View Full Version : good reel for new rod

08-07-2004, 02:46 PM
i picked up a new rod for no reason :laughs: its a tsunami 8ft MH 3/4-3oz what reel would go good with this

08-07-2004, 02:54 PM
Conventional or spinning

08-07-2004, 03:12 PM

08-07-2004, 03:19 PM
VS 150...... realistically Nautil 6500 (yellow), Shimano stradic 4000, Tica 4500 size

08-07-2004, 03:23 PM
what kind of method is the rod good for

08-07-2004, 03:54 PM
light plugs up to 2 1/2 oz

08-07-2004, 06:44 PM
great topwater rod... use some 40 lb powerpro on there and you'll be a happy dude- :D

08-07-2004, 06:51 PM
Id go with the stradic 5000 or the spheros 5000. I think the 4000 is too small for that rod. I love my stradic most reel for the money.

Mr. Sandman
08-07-2004, 07:07 PM
It is a great rod. A "good" reel IMO would be the small baitrunners...either the shimano. 3500 or the penn (small br..can't recall the number). The shimano you will need mono the penn you can use braid (minor problems but works ok) . (Casting distance with the penn/briad is amazing for that little rod) The small shimano has problems with any briad (I tried 3 brands they all was an expensive mistake, but I have mono on there now and it works fine).

if you want a step up the shiomano stratic (which seems to do braid ok).
VS/Stellas are out of that rods league...makes no sense.

Also you could use a penn 550 or the slammer model of about the same size (w/mono).

That lil rod is great for bonesblues and small bass in the surf. Last season I landed a 32#er on that thing and it was a blast!.

PS I broke it later in the season...the damn thing comes with an over the counter warentee...if you break it for any reason it will be replaced, no questions asked!! Amazing deal IMO.

They have a new line of boat rods out now and I am thinking of buying 4 of them...they are sweet. A custome equiv would cost 5X what they are selling these for and would not be *that* much better.

08-07-2004, 07:17 PM
Sahara or Stradic 5000, power pro 30 lb. test :btu:

08-07-2004, 09:04 PM
i was looking at the cabelas salt striker inshore reels they look good for a rod that size

08-07-2004, 09:07 PM
Stradic 5000 for sure. I love mine.

08-09-2004, 09:28 AM
Hey Canal Rat, I have a 9' Tsunami with a Stradic 5000 and absolutaly love it
I see you are from Plymouth, do you know Mike Roy.:cool:

08-09-2004, 09:39 AM
Originally posted by Seahoss
Hey Canal Rat, I have a 9' Tsunami with a Stradic 5000 and absolutaly love it
I see you are from Plymouth, do you know Mike Roy.:cool:

never heard of him

08-09-2004, 09:48 AM
i have a 9' with natil 7500 yellow and it's perfect match and also have a 8' with shimano stradic 400 another perfect match you could do what i do 1 spooled with pp30 (4000) the other 14 # mono.

08-09-2004, 10:36 AM
Penn power graph 7000

08-10-2004, 06:28 AM
Well I learned last Thu nite that the body on the Shimano Stradic 4000 and the 5000 are the SAME. Just the spool is deeper on the 5000 and the OD was slightly larger. Bud8fan and I were going to trade reels, but ended up just swapping a spool.

I know that in the Daiwa Hardbodyz - the 3500 & 4000 size the body is the same and the difference was with the depth of the spool/spool capacity. I guess this is the current trend.

VS200 & VS250 have the same body with different size rotor/spool combo.

I know the Penn 710 & 712 had the same body but different size rotor/spool combo. Same for the 714 & 716. May be the 704 & 706Z (don't own the 706Z yet).

The Quantum Cabo PT 5000 & 6000 were the same bodies, but with different size spools. I swapped spools at the store to show the guys who worked there. I guess I should have put some $ down first - could have put it towards some new gear ..... LOL.

Dumb things you learn from owning too many reels and messing around with them for too long at a store when you are procrastinating because I didn't want to go home to scrape wallpaper (neither did my wife - she went out to do wine tasting & shop at local vineyard).

Yeah I be rambling: lesson to learn - don't rush to get some part going on a machine because you generally come in the following morning to see the aftermath of broken tools & collets fused into aluminum......LMAO - oh, what a way to start a day. :P

Getting back to the MAIN question: Shimano Spheros 5000, or Stradic 5000. You can use the 4000, or 8000 sizes as well - go with what you feel good on the rod in your hand. :)

08-18-2004, 10:21 PM
i am going to get the daiwa blackgold series reel for my new rod holds 20/220 cheap well made reel just like a penn reel only 21.5 oz perfect for my rod

08-18-2004, 11:02 PM
CR, That's a great reel. Rock solid.


08-20-2004, 02:51 PM
thers allso one that holds 17/200 18.5oz i am torn between the two what should i go with


08-20-2004, 03:16 PM
For an 8' rod I would go with the lighter reel.