Shimano Aero 8000 RE Overgunned ?

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Afternoon Chaps,

I have a pair of Shimano Aero 8000 RE Baitrunners that I acquired as part of basic carp set up. My question is would they be overgunned for using on say a couple of barbel rods - like the Korum Twin Tip Plus 12 Ft 1.75 Lb / 2.2 Lb for fishing the Trent. If they really are over the top, then I will sell them and buy a second Shimano 6000 ST reel as I own one already.

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Afternoon Chaps,

I have a pair of Shimano Aero 8000 RE Baitrunners that I acquired as part of basic carp set up. My question is would they be overgunned for using on say a couple of barbel rods - like the Korum Twin Tip Plus 12 Ft 1.75 Lb / 2.2 Lb for fishing the Trent. If they really are over the top, then I will sell them and buy a second Shimano 6000 ST reel as I own one already.

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You asking for a friend Scribe ? ?. See, we did warn you. ????
 

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Personally Scribe I use two Shimano 8010's. Perfect for me but, my dad has smaller hands than I have and he uses a couple of the smaller 6010's. The Trent is a big river don't go under - gunning yourself. Try your 8000's first and see how you get on. ?
 

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Personally Scribe I use two Shimano 8010's. Perfect for me but, my dad has smaller hands than I have and he uses a couple of the smaller 6010's. The Trent is a big river don't go under - gunning yourself. Try your 8000's first and see how you get on. ?

Good Idea Mick right that's reels sorted, just need to buy some line now and some rods whenever the shops get re-stocked.

If anyone needs me I will be back once I have used the search function and worked my way through the minefield of suggestions for line. :D
 

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Afternoon Kev,....Again personally speaking The RE's mentioned above would do the job admirably (as well as the ST)..... Rivers like the Trent and Severn when trumping along take a decent reel to manage, yet give a good feel in more settled conditions....Both good choices..(y)
 

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Afternoon Kev,....Again personally speaking The RE's mentioned above would do the job admirably (as well as the ST)..... Rivers like the Trent and Severn when trumping along take a decent reel to manage, yet give a good feel in more settled conditions....Both good choices..(y)

Thanks Mark - I'll see what the 8000's are like on a a rod and either keep them & sell the 6000, mind you the 6000 would work better on my Avon rod, so will keep it. I can see this is how anglers build up a large collection of rods / reels. :ROFLMAO:
 

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Hardly any difference between the 6000 and 8000 so either would be fine for the Trent or any river ledgering.
 

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Hardly any difference between an 8000 and a 6000 so either would be fine on those rods for river ledgering.
 

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The 8000 6000 and 10000 are the same size bodies just different spool capacity . Not sure if they have changed the spool design like they did with the front drag reels but the spools should just interchange . I’ve got 6&8000 spools from re and gte-c for my 6000 size
 

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@Scribe ......Can hardly wait Kev until you sort out what line you need.....This thread could be running longer than the 'Brexit' thread! :oops::ROFLMAO:
 

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@Total I have come across a thread where @Zerkalo & @Dave were debating the merits of 8 Lb V 12 Lb line. :)

Should I split the difference and go 10 Lbs ? :ROFLMAO: I can see me causing no end of bother and there is still the topics of rigs / feeder types / leads, hook-link line and hooks to ask about. :eek:
 

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@Total I have come across a thread where @Zerkalo & @Dave were debating the merits of 8 Lb V 12 Lb line. :)

Should I split the difference and go 10 Lbs ? :ROFLMAO: I can see me causing no end of bother and there is still the topics of rigs / feeder types / leads, hook-link line and hooks to ask about. :eek:

^^ :oops:....I'm taking the 'fifth' regarding the line question above!:oops::giggle::ROFLMAO:
 

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I have the Shimano Medium Baitrunners, basically a baitrunner version of a 5500 Ultegra and balance nicely on a 12ft rod, if the 8000's are similar size and weight should be no problem.
 

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Thanks @rd115

The Shimano Aero 8000 RE - Gear ratio 4.5:1 / Weight 510g (18.0 oz) / Line capacity: 10lb-390m,12lb-320m, 14lb- 220m, 20lb-160m I do like that it has a flip handle to switch from baitrunner to rear drag.

Quick look at the Medium Baitrunners have a quoted weight of 560g so looking good for suitability. :upthumb:

I have only used a 3000 sized reel before, so the 8000 feels like a Big Pit reel to me. :ROFLMAO:
 

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@Scribe ....Got to ask the obvious Kev,....What gear was you using when you caught your barbel? or was you using Chris's gear?
 

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@Scribe ....Got to ask the obvious Kev,....What gear was you using when you caught your barbel? or was you using Chris's gear?

Hi Mark - Chris very kindly let me accompany him and to use his kit, mine was the right hand rod, which luckily for me is one the barbel decided it liked.:D

I kept Chris supplied with good coffee and scotch egg. :ROFLMAO:
 

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Hi Mark - Chris very kindly let me accompany him and to use his kit, mine was the right hand rod, which luckily for me is one the barbel decided it liked.:D

I kept Chris supplied with good coffee and scotch egg. :ROFLMAO:

I must try 'scotch egg' as bait next time I'm barbel fishing! ;):ROFLMAO:
 

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The 8000 6000 and 10000 are the same size bodies just different spool capacity . Not sure if they have changed the spool design like they did with the front drag reels but the spools should just interchange . I’ve got 6&8000 spools from re and gte-c for my 6000 size

Thanks @Ken the Pacman and @Lcn

I didn't know that about the interchangeable spools Lcn very useful thank you. :upthumb:
 
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