Spinning reel luring for salt and fresh water use.

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Spinning reel luring for salt and fresh water use.

Postby BountyHunter » Wed May 11, 2011 10:24 pm

Hi, guys i haf been intending to get a reel recently for both fresh and salt water luring. I'd truly appreciate if u guys out there cud help me out. I'm having a budget of not more than 300 bucks. I've been thinking between the shimano stradic ci4 3000 and the daiwa freams 3000. i've been reading up on both reels on the net, but wud juz like some first hand comments or suggestions. I've tried both reels in the shop (juz winding it and having a feel), they both seem great to me. i wud really appreciate your comments and suggestions thx alot.
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Postby bear » Thu May 12, 2011 2:04 am

with that budget ..just go for daiwa caldia kix ...u wont regret it.been using the 2500 size for yrs..still working well

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Postby raymondang » Thu May 12, 2011 8:28 am

Bro if weight is 1st thing on your mind, Stradic CI4 will be the better choice but it you going for strong reel yes Caldia Kix will be the better choice.
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Postby Michael Lim » Thu May 12, 2011 6:55 pm

Luring??

Go with the smaller reels, your arms will appreciate it at the end of the day. And I dun think you'll need more than 10lbs for most of the luring applications. :)

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Postby BountyHunter » Thu May 12, 2011 8:37 pm

Well really appreciate the response guys. im intending to pair it up with the Expert Blue carbon 7 or 6 ft spinning rod. i'm certainly looking at weight and performance, but performance being my priority and judging from the response i shall take it tat the daiwa caldia kix is a much better choice? i've been thinking bout putting on a 15 lbs braid on the reel so tat it may double as a light btm or jigging outfit in local waters tats the reason for choosing the 3000 size. i nd the extra line cap too.
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Postby BountyHunter » Thu May 12, 2011 8:58 pm

sry bear but isnt the caldia kix more than 300 bucks?
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Postby raymondang » Thu May 12, 2011 9:09 pm

I am using the Stradic Ci4 4000 for light jigging. I find caldia is heavy for me. My kaki land a 20kg CPC on the size 1000 Ci4.
Stradic is a great reel but it cannot use for bottom.
This is a high speed reel so cranking a sinker is not what this reel is design for.
Freams will be your next choice for it is lighter than caldia and it had a lower gear for better cranking power.
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Postby BountyHunter » Thu May 12, 2011 9:14 pm

sry for the noob question but the freams kix is older than freams or isit the opposite?
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Postby raymondang » Thu May 12, 2011 9:20 pm

Freams Kix is older version made of aluminium.
The new Freams is made from Zion which is similar to CI4.
That why it is light yet stronger than graphite.
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Postby BountyHunter » Thu May 12, 2011 9:31 pm

oh ok and also the caldia is more than $300 yea? so it would be a better coice for me to get a freams? sry for asking so many questions. juz wana be sure before investing in a reel.
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Postby raymondang » Thu May 12, 2011 10:22 pm

Fream $180, Caldia more than $300
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Postby BountyHunter » Thu May 12, 2011 10:28 pm

oh ok thx alot bro. appreciate it :)
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Postby Michael Lim » Fri May 13, 2011 1:00 am

Note that 15lb may restrict the size of the lures you can cast effectively. Decreased range.

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Postby knht » Fri May 13, 2011 7:22 am

BountyHunter wrote:oh ok thx alot bro. appreciate it :)


just so you are aware:
http://www.fishingkaki.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=183519

I also have a freams 2500 myself. The rotor seems a bit soft but so far haven't hit a bigger fish to really test it out.
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Postby aDDi » Fri May 13, 2011 1:47 pm

I have the Freams, Caldia, and Stradic CI4.
Persnoally, both Caldia and Stradic areand cant go wrong. Stradic If i had to choose one, ill go for Stradic.
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Postby BountyHunter » Fri May 13, 2011 11:59 pm

knht wrote:
BountyHunter wrote:oh ok thx alot bro. appreciate it :)


just so you are aware:
http://www.fishingkaki.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=183519

I also have a freams 2500 myself. The rotor seems a bit soft but so far haven't hit a bigger fish to really test it out.


@ bro addi and knht --- Yea bro i read the thread already. caldia is abit off my budget. the only 2 that i could possibly get would be the stradic ci4 or the freams. but i'm just worried bout the spool size for getting a stradic. Also bro raymonang said that the stradic not too gd for light bottom. i'm abit budget strapped thats y im kinda confused as of now. it'll mostly be for luring though but occasionally for light offshore jigging and bottom.

@ michael --- ok bro, but if im intending for use of salt water luring and light btm and jigging than isnt like less than 15lbs braid abit too low? sry juz asking.

Thx is advance again for helping me out guys.
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Postby Icebomb » Sat May 14, 2011 12:49 am

Get the 2009 caldia...

I've been using caldia 2000, 3500 for almost 3 - 4 yrs now... still using it...

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Postby Michael Lim » Sat May 14, 2011 1:11 am

BountyHunter wrote:
knht wrote:
BountyHunter wrote:oh ok thx alot bro. appreciate it :)


just so you are aware:
http://www.fishingkaki.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=183519

I also have a freams 2500 myself. The rotor seems a bit soft but so far haven't hit a bigger fish to really test it out.


@ bro addi and knht --- Yea bro i read the thread already. caldia is abit off my budget. the only 2 that i could possibly get would be the stradic ci4 or the freams. but i'm just worried bout the spool size for getting a stradic. Also bro raymonang said that the stradic not too gd for light bottom. i'm abit budget strapped thats y im kinda confused as of now. it'll mostly be for luring though but occasionally for light offshore jigging and bottom.

@ michael --- ok bro, but if im intending for use of salt water luring and light btm and jigging than isnt like less than 15lbs braid abit too low? sry juz asking.

Thx is advance again for helping me out guys.


Well, it'll be better if you have a spare spool. Load with 14lb braid for bottom and light jigging and another with 10lb or less for casting lures. At 14lb, you may find that lures under 7gms may not be an easy task.

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Postby BountyHunter » Sat May 14, 2011 6:39 pm

Hmmm thx guys, i managed to get my reel. after tons of asking ard and discussing with ppl, i finally got my shimano stradic ci4000 loaded with berkley whiplash 300 yards 20 lb braid. seems thin enough to cast small lures too... if it dosent then well i would learn my lesson the hard way. right now still thinking bout a rod within 150 bucks to match the reel. been looking for a one piece. any suggestions?
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Postby spectra5 » Tue May 17, 2011 1:19 am

Someone selling lamiglas final edition 6' 1pcs rod. 10-25lb rating. That's a good rod to start with. Or if can get ur hands a lamiglas bass rising even better. Tried and tested. Too bad I already sold mine. You won't find it in any shops here. All those going ard in sgp are PI once.
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