akuma is aparantly of a similar spec but a fraction of the price well worth a look at ther full range.If you end up with one let us know what you think.
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If you can, take a look at the Mitchell 308X in the 5 bearing and 10 bearing designs. I have a pair of the 5 bearing ones and it is an absolutely wonderful light reel. Not sure of UK prices but $40 or $50 US for the reels depending on the number of bb you get.

I accidently would up with a mid-teen carp on one and it performed fine. I don't backwind so it was me, the fish, the clutch, and a very limber rod.

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Stu8

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wot is it "Okuma or Akuma" or are they actually different reel makers?


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Stu8

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Newt,
thanx i shall check out the mitchell's (reels that is not grant or phil)


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