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    Default Reels for Drop Shotting

    I'm going to have a go at Drop Shot Fishing for Perch, could someone recommend a decent Fixed Spool at reasonable price to match an 8ft 5to12g drop shot rod.

    Thanks Bob

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    That depends on what you call a reasnable price Bob. I's say the shimano stradic ST 2500 FJ will be ideal for the job. There's lots of other cheaper one's out there though.

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    Default Re: Reels for Drop Shotting

    I've literally just received this little fella today which I bought for drop shotting worms for perch, it's an American import (but bought in the UK) and I intend it strictly for the ultra light rod set up and it feels a really smooth, solid reel with a decent front drag for £30 inc. p&p.

    Maximum drag pressure is around 4 1/2lbs, it's a Daiwa too and balances perfectly on the rod...



    Edited to add: In the upper price bracket have a look at the Shimano Symetre 500, cracking little reel although I might be getting carried away with the idea that you want a small compact when you might not, target price £75 - £95.
    Last edited by binka; 20-11-2014 at 18:47.

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    Default Re: Reels for Drop Shotting

    Not sure I'm convinced by these tiny little reels. Any decent front drag f/s reel in a 2500/3000 size would be fine. I have an 8 ft dropshot rod and I use that with a Daiwa Exceler that I already had. Honestly didn't feel the need to buy another reel just for dropshotting.

    I probably will eventually though...they do look very cute !

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    Quote Originally Posted by S-Kippy View Post
    Honestly didn't feel the need to buy another reel just for dropshotting.

    I probably will eventually though...they do look very cute !
    Just don't pick one up Skip, you'll not stop thinking about it until you get one if you do.

    I held out for all of four days

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    Default Re: Reels for Drop Shotting

    Quote Originally Posted by binka View Post
    Just don't pick one up Skip, you'll not stop thinking about it until you get one if you do.

    I held out for all of four days
    Wait till you start on baitcasters
    I tread the path where no one goes,
    and cast to fish nobody knows.

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    Default Re: Reels for Drop Shotting

    I picked up one of the Fox Drop Shot reels and it felt okay.

    Has any one got any experience with these reels ?

    The rod is a Korum twin tip drop shot.

    Thanks

    Bob

    ---------- Post added at 03:38 ---------- Previous post was at 02:03 ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by binka View Post
    I've literally just received this little fella today which I bought for drop shotting worms for perch, it's an American import (but bought in the UK) and I intend it strictly for the ultra light rod set up and it feels a really smooth, solid reel with a decent front drag for £30 inc. p&p.

    Maximum drag pressure is around 4 1/2lbs, it's a Daiwa too and balances perfectly on the rod...



    Edited to add: In the upper price bracket have a look at the Shimano Symetre 500, cracking little reel although I might be getting carried away with the idea that you want a small compact when you might not, target price £75 - £95.
    binka

    Could you give us a hint as to the model number and who you got the reel from please !!

    PM would be fine.

    Thanks

    Bob

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    Default Re: Reels for Drop Shotting

    Quote Originally Posted by binka View Post
    Just don't pick one up Skip, you'll not stop thinking about it until you get one if you do.

    I held out for all of four days
    I have had a turn or two of some very dinky little jobs but they are just a tad too "blingy" for me and dont do anything that reels I already had [and dont use much] wouldn't do....so I left them where they were.

    I had a 1000 size reel once...seemed like a good idea but I really didn't get on with the narrow spool & associated problems with line bedding in. It was a Shimano too & had a double handle....I think that was the start of my crusade against them.

    Provided you avoid the real junk end of the market any half decent f/s reel will do the job....depending on how much hammer its likely to get. Not much in my case.

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    Is this the seller Binka.....

    DAIWA CROSSFIRE 500-3Bi Spinning Fishing Reel 2/4/6lb Line | eBay

    I like the look of these okumas he has....

    OKUMA MISTIQUE MQ15 Saltwater Spinning Reel | eBay

    He has them in a couple of the slightly larger sizes also.

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    Default Re: Reels for Drop Shotting

    Quote Originally Posted by tigger View Post
    Yep that's the one Ian

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Hornegold View Post
    binka

    Could you give us a hint as to the model number and who you got the reel from please !!

    PM would be fine.

    Thanks

    Bob
    Bob... please see as per above.

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