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    Default Which reels?

    Her indoors has offered to treat me to a pair of 10 foot torrix stalkers for my birthday, I've sorted the builder and will use Chris Orme but am undecided on reels.

    They'll be used as my first choice rods on the syndicate due to canopies above the swims etc and I'll be fishing mostly under the tip to around 40 yards.

    I've looked at castizms but they're a bit pricey, I don't like SS2600s either.

    I'm thinking baitrunners but use fluorocarbon, will that behave on the spools?

    I'm open to suggestions
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    Shimano xtd 5500

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    I think you just instantly nailed it.......cheers mate, last reels I bought were tourneys.....I'm out of touch!
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    Daiwa ninjas or the daiwa theory would go well
    Ninjas look like castizms as well lol

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    Shimano X-Aero Baitrunners have a wider spool so are good for Fluoro.

    Lovely reels
    Wriggle Wriggle..............

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    Quote Originally Posted by shane24 View Post
    Shimano X-Aero Baitrunners have a wider spool so are good for Fluoro.

    Lovely reels
    Castizms 2nd hand if you can afford it, they would balance them rods perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by runrun1 View Post
    Shimano xtd 5500
    They'd look and feel nice with those rods I reckon Stew - don't forget to upgrade the washers to the carbon black ice ones while you're at it
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    Stu,
    I've just got 2x Shimano xtd 5500s for my light rod set up and I'm well impressed.
    Line lay compared to reels we've used in the past is immense. Smooth running too.

    Don't think you'll be disappointed mate

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    The XTD is doing it for me, price seems good too as I'm not the kindest to my gear
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    Quote Originally Posted by happyhammer View Post
    The XTD is doing it for me, price seems good too as I'm not the kindest to my gear
    Erics angling are doing the ultegra 5500 xtd at the moment with the 20% discount which expires on 3rd of January for 98 each

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    Awesome, cheers bud.......if my tax bill allows it I'll jump on that......or just cash my scrap in
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    X-Aero's if want baitrunner or FX9s are my choices
    We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl, year after year

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    Wychwood Solace 55QD's - compact, super smooth & the spool has their ACS line clip.
    " Bite the pillow I'm coming in dry "

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    I have a set of the Linear X and thinks it’s a superb very under rated reel. And are in a similar league to my ISOs and tournies.

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    cant comment on the 5500 but i have the 14000 xtd and i'm getting on fine with them after being a daiwa user for the last 15 years

    so im sure the 5500 will be spot on .....

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    Make sure you buy the ci4 bodied 5500 ultegras... the non ci4 body versions will be a bit heavy for 10 footers in my experience. Even the ci4 5500's I have on my 9' stalkers are a bit heavy for them, but only by a gnats ****

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    My understanding is that it’s not as wide as the Linear x???

    Shamano Long Casts are big pit spools so to speak and the medium size BR filled the gap and I don’t know how they compare with the Linear X possibly nearer the ISO or Tourney 5000 Mark presumably.

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    Thread necrophilia!

    Stew's bought his reels and been using them well over a year....

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    Well I'm blaming jslinn !

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    Indeed you should do. I was pleasantly surprised people started to post.

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