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New spinning reel in the house - Daiwa Tatula LT1000

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I like to carry a spinning reel with me in the bays and harbors. Sometimes there are teeny bait fish boiling, and I toss a HUB 1/16th OZ over into the boil... only a spinning rod can do that. They're fast, accurate and from time to time I'll get crushed on that little jig.

I've been using my Shimano Spirex 2500 on the Phenix Feather 4-10 rod - but the problem is the foot on the reel is so short, the reel seat on the rod won't grab it correctly. I've been wrapping the foot with Electrician's tape to make it sort of work.... and it still wobbles a bit. Not good.

SO.... bit down, left my Shimano family (for the first time in about 30 years or so...) and grabbed the Daiwa.

I'll spin on 10# PowerPro braid and the 7.3# Seaguar flouro. Super excited.

This reel is smoooov. And it is feather light... its like there is no reel on the rod... so light. I love the huge drag washers (first thing I always look for in a spinning reel) and I can't wait to get it on the water this weekend.

I've been using the Spirex reels since the 80s - since the Shimano Aero days. Always had two paddles on the handle, always had a trigger. Its weird having a single paddle spinning reel. Its weird needing two hands to cast (left hand to flip bail... no trigger)

I'll get used to it. I hope.

Its a dynamite reel - in a whole different class than the Spirexes (Spirexexes? Spirex's? Spirillium? Spiri?) I've used forever.

So can't wait.

-K

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Congratz on the new toy. It is always fun to try new reels, sometimes you like them and sometimes you don't. I like the spinning reel for finese deliveries of light weight lures as well.


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I picked up the Ballistic 1000 a couple of weeks ago for my trip to Bridgeport. I love how smooth it casts.

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I picked up the Ballistic 1000 a couple of weeks ago for my trip to Bridgeport. I love how smooth it casts.

Another gorgeous reel to be sure.

Hey - did you ever do a write up on your Bridgeport trip? You were heading up just after I came back from June Lake... and I crushed it that weekend. I'm sure you guys did, too.

Would love to hear more about your trip. I don't get up to Bridgeport too often these days.

It can be a remarkable fishery.

Give up the deets, buddy. Smile

-K

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Congrat's on your new (play thang) reel! Thumbs Up Look out fish!!!!
I look forward to watching how well the reel performs for you in action!! Basketball No pressure! lol

My reels of choice has always been the Shimano C14 Stradic 2500 and the Van Staal VSG-100 spinning reels for the past 16 years and I just used, for the first time today, my brand new new Diawa Ballistic 2500 today that I bought at the Fred Hall show back in March (I purchased two). They are sooooooo smooth!!
They have the new magnetic oil seal technology.

I spooled the Ballistic with [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] Diawa Samauri Green 8-carrier braided line, I attached a 5-ft long Invizor fluorocarbon leader using the Royal Polaris knot. It's a total game changer and a killer set up!

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I have been using Baitcasters for quite a long time, but recently I realized the spinning reel is a good reel to have around. Hope you enjoy the reel let us know what you think.


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Nope. Been really busy. I will download the picts later today.

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Ken - sounds like a killer finesse setup you have there.

Dan - those Van Staals are sexy reels Smile

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Nope. Been really busy. I will download the picts later today.

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