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Shimano Stradic 2500?
« on: October 20, 2019, 07:44:50 AM »
My local sportsmanís warehouse has the stradic 2500 on sale and I was thinking of picking one up. Is it big enough for steelhead , silvers and the occasional king? Would be putting 30 lb braid on it as well. Thanks

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Re: Shimano Stradic 2500?
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2019, 08:07:57 AM »
Absolutely. Great reels. I used the smaller one I think they were a 2000 back then for years. Very smooth drag and stout reel.

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Re: Shimano Stradic 2500?
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2019, 08:18:55 AM »
Sweet thanks! That makes me feel better.

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Re: Shimano Stradic 2500?
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2019, 09:34:07 AM »
Where is this sale going on and how much?  I love and use 2500 Stradic for salmon and steelhead

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Re: Shimano Stradic 2500?
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2019, 10:32:15 AM »
If you can, get the 3000. Same reel as the 2500, just a larger capacity spool.

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Re: Shimano Stradic 2500?
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2019, 11:19:31 AM »
I was looking at the 3000 but went back to get it and they were out already...

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Re: Shimano Stradic 2500?
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2019, 11:32:56 AM »
Shimanos are the only spinning reels I use,
for river fishing...
I donít see the need for 30# braid?
For casting and visibility, fluorocarbon is the bomb.

Weíve never snapped a mainline using 15# p-line,
and landed quite a few 20+ kings and 12+ steelies

If fishing the salt, itís down rigger  fishing for me, with a level wind Abu 5000s mostly
Loaded with 30# braid, but thatís for trolling resistance, not capacity or strength.

Off topic:
I also use 200# braid for my downrigger ball lines
Allows me to use 5# balls with very limited sway. And a high level of sensitivity.

One shot. One kill!

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Re: Shimano Stradic 2500?
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2019, 11:55:57 AM »
I love mine, haven't used it for steelhead but salmon it was great on those 10lb silvers
walleye its great, use it for everything really

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Re: Shimano Stradic 2500?
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2019, 12:01:31 PM »
I love mine ... use it for everything really

Probably the best statement for the Shimano Stradic 2500/3000. I've used mine from bluegills to salmon.

I'm currently upgrading all my Stradics to the CI4+ version. 1000/3000/4000 reels. Will use plenty of braid as well to detect light bites, add capacity, and aid in keeping my the line off the water when bobber fishing.

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Re: Shimano Stradic 2500?
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2019, 12:10:34 PM »
I love mine ... use it for everything really

Probably the best statement for the Shimano Stradic 2500/3000. I've used mine from bluegills to salmon.

I'm currently upgrading all my Stradics to the CI4+ version. 1000/3000/4000 reels. Will use plenty of braid as well to detect light bites, add capacity, and aid in keeping my the line off the water when bobber fishing.

I love shimano  as well. I got a curado 200 hg k last year. It made me a believer in shimano. Still getting it dialed it but have caught a few salmon on it and love it. Slowly up grading from my old abu reels. Just got my first drift boat so Iím trying to get supplied.

 


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