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Diabolus
08-20-2008, 3:12 PM
I finally bought my first trout rod, but now I need help with the reel.

The local shop has a sale on the Shimano Stradic FI 1000 - is this the best size of reel for trout/bass?

This is for a pack rod setup for trips to the Sierra's.

http://fish.shimano.com/publish/content/global_fish/en/us/index/products/reels/spinning/Stradic_FI.html

Thx!

mike22ca
08-20-2008, 3:41 PM
Whats your budget like? How much do you wanna spend? I tend to use pretty high end stuff, but I know some pretty decent budget reels/rods too.

mike22ca
08-20-2008, 3:41 PM
oh yea, whats the size and action of the rod you're putting it on?

sorensen440
08-20-2008, 3:43 PM
I finally bought my first trout rod, but now I need help with the reel.

The local shop has a sale on the Shimano Stradic FI 1000 - is this the best size of reel for trout/bass?

This is for a pack rod setup for trips to the Sierra's.

http://fish.shimano.com/publish/content/global_fish/en/us/index/products/reels/spinning/Stradic_FI.html

Thx!

it all depends on your budget
this one is better imo
http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_96666_100001002_100000000_100001000_100-1-2

emc002
08-20-2008, 3:47 PM
Take the rod back and go buy a fly rod set up!

sorensen440
08-20-2008, 3:48 PM
Take the rod back and go buy a fly rod set up!

+1.

Diabolus
08-20-2008, 3:53 PM
It's a Kencor 7' 2-8lb

I want to spend around 130 on the reel.

No fly fishing for now! lol

Diabolus
08-20-2008, 3:54 PM
it all depends on your budget
this one is better imo
http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_96666_100001002_100000000_100001000_100-1-2

Thats a nice reel, but way over my budget.

hi_desert
08-20-2008, 4:38 PM
If strictly for a pack rig, the 1000 series will fit the bill. I lean more towards the 2500 for more all around purposes. I've got three different model Stradics so I guess I like the series.

As others have mentioned, fly fishing is very productive in the backcountry which is not the case for any waters that have paved road access, at least here in CA.

sorensen440
08-20-2008, 4:40 PM
Thats a nice reel, but way over my budget.

Yeah its out of mine too unfortunately

Diabolus
08-20-2008, 5:18 PM
I just placed an order for the Shimano Stratic FI 1000

Thanks for the help.

giv1tatry
08-21-2008, 2:45 AM
good reel, smoother than smooth. can't go wrong with a shimano, especially the stratic, been around for years, only thing i don't like about the extremely smooth reel, is that when you let go of the handle it retrieves line by itself. it'll do a little rolling until the handle finds a stop position, now that is smooth, im assuming thicker lube would probably stop that. fly fishing is for guys who can fish small streams, speaking for norcal, thats way up in the mountains, thats a long drive, and the fish aren't worth catching, too small. anywhere else, and fly rod is stuck sitting at home. the 1000 is a little small for bass, i'd get at least a 3000 for bass, but hey, bass aren't that bad, at least not here in california. our best fighting fresh water fish pound for pound is the carp. get yourself like a 2500 size, and you should be fine for trout, with trout, i just like going for as small as i can get though, like a 6 ft rod with the smallest of any lineup of reels. but get the 2500 and take your time fighting the bass. cabelas has a reel they call the prestige, its also really smooth, i've used one for trout and pan fish for over a year now, and its just as smooth as the day i got it. I myself, use baitcasters for bass, but i do have a few spiining, like an okuma baitfeeder, and a 4000 sized stratic.

mike22ca
08-21-2008, 9:23 AM
2500 is way too big for most trout setups. I usually use 500s or 1000s. I personally run shimano Sustains on my panfish/trout rods.

mike22ca
08-21-2008, 9:25 AM
It's a Kencor 7' 2-8lb

I want to spend around 130 on the reel.

No fly fishing for now! lol

Yea, with a rod that size you're good to go with a 1000. With your budget, stradic will work nicely.

giv1tatry
08-22-2008, 3:46 AM
have you played with any cutbos, nothing is too big for that trout strain, i think its well worth it too, living here in the valley to visit lake amador? but he said he'd like it for trout and bass. but yeah, its hard having 1 reel for both, my friend has a reel that he uses for trout to sturgeon though,hahaha. 1000 is too small for bass. but he's already picked up the 1000, i too prefer the smaller reels, but being from sacramento also, its rare to even use such small setups, except for public park plants during the winter and catching bait fish during the summer. i still feel the 2500 would have been a great reel to tackle both species of fish.

mike22ca
08-22-2008, 8:42 AM
Amador happens to be one of my favorite places to fish! Love that place. Its hard to choose where to fish because it coincides with other seasons (salmon, sturgeon, striper). Salmon not so much this year obviously. At least they decided to open it from Knights Landing up to Redding on the Sac starting Nov 31st, 1 fish bag.

giv1tatry
08-23-2008, 2:51 AM
thats great, but by nov 31st, the salmon will be all beaten up and dead. you could always fish all day. fish at amador in the mornings. and then head out to the river for some nighttime striper and sturgeon fishing. stripers don't really hit until spring anyway, same with sturgeon, tho i have caught both striper and sturgeon in oct nov december, migratory ones too. i find amador to be the best around jan and feb but so are the public parks, hehe. I lose a little respect for myself and my outdoorsmen persona fishing in duck cesspools alongside city folk.

ZOMBIEHUNTER
08-23-2008, 2:36 PM
i like Plueger reels

IH8CALAWS
08-24-2008, 12:17 PM
Take the rod back and go buy a fly rod set up!

+100