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i have several stradics i like them i was wondering if anyone has used the new diawa orif they have had any problems yet? i never even held one so i don't have a clue if it is as good as the price says it is????
 

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STRADIC all the way. I am on my third. The other two still work like new for my buddies. Can't beat the price either. I have the 4000. I have caught tons of snook and reds on it. I have also caught bonefish, sharks, group and more!
 

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Why are you on your third if they are so good? I traded a spheros 3000 for a fly rod. then I bought a Stradic2500 . I wish I had bought a Spheros. Stradics are not worth the money.Maybe 159.00 is not a lot of money to you Guys. But it is to me. I know quality . I enjoy using quality fishing equipment. I think the Spheros is a fine reel . I have caught countless fish on my 4000. I accidently dipped my Stradic in the water,Accually it fell off my dock and I didnt realize it until the next day when a friend fished it up. The 150.00 rod was fine, but the reel hasnt been the same since . I took to a reel repair and cleaned it myself as well. It drags just enough irritate me. FOR SALE: Stradic 2500 slightly used : $50.00
 

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everything about shimano sucks except for their smoothness which the penn affinity is just as smooth as any shimano out there, shimanos' drag sucks, the gears are not tough at all and the outside finish is crap

Boooooooo........... shimano:withstupid
 

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Chad and I used Stradic Mg 2500 all year long for the FLW tour. They have a better drag system than the Sustain 2500 we were using. We caught 32+" Redfish and 20lb Jacks on 10lb Power Pro andNEVER had a problem.

I highly recommed them!!! I'm sure a Stella is fine, but does the fish know what your using??

If they dont bite the hook end it doesnt matter what your reeling!!!
 

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I have the Daiwa tierra 3000. It is a tremendous reel. I can't see spending the extra eighty five dollars for the Sol. They are basically the same reel with the Sol being machined aluminum and the Tierra die cast. I love the air bail and the huge spool on the daiwa's. It really makes a difference in casting distance . The Daiwa's have a slower retrieve than the Shimano's. For specks and reds that is actually a plus, for spanish and bonito it could hurt you a little bit. You might even look at the Daiwa excelor. They sell for sixty nine dollars and are a fine reel.
 
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