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quality surf reel

Postby Kristiano » Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:30 am

Hi all,

Can any body help please ,

I'm going to buy a good quality fixed spool reel and been looking at two reels in particular :
Daiwa tournament 4500QA
Shimano ultegra 14000 XSD

anybody use these reels and happy with them? any problems ?
What if any are the advantages of either reel and is the Daiwa justified in the double price tag ?

Cheers kris

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Re: quality surf reel

Postby Steve Duffy » Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:53 am

You could buy a few Penn Surfblasters for those prices.I have been using the Penn S/B 7000 for the last 3 years.Can't fault it.Does exactly the same job as the 2 you mentioned. :thumbsup:
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Re: quality surf reel

Postby merseyboy » Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:28 pm

I would go for the XSD, I've got a XSC and its been spot on. Daiwa have a poor record for reel after sales service / repair, from what I hear.
If you wanted something a bit special, have a look at these.
http://www.seamatchfishing.co.uk/shop/4 ... 0/10315848

http://www.seamatchfishing.co.uk/shop/4 ... 5/10941930

Shimano all day long..

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Re: quality surf reel

Postby Kristiano » Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:18 pm

Hi ,

Many thanks for replies.
Steve I've actually got one of them that's gone a bit temperamental.

Dave funny you should say that reel the aero surf is the one I originally wanted but can't find one in uk - seems to be loads for sale in Japan but no retailers of lots of the fancy models here in U.K.??
What's the difference between the the XTD and XTC?

Kris

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Re: quality surf reel

Postby merseyboy » Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:49 pm

Kristiano wrote:Hi ,

Many thanks for replies.
Steve I've actually got one of them that's gone a bit temperamental.

Dave funny you should say that reel the aero surf is the one I originally wanted but can't find one in uk - seems to be loads for sale in Japan but no retailers of lots of the fancy models here in U.K.??
What's the difference between the the XTD and XTC?

Kris


Hi Kris,
The new XSD has slow oscillation which gives better line lay. It also has quick drag and comes with a spare spool and spool reducers.
The Shimano JDM reels are not easy to get hold of. I got my Super Aero from Gerrys. I'm sure if you give them a call they might be able to help.
I did a short vid of my Super Aero when I got it, see below
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoxYDCvvklg&t=12s
There is also a vid of the XSC on my youtube channel.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vn3tVuUbcrQ

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Re: quality surf reel

Postby Ken the PACMAN » Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:29 pm

The old Surfblasters along with the the rest of that range have all been replaced with new reels bearing the same names +2 just to confuse things.
Looking at the price range £100/125 the Spinfisher v looks bombproof and is currently the best of the Penn reels available and are fully waterproof Penn have a UK based service centre.

Daiwa have their own service centre at their offices in Scotland and are known to be one of the best in the trade but are not the cheapest although they hold stocks of common parts it can take a while to get stuff that is sourced from Japan if available.The Tournament series of reels has been around for a long time but they are sold mainly as Big Pit Carp reels but something from the Crosscast or Windcast series would be better for sea fishing.

Shimano no longer have a dedicated spares service for the UK at Felindre in Swansea and are opening one up at their offices but I was told everything will go through the European centre in Holland,I dont know if this is true but time will tell.

Any of the above reels in the £100/£125 price bracket will do the job you require so it comes down to personal preference as they are all good.
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Re: quality surf reel

Postby merseyboy » Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:49 pm

Kristiano wrote:Hi ,

Many thanks for replies.
Steve I've actually got one of them that's gone a bit temperamental.

Dave funny you should say that reel the aero surf is the one I originally wanted but can't find one in uk - seems to be loads for sale in Japan but no retailers of lots of the fancy models here in U.K.??
What's the difference between the the XTD and XTC?

Kris


Hi Kris,
I've bought reels from this lot before and they were spot on.

http://www.plat.co.jp/shop/catalog/prod ... shing.html

Worth a look if your after something a bit different..
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Dave

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Re: quality surf reel

Postby Kristiano » Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:58 pm

Cheers Dave that's more like what I'm looking for . Just want to make right choice and not be buying twice as the old line goes.
Did you pay duty from them ? If so do you remember the rate as I see there are all different rates dependant on what you buy from Japan

Kris

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Re: quality surf reel

Postby merseyboy » Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:21 pm

Kristiano wrote:Cheers Dave that's more like what I'm looking for . Just want to make right choice and not be buying twice as the old line goes.
Did you pay duty from them ? If so do you remember the rate as I see there are all different rates dependant on what you buy from Japan

Kris


Hi
Think I payed VAT 20% of value in pounds, approx £9 in import duty and a £12 handling charge. Best thing to do is drop them an email and they should be able to tell you. I've been lucky in the past and have not been charged any extras!
The gear is well worth it in my opinion..

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Re: quality surf reel

Postby Kristiano » Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:47 pm

Will do.Cheers Dave

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Re: quality surf reel

Postby merseyboy » Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:54 am

Kristiano wrote:Will do.Cheers Dave


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