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    Been looking for 2 new reels and have found a couple but the one that really stands out is the Shimano Tribal Ultegra 5500 XTA 99 each.

    Are these a good reel and also a good price? Can i get them cheaper any where? is the line clip a circle or a triangle (if you know what i mean)?

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    std round line clip on mine i have the std ones not camo but they are pucka reels i use one foe my marker float as well
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    so would you recommend getting 3/4 then 1 for marker one for spod and 2 for main lines?

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    I was actully hoping to be able to get 3 of them for 285 as that is my budget do you recon any where would be able to do 3 for this price?

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    Try Erics mate or eBay

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    i got 3 from erics m8 best i got was 300 free postage, nice smooth reels though...

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    ive got a set of 3 and i cannot fault them will not get a better reel for money in my eyes

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    Best reel in that price range.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reavey View Post
    Been looking for 2 new reels and have found a couple but the one that really stands out is the Shimano Tribal Ultegra 5500 XTA 99 each.

    Are these a good reel and also a good price? Can i get them cheaper any where? is the line clip a circle or a triangle (if you know what i mean)?
    lovely reels for that price

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    Sorry to hijack but I'm looking for some new reels and wondered what's the difference between Shimano Tribal Ultegra 5500 XTA and Shimano Ultegra 5500 XTB

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    My cuz has a set perfect balance look good excellent reel for the money

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    Quote Originally Posted by ian1985 View Post
    Sorry to hijack but I'm looking for some new reels and wondered what's the difference between Shimano Tribal Ultegra 5500 XTA and Shimano Ultegra 5500 XTB

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    XTB has baitrunner option, XTA doesn't AFAIK.

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    Nope, the xtb and xta are identical, the only difference on those tribal xta's is the paintwork.

    No idea why they tried to confuse people with that. Erics do them for 100 each.
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    The line clips are round and to be honest rubbish, the line likes to work its way out which can be annoying.

    To overcome this I use Gibbo's method of making a power gum loop that is worked up the spool and then line laid over the top when initially spooling up. This not only solves the problem of crimping the line but also reduces the force when the line hits the clip on the cast.
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    Thats the only downside to them really, I find the clips a bit small and tight and struggle to get the line secured on occasions, then as you say, it can have a habit of popping out. Just what you want when casting to snags
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