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    Default Re: Feeder Reel Advice

    Diawa make good reels , though they always seem to be a little larger than shimano so the 3500 would probably compare to a Shimano 4000 . Won't make a big difference but just something to bear in mind

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    Default Re: Feeder Reel Advice

    I have a feeling that both the 3500 and 4000 reels are essentially the same but one has a larger spool capacity. They are good value at £60 or so.

    Fishing republic have it for £64.99 with free delivery.

    Oh i forgot to add that this reel was recommended to me by a very special gent and angler who used to frequent this forum by the name of Binka.
    Last edited by mikench; 31-05-2019 at 11:50.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ian g View Post
    Diawa make good reels , though they always seem to be a little larger than shimano so the 3500 would probably compare to a Shimano 4000 . Won't make a big difference but just something to bear in mind
    Unfortunately Fishing Republic don’t deliver and the nearest one is not anywhere near me + they are full price again now anyway :-(
    Think I’m going to get my local shop to order it for me as they will also line it - Guessing a 12lb looks right for these? I think I will also go with the 4000 over the 3500 as strangely enough it is a bit lighter??

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    Default Re: Feeder Reel Advice

    There’s Shimano areo feeder Ci4 4000FA Reel on eBay

    Shimano areo feeder 4000 Reel 2 of 2 | eBay

    I have one of these, which I prefer to my baitrunner for feeder fishing

    Last edited by chrissh; 01-06-2019 at 14:49.
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    Default Re: Feeder Reel Advice

    I'd say 12 lb is a little heavy myself for a quiver rod , unless your fishing a snag pit 8 lb would be a better balance . Your using a decent rod and will have a good drag on your reel so you should be able to catch most fish your likely to encounter.

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    Default Re: Feeder Reel Advice

    Quote Originally Posted by ian g View Post
    I'd say 12 lb is a little heavy myself for a quiver rod , unless your fishing a snag pit 8 lb would be a better balance . Your using a decent rod and will have a good drag on your reel so you should be able to catch most fish your likely to encounter.
    I agree with Ian. 8lb would seem better. 12lb would drag on the cast and be too heavy for a quiver tip rods eyes.

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    Default Re: Feeder Reel Advice

    Quote Originally Posted by FeederHatch View Post
    Unfortunately Fishing Republic don’t deliver and the nearest one is not anywhere near me + they are full price again now anyway :-(
    Think I’m going to get my local shop to order it for me as they will also line it - Guessing a 12lb looks right for these? I think I will also go with the 4000 over the 3500 as strangely enough it is a bit lighter??
    In your 1st post you say that you have ordered a new Drennan Specialist Twin Tip, 11ft, 1.5 oz

    This rod is only rated to 10lb max line, what is the reel maximum line strength I would not go aboth 8lbs for feeder fishing

    The Drennan Specialist 11ft 1.5 rod
    1½lb test curve
    Two-piece
    Avon tip section
    Quiver tip section
    3oz & 4oz carbon tip
    High-modulus carbon blank
    Well balanced
    Full SiC guides
    Secure DPS reel seat
    Excellent action
    Superbly balanced
    Suitable for rivers or lakes
    Designed for the specialist angler targeting specimen fish
    Ideal with reel line from 6lb to 10lb
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrissh View Post
    In your 1st post you say that you have ordered a new Drennan Specialist Twin Tip, 11ft, 1.5 oz

    This rod is only rated to 10lb max line, what is the reel maximum line strength I would not go aboth 8lbs for feeder fishing

    The Drennan Specialist 11ft 1.5 rod
    1½lb test curve
    Two-piece
    Avon tip section
    Quiver tip section
    3oz & 4oz carbon tip
    High-modulus carbon blank
    Well balanced
    Full SiC guides
    Secure DPS reel seat
    Excellent action
    Superbly balanced
    Suitable for rivers or lakes
    Designed for the specialist angler targeting specimen fish
    Ideal with reel line from 6lb to 10lb
    Yes, that’s the rod I’ve ordered!

    If I’m honest that’s the bit I struggle with most - Trying to match the correct rods to reels and get the right line on the reel - Seems like a minefield to me with so much choice as well!?

    So at the moment I have a Drennan Carp Feeder Red Range (11ft) with a 4000 Middy reel and 8lb line - does work lovely and hasn’t caused me any problems.

    I purchased the Twin Tip as I wanted my second rod to be a bit higher spec (which I think this is) and also give me a chance to try some float fishing as well. And I’m hoping to get the same with the reel as well.

    I think the max. Line for the Daiwa BR 4000 is 12Lb? If I’m understanding this table correctly?
    Emcast BR | daiwasports.co.uk

    Based on the advice so far I guess I could put an 8lb line on one spool for use with the twin tip and then a 12lb on the spare spool? Potentially for the day when I purchase a third and even stronger rod??? I understand I might be talking nonsense here

    Out of interest what approximate size of fish can each line take?
    What’s the max size fish an 8lb line can typically take, 10, 12 and so on?

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    Default Re: Feeder Reel Advice

    Quote Originally Posted by FeederHatch View Post
    Out of interest what approximate size of fish can each line take?
    What’s the max size fish an 8lb line can typically take, 10, 12 and so on?
    It’s not the size of the fish that dictates the line breaking strain that you will need. You can catch and comfortably land a 20lb plus Carp on 6 to 8lb line if you are fishing a fairly snag free water.

    However most natural waters have their fair share of snags and Lilly pads and islands which you need to be able to steer clear of and this makes your rod and line choice a little more important than the size of the fish your catching.

    I regularly accidently catch Carp up to 15 to 17lb (plus the occasional bigger fish) on 6lb or 8lb lines when I’m after Tench and Crucians on my local estate lake.

    I caught a 23lb common carp by accident on Tench gear (using 6lb line) a couple of seasons ago on the estate Lake and my Tench gear handled the fish fine although if I were seriously targeting the larger Carp I would be using my Carp rods and 10lb to 15lb line.


    The 23lb Carp caught on 6lb line while after Tench.

    Keith
    Last edited by Keith M; 02-06-2019 at 18:54.
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    Default Re: Feeder Reel Advice

    I agree with Keith

    It is not the line it is the correct clutch setting and playing the fish, which you will learn after a few hook pulls or snap offs. 6 or 8lb line will land a 20 lb fish on a commercial fishery

    Play the fish don’t bully them and rip the lips off the fish

    Use a weaker hook length 8lbs main line 6lbs hook length so if you do snap off the fish has only a 4-6inch hook length to towing around not yards of line to snagging up

    Do not waste your money putting 12lbs line on the spear spool. Until you get a rod to take 12lbs line

    Most anglers change their line every year.
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