Second rod part 2

Donald

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Apologies I am very new to the forum
My first post was regarding a second rod choice which after the good advice on here I now own an Mvr match rod.
Thanks Nejohn
I have posted thanks and more questions on my first thread but no replies.
My next conundrum is what second reel to buy.
First rod drennan twin tip duo to use as feeder rod New reel required)?
Maver mvr float rod ( use my daiwa ninja 4000-c)?
 

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You could use the Ninja 4000 but you might find it a bit big and bulky for normal float use.

Something a bit smaller would be better balanced
 

Donald

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Thanks
The ninja feels OK on either rod although I don't have experience of other reels
I went to the local tackle shop and they were advising the daiwa ninja 6000 or daiwa 6000 black and gold for feeder fishing
Baring in mind that was what they had on display
Do i need a 6000?
I have read so much on reels now I am totally confused
Bait runner
How many ball bearings
Graphite
Aluminium
Spare spool
New line clips etc etc 😡
Wish my 40 year old daiwa harrier m20 hadn't broken
 

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2500-3000 will balance the float rod much better than the 4000 but that is just right for the feeder
 

Donald

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Thanks
I had my reel ideas the wrong way round then
Was the tackle shop advice based on stock perhaps
 

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A 6000 seems way OTT for 'normal' feeder work. A 4000 IMO would be much better. For general float work a 2500/3000 would normally work well.
 

Donald

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I thought the 6000 looked big
Where I fish there are a lot of f1 and carp
Would another 4000 e a good choice
 

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I've got 4000's for normal feeder work, a 4000 for Pellet waggler, and 2500's for general waggler.

4500 bait runners for Barbel and Carp feeder rods
ABU 501 and a centrepin for stick float use on running water
 

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The MVR Match rod specs...


  • Casting Weight: 20g-25g
  • Line Rating: 3lb-8lb
  • 11ft Weight: 136g

I'd say a 2500 or 3000 would be ideal
 

Donald

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Strange thing with the mvr rod
It was advertised as a 12ft float rod in all the specs
When it arrived it said pellet on the rod
Don't know the difference myself
Rod was correct part number though
Nice rod very light
 

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Donald

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Thats the one
Doesn't say float rod does it
Is it though
Whats the difference float/pellet
 

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Andy Kinder says ... "go with the MVR 3000 " reel :)
 

Donald

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Will use the ninja on my drennan for feeder then and look for a 3000 reel for my maver
Are maver reels any good
Should be one to match my rod
 

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Does seem a bit odd having inconsistent descriptions like that. A 12ft standard or even power waggler rod would have quite a different action to an 11ft pellet waggler rod.

Can’t comment on maver reels but if you like your 4000 ninja you could just get a smaller version as well. Unless you want to try a different brand of course 👍🏻
 

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Good that you find the mvr to your liking, as for reels I would be tempted to use the ninja 4000 for your feeder fishing and look for a 2500 or 3000 size for the mvr. I like Daiwa reels but the latest LT versions of most of the reels seems to be a step backwards. If you can get a TDM in your budget (some places are selling them for about £70). If you don't want to go down the daiwa route or spend less cash you could do worse than have a look at the Preston inertia or Okuma Ceymer, you can get both from bobco. Also it might be worth taking a look at cadance reels, they seem well thought (though I hav'nt seen or handled any so can't speak from experience) I think they are still doing the buy one get one free on the CS6 range so potentially 2 decent reels for £60 might be worth a punt. I can't really comment on Shimano reels as I fell out with them about 5 years ago so I am not really up to speed on the latest ranges
 

Donald

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Thanks nejohn
Was a good call on the rod very nice and light
I will start looking at 3000 reels
Quite like the idea of the maver mvr reel but not much in the way of reviews anywhere
 
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